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Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Shining with a slightly hazy, golden radiance and topped with fluffy clouds of brilliant white foam, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy delivers a refreshing slice of summertime in every sip! Like a trip to the corner lemonade stand – with a deliciously grown-up detour – this shandy combines an all-American style wheat beer with a heaping dose of real crystallized lemon. The result is an incredibly refreshing session-strength ale featuring the tang of freshly-squeezed lemonade without the sugary sweetness. Perfect for any outdoor activity, from swimming holes to sandlot pickup games, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy is a great go-to, whether you’re looking for a fun, easy-going seasonal fling, or summery brew so refreshing, you’re happy to sip it all year long.

Brewing Notes:
- Style: American Wheat Beer/Fruit Beer
- Fermentation Range: 59 - 74F
- OG: 1.045
- SRM: 4.5
- IBUs: 14
- ABV: 4.4%

Tasting Notes:
 
Aroma: Noticeable wheat-like maltiness with moderate fruity esters and pronounced lemon aroma.
Appearance: Deep golden straw color with a slight haze. Firm, lasting brilliant white foam cap. 
Flavor:  Smooth malt character of freshly baked bread with faint notes of water crackers. Low bitterness is just noticeable with prominent, refreshingly tart freshly squeezed lemonade flavors lingering after swallowing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-low body with moderate creaminess and a slight tartness on the back of the tongue.
Overall Impression: An easy sipping sessionable ale with well-balanced malt and hop character and a refreshing, lingering lemonade flavor on the finish. 

Brewmaster Brad's Thoughts:
 
"Not much is more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of fresh lemonade, or for that matter, a cold, lower ABV American Wheat Beer. Brewers have known this to be a great combination for a long time, and it is high time for a recipe kit featuring this classic combination. The base beer is a simple American Wheat with moderately low bitterness and then it is dosed with real, all natural, preservative-free crystallized lemon. Not to be confused with lemonade mixes or soft drink mixes, the crystallized lemon in this recipe is just that – lemon. Since the crystallized lemon contains no sugar, the beer gets a delicious dose of lemonade flavor without adding additional fermentables that could lead to a renewed fermentation or possible over-carbonation in the bottle. Give this one a whirl, it is truly a refreshing treat even for the biggest of hop heads."

Additional information

SKU B11504
Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1.045

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Low
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style American Wheat Beer, Fruit Beer
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

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J
J.P.
Leineys Spot On Clone

I purchased 3 kits of 5 gallons each. This recipe is so close to Leineys Summer Shandy. OMG. I added a bit more lemon extract to my mix because I like it a bit more lemony. Anyway, the balance is great. So happy with this brew. Give it a try.

M
M.M.
Brew this Beer!

I recently moved to all grain brewing and this was my second ever batch. I wanted something light that could be enjoyed by the pool in the sun for summer. Well, this recipe was exactly what I was hoping for. My friends love it. Even those who say "shandy's aren't my thing" all loved it. My wife loved it too and I think she's had more than I have! Nice foamy head and the lemon crystals added just the right amount of flavoring. I kegged this batch and it's almost gone. There's plenty of summer left so I suggest you make this beer. I will definitely brew this one again.

J
J.C.
Great beer.

Great beer. Neighbors loved it too.

J
J.D.

Great beer. Very refreshing during the hot summers, especially after mowing the lawn.

C
C.M.

Easy and good results.

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