Summer Shandy
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #378
Ranked #27,818
3.19 | pDev: 22.88%
Dec 28, 2023
Mar 23, 2007
Our own unique take on Franz Kugler’s original Munich tavern tradition. Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® is our traditional weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it the perfect summer beer.

11 IBU
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Rated: 3.58 by Rktect1 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2023
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Rated by MetalRugMan from Kansas

5/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
the perfect beer on a hot summers day. I have turned multiple people onto this brew.
Dec 09, 2023
Rated: 3.4 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Two brown twelve ounce bottles were emptied into a clear glass liter mug. The pours produced a modest stark white head on top of dull and largely opaque yellow-amber liquid. It smells of lemon, but without any citrusy edge, as it's dampened by the wheat. The taste is much closer to undersweetened lemonade, as it presents a little more citrus. There's a bit of a wheat beer character here, but it's mostly as a light and thin body. This is a case of it is what it is, meant to be liked by people that don't really like the taste of beers. Any hopping at all is hard to find. But, it delivers what's expected about as well as could be. It's a beer, albeit a wheat beer and that makes it better than almost any lemon flavored seltzer. The fruit masks one of the faults of wheat beers, that annoying sort of metallic reference during the finish. It's there, but mostly masked. This is neither too sweet, nor too sour. The head was not maintained, nor was there much lacing in the glass. Recommended? Not really, unless this is a style you really like. Then, it is what it is.
Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
One of my absolute favorite beers (hence the nickname). Not an ordinary tasting beer, and a lot of people claim it has too light a taste. However, it’s a Weiss beer and is supposed to be crisp and refreshing. Samuel Adams Porch Rocker has a little more lemon flavor in it, but I feel that the Summer Shandy has better drink-ability. Great way to change things up when regular beers just aren’t cutting it.
Nov 04, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by bbstan from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2023
Rated: 3.47 by Evinyme from Colorado

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Sep 18, 2023
Rated: 3.41 by kds2437 from Texas

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Having really enjoyed the Samuel Adams Porch Rocker of a similar style, and really enjoying that, I was very let down by this beer. It tasted like Lemonheads candy that had been shaken up in a water bottle and then poured into a lager. Very watery and artificial tasting.

Style: Fruit Beer | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 4.2% | Rating: 3
Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by SharPei19 from Ohio

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Was looking for something akin to cider, only one, and after work, and it's a very rare urge for me. Didn't see anything that matched so i went with a 24 oz of this. Havent had it in years, last i recall was a very artificial pine sol after taste. Seems to be gone in the smell, pours a hazy big lasting head, good retention and lace. Tastes sweet with lemon zest i assume to balance on the finish. Decent enough.
Aug 15, 2023
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Lemon mixed with a faint Weiss beer. Good mouthfeel weak smell. Overall it’s sippable but not stellar. Old Lemonade is the most prominent taste. Not bad on a hot day though
Aug 07, 2023
Rated: 2.7 by BlueTrain

Jul 30, 2023
Rated: 4 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 29, 2023
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Reviewed by KP7 from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This is a situational beer. Tons of lemon and lemon zest for aroma and taste. Nice smooth feel. This shandy is something I'd be pleased to find at an outdoor party with it is 85+ out, or in the fridge after doing yard work. However, other than those times when you need something really refreshing (and maybe should be hydrating with something other than a beer anyway), the lemon would probably be too much.
Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 2.44 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 03, 2023
Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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