The Bottom Line
A shandy is actually a mixed drink made from beer - typically Pilsner in my experience - and lemonade. For this premade shandy Leinenkugel used and American style wheat beer with "natural lemonade flavor."
- Enjoyable summertime brew
- 4.2% ABV
Guide Review - Tasting Notes and Review of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
The beer - or I should say shandy - pours pale yellow and cloudy. A thick, medium, creamy head sits atop for a decent amount of time and leaves a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass as the beer, er, shandy goes down. The aroma is dominated by lemon; from the moment the bottle is opened the lemon nose is apparent. The flavor, surprisingly is not as lemony as all that. A decent amount of ale sweetness comes through, enough to balance the lemon and to raise this drink above the level of the malternative and alcopop. That's not to say that this is what I would call a good beer but it is an enjoyable summer beverage.