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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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3,632 Ratings
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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:
#43,944
Reviews:
655
Ratings:
3,632
pDev:
23.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
1,170
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,632 |  Reviews: 655
Photo of jessicani91
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not an expert on beer, but I really like this one.

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Photo of Prospero
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bwood06
2.85/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- cloudy and gold with a white frothy head that dissipates to no head extremely quickly. 3/5

S - tart lemonade with a slight caramel malt. 3/5

T - tart lemonade. no sweetness at all. no hop profile. 2.75/5

M - medium bodied. medium carbonation. 3/5

O - not my type of beer. will not revisit unless forced. 2.75/5

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Photo of instinct2
3.32/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too sweet and the lemon is artificial. I'm not a huge fan of radlers but this one is pretty meh. Very soapy in the flavor, not digging it. Not sure why americans suck at making radlers...

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.61/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chipper17257
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good riddler, but the lemon taste is a bit too strong. Prefer the Orange version

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mar3ware
4.11/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice for a summer beer that you can get practically anywhere now.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TripelMark
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
4.22/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess some could see the massive lemon presence as a downside but I love it. Definitely not for everyone.

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Photo of Damian
4.12/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (0.355 L) can
Jun 0115
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a bunch of the beers from Leinenkugel's Shandy Sampler Beer Variety Pack.

Super cloudy, pale straw yellow appearance. The beer was topped by an inch-tall crown that quickly quickly dropped to a thin ringlet.

The aroma was very lemony and pleasant, albeit rather one-dimensional. Fresh squeezed lemonade dominated. The lemon was very authentic and not at all artificial. Touch of crisp wheatiness. Moderately sweet. Bit of lemon rind as well.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but perhaps less sweet. Lemon notes dominated. Somewhat lemonade-like but with only a hint of sugar. Lots of bitter lemon peel. Wheaty and tart. The beer finished even more bitter with copious amounts of lemon rind. A hint of earthy hops appeared after the swallow.

Solid mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a crisp, sprightly effervescence. Smooth, fluffy and pillowy soft on the palate.

Call me a sucker for easy drinking, fruit-infused beers, because I think this one is incredibly tasty and enjoyable (and not too sweet, especially considering the style). As far as shandies go, this one is hard to beat.

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

Photo of smithj4
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

If you enjoy the taste of Fruit Loops, then you will probably like this beer.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This unfiltered wheat ale, brewed with honey and "natural lemonade flavor", is an attractive beer: its cloudy, pale-straw-colored body could be mistaken for lemonade, except for the giant creamy white head and thick swoops of lacing. Tart, mouth-watering lemonade completely dominates the nose; these citrus notes are the focus on the palate as well, but are less insistent, leaving some room for a nice light wheat backbone to show through. The finish is balanced, with a moderate citrus tartness that lingers awhile. The crisp citrus flavors, light creamy wheat body, lively carbonation and low ABV combine to make this an ace summertime lawn-mowing beer.

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Photo of sl9779
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewlinson
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nelsonracite
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Anacross
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and refreshing. Didn't expect much but I like it.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2"+ white pillowy head that drops at a moderate rate leaving faint lacing. Very cloudy yellow color (pretty much like lemonade).

Aroma: strong lemonade aroma with a bready malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: very light and watery with a dry finish.

Flavor: lemon, light barley sweetness maybe a hint of hops in the finish.

Overall: decent for what it is. I would think that Fresca or Mt. Dew fans would enjoy this beer.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,632 ratings
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