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
Leinenkugel’s 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: It’s a lemonade based beer - it’s 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 (10015) - 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.
maniak (14) - Bath, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too much lemon and too little body. Bitter? No. Sweet? No. Beer? Not Really. Mow your lawn and pound one.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a light gold with a bit of cloudiness. Aroma is all lemonade and a touch of grains. Taste is lemonade and ale, with a touch of hops finish. Not bad, but nothing special.
Cybercat (3888) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a cloudy amber rather like a good wheat beer. Aroma is strongly lemony and wheaty, more the former. Flavor is typical of a wheat beer but with a much stronger citrus component, suggesting a blend of beer and lemonade, i.e., shandy. A smooth, refreshing drink for a warm sunny day - or to bring sunshine into a dreary day.
unclemike (2491) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light-yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is of lemonheads candy. Strong lemon flavor with a bit of lime. Thin body and not much carbonation. I like lemonade so it’s not a total loss but it gets almost sickening when warmed. I really like their sunset wheat but this is pretty marginal.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Pours a very hazy thick opaque yellow color, thin head and no lacing. The nose is lemony like a 7up with some light honey and hop. Soda like flavor with a thick body and thin carbonation. The finish is acidic. Either needs more beer or more lemonade, it’s straddling the fence of boring on both accounts. Hmm.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. I picked up a six pack of this to drink on a Friday night. I was not in the mood for a typical beer, so I thought I would give this a shot. I almost feel bad rating this one as a beer... reminded me of a strange carbonated lemonade-soda. I didn’t even bother pouring this one into a glass. Tasted like carbonated lemonade with a slight taste of beer. It was refreshing and definitely different. It is sessionable if you do not like "real" beer...