Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Orange ShandyLeinenkugel's Orange 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 tectactoe on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
713
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
22.19%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
230
For Trade:
2
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2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.56/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.39/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm almost disappointed the color isn't more orange. It does have the appearance of light, hazy orange juice.

Aroma is distinctly orange. Not a bitter orange like Bergamot, rather a sweet orange like Valencia. I don't detect hops or grain but what I can smell is nice.

Tastes like low acid, somewhat weak orange juice from the second half of a bottle that's been opened then set in back of the fridge for awhile. As in the aroma, I don't get any flavor of hops or malt/grain, rather a mild orange. If not for the carbonation it could be confused with orange juice.

It does have a creamy smooth texture in the medium range.

One of the four flavors in the Leinenkugel's Shandy Sampler I picked up today. I don't buy a Shandy expecting to get anything other than a relatively low ABV (this one's 4.2) wheat brew largely flavored with what's described on the label. Of course these things have a place. Final exams for the semester are tomorrow so I expect a raft of college students around the place this weekend and this Shandy stuff is just the ticket.

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

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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3.71/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.87/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 04/26/16:

Honey-amber but very opaque. Since this is based on a Weiss, and since Leinie’s Honey Weiss is a Kristalweizen, I am guessing the murkiness indicates particulates from the other ingredients (honey, orange to name the ones I am aware of) and/or a different variety of Weiss beer. Head is white, fine, foamy, almost creamy, film-forming, with moderate retention. Sweet orange aroma, both fruit and oily rindy, minimal wheat character. To the palate, exactly as expected, like carbonated, thinned down orange juice, with some rich sweetness along the lines of honey. Not too rindy or too sweet, perfect amount of tang. Delicious, very refreshing, easy to drink. Medium-bodied, certainly thicker than the Summer Shandy. Medium amount of fine tingly then creamy carbonation, mild citric acid aftereffects on tongue and teeth. Probably my favorite offering from Leinenkugel over the years, besides their Big Eddy series. Not a particularly beer-like beer, but my mouth thanks me nonetheless. I am certainly biased towards it (but my review shall compensate for those biased against it). Orange juice has long been my favorite juice. I can’t help but be slightly offended both by the relatively mediocre ratings as well as the negative comments, even if just in comparison to Leinie’s other shandy varieties. This one is far afield of all of them, even the Grapefruit Shandy, which I feel could have done a better job on the flavor. Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Honestly, though, I had initially rated this higher, but then I checked myself.

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2.52/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

just disappointed in this shandy because i thought this one would be phenominal but instead it was almost like oranges that have seriously gone bad:((

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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 713 ratings.
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