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.
-Style: American Wheat Beer/Fruit Beer
-Fermentation Range: 59 - 74F
1-Gallon Extract Kit also available
-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."
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Wheat Beer, Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I was hopeful this would be OK. My wife asked to brew a Shandy. I found this kit and said ok. First taste came during bottling day raw beer. I was pleasantly surprised at the tastes. Once it conditioned I was totally thrilled at the taste. The lemon flavor is not too strong. Friends have been impressed with rendering. Its a keeper. A good summer wheat ale. We like it a lot
Great beer with a hint of citrus. Not overpowering.
Great kit to brew around spring break. Makes a nice summer beer to have ready around Memorial Day. I racked into a secondary halfway through and it resulted in a well balanced beer, good clarity, and subtle lemon flavor. Would brew again.
Very light summer brew excellent
This is a simple summer beer. Very easy to brew and it has a nice clean flavor with a hint of lemon. As others have commented, do not expect a strong lemon flavor, it is very subtle.