Summer Shandy
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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From:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #448
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
73
Ranked #29,877
Avg:
3.19 | pDev: 22.88%
Reviews:
707
Ratings:
3,201
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 25, 2022
Added:
Mar 23, 2007
Wants:
  80
Gots:
  1,274
SCORE
73
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Notes: 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 by egthedrinker

3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Super good classic beer. There isn’t much of a strong flavor but what it gives is great.
Sep 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.3 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Sep 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hazy golden creamy with off white head. Lacing was modest. This the "Arnold Palmer" of beers. Taste follows aroma, beer with some lemon flavoring. Taste ady dtinking, but wouldn't want to drink more than one per session.
Aug 21, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.37 by Colonel_Angus from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Looks cloudy yellow. Nice lemon fragrance. Tasted like it’s created to be; beer infused with lemon. This combination works very well. Like many others have stated, this is great on a hot summer day.
Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.38 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Jeez from Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
They have an origin story about a guy mixing beer with lemonade on the side of this can. That pretty accurately describes what this beer tastes like, but neither is bringing its 'A' game. On the beer end, there is light malt and an underlying steely industrial quality. On the lemonade end, it's a bit watered down. Still, it balances sweetness and tartness to an appropriate degree. It has your standard light beer feel, with a light mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. I enjoyed it for its freshness and it is better than most macros you can buy if only for its lemon flavor.
Jul 07, 2022
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Rated by rybrumm1910

4.05/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Light and refreshing. Great beer for a hot summer day.
Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy light color with a one finger head that dissipates down to a film and then a ring. Agitation brings back a half finger head.

S - Some light malt scents but lots of lemon and citrus scents.

T - Taste follows scent as a lemonade flavored beer. There is some mild flavorful grapefruit bitterness in there as well.

F - Medium mouthfeel with some zesty carbonation.

O - Overall this is a solid summer option. Very good in 95+ degree weather. I like that this gives me the flavor like a hard lemonade, but doesn’t come in overly sweet or sugary. I’d recommend this as a solid summer, outdoor, and camping option
Jun 21, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Seinfeldfan from Ohio

3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
It's a hot day. You're thirsty and don't want water. You're out of your daily drinker and there is no lemonade either in the fridge. Well. Leinenkugel has you covered ; a lemonade flavored beer. The review is easy here. Lots of lemon in the nose, bright yellowish soda color, above average carbonation. Taste follows nose. A decent thirst quencher that deserves a small spot in your fridge during a heat wave
Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by etan420

Jun 05, 2022
 
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 7/18/22. Plenty fresh.

Looks decent enough in the glass. Cloudy yellow with orange hints body. Small white head shrinks to a ring and covering, spotted lacing.

Smells like lemonade.

Tastes like lemonade too.

Mouth just about reaches medium, finish a musty lemon.

Overall, had this today in defiance of snow showers falling in NE PA. I get this would be great in the dog days of summer, but there are far better options for that.
Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
This beer besides smelling great, really sucks. They were BOGO at a supermarket near me so I have about 8 bottles left. I wonder if this beer is good with a lime or lemon in it?
Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by Jbouw3030

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by msm18

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerByBelle from Florida

4.68/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer has a cloudy appearance, but everything else about it is pure sunshine. The citrusy taste isn’t overpowering, just enough for the drink to be refreshing. Perfect for a sunny day.
Mar 19, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.59 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by ohbigun from West Virginia

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.55 by Hazey92 from New York

Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 1.13 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.12 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 16, 2021
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Reviewed by DillonWheaton

3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
If you love lemonade and light beer, Summer Shandy will send you to heaven. I don't fit that demographic, but it's still a refreshing sip on a hot summer day.
Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by Danzifer from Ohio

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Looks golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells lightly bready, lemony, sweet.
Taste follows the nose nicely with a prominent lemon flavor.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a very refreshing Shandy that I might order again.
Cheers!
Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 2.98 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBelgianAler524

4.77/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is tied for my all time favorite beer along with Wittenkerke's white ale.

Very crisp, and light. One of those shandy/fruity beers that still tastes like beer. Taste is great, just a little bit tart and very refreshing. Mouthfeel is a bit sharp at times, but man is this a delicious beer if you like light, crisp and tart.
Sep 05, 2021
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Rated by Tgally from Michigan

1/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Too much lemon
Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.27 by Fitzy01 from Maine

Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Aug 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Aug 21, 2021
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Rated by magikbagel from Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is just a really refreshing beer for the summertime that packs some great citrus flavor.
Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2021
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