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Title: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: klickitat jim on May 26, 2016, 12:50:48 AM
Can not be overstated, hands down, over the top, had to be there, beyond reasonable doubt.... most disgusting horrendous beverage I've ever tried.

Aroma: what the?
Appearance: bug killer
Flavor: inescapable fake grapefruit pitch and unwashed hands overly handled skins, which lingers on and on and on... even Listerine won't touch it.
Mouthfeel: I can't feel my mouth, or wait... hey, who's been feeling my mouth, and could someone tell them to please wash their hands next time?

Overall: give it a try, maybe you'll like it
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 26, 2016, 12:58:55 AM
Not surprised, man. Their lemon summer shandy isn't much better. Fake 'lemonade' flavored 'beer'.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: majorvices on May 26, 2016, 01:00:32 AM
One of the best beer reviews evar!
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: klickitat jim on May 26, 2016, 01:10:00 AM
Not surprised, man. Their lemon summer shandy isn't much better. Fake 'lemonade' flavored 'beer'.
The Pledge Shandy is heaven compared to this Mr Clean version
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: klickitat jim on May 26, 2016, 01:12:32 AM
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: 69franx on May 26, 2016, 01:40:49 AM
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up
That is an even better part to the review. I'll have to remember this when someone asks me to try this "brew"
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: dls5492 on May 26, 2016, 10:21:15 AM
Can not be overstated, hands down, over the top, had to be there, beyond reasonable doubt.... most disgusting horrendous beverage I've ever tried.

Aroma: what the?
Appearance: bug killer
Flavor: inescapable fake grapefruit pitch and unwashed hands overly handled skins, which lingers on and on and on... even Listerine won't touch it.
Mouthfeel: I can't feel my mouth, or wait... hey, who's been feeling my mouth, and could someone tell them to please wash their hands next time?

Overall: give it a try, maybe you'll like it
Thanks for getting the word out. This can be said about all of Leinenkugel fruit beers. Horrifying.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: RPIScotty on May 26, 2016, 10:52:44 AM
This can be said about all Leinenkugel beers.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: blair.streit on May 26, 2016, 11:48:41 AM
If you're looking for a similar experience try Shiner's Poteet Strawberry beer. It tastes like a Fruit Roll Up vomited into a Bud Light.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: pete b on May 26, 2016, 01:08:36 PM
If you're looking for a similar experience try Shiner's Poteet Strawberry beer. It tastes like a Fruit Roll Up vomited into a Bud Light.
A slight improvement on a Bud Light then?
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: udubdawg on May 26, 2016, 02:05:13 PM
Give me a Canoe Paddler or Helles Yeah, and keep me away from their fruit efforts.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: blair.streit on May 27, 2016, 05:00:38 AM
If you're looking for a similar experience try Shiner's Poteet Strawberry beer. It tastes like a Fruit Roll Up vomited into a Bud Light.
A slight improvement on a Bud Light then?
Yeah in the sense that it adds a little more flavor I guess that's true. But if I had to pick between Michelob Ultra and Shiner Poteet Strawberry I think I'd go with the Ultra. I'd rather go with less flavor than more of one that I don't like.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: reverseapachemaster on May 27, 2016, 02:24:52 PM
Are we sure this can fairly be called beer?
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 27, 2016, 02:28:23 PM
Are we sure this can fairly be called beer?


It's pretty debateable. I don't see much difference between their 'shandys' and the Mike's hard-type 'malt beverages'. To each his own, I guess.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 27, 2016, 03:14:41 PM
The real question here is why in the world did Jim even try it?

I'm not even sure I would offer it to guests.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: klickitat jim on May 27, 2016, 04:39:28 PM
The real question here is why in the world did Jim even try it?

I'm not even sure I would offer it to guests.
Wife's friend asked her to pick some up for her. Wife poured herself one, and handed to me. One wiff, one sip, thats all it too.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on May 29, 2016, 03:13:32 AM
The real question here is why in the world did Jim even try it?

I'm not even sure I would offer it to guests.
I had the same question. Had to double check what forum I was on.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: narvin on May 29, 2016, 02:23:02 PM
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up

I had to look this one up. Thanks for the gag reflex Jim!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7353370956_95c6e7f8e5.jpg)
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: HoosierBrew on May 29, 2016, 02:35:23 PM
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up

I had to look this one up. Thanks for the gag reflex Jim!



Yeah, kinda makes you want to be a vegetarian. Temporarily anyway.   :)
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: klickitat jim on May 29, 2016, 09:51:59 PM
You're welcome
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: Maureen23669 on November 30, 2017, 10:09:36 PM
I'm sorry I saw this too late.  Blew $10 on something that I'll have to add to the compost heap.  But now I'm scared.  I'm brewing a goes, and bought the vintners harvest grapefruit puree.  I haven't added it yet.  Has anyone tried it?  Is it as foul as that grapefruit shandy?  I know you advanced guys will tell me to stomp my own organic grapefruits, but I'm really just trying to save myself from paying $10 a six pack.  Not trying to impress the brew gods. Advice?
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: erockrph on December 02, 2017, 04:31:37 PM
I'm sorry I saw this too late.  Blew $10 on something that I'll have to add to the compost heap.  But now I'm scared.  I'm brewing a goes, and bought the vintners harvest grapefruit puree.  I haven't added it yet.  Has anyone tried it?  Is it as foul as that grapefruit shandy?  I know you advanced guys will tell me to stomp my own organic grapefruits, but I'm really just trying to save myself from paying $10 a six pack.  Not trying to impress the brew gods. Advice?
I have stayed away from this particular Leiny product, but knowing what their other "fruit" beers taste like, there's no way in hell they use a quality product like VH puree. They definitely use flavor extracts, thus the "Fruity Pebbles" character of their flagship.

For a grapefruit gose, I would consider the VH puree one of the top choices for adding grapefruit flavor.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: Wilbur on December 05, 2017, 05:38:56 PM
I'm sorry I saw this too late.  Blew $10 on something that I'll have to add to the compost heap.  But now I'm scared.  I'm brewing a goes, and bought the vintners harvest grapefruit puree.  I haven't added it yet.  Has anyone tried it?  Is it as foul as that grapefruit shandy?  I know you advanced guys will tell me to stomp my own organic grapefruits, but I'm really just trying to save myself from paying $10 a six pack.  Not trying to impress the brew gods. Advice?
I have stayed away from this particular Leiny product, but knowing what their other "fruit" beers taste like, there's no way in hell they use a quality product like VH puree. They definitely use flavor extracts, thus the "Fruity Pebbles" character of their flagship.

For a grapefruit gose, I would consider the VH puree one of the top choices for adding grapefruit flavor.

Which Leinie product are you talking about? I get a fruity pebbles flavor from their Sunset Wheat, but more of a countrytime lemonade from the lemon shandy. I'd consider the lemon shandy more of their flagship. Their vanilla porter is sickeningly sweet as well.

$10 a six pack is pretty steep as well, it's usually around $6.99 (maybe $7.99 now) in Illinois. Maybe it's a tax thing, but I couldn't imagine spending $10 on a sixer when you could get so many mediocre beers for less.

Leinenkugel-Remember, it's a twist off.
Title: Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
Post by: Robert on December 06, 2017, 02:55:31 AM
The real question here is why in the world did Jim even try it?


I'm not even sure I would offer it to guests.

Yeah, Jim, I would not put that in my mouth.

Funny thing is, Leinie's make some really good beers.  Then there's the whole shandy thing.