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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,564
Reviews:
640
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,127
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,564 |  Reviews: 640
Photo of FBarber
2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Im not doing a full category by category review of this. Heres the deal. Is it refreshing? hell yea. Is it sweet? hell yea. Is it closer to Mike's Hard than a beer? Yea kinda. But it is a refreshing drink for a hot day and is what it is which is a weird style of beer and not great at that.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells like friggen' lemonade. At first - letting it open up will reveal a little bit of "beery" character. The first part of the taste is pretty beer-like (think a standard lager), while the second half shows off the lemon some. There's literally nothing else to this. I do think the feel is refreshing, but it could be a little less lumpy in spots. Meh, it is what it is, and I've had worse. Doubt I'd drink it again unless I got particularly curious (and shit like that does happen pretty frequently).

2.53/5: Well...I certainly don't hate it

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.02/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vikinggary28
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Typical shandy. Light yellow colour with a white head. Smells of lemon. Tastes more tart than smooth. Nothing special. Alright to knock down a couple on a warm summer day.

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Photo of MurphDog14
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 04/26/16:

Very pale yellow, mostly opaque. Fluffy, pure white head of good retention. Lemon juice aroma, angel food cake. Lemons, bready wheat, yeast notes on the palate. Toasty cereal in retro-olfaction, mild citrus, almost more lime than lemon in aftertaste. Bready aspects are what make this beer, in my opinion. The lemon is mediocre, still good for refreshment. Light to medium in body, spritzy then nearly creamy. Overall, nothing special next to the Orange or the Grapefruit Shandy.

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Photo of Popatopagain
3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kliendood
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
4.1/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockmed
4.5/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.67/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of todfug
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mytu420
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
2.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dpihl
2.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of puftdank
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpdillAL
3.04/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattely
3.52/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ticker2000
4.37/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love refreshing beers. This one is definitely sweet and citrusy, and is not for everyone. I enjoy it when I want something that is going to go down easy in the hot sun.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.37/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
3.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
2.34/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,564 ratings.
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