Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,563
Reviews:
640
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,125
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,563 |  Reviews: 640
Photo of FalloutDUDE666
3.64/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Great for a few beers on a summer day or if you're just looking to kill a 12 pack.

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Photo of RJB66
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rjp217
1.87/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Lemonade with a side of heartburn

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Photo of Cacibajagua
3.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of austin94x
3.52/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Summer party beer for sure! IMO the INITIAL taste of the lemon doesn't taste the greatest (not bad) with me. After taste is good.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.74/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hands down the best shandy I've had. Smooth, easy drinking, refreshing and flavorful. Just fine on a hot afternoon. Ignore the poor ratings this one gets. If Founders or Bells or Sierra Nevada or whomever brewed the same beer people would love it.

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Photo of Leschber
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KAP1356
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of berkeleymaw
3.99/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had it on a brewery tour while in Wisconsin. Tasted amazing then. But tastes a little bit more pedestrian out of the bottle I bought here in San Francisco. Still pretty good wheat beer, though it does have a slightly bitter aftertaste that reminded me of real barley and hops lager. In my book that's a good thing, but based on the category of beer, I guess that would make it an "adjunct" by witbier standards.

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Photo of robgutie
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
2.98/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 50marathons
3.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great summer beer. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
2.07/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's like they took a bad beer and tried to pretend that it wasn't by adding in stale Lemonhead flavor. Calling this a beer is to do beer a disservice. Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
5/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing summer beer. Tastes extremely sweet and smooth. It gets a little hard to drink after a few beers because of how sweet it is though. I would recommend eating something salty with it to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of jweaver95
2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Tastes how I imagine pee tasting.

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Photo of EmGM
4.88/5  rDev +56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: your basic hazy light yellow color
Smell: deliciously citrusy LEMON
Taste: lemony, citrusy, light, crisp refreshing
Aftertaste: just a crisp SLIGHT pucker from the lemon
Overall: I actually love this beer it's one of my favorite summer time beers. It's light and crisp and refreshing and good either out of the bottle or from the tap.

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Photo of CroatianTrain15
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
2.02/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I DONT LIKE THIS BEER

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one many times but needed to do my review on it anyway. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours like a 'unfiltered wheat' that is a hazy yellow with about a 1-finger white head that goes away very fast with very little lacing. The aroma is of lemons (it's made with lemonade) and grain. Very nice but not over powering. The taste is very pleasant and smooth and is a great summer brew. No bitter aftertaste. A great beer that will never let you down. One of my favorite summer brews! Lighter+-medium bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.20% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color, with a nice white head. Summer Shandy is an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell of Summer Shandy is, sweet,with grains and malts and some spices. You pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavor and citrus. You also pick up on grains , malts, and spices. There is nothing overpowering about Summer Shandy, it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel of Summer Shandy is clean smooth, and refreshing. I like how this brew is different form most brews on market. Overall I'm giving Summer Shandy a solid 4 out 5. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
2.07/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Again, this is something I would never try again. Just had a mix six pack and ouch these things are bad.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.51/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Drank from the bottle, so I can't comment on looks. This was my first "beer" and to me, is a good gateway beer for people who haven't developed a taste for that beer taste but want to.
Smells like a beer, plain and simple, but with lemon and citrus notes.
Tastes almost like a beer, but the beer flavor is drowned out by the citrusy lemon mixed in. Making for a more sour than bitter taste. moderate carbonation. Good for a warm summers day.

It tastes like a normal beer, but with a lemon twist. Good for those who want to get into drinking beers but haven't yet acquired the taste.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,563 ratings.
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