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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
Ranking:
#44,177
Reviews:
655
Ratings:
3,636
pDev:
23.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gardner254
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
4.09/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sashmont
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glass_house
3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of christophercody24
4.33/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of klupdike92696
3.92/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Geologist
4.54/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Nice refreshing brew, great for a hot summer evening. Enough color to look tasty, smell light and just a little fruity. Taste good but could be a little stronger citrus. Feel good, smooth. Not too filling but enough to leave you satisfied and not needing more.

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2.39/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaktcc
2.09/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Papakeef
3.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hemogoblin
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AJmon13
2.18/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

One of those "cheap beers I'll drink if I have to." Not wholly unenjoyable, but often ends with a drain pour when I've just become bored of it.

L: Surprisingly vibrant amber-yellow coloring, thick and impossible to see through. Strange to me that such a low ABV can be so dark and non-transparent. Virtually no lacing to speak of, and a thick foamy head dissolves in seconds. Looks great upon first pour, but then simmers and appears almost flat.

S: I cannot smell this beer. Lemon? Maybe my nose isn't working today, but there's nothing here.

T: Lemon, wheatgrass, strange alcoholic bite despite the bare bones alcoholic content. Not a lot going on here, good or bad.

Feel: Watery texture leaves a lot to be desired; I'm thirstier now than I was before I started. Bad aftertaste.

O: I wouldn't bother. As Shandys and Radlers become more popular and marketable, you'll see dozens of comparatively priced competitors that actually have flavor. It's the "Blue Moon" of Shandys, if that makes sense.

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3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An aroma of grain and lemon juice. Tasted like beer meets lemon soda. There was lemon,a bit of malt and lemon tart and bitterness. It's far from world class but for something different at a bbq or picnic it can work

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3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAlfredBloomingtonIII
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd tried this on tap last year at an event, and it didn't really impress me for flavor. Having recently been to Spain and sampled the local "Clara" beverage (which is beer and lemon soda), I gave this Leine another try--but still found it to be "meh". However, I found the off-the-shelf Shandy can be improved a bit by your own addition of about 1.5 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of sugar (per bottle).

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer Shandy by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company at Salty Pelican Bar and Grill

Refreshing, easy on the palate summer beer. It drinks better when sitting on a coastal estuary eating fresh seafood! Add a slice of lemon; 5/11/17

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2/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like lemon furniture polish and beer. No thanks.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,636 ratings
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