LeiniesLover (4) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was pleasently surprised at the flavor of this. This was my first time trying a shandy. Reminds me of hot summer nights growing up in Chippewa Falls,WI. Almost like drinking a wine cooler though. Overall,not a bad brew.
hershiser2 (1315) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A watery, beerish lemonade. Not overly sweet... or good. Not sure exactly how to describe this one other than a wheat beer mixed with some lemonade.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In northern Italy, the locals enjoy a drink called a radlaff(spelling), which is 50 percent beer and 50 percent lemonade. I imagine it might taste like this, and honestly, once a year, I wouldnít mind it.
demitriustown (1112) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle: Smells like lemonade with a slight bit of wheat poking through with some sour notes as well. Pours a cloudy golden/orange with a thin sized white head that lingers. Taste is lemony, really carbonated mouth feel, interesting, I can detect the wheat more in the taste than in the aroma. It is also lightly spiced. Palate is quite carbonated, lively, some what thin, and mouth filling. Overall, Itís like drinking lemonade with a just slight bit of wheat beer mixed in. Refreshing cold on a hot summer day, but overall falls short.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Totally averge brew. My GF picked up a 6 pack of this. I had 2 and thatís plenty for me. Very thin, watery, and wheatish, with lots of lemonade poured in. Image Gumballhead and CountryTime. The lemonade, as expected, just dominates to the point where it is all you can taste. This is a "hot day" beer for sure, and I would probably like it better in that circumstance.
BuckeyeBoy (3138) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a cloudy yellowish orange topped with a white head. Aroma of lemons and orange. Tast not to bad lemons and light malts. I think this would be ok after a day of yard work.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Leinenkugelís Summer Shandy
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: flat footed 8 oz shaker
Purchased at: West Trenton Fine Wines and Liquors, Explorer
Price per fl oz: $13 / 144 fl oz = $0.09 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Itís a lemonade based beer - itís funny and cute, but not entirely inspiring or great.
Aroma/Olfactory: 6 out of 10
Malt flavor is: sugary, lemony, tea
Hop flavor is: floral, herbal tea
Yeast flavor is: leafy
Other flavors include: mint, tea, lemon, sugar, water
Visuals/Appearance: 3 out of 5
Color is: pale, cloudy yellow
Liquid is: cloudy
Head and lace are: minimal, white, disperses to nothing
Taste/Flavor: 5 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: light, acidic
Palate/Tactile: 2 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, sticky
Carbonation is: flat
Finish is: middling and overly sweet
Overall experience: 11 out of 20. I liked the novelty of it. I did not like the overt branding of lemonade as beer - I wanted beer, rather than lemonade.
capitalbrewer (17) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Leine brews are generally solid, but this is rather disappointing. Along with Berry Weiss, this is too fruity and not nearly enough beer-y: Completely misses the art of subtetly when dealing with sweet fruity flavors like lemons. The saving grace is how refreshing it is...good for a hot day, I guess.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored brew with a small, frothy, white head. The aroma is all about cereal grains and lemon oil. Light-bodied, but creamy with lively carbonation. Well-balanced, but thin and fairly bland. Fortunately, not nearly as sweet as Stiegl Gaudi-Radler Zitrone. Short, crisp, refreshing finish.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle looked like lemonade, with a little head. Smell and flavor of lemons with a quick finish. Very drinkable.