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 / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,249
Reviews:
659
Ratings:
3,692
pDev:
23.34%
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Ratings: 3,692 |  Reviews: 659
Photo of godawgs
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.17/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Super tasty and lemony without being super sweet or un-beerlike

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Photo of WiggyKGB
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MWendlandt
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiterapid
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Juicy, light, inoffensive. Tasty and uncomplicated. I always give some extra points to a beer that suits outside activities so well. In this case, a Fourth of July concert and fireworks. Cheers!

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Photo of MFS_71
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart68
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crumpyto
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elkinbrown
2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jo-Rhajak
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok so as a beer that wants to be a fruity beer it fails, but it doesn't taste like its advertised. The taste isnt actually bad, just not what you would expect given the packaging. Feels good going down, and I wouldn't rate the taste so low if I wasn't shocked by how different it was. Overall I wouldn't recommend this to someone looking for a fruity beer.

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Photo of jessicani91
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not an expert on beer, but I really like this one.

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Photo of Prospero
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- cloudy and gold with a white frothy head that dissipates to no head extremely quickly. 3/5

S - tart lemonade with a slight caramel malt. 3/5

T - tart lemonade. no sweetness at all. no hop profile. 2.75/5

M - medium bodied. medium carbonation. 3/5

O - not my type of beer. will not revisit unless forced. 2.75/5

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Photo of instinct2
3.32/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too sweet and the lemon is artificial. I'm not a huge fan of radlers but this one is pretty meh. Very soapy in the flavor, not digging it. Not sure why americans suck at making radlers...

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chipper17257
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good riddler, but the lemon taste is a bit too strong. Prefer the Orange version

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mar3ware
4.11/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice for a summer beer that you can get practically anywhere now.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TripelMark
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.22/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess some could see the massive lemon presence as a downside but I love it. Definitely not for everyone.

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Photo of Damian
4.12/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (0.355 L) can
Jun 0115
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a bunch of the beers from Leinenkugel's Shandy Sampler Beer Variety Pack.

Super cloudy, pale straw yellow appearance. The beer was topped by an inch-tall crown that quickly quickly dropped to a thin ringlet.

The aroma was very lemony and pleasant, albeit rather one-dimensional. Fresh squeezed lemonade dominated. The lemon was very authentic and not at all artificial. Touch of crisp wheatiness. Moderately sweet. Bit of lemon rind as well.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but perhaps less sweet. Lemon notes dominated. Somewhat lemonade-like but with only a hint of sugar. Lots of bitter lemon peel. Wheaty and tart. The beer finished even more bitter with copious amounts of lemon rind. A hint of earthy hops appeared after the swallow.

Solid mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a crisp, sprightly effervescence. Smooth, fluffy and pillowy soft on the palate.

Call me a sucker for easy drinking, fruit-infused beers, because I think this one is incredibly tasty and enjoyable (and not too sweet, especially considering the style). As far as shandies go, this one is hard to beat.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,692 ratings