CardsPackHawks (101) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am a fan of Summer Shandy, but not Berry Weiss. This is basically a mix of this two beers from Leinenkugel. As a result, this is tough one for me to rate. I want to really like it, but I just find it too sweet. It would be an OK summer beer, but I think I will stick with Summer Shandy when I am in the mood for this style of beer.
Lemke10 (823) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In early fall 2012; Leinenkugelís introduced its newest beer, Lemon Berry Shandy. It is rumored that this was crudely made over the years at Summerfest by combining their Summer Shandy and Berry Weiss. It became fairly popular and even was made in the bars before finally being a beer of its own. Letís see how it fairs when it comes down to rating.
It pours a murky pink color like grapefruit juice with a light pink head. There is a mild scent of lemons and blackberries in the mix as well as wheat. Overall there is a sweet aroma indicating a sweet flavor. This is fairly inviting.
The taste of Berry Weiss is very evident here with lots of blackberry juice flavor. There is an after taste of lemon that is a little off-putting. The taste is obviously fruity and kind of awkward throughout. It finishes kind of tangy and sour leaving an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Two decently made beers combined sounds like a good idea, but the execution of the plan falls short. This is a great summer beer when you are thirsty after mowing the yard. But as a rate-able fruit beer, there are a lot better beers on the market. Better than average overall, but not by much.
drowland (6144) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Goofy pink pour with a small off-white head. Fruity, berry and lemon aroma that really reminds of berry lemonade. The flavor is much the same, almost juice- or soda-like... lots of berry and lemon in there. I canít say this is exactly what Iím looking for in a beer, but for what it is... it delivers.
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle pours pink with a white head. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Taste is berries and lemons.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aurelius (4355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visually, the beer reminds me of pink grapefruit juice - translucent, pinky-yellow-brown, thin white foam, cluttered label, twistoff longneck. Zippy, sweet lemon aroma with some earthiness. Light body. Fresh - powdery, slightly floral, mineral flavors, a strange bittering, soilish tones. Sweetness is not overbearing or clingy. Thin, but frothy mouth. Mild, medium, fruity finish. A reasonable tailgate/BBQ/boating beer. Publix, I-10 and Thomasville Rd.
UncleKorm (886) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured a cloudy white-orange-pink hue w/ thin white ring of head. Sweet aroma, tart wheat, berries, and lemon. Initial sweet flavor and a tart finish. Taste like a popsicle dropped in a wine cooler. It lacked depth in my opinion.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pink color with a fairly thick head. VERY fruity in the nose and a little bit sour. A little too fruity for my palate.
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to pint. Looks artificial; an opaque pinkish-orange with white lacing. Smells of wheat and berries.. Tastes like it smells.. Average on the palate. Not my favorite shandy - by any stretch.
reggiedunlop (3212) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy pinkish/rose color witha thick lt pink head...looks like pink lemonade with a head on it...good retention and lacing. Aroma has sweettarts and grapefruit oddly...very sweet. Flavor has blackberry and sweettarts. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has a vitamin/cough syrup fruitiness.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
According to the folks at leines this is actually a lager. I thought it was lemonade actually.