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: Summer

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Added by tectactoe on 04-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
715
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
22.19%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
231
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 715 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of mthomp081
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sandlin73
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a hazy yellow. The nose is reminiscent of orange soda. The flavor is also orange soda like. Maybe is is due to the fact that while I like orange juice, orange soda is a bit less appealing, but I don't find this beer pleasant. The flavors are too artificial, the beer base comes through in an intrusive way, fighting the the other flavors. Just not an integrated brew.

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Photo of dpage27
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of St33da
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ODPat
3.17/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.39/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ALLISON01
3.95/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kodt
3.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TooGood
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian
3.76/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (0.355 L) can
Jun 0115
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a bunch of the beers from Leinenkugel's Shandy Sampler Beer Variety Pack.

Super opaque, pale straw yellow appearance. This looked striking similar to orange juice. The liquid was topped by a small frothy cap that quickly dropped to a medium sized ring of foam. A few streaks of lacing trickled along the glass.

The nose reminded me a lot of an Orange Julius or an orange creamsicle. Orange soda also came to mind. Some artificial vanilla or sweet cream notes were detectible. Subtle spices came through as well. Hint of tart wheatiness in the background.

The orange was much more subtle than in the aroma. Again, orange soda came to mind. Somewhat spicy. Clove and coriander were noticeable. A bit zesty. Tart, wheaty, lemony notes were detectible in the center. Although the orange played a much smaller role here, the wheat beer characteristics were much stronger. Like the other beers in the Shandy Sampler Beer Variety Pack, this one finished with a strange, somewhat off-putting, grainy quality.

The mouthfeel was light, frothy and fluffy. Highly effervescent. The beer turned pillowy soft on the palate.

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy definitely pales in comparison to their original and grapefruit offerings, as the orange flavor in this beer seemed rather artificial. Nevertheless, this is a surprisingly tasty and extremely drinkable beer that would be crushable on a hot day.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Limbo569
2.92/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was excited to try it, but was pretty let down. Orange flavor took away from it as I feel it overpowers the taste buds. Really was a disappointment.

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Photo of Furley80
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkrxseven
3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mtmurtagh
3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good overall fruity beer. Refreshing taste

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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 715 ratings.
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