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:
3,603
Reviews:
645
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,150
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,603 |  Reviews: 645
Photo of toxicwind
3.44/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.64/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look--Hazy gold to yellow. Good head and lacing.

Aroma--Pleasant crisp citrus aroma.

Taste--Similar to the aroma--good crisp flavor that works well on a hot day. But a little heavy-handed with the lemon, even for a shandy.

Feel--The best part of the brew. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall--A good beer on a hot day for a "one-off" but that's about it. Too much artificial lemon.

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Photo of JoshWiningear
2.35/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.06/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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

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

Photo of Bluegrass49
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Once again, a big disappointment. I guess I am just not into these lemonady flavored beers. I'm with Myotus on this one. I will drink it in a pinch, but anything is better than Bud Light.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.56/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
4.68/5  rDev +50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A hit of lemon followed by a little sweetness and rounding off into a light wheat taste. A great beer.

Taste Rating in Words: It's an afternoon at the lake, a summer day floating in the pool, an afternoon running through the sprinkler.

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

Photo of Myotus
2.82/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured at 40°F from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 09Sep16.
SMELL: Strong odors of artificial lemonade are slightly offset by mild wheat aromas along with subtle scents of honey and spicy hops.
3 out of 5
TASTE: The palate is instantly violated at first sip by strong flavors of bittersweet, artificial lemonade. The bitterness is immediately bolstered as mild flavors of stale cracker strike the taste buds. Mild flavors of wheat and grass attempt to rectify the initial failure, but fail to do so. Not even the trailing of the mild spicy hop and subtle honey flavors can ameliorate the overpowering bitterness.
2.5 out of 5
NOTE: What smelled mediocre, proceeded to taste displeasing. The bitterness from the lemonade and grain profile was too much to bear. This was not a terrible beer as I would prefer this over Bud Light any day, but this certainly made my foul beer list.

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Photo of devilfluff
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bplabernie
2.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Rokronroff
4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PhillyB
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Hazy yellow with an off-white head.

Smell: A bit weak, mainly citrus/grapefruit.

Taste: Initially disappointing, but it grows on you as you drink. Starts off really weak but grows to a medium flavored slightly bitter grapefruit.

Feel: Light, crisp, refreshing as any good radler should be.

Overall: I was initially unimpressed, but as I drank more the flavor body grew into a very enjoyable drink. I will no longer look down on people who drink this regularly!

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Photo of smittynick77
5/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.74/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy straw with a medium sized fluffy head. The aroma is of bright lemon oil, some lemon juice, and a refreshing wheat quality. The flavor is simple and refreshing, dominated by the lemon with nice notes from the underlying wheat. The mouthfeel is light and fizzy. While I have had this Midwestern classic before, this is my first time thinking about and reviewing it. It is reasonably good and refreshing on a hot day. I see why it is such a blockbuster seller.

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Photo of porters4life
2.28/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,603 ratings.
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