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:
3,612
Reviews:
650
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
23.64%
 
 
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70
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1,156
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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Dogleg
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hosehead83
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass
Cloudy lemonade color
Aroma-- Faint wheat and lemon zest
Taste--Let me preface this by saying that this beer was consumed after working in the yard on a 95-degree day. Tasted of subtle wheat and definite lemon. Light-bodied and very drinkable and refreshing.(Would have gone great over ice)
Let's face it, this is not a hard-core "big character" beer, but at 4.2ABV on a super hot day you can't go wrong with the "refreshment" aspect and "sessionability" of this beer. Pairs well with extreme humidity and thirst.

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Photo of sparx1100
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of zeledonia
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It was a hot summer night... Meatloaf is ringing in my ears. Actually, it's a hot spring night, but the perfect time for something refreshing like a shandy. Tasted 28 May 2014.

Pours cloudy pale lemon-straw yellow. One finger of white head, fizzy. Okay retention, not much lacing. Looks like carbonated lemonade.

Smells like carbonated lemonade. Mostly I get lemons, with a bit of sugar to complement them. Not much of the beer in there, but I'm okay with that.

Taste starts well, when it's just the lemon, but then the beer shows up, and I'm disappointed. It just sort of falls flat, with emptiness where there should be flavor, and only a faint bitter twinge to even let me know it's there. I want it to either support or contrast with the citrus acidity more than it does.

Feel is good. Light, fizzy, lasting just long enough before it dries up thoroughly.

This is my first shandy, and I'm let down. Lemonade plus good beer sounds delicious. This is lemonade plus mediocre beer.

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Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of rye726
2.43/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pale wheat ale is a cloudy yellow color and has a beige head. Poor retention. The nose has a mixture of grainy malt and wheat. The taste is light and has a decent amount of mild malts. A middling body is heavy on carbonation. Not the most drinkable in my book. Just too light.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Nat1975
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of mpayne5
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of hardy008
2.06/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cloudy yellow color with a small white head with fair retention. Smells like sweet lemons, or lemonade. I guess this is what they wanted to do, but it does not make me think of beer.

Tastes like a pale wheat ale mixed with lemonade. This is not working for me. Just my opinion. Light bodied, decent carbonation, a bit of a dry finish. I will not seek this out again.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of crbnfbr
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Beer21
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Ri0
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of GFD400
2/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of scott2269
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Celtics76
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack of cans - easy drinking for a tailgate party prior to the Radiohead show in Mansfield. I have a few left over in the fridge so I thought I'd put a review in.

About a half inch of head right after the pour into a Harpoon IPA pint glass. Cloudy as hell appearance, medium yellow color. Tastes like half lemonade, half beer..sugary aftertaste. It's not so bad. I don't think I would get many complaints if I had it available for a cookout.

At 4.2% ABV, it's very easy to pound a few without even thinking about it. Very refreshing, outdoor beer but not one I would recommend if you have a crew of craft beer lovers coming over.

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Photo of swierczt
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.13 out of 5 based on 3,612 ratings.
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