Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Orange ShandyLeinenkugel's Orange Shandy

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by tectactoe on 04-10-2013

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Ratings: 719 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of dexterk1
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
3.74/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpbisaillon
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnnyI
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little out of season, as this was hiding in my fridge since mid-summer, but a welcome break from the robust stouts and spiced creations of the holidays. Frothy, white, meringue-like head forms after an assertive pour in to a tall weizen glass. The 2 finger crest settles in to a thin layer of foam with little to no lacing. This brew could pass for fresh squeezed oranges, with its hazy, unfiltered appearance and juice-like color. The aroma reminds me of half time at youth soccer matches, with freshly sliced oranges taking center stage against the backdrop of a grassy pitch. The flavor is not altogether different than what is achieved by dropping a slice of orange in to (insert random American Pale Wheat Ale), although with little other pronounced flavor. The wheaty mouthfeel gives it some body, and helps add a little depth with a grain-like finish. Pleasantly refreshing. I am detecting some sour citrus notes. Lemon, pith, and sweet candied oranges. The carbonation is lively, and helps create a thirst-quenching quaff. If you are an aficianado of orange soda, then this is your beer. I'm not sure if this can really be called beer actually. But whatever you choose to call it, it's delicious and easy to drink. I am in to my second pour as I finish this review. The low ABV only adds to the refreshment. I'll be looking forward to this one each summer, and will gladly drink this over the abhorrent lemon shandy varieties that I've tried. Unlike their recipe of dumping country-time lemonade in to a cheap wheat beer, this one seems more natural and palatable. It's a one-trick pony with a pretty nice trick.

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Photo of danlib21
3.49/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
2.26/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Disappointed with this one.. Love orange but it is just not my bag. Aroma is great, but it can't save the taste..

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Photo of Electros
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty, refreshing, a good example of the style.

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Photo of skrabbenhoft
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an outside-the-box beer produced by a brewery in Wisconsin and sold in bottles at your local brew store or supermarket. It has a very bright orange color, and it smells like orange juice. The taste itself is kind of an orange-juicy type flavor, maybe if you put two fingers of bourbon in a glass of carbonated orange juice. After the first sip, you think, "Is this really beer?" But after the second sip, you're thinking that whatever you want to call it, it's pretty darn good.

The beer's best quality has gotta be its smell. It smells like orange juice. So if you have a nagging wife or if you want to have a bottle at work, just pour it into a glass and tell people you're drinking healthy orange juice. It'll be our little secret.

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Photo of MustyDusty
3.27/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScaryEd
1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of CountryRock2001
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of rfgetz
2.95/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jonny_nobes
3.96/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dsnyder61
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of kennyn01
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Soxfnz86
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rygunz
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of pep
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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