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:
3,599
Reviews:
644
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
1,147
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.01/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smell is best, tastes a bit like lemon water-- definitely a hit or miss for some people.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanKininger
3.27/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.44/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had tried this a few years ago, but I didn't like it. It doesn't taste like beer. I considered it an error that this should be included in the category of beer. But after having seen the movie "Lemonade Mouth" I had been on a lemonade kick drinking everything and anything with a lemon taste. Precious got some of this at Costco so I thought I'd try it again.

It pours out a rich urine color, like the way your urine is when you're really sick. It's a cloudy yellowish color with very little head. The smell is a sweet lemony smell, and the taste is sublime, very lemony and very sweet. It's got a very light feel with a low alcohol content so you can drink a few or more than a few bottles while you're grilling on your deck on a summer afternoon and not worry about becoming sloshed. A perfect summer drink.

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Photo of cdman56
4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of I_like_beer_31
1.75/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

When done right a shandy is a beautiful thing. The first time I had one I was at a LegoLand in Germany. Their flavor was lemony with a touch of heff, one of the best summertime beers for me hands down. Then there is this.

Looks- like a watered down American Lager. Dare I say Bud Light with a "is it supposed to be that color?"

Smell- there's lemon in here and they are not afraid to let you smell it.

Taste- I love Lemonheads, they have to be in my top 3 candies of all time(COAT?). You know that puckering your mouth does when you pop one in? Well this beer does it as well, but in a very disgusting way. Kind of like those old bitter beer face commercials.

Feel(s)- like it shouldn't be drunk by humans, livestock, or monkeys used in animal testing. Unless thats a more humane way of putting them down, the monkeys that is.

Overall this is bad beer, which is surprising given that I like almost every other offering I've had from Leinenkugel, including its cousin, the Lemon Berry Shandy. If you see any of their other Shandy's/Radlers grab one of those instead.

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Photo of NomadDawg
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love lemonade and I love beer. Well I get both here so that you a really great. Not the most exciting beer in the world, but it goes great with a cigar on a really hot Texas summer afternoon. You might not gain any craft beer aficionado points drinking this, but it is very refeshing and just plain tastes good.

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

Photo of zac16125
3.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
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A: Murky to the point of being opaque, very light pale yellow, large white head, minimal lacing. 3

S: Huge lemon, some wheat characters, decent amount of sweetness. Not much else, but I like it quite a bit. Like a wheaty lemonade. 4

T: Like the nose it's predominately lemon, fairly tart and some sugary lemonade sweetness. Sweet wheat to round it out. 3.5

M/D: Medium body, carbonation appropriate, very good drinkability although it's rather filling. 3.75

O: I know this beer gets crushed on BA but I actually like it for what it is, and find that's it's a nice refreshing drink on a hot SC summer day. 3.75

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Photo of darktuna83
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dag1991
3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpk_tx
4.06/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love this beer. Hate all you want, but it is damn good on a hot day! 12pk cans are a no-brainer

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of btheluvdoctor
4.76/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cuttlery
2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of NocoBeerGuy
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AfricanPete14
2.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This beer poured an extremely light yellow color, probably due to the lemon and it has decent carbonation. The smell was sweet with a very powerful lemon scent. The taste was thin and smooth, with a strong lemon taste but also a grainy/wheat taste as well. This went down very smooth.

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Photo of Markc72
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andyjeigh
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThePatman
3.26/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I was first introduced to the Summer Shandy a few summers ago, I was not quite sure what to expect. Then I realized, it is rather like the radler that is served in Germany. Beer plus lemonade, it works. Yes, it's a bit sweeter than some may like, but I find this to be an excellent summertime, post-yardwork refreshment.

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Photo of saperez59
4.26/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
2.39/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow color, with a decent head when poured into the glass. The taste of lemon is very clear. This beer is refreshing when served very cold and is good for a hot summer.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,599 ratings.
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