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

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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,599
Reviews:
644
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack of cans - easy drinking for a tailgate party prior to the Radiohead show in Mansfield. I have a few left over in the fridge so I thought I'd put a review in.

About a half inch of head right after the pour into a Harpoon IPA pint glass. Cloudy as hell appearance, medium yellow color. Tastes like half lemonade, half beer..sugary aftertaste. It's not so bad. I don't think I would get many complaints if I had it available for a cookout.

At 4.2% ABV, it's very easy to pound a few without even thinking about it. Very refreshing, outdoor beer but not one I would recommend if you have a crew of craft beer lovers coming over.

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells like the bottled lemon juice that comes in the yellow bottles in the grocery store, or in other words, kind of artificial, and not like beer at all. It also looks pale and sickly, like watery lemonade. Taste is very much lemonade like, and more so than beer. Granted this is not a good beer, nor , but it is easy to drink and summery.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very cloudy banana peel yellow. A rocky eggshell head has nice retention and leaves a fair amount of lace. A pretty decent look.

S: Quite sweet. The lemon really sticks out. Its aroma dominates the nose. Behind are scents of cracker like wheat and a hint of clove.

T: A tart lemon soda sweetness is the primary theme here. There's just enough of a dry biscuit flavor at work to let you know you're really drinking a beer. Bitterness is very mild and relatively flavorless. Finishes with a lingering lemon tartness.

M: The body is quite thick and syrupy for a beer with this little alcohol. The carbonation feels like it could go up a notch.

D: Like another beer I had recently, this beer is completely channeling a German Rosser. It's light, sweet, lemony and goes down easily. Not exactly my cup of tea, but nice as a summer thirst quencher.

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Poured into a fluted pint glass: presents very nicely, straw gold color with nice density and bright white head that lingers.

Smell is lemony, nearly lemonadey, almost too much so, but its refreshing; hints of wheat malt are there but feint.

Taste is almost exactly lemondade, tough to call this a beer but there is some malt/wheat flavors there.

Mouthfeel is slightly puckering heavy on the tongue in terms of sweetness, but dries in the finish.

Overall, this a suprisingly decent beer for the style attempt; if you have had shandies they are sweet and slightly malt; this nearly passes for fanta, i'd drink some after a long bike ride or day in the sun.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,599 ratings.
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