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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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

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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

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Ratings: 3,633 |  Reviews: 655
Photo of JWearda
3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

S - Poured into a pint glass from the bottle.

A - Slightly cloudy, dark lemonade or golden color. One finger creamy, white head. Head disappeared pretty fast.

S - Lemon dominates the scent to a point where it really just smells like lemonade.

T - The general flavor is dominated by lemon but there is suggestions of malt. As the brew lingers on the taste buds, it finishes with a malted wheat flavor and the lemon fades away at the end. The malt reveals itself as I drink more but it isn't really exciting; I have to search for it.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Slight spritzy feel. Very refreshing and crisp finish.

O - Easy to drink on a warm summer day. Refreshing and a nice way to beat the heat, but it isn't enticing enough for me to want it more than the fact that it is a cool beverage. Perfect for when you finish mowing the lawn!

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Photo of ejh06752
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JMarimon
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of mwbrady12
2.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of Bettyloug
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
2.87/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- I actually really like the appearance. It is a very hazy brew that almost looks unfiltered (but it is). With an aggressive pour there is about a 1 finger head with very little retention. The color itself is a very pale yellow with a lot of haze to it.

Smell- Right off the initial nose, I of course get lime and lemon right away, but there is actually a decently strong vanilla aroma to it that I enjoy. With the second sniff, I get a faint malt mixed in with even more lime than before.

Taste- The initial taste is very mild with undertones of lime predominately. Immediately followed by almost a rancid malt after taste. If placed on the tip of the tongue the lemon does really pop out, with just a bit of that sweet smelling vanilla.

Mouthfeel- Incredibly watery and has a high drink-ability. I think this could definitely be a session beer for anyone because it is extremely thin and light.

Overall, Summer Shandy is decent. I would drink this as a lawn mower beer if someone gave me it. I would not ever buy it for myself mainly because that is not my go to brew. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a Shandy in the summer, but not to any serious craft beer fanatic.

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Photo of Sfflowers
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of JohnyFriday
2.25/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Alkey
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +49.8%

Photo of fingert
4.15/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap at Redamak's in New Buffalo Mi and it really cut through the amazing burger I had! The Summer Shandy has intense meyer lemon aromatics and taste, white flower florals, and a lightly crisp body. Extremely easy drinking with balanced juicy flavors.

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Photo of Derek1984
4.83/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just tried this beer for the first time love the taste; flavor was wonderful. The smell reminded me of drinking lemonade when I was a kid.It had a smooth taste and was not over powering. this is one of my new favorites now will definitely be purchasingover and over again

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 10/16/17; into a pint glass.
Appearance- extremely hazy straw yellow with an assortment of bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. Head is a medium thick, soapy white. Lacing attempts to materialize, but peters out.
Smell - lemon juice/lemon syrup.
Taste - the touch of honey is noticeable and really does taper the lemony syrup taste that you might expect from the nose.
Feel - light, sweet and refreshing.
Overall - if you're at a BBQ or pool party and these shandy's are your only option, then you can manage, but I don't think I could do more than one of each style.

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,633 ratings
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