Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Lemon Shandy – Radler at 4.2% ABV

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Lemon Shandy Radler at 4.2% ABV (C$3.49 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 23-Aug-2018, reviewed 23-Aug-2018)

Appearance: hazy near-opaque pale gold with one fat finger of creamy white head, excellent retention and moderate stringy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: lemon, sweet wheat malt, faint grass. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low tart, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short finish. (4/5)

Well… it’s certainly not great, but I was surprised by how decent it actually was. This might be the same as their “Summer Shandy”, but I don’t think so – I found the Summer Shandy to be a little too sweet, while this one is actually fairly restrained. That, or I was just way more thirsty when I drank this one, with the combination of a surprisingly hot late summer day and cleaning the house for sale/move. Either way, a solid, not-too-sweet, not-too-alcoholic midday thirst quencher, whose only downside is very little beer character. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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