Spritzen - Grapefruit
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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3.18 | pDev: 11.64%
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
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Notes: We’ve brewed up something completely new to join our family of German-inspired beers with a twist: Leinenkugel’s Spritzen. Spritzen is beer with a splash of seltzer and natural flavors, so it offers the lightness and subtle fruit flavor of a seltzer, while still delivering that unmistakable crisp beer taste. Combining the best of both beer and seltzer, Spritzen is only 93 calories and comes in three delicious flavors: Grapefruit, Pineapple Strawberry, and Raspberry Lemon. It’s kinda beer. Kinda seltzer. Kinda awesome.
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superspak from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into IPA glass. Best before 9/21/2020. Pours lightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Great soapy lacing and streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of ruby red grapefruit with light wheat crackery malt and herbal/peppery hops. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/peppery bitterness on the finish. Aromas were a lot more vibrant on the ruby grapefruit notes than the flavors. Well carbonated, crisp, and clean. Very dry finish. Light body with a touch of pilsner-like graininess. Refreshing. Tastes like whatever the base beer is for summer shandy, but cut with seltzer. This was well made for what they were going for, considering I knew it would be watered down from the seltzer aspect.

Oct 27, 2021
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I hit upon Leinie's back when they were still a WisCANsin independent brewery during a Navy buddy's tour of duty with the ROTC unit at UW (Madison). I became a Leinie's Lodge member & still dig their output. One of the great regrets of The CANQuest (tm) is that the SlimLine CANs that this came in never took off as hoped. SixPoint is the most CANmon user, other than Red Bull, with ocCANsion users like this one.

From the CAN: "Leinenkugel's Spritzen Beer with a Splash of Seltzer and Natural Flavor - Grapefruit".

I Crack!ed open the vent on this SlimLine CAN & beCAN a steady C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It fizzed & foamed to form a rolling, roiling finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that quickly fizzled away to wisps. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM =1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an odd chem lab grapefruit quality & it is important to understand that "Natural Flavor" does NOT imply the use of actual fruit! I have experienced this in other grapefruit seltzers & it is frankly rather disheartening. I like grapefruit & I have had grapefruit radlers with actual grapefruit so when something does not measure up, it usually falls well short of the mark, as with this one. Mouthfeel was thin & watery. The taste was a CANstant reminder of its artificiality with a somewhat metallic twang. It tasted like what the chemical formula for grapefruit juice breaks down into so that it CAN be replicated (or attempted) in the chem lab. 8=p Color me NOT a fan! Finish was dry & refreshing, but I just CANnot get behind the flavor. YMMV.

Sep 23, 2020
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had these as part of the variety packs they sell. Wife has been on a seltzer kick and thought this might be something different. It's hard for me to tell who these are meant for: too much beer for seltzer fans and a watered-down experience for beer fans. The flavors are artificial and in the ballpark: the pineapple strawberry is mostly pineapple, the raspberries show up in the aftertaste, and the grapefruit is the winner of the three.

Jun 28, 2020
Spritzen - Grapefruit from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 3 ratings