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 that’s 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 (5977) - 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
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 (10612) - 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 (3029) - 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 (5119) - 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 (2895) - 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.