About as Good as Lemon Flavored Dish Water…

A not-so-positive review from Sir Joshua of the Landii, and I must say… I agree.

Despite how much I love Leinie, this beer tastes the way Lemon Pledge smells… much like Diet Coke with Lemon. Throw this one in your crap bag and steer clear, reach for a Sunset Wheat instead.

After two reviews of outstanding summer beers it is definitely time to acknowledge a beer that I will probably never drink again. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy – a 4.2% wheat beer mixed with lemonade. This may be a perfectly fine beer if it’s 102° and you’re on a tropical beach somewhere, but this was a beer that I had on a mild June evening in Pennsylvania. Not the same.

The beer pours hazy and golden with a solid two inch white fluffy head. With the first whiff all I get is lemon – there is nothing here that would make me think I was about to drink a beer. No malts, no hops, nothing but lemon. The taste is like a generic macro wheat with lots of fake lemon flavor. Once again no real hops or malt just fake lemony genero-beer. The beer is thin and light on the tongue with high carbonation.

I was given this beer from a friend who knew I liked craft beer and thought I would love it, because it was “different”. Overall, it wasn’t the worst beer I ever had, but definitely something I would never buy on my own. This is all my opinion, so maybe if you’re really into Mike’s Hard Lemonade or one of those other lemon flavored malt beverages you may enjoy this one, but I just couldn’t dig it.


~ by thepaintedman on July 22, 2010.

One Response to “About as Good as Lemon Flavored Dish Water…”

  1. […] keeping with the “Summer beer that isn’t so good” theme set by my good friend (and yours) yesterday when discussing Leinie’s Summer Shandy… I present to you Magic Hat […]

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