Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Orange ShandyLeinenkugel's Orange Shandy
BA SCORE
3.14/5
722 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by tectactoe on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,491
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
722
pDev:
21.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
232
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 722 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of bplabernie
3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dag1991
3.87/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.93/5  rDev +25.2%
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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Photo of Eden222
2.52/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ITDoc
4.1/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KenProCo
3.51/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.59/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.9/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange. White head.
Smell of orange drink. Like Hi-C orange. Slight funk in the grain. Taste is the same as the smell. Feel is light yet syrupy. Sweet

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%
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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Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RIMH
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an overall average summer beer across the board. The orange taste is a nice change of pace from the tradition lemon shandy.

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Photo of QuadriderMX
3.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerfan41506
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Raime
3.16/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
2.28/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

**
06/17/2015

Least of the 4 shandys in the variety pack...though still refreshing.Sticky. Would probably be better over ice, though that is probably against some law somewhere.Not bad as you might think.
**

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Photo of slipperysoup
2.92/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bshiban
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanexit
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of harryhops
2.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of firkingroovin
1.09/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Lavonnq
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 722 ratings
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