Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy
3,653 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,653 |  Reviews: 656
Photo of SHCC
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of derkfromwi
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mds1101
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RievyRW
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Valentno7
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaysmittyland
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of twinsfan86
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Leschber
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmadsen
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jeanphony
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ButtomsUp
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dgherm
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CMW
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cloudy, bright yellow color with a small white head that fades quickly.

S - Honestly, this smells like lemonade.

T - Tastes like on of those malted beverages. Jack Daniels Country Lemonade comes to mind. Hard to figure this as a beer.

M - Light and crisp due to the high carbonation.

O - I could see how this could appeal to some. It would be good for drinkers looking to move from standard macros. I wouldn't be opposed to having one or two on a hot summer day.

 479 characters

Photo of Danwarr
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Billolick
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle without freshness information.

Pours light, cloudy and lemony. Larger near white head slowly shrinks. Leaves decent tongues of thicker stickage.

Nose of lemon pledge (you know the cleaning product)

Lemon theme is bold and continuing. Lemon note is kinda artificial tasting and off putting.

Only time I could see enjoying this would be on a very hot day and if I was very thirsty. Definitely not something I will likely try again

 448 characters

Photo of Ohiolager
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. Freshness date painted on bottle neck.

Pours a hazy yellow color. A two finger white head that fizzles away pretty quickly. Leaving little to no lacing.

The aroma is wheaty, and lots of lemons with a touch of honey. The lemon smell is clean, doesn't smell fake or pectin based.

Taste follows the nose. A light wheaty taste, followed by a splash of lemons with a light touch of honey. Good and refreshing.

Mouth feel is light but not watery. Crisp, well carbonated and a light lemon tang will stick around for a while. Not too dry and not a tad bit bitter.

Overall not bad, just not my type of beer. Its crisp, clean and refreshing and i bet better on a hot summer day. However its mid April, not summer and this is already released? Whats next Oktoberfest in August? Anyway back on point, Hot day or not i would rather have a traditional Hefe over this any day.

 978 characters

Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Leinenkugel is a brand I’ve never tried…except for their Fruity Pebbles – I mean Sunset Wheat offering. This one was a gift, and I’m happy to have it (no matter the end result in flavor).

A: Lemonade, what do you know. Dirty lemonade, almost: there’s a little brown in the hazy yellowish pour, with a fluffy white head. A fizz eventually sits over the body at a little more than paper-thin, with some light bubbles flowing through the body, though no lacing.

S: A very light fruity scent: lime, berry lemonade, and a familiar aroma of dish soap. It’s a pretty pleasant wheaty fruitiness – mostly lime – with just a bit of grains roaming around beneath. Clove, pepper, and grains of paradise give it a little kick, too. Smells like summer.

T: Lime sherbet, with just a bite of lemon pulp and peach, come first – pretty fruity for a light macro. A little bitter astringency takes the form of lemon rind and light straw, followed closely by some good wheat flavors. Some pepper and herb tastes pop up, like in the nose, but not for long; aftertaste is oily lemon syrup and grain husk. It tastes like lemonade, but not the strongly tart stuff I prefer.

M: Macro fizz, but with a little more thickness. Satisfying, with a good amount of frothy lightness.

O: Better than I was expecting; I could knock out a few of these on a summer day, especially a hot one. Not more than a few, though, since this one has a bit of an odd aftertaste.

 1,452 characters

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,653 ratings