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
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#44,597
Reviews:
655
Ratings:
3,643
pDev:
23.34%
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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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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.
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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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Lemony goodness on a warm day.

A super refreshing, super sweet, and super strong citrus taste.

Fantastic.

I dont even know what type of beer the summer shandy is, but it is already one of my favorites. I probably couldn't drink more than 2 at a time or may get tired of the taste, but is a great treat.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,643 ratings
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