Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

I wrote: "Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. Fruity. Citrusy. Like a lemonade." 4:32 PM

beer bottle - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Here at the Spring Fair, there really aren't many "good" beer options in the Beer Garden. Given the selection, I decided to buy enough tickets and try both the Summer Shandy and the Flying Dog Under Dog.


When I received the beer, I had heard the name as "Brandywine Something Beer." The beer had a fresh citrus smell and a citrus taste. I pinned it as a lemon flavor. Eventually, I figured it was probably Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy; besides the lemon flavor, "Shandy" does sound like "Brandy." 10:03 PM CT

beer in a plastic cup - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

I was later asked if I wanted another drink and I picked a different beer, but I believe, due to a mix-up, that I ended up receiving another Summer Shandy. In my quest to determine the identity of this second beer, I went to the bartender and asked if he could tell me what it was by its appearance. He replied saying that he couldn't, but that it was probably a Summer Shandy or Blue Moon. Since it definitely didn't taste like a Blue Moon, it was more likely to be the Summer Shandy. The odd part was that it didn't quite taste like a Summer Shandy either! With that being said, it had a citrus taste. I bet it was because I was expecting to drink the beer I had chosen which would not have had a citrus flavor. 11:13 PM CT

[20181126 Edit]

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

beer in a cup - Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Relevant Links:
Summer Shandy (Leinenkugel's Website)
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy (RateBeer.com)

Website Information: (as of 20120530)
Summer Shandy

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is our take on a traditional German radler. Crisp, refreshing and brewed with natural lemonade flavor, it's perfect for the sun-splashed summer months.

At a glance (1-10 Scale):
Hoppiness 2 // Maltiness 3

Ingredients: (Specificed by brewmasters)
Malts: Pale and Wheat // Hops: Cluster

Food Pairings: The refreshing lemonade flavor of Summer Shandy goes great with backyard dishes like BBQ chicken, hot dogs, brats and Italian sausages. // Great with white cheddar.

Beer Stats: (Per 12oz serving)
IBU 13.5 // CAL 130

Website Information: (as of 20181126)
Summer Shandy

Crisp weiss beer with natural lemonade flavor.

Our own unique take on Franz Kugler's original Munich tavern tradition. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is our traditional weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it the perfect summer beer.

In 2012, Summer Shandy won a Silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival® in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.

Pairs with: BBQ chicken, fruit salads, watermelon and freshly caught, grilled fish.

ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 11
Available: Mar - Aug

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