Saturday, April 16, 2011

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Picture this: It's hot outside. Like, too hot to breathe, butt sticking to the couch, don't want to waste energy lifting the remote hot. But, being a real living, breathing American, you still want to get a solid fade on. Bud Light won't do on a day hotter than Hades and anything heavy and dark makes you vomit on yourself. That's where Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy comes bursting through your wall like the KoolAid guy, except less kid friendly and more likely to get you drunk. I was skeptical. I hate the concept of seasonal beers, but this fruity beer straight outta Wisconsin really hits the spot during a solid afternoon of sitting on your ass at the beach listening to this. It probably tastes really good while you're mowing the lawn or whitewashing a fence, but I'm not a dad and tend to avoid things like that. At 4.2% ABV, you can come close to drinking 100 of these suckers without even worrying about the consequences. I was a little skeptical of a lemonade beer, mostly because 98% of fruit beers are stupid, but this is legit. It's the safer alternative to grain alcohol and lemonade, too. It comes in cans, allegedly, although I've only seen bottles. I picked up a 6er at Giant Eagle for about 10 bucks, and it's worth it. Instant cred with the ladies, too. And the sixer's empty cause we drank em all, ya turkey.

Drinkability: 9/10
Taste : 4/10
Value: 3/10

Overall: 5.3/10


  1. Nice.

    All Shandys are Wheat Beers with lemonade added to them. My buddy toothpick Vic loves this stuff. I haven't tried it but if it's tough enough for a man of your caliber its tough enough for me.

  2. no way, Jose, am i spitting this stuff out, it tastes like FRUIT