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:
#45,884
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
3,671
pDev:
23.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,671 |  Reviews: 658
Photo of Maish
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Joe_recker
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ahop91
2.27/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of cgrunin
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of St33da
4.43/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
2.85/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

looks.... interesting. smells like concentrated lemonade thats been watered down with cheap beer. eww to sweet almost cloyingly so. tastes a little too artificial for me. I'm not a hater on Leinies in general but i would rather buy my own coors light and mix it with sprite for less money.

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Photo of Amedlin18
3.34/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhantomsSpa
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a great beer if you just want to toss back a few and not dwell on the beer itself too much. It's crisp, it's lemon-y, and it doesn't hurt your wallet too bad. This is like the best case scenario when you visit someone who is only into macro brews and they have a 12 of this in their fridge. It kicks the heck out any kind of bud light ilk but certainly isn't anything spectacular. It's a solid 3 from me.

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Photo of MJSJr
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prue
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tomahite
3.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GregStoner
2.15/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Icampbell17
3.76/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lemon can be a bit overpowering. But refreshing nonetheless definitely a decent beer.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.51/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

it looks just like the soda ''squirt''. a pretty good cross between lemonade and beer. a good summertime beer but i wouldn't drink more than a few of these.

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Photo of wmbiii
3.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyredbird73
1.39/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like lemon piss

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Photo of stadmo1
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ackeeper
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akopczyk
3.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.27/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a cloudy lemon yellow. Looks like a pretty good shandy.

The beer smell is a bit unfortunate. It has a strong lemon note that resembles more of the candy lemon than actual lemon. Wile it isn't actually bad for the first few sips, it can get distracting after a while. The honey notes save the smell and are a nice contrast to the lemon.

The taste has the same notes as the smell. A candy lemon taste that is saved by the honey. The lemon is a bit too strong in this brew and hurts it a bit.

The feel is unfortunately not as refreshing as expected. The beer leaves a sticky feeling instead of refreshed one The carbonation does some good but the end doesn't do it for me.

Overall, an okay shandy and one that you can probably feel okay about skipping. That being said, just stick to the Grapefruit Shandy, which is much better.

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Photo of camiconnell
3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trunks01
2.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer for drinking in the hot sun or after being outside. Very refreshing, but not as refreshing as Great South Bay's Blonde Ambition...

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Photo of mig100
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,671 ratings