Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

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Ranking:
#43,699
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
3,733
pDev:
22.96%
 
 
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Photo of OhioBeerFan
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trapp2424
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer beer with lemon taste

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Photo of Drak-Nib
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad on a mellow summer evening, although if you're looking for actual beer look elsewhere. This is more toward the bitch beer part of the beeriodic table. ca. 2008

Intriguing start. The lemony flavor is almost overpowering. As I continue the lemony flavor remains, but not as pointedly. Good, consistent finish. Still, this comes across to me as a lemonade beer well-suited to the summer heat. I can’t say that I’ll seek it out because it’s a one-trick pony, and I’d rather have an Arnold Palmer to do that trick. 2013/04/28

I'm putting in a new quick review since it's been a while and my fondness for this has grown since my original reviews. This is a wonderful go-to for hot days, with a nice blend of sweetness that still has some beery goodness underneath. Recommended whenever the heat has got you down. 2018/11/12

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Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ajaxx550
4.24/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.6/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cardfan212
2.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 12 ounce glass bottle.

Look - Normal decent looking Leinenkugel label except obnoxiously yellow.

Smell - Rotten lemons, damp carpet, semi-pleasant baking spices. Not the best smell, but it's got a decent amount going on.

Taste - A vague lemon flavor. Not too sweet, not too sour. Occasionally some hints of beer come through, but it's just the idea of beer more than beer itself.

Feel - Strong spiky carbonation and thin body make this drink very much like a soda. Not too big on it.

Overall - A "beer" for people who don't like beer. Nothing much here that I'd care to revisit, but it could be decent under a hot summer sun.

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Photo of SaintTent
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On draught at Gaslight Social Club.

Pours a hazy yellow, small head of foam.

I get notes of lemon, wheat, bread. All on the light side.

Tastes like it smells. Inoffensive light flavours, simple, refreshing.

Light body with medium carbonation.

It is what it is. I miss the Sunset Wheat.

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Photo of John-Richey
2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.82/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Velivolus
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From twelve ounce bottle, no discernible freshness date.
Pours a very thick frothy head that lasts a few minutes then gently laces the glass. Color is a cloudy lemon yellow. This is a weakly tasting brew of lemonade and slightly breads wheat. Leaves a medicinal aftertaste,but, not entirely unpleasant on a very hot summer day!

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer at a Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park. It was 88 and humid. I had two Shandys, which hit the spot. Not a beer that I would drink at a bar or an indoor event. This is good beer for what it's marketed for, summer.

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Photo of gruves33
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of riceshoes
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DRRSTAR
2.58/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of lil2coupe
4.41/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runwild99
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markpalmer
3.37/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Refreshing sitting by the summer fire. Kind of a mix between an easy drinking beer and lemonade. Not real filling.

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Photo of izraelc
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An excellent shady. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Smells like lemon Pledge. Tastes like lemon meringue pie. Lemony with a little sweetness. Great hot summer day brew.

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Photo of sirzekel
4.31/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngEo
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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