We tend to shy away from pre-made drinks of any kind -- Budweiser's Lime-O-Rita taught us that lesson -- but when it comes to shandies, some beer companies are doing it right. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is the most popular pre-made shandy on the market, but we wanted to see what else was out there. So we did what we always do: Set up a blind tasting of all the shandies we could find.
We gathered a group of editors, served them shandies in unlabeled cups, and got them to write down the first thing that came to their minds. We found that lemon + beer can taste so many different ways, all of them surprisingly palatable. Here's what worked and what didn't, in order from best to worst:
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