Leinenkugel Cranberry Ginger Shandy

The other half and I are home after being away for Christmas. I’ll give lots more detail in the posts to come, but we had a great time spending time with everyone. Anyways, this was a shandy that the other half picked up to try. Let’s see how it went.


ABV: 4.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Did you know the great state of Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any state in America? Our hometown pride inspired us to brew Leinenkugel’s® Cranberry Ginger Shandy. The combination of traditional wheat beer with natural cranberry flavor and a note of ginger is as refreshing as a toboggan ride Out Here.”

Random: The cat seriously missed us. He’s sleeping in the other half’s lap right now.

This poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly, but it didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. It did leave a quarter of an inch of a white crown on top of a hazy, light orange body with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with sweetened cranberry juice that was quite off-putting. There wasn’t much ginger on the nose. The taste was freaking awful. I got nasty sweetened cranberry juice combined with old ginger ale. At the end, this weird tart note came through that was the total opposite of the beginning of the sip. The body was on the thick side with lots of carbonation. It had a long finish with the same nasty ginger ale taste and tart note. For $1.59, this was on the cheap side, but I wouldn’t have it again even if someone handed it to me.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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