Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy
3,630 Ratings
Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%
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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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had summer shandy out of a can, bottle and on tap. I would avoid having most beers out of a can, if possible (just a personal preference). Again, if you have read any of my previous reviews I am a citrus aficionado.

A- This beer is a bright yellow when poured into a glass.

S- The smell is lemony sweetness with a bit of a honeyish culmination.

T- It tastes of a citrus, lemon medley of fruit and a bit of maltiness that you pick up in the middle of your palate. I like to savor each mouthful of this beer and drink it on a warm summer day.

M- The texture of this beer is soft on the tongue and enjoyable.

I would recommend anyone that like citrus flavored beer to try this beer. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!

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Photo of JLSIV
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

appearance-unfiltered but fairly consistent throughout…would not recommend keeping the bottles for more than 90 days, best if consumed within the summer brew season

smell-fairly true to the lemonade finish, much better than the typical chemical "lime" insert.

Taste-refreshing, definitely on the lemonade side of lemon, which is true to style. Not sure I couldn't take a beer and give it a shot of real lemonade and do better though

mouthfeel was a little astringent for my fast, but a lot of people go for this.

Overall-not a go to beer for me, but as a picnic or cooler addition worth a look

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A take off of the German Radler. This is what children drink in Bavaria; although it doesn't come in one bottle, you take a pilsner or weisse and mix with lemonade. Certainly refreshing. A nice sweet drink after a long day working in the yard; really reminds of my time in the beer gardens of Munchen.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-Review :

Appearance : pours a hazy yellow color with 80% opacity. The head is small but mighty, fairly pillowy and rocky, about 1 finger.

Aroma : Lemon-lime, citrus soda...hint of lemonade powder mix, not much in the way of malt aroma, and absolutely zero hop aroma.

Taste : Fairly two dimensional but all of the flavors come together nicely. There's a weave of wheat, followed by some citrus soda flavors, and a malty/yeasty finish. Pretty decent out of the glass, but most times I drink it straight from the bottle. Straight out of the bottle you get more of a direct lemonade powder mix flavor, with less citrus soda and wheat.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, light bodied, refreshing. Appropriately carbonated.

Overall : I mean, it's Lemon Shandy. It's practically a rite of passage for anyone with a lawnmower and hairy armpits. Its perfection cannot be overstated at the end of a hot lawnmowing session or a backyard BBQ. On a cool evening it hits the spot, and at night its calming lemon flavor brings waves of comfort. A nice beer overall.

Drank straight from bottle so no comment on appearance.

Smells like copper and lemons. Hint of strong wheat at deeper whiff. Sweet, lemony, coppery wheat. That's it.

Taste - lemony and slightly bitter. A great shandy but on the wrong night this brew can be downright nasty. I just got done mowing the lawn and this beer is supreme. Quenches thirst like a Gatorade. If you tip it straight back and guzzle you'll bypass some of the beer bitterness and get a nice mix of fresh lemonade and lager. Low carbonation but just enough to tickle the tongue. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is watery and light. Just as it should be for a shandy. "Refreshing" will go into this category so it's the highest rated.

All in all, refreshing is the key word for this beer. Absolutely wonderful for hot, sticky summer days.

Nice work leinenkugels!

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,630 ratings
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