During the summer months, or hot months, the temperature rises, men and women alike are forced to drink beers that are refreshing. Foodenator selected myself to review such a refreshing beer on my latest trip to the Kalahari Desert, Africa. I knew I would have several hours to put back some beers during one of several horseback rides through hot sands. The Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy [Pictured Right] was selected by Foodenator readers for the summer drinking review.
What did it drink like? Summer Shandy drank like a cold crisp refreshing lemonade mixed with beer. It is not overly sweet as you might expect, in fact it was surprisingly less-sweet and tasty. You can tell you are drinking a beer just by pouring it into your mouth. Make no mistake, this is not your fairy friend’s hard lemonade. Summer Shandy is beer. Unlike fruity malternative beverages, Summer Shandy will not give you heart burn nor will feel as though a mild to potent acid is passing through your internals. An average human could put back a dozen Summer Shandy’s and feel terrific.
What is a the buzz like? Smooth, clarity, refreshing. Summer Shandy breathes new life into the dead and resuscitates the mind.
Did you receive a hangover? No.
Whats not to like? If you are a man, you may feel as though you are drinking a girly drink. Make no mistake, it is a fruity tasting beverage. That said, you are at least drinking a beer, not a malt beverage or a glass of white wine.
How was the finish? Crisp, clear. Rejuvenation.
What type of event would Summer Shandy be a good fit for? Any event outside on a day with temperatures above 80 degrees sunny to partly cloudy with a less than 60% chance of rain.
How did the can feel in your hand? Good. The standard aluminum can is put to work here. The can itself has a tasteful design.
Does it come in bottle format? Yes. Summer Shandy’s come in bottles. The bottles utilize a brown glass. At time of print, whether the glass was hand blown or not could not be determined.
If you were stranded on an island for an extended period of time, would you pack a few in your cooler? Yes. Summer Shandy’s would be fitting for island stranding.
Would you recommend this to a woman? Absolutely, the female mouth would delight in the tastiness. Even non-fans of beers would luxuriate in Summer Shandy’s ability to refresh the human body.
9 1/2 stars out of 10
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