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:
3,582
Reviews:
643
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
1,137
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mlockman
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not terrible, might say "yes" if offered it again, but I certainly wouldn't choose it for myself.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of MikeThumel
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of wilfonzo
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of dgeebs07
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of deanis30
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Louski
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of VeganUndead
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If I am being honest, there was a point in time that I loved this. Over time, less and less so though. It used to come across as a very nice citrus shandy. Refreshing and quaffable. Now it seems artificial and fake. There is also an aftertaste that the entire Leinenkugel brand seems to have that I do not like and have a hard time stomaching.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Bluegrass49
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Once again, a big disappointment. I guess I am just not into these lemonady flavored beers. I'm with Myotus on this one. I will drink it in a pinch, but anything is better than Bud Light.

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Photo of CM31
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of mlefebvre7
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of obninsk23
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is beer that borders with kemonade. Teenagers would like it. It has wierd aftertaste that possible only with US made food chemicals. The idea is mix Real lemonade with Real Wheat beer. When brewed in Midwest as one unit it turned into chemical wierdness.

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Photo of kingslotty
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of LunaChick
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Never having tried this style before I don't want to be harsh. However having friends familliar with the style from living in Germany I don't feel so bad giving this review.
Aroma is "countrytime" lemonade mix. Not the drink, the powder. Very acidic . Pours an odd shade of milky yellow with a billowing cream head that lasts throughout leaving quite a bit of lacing. I cannot taste any beer in this. Its all lemonade. Very acidic and harsh. Quite a bit of carbonation in conjunction with the lemonade makes it more like a soda. I can see where they were going with this but just went overboard on the lemonade. If it was a more natural lemon flavor it would probably be pretty good. but this tastes very artificial.

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Photo of tjsmith910
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,582 ratings.
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