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:
#46,160
Reviews:
659
Ratings:
3,684
pDev:
23.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,684 |  Reviews: 659
Photo of rye726
2.43/5  rDev -23.3%
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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Photo of MaddDogg84
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bump8628
2.87/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

These things tend to show up at July 4th parties so I thought I'd give it a go. Pours like a cloudy American wheat with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is pure lemon while the flavor incorporates a bit more beer - pretty standard light wheat with little hop character. The lemon character is exactly like lemon drop candy. I guess it's decent for a bottled shandy. I'd rather just make my own with a better quality lemonade and beer.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of gopens44
3.06/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy as all hell yellow with a stark white foamy head, poured from a can into a more slender glass than what I usually use.

S - All sorts of lemony with just a little bit of malt smell wafting around

T - Big lemon, little honey, not a ton else to reminisce on as far as traditional "beer" tastes go. Their was some tiny bitterness, but not (that I felt) from anything too exciting as far as hops are concerned.

M - A touch dry with not as much aftertaste as I thought at first. This was sweet as well, but not cloyingly so.

O - This one is a near perfect hot summer day beer that you can down several of. Not the best beer for a hearty experience, but hot and outdoors? Bring it on! Just make sure it's good and cold. Kinda goes funky when it warms up.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Davit
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mpayne5
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of hardy008
2.06/5  rDev -35%
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 MI_beerdrinker
2.06/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Maillard
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Warren2621
1.46/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Cotton_27
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of GFD400
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a very cloudy pale lemonade color with a fluffy white head that quickly fades to a thin minimal covering. Lacing is minimal as well and slowly slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a heavy lemon concentrate scent with a hit of wheat malt.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has big lemonade flavor that's not to sweet and not to tart with just a hint at wheat malt flavor. The body is light with a smooth slick mouth feel and lively carbonation.

Notes: Overall it's a refreshing summery beer that is very drinkable although it leans more towards a Mike's Hard Lemonade malt beverage than beer.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of ralerwen
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 3,684 ratings