This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy.
In this time of year, Jews have introspection and examine their deeds. They make resolutions that the new year will not see them commit the same infractions again. They approach others and admit and apologize for wrongs committed. It is with this very heavy heart, that I apologize to the beer community for trying the Leinenkugel Orange Shandy...and admit that I actually found a shandy that I (cough, cough) like.
Yes, I freely admit it. I have expressed to all who care to listen and some who just politely pretended not to hear me, that lemonade and beer were not meant to be mixed. I mean, short of Joey Tribbiani and the infamous trifle, there truly is no worse combination than lemonade and lager.
So the Leinenkugel folks decide to throw a shandy curve ball at me, by adding orange flavor to the brew instead of lemonade. The resulting beer is not exactly an American Wheat, especially since the citrus flavors do not emanate from the wheat as they have been added later in the process. However, the beer does have some light refreshment value and it went well with the poached salmon on Rosh Hashanah.
Leinenkugel Orange Shandy is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, and has an OU on the label.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Leinenkugel Orange Shandy, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/710/92216.
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