Leinenkugel's Orange 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: Rotating

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Added by tectactoe on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,178
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
737
pDev:
21.97%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 737 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of gatornation
3.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy sunset golden color. Smell was tropical oranges. Taste was very citrus with oranges and tangerine. Mouth feel soft but had an artificial fruit finish. In the summer at a cookout this brew is not bad.

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Photo of bluehende
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chiefz1
2.24/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of G-R-Fracassa
2.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.22/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
3.89/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy gold color with a foamy white head of about finger tallness. Head goes away quickly but leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell is sweet malty tangerine and orange.Seems like a bit of lemon on the smell as well. Very pleasent aroma!

Taste is heavy on the malts with the orange citrus coming in as a second flavor.

Mouth is a bit chewy with a lot of melt presence. The finish however is fairly crisp and breaks off nicely.

If you take a sniff as you take a sip the smell helps your palate in following the flavor. This can only be be done with the appropriate glass. You really need to get the aroma with the sip. This really brings out that tangerine, orange flavor. Definitely gauranteed orange flavored burps as well thanks to the carbonation. Overall I like this shandy but would rather stick with the lemon shandy for my hot vegas days/nights.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/11/2018. Pours opaquely hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, orange juice, lemon, peach, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of oranges, fruity/spicy yeast, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, lemon, peach, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness, peppery yeast spiciness; and light citrus tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, lemon, peach, melon, citrus peel/zest, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of oranges, fruity/spicy yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/tangy/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a delicious shandy! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of oranges, fruity/spicy yeast, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV. Perfectly balanced wheat beer and orange juice flavors. Surprising amount of yeast presence as well. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.66/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Cloudy golden orange pour. Fizzy white head leaves solid lacing. Smells... like orange juice. Strong citrus/orange on the nose. Not much else. Flavor follows suit. Mild wheat beer... mostly orange juice/citrus. Light bodied... fizzy... easy drinking but not much there. Simple... good for the summer/poolside etc. Not a lot to recommend it otherwise. Certainly not one I'd sit and drink if I wanted to enjoy a beer.

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Photo of BAHartman
3.91/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Geologist
4.32/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HawkGX
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
2.86/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

DATE: August 17, 2017... OCCASION: Stage One of prepping for the roommates' Saturday get-together completed... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... pours a hazy, opaque, tangerine yellow body whose effervescence is impossible to discern... a mountain of alpine white foam thickens, then crags above... orange peel, lemon zest, vanilla cream, and almond milk set off the initial aroma... aided by its prodigious foam, the first sip is creamy, tangy, thirst-quenching and lively... the back-end is biscuity and buttery, belying a slight maltiness... as the glass drains, uneven smears of froth pool in odd patterns... the flavor is decidedly orange creamsicle, with soft vanilla, nutty almond, lemon zest, and cracker malts... refreshing, with the only imperfections being its slightly cloying finish and that the style would benefit from more fruit or fervency... easily my favorite Leinenkugel's shandy, this can finished well before my intention--a compliment to the brewer... tough to rate higher, however, as the lack of depth in its flavor profile restricts its versatility... as summer drinks go, the best in its mix and a refresher for sure....

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Photo of LT630
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange, with a huge and foamy head yet no lace.

Aroma: Distinctly orange, for sure. Like orange candy or something, though. Not bad.

Taste: Refreshing and orange-tasting, almost like an Orange Crush mixed with beer. Not a bad flavor profile, but feels artificial somehow.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 10/23/17; into a pint glass.
Appearance- pours a cloudy, purée orange that is semi-thick, but some bubbles are noticeable. Head is a medium thick, pillow white. Nice latticework lacing.
Smell - straight orange creamesicle
Taste - the creamsicle isn't as profound in the flavor profile and the children's vitamin chalkiness that many orange flavored beers have isn't strong here either. Regardless, it's an orange flavored beer and it just isn't my scene.
Feel - light, tangy, and refreshing
Overall - it's fine, but I'd most likely never give this one another look.

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Photo of mynie
2.4/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I could tick off every variety in this mix shandy pack, but that would feel like cheating. Instead, I am reviewing the best (Grapefruit), and the worst (this one).

It's not completely hideous. I drank two of them. But someone who is less of an alcoholic pig might be turned off by the ersatz weirdness of the oranges. The other flavors more or less resemble the actual fruits after which they are modeled, but this more resembles orange Tic Tacs.

That sounds kind of pleasant, I'll admit. But the liquid candy flavor gets real cloying, real fast, and sends me back over to the cooler searching for the relatively balanced flavor of a Zima.

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Photo of fiveiron
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.77/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 737 ratings