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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 1124
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 25.67%

Brewed by:
Margaritaville Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007)
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Photo of BoozySmurf


3.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed 4/12/14 at my daughter's birthday party. Servied in a long neck bottle with a lime wedge. Similar in appearance to Corona, but no skunky aroma. Taste has no off flavors as well. Slightly malty, and lime flavor of course. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and lower carbonation than average for the style. Overall its just a smooth, easy drinking lager that fit well with the scene, and great weather.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 14:09:25 | More by BoozySmurf
Photo of awillick

New York

2.34/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

It's very light--I'll give it that. Good for mass-consumption at an outdoor concert. But whereas Corona can hold up as being relatively flavorless as a refreshing summery beer, this one has that extra aftertaste of metallic unpleasantness that really makes this beer a smart one to miss. Don't bother.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 02:31:49 | More by awillick
Photo of WhiteHillsStore


2.24/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Nothing too amazing to report. Basically a corona with different packaging. Smell and taste were a bit skunky and it was light in both mouthfeel and appearance. It's popular due to availability and price and maybe a little from Buffet recognition. Overall you could pass this one by and not really miss anything.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 20:45:01 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Photo of Joyful_Guardian


3.68/5  rDev +41%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Similar to Corona, golden yellow, little head

S: Very little to smell. Mild corn smell

T: Slight sweet edge, hoppy bitterness in aftertaste.

M: very drinkable. Not too carbonated, slightly creamy but still crisper than similar beers (e.g. corona)

My favorite summer beer. A bit over priced, but worth it to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:28:06 | More by Joyful_Guardian
Photo of RyanPoff


2.28/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I was gifted a six pack of this tonight for helping fix a friend's computer.

A: Drank right out of the bottle. Clear, dark yellow, like dehydrated urine. Standard for the "Mexican" style beers like Corona.

S: Some grass and corn. Little to nothing really.

T: A bit better than the smell. Grass, corn, hay. Not a lot here, but relatively neutral and would be fine on a lake or a hot summer day. Clean aftertaste.

M: Very light, drinkable, fresh and well carbonated. Decent mouthfeel.

This is drinkable, but a notch below other beers of this type like Modelo Especial and Corona. I wouldn't buy it out of my money, but it is decent enough to drink if it's free.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:10:22 | More by RyanPoff
Photo of metter98

New York

2.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a narrow collar around the edge and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: It's very difficult to pick up any smell in the nose—only very faint aromas of corn are present.
T: The taste has a little stronger flavors compared to the smell with light notes of corn and a slight amount of bitterness. No sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't very flavorful, but it does manage to have a slight amount of bitterness to mask any sweetness from the malts. While not very exciting, it is rather drinkable.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 02:03:12 | More by metter98
Photo of Ryan_Graham


1.73/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Light yellow urine color in a clear bottle. Almost no head or lacing. It smells a lot like Corona. Tastes like it too. It's a little sweeter than Corona. Leaves a corny aftertaste that's a little sour. It's a pretty bad beer. It's not like I would turn it down if it was the last beer left but I don't think I'd buy it again. At least not on purpose.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:16:58 | More by Ryan_Graham
Photo of Darkmagus82


2.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an amber color with tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew, creating a two finger pure white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a rather persistent white foam on the top of the brew and a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest of a corn smell mixed with some malty aromas of a cracker nature. Some light herbal smells as well as a little bit of stale grain smell are there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather light biscuit and cracker flavor mixed with some flavors of a corn sweetness. These flavors create a base, lasting throughout the entire taste. Along with these flavors, comes some flavors of a light citrus nature more toward the middle to the end. The flavors overall remain relatively light throughout the taste and are joined by a bit of a papery and metallic taste at the end, to leave a rather thin, yet somewhat smooth corny and metallic flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both are good for the somewhat weak and/or off flavors of the brew and make it more refreshing and easy drinking then it otherwise would be.

Overall – Well nothing too exciting or exceptional here. An alright brew for tailgating or other activities where you really won’t appreciate what you are drinking, but if you want something more for flavor/deliciousness then you may want to pass on this one.

Serving type: can

11-12-2013 01:42:33 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of BigMarty1980


2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

In the grand scheme of things Landshark is available all year round but should primarily be drank in the summer. It can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Better than Corona since you don't need to add a lime to it. Originally had on tap in Key West in Margaritaville, but better out of a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 12:35:08 | More by BigMarty1980
Photo of KYGunner


2.55/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Despite the poor pale yellow coloring the appearance was partially redeemed by a frothy head that left some decent lacing.

The scent was basically absent. It was not offensive because it simply was not really present. A stale malt with water like minerals can be detected.

The flavor seems to be reminiscent of a German Pilsner with cereal maltiness and a bready grain. It's very weak in taste and I'm sure it's so an added lime can meld well.

The feel is very crisp, very easy but it has a metallic aftertaste and an actual tinny touch on the tongue.

Created for the beach and a lime this lager is not meant for straight drinking and it should not be.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2013 02:54:10 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Damian


3.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Sav-Mor Liquors, Medford, MA
Served in a pint glass

A one-inch tall, bright white crown topped the brassy colored liquid. The head slowly faded to a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing clung to the glass.

The nose was decent. Grainy malts dominated. Some light, candy-like sweetness. A crisp, powdery, lager yeast quality was noticeable as well.

The flavor profile was respectable and quite similar to the aroma. Grainy malts were most apparent. Somewhat sweet on the front end. Crisp, slightly lemony and tart in the center. The finish tasted adjunct ridden however. Some skunk came through initially but it dissipated with time.

The mouthfeel was extremely light and airy. I found the overtly bubbly, aggressive carbonation annoying.

I have an intense disdain for Jimmy Buffet and everything that he stands for, and I really wanted to hate this beer as well. Unfortunately for me, it seemed pretty decent for the style. This might not be a bad beer to have at the beach on a hot day. Then again, there are so many better options out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 02:54:02 | More by Damian
Photo of jesster64

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really wanted to enjoy this beer but the first whiff of skunky aroma turned me off right away. Nothing special about it exept for the marketing. Who wouldn't want a landshark advertising surfboard. I will not be buying it again. Add a little lime to it to make it palatable for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 04:20:28 | More by jesster64
Photo of Bitterbill


2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Part of a mixed 6 pack.

A- clear straw colour, large head of foam that quickly shrinks, little lacing to be had.

S- grainy and light struck...thanks to the clear bottle.

T- grainy, semi sweetness of corn, little bitterness but what's there doesn't help.

M- thin and watery mouthfeel.

O- thank goodness for mixed 6ers. I could not drink another 5 bottles; this "1" is more than enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 16:28:40 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of StoutHunter


2.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I got a bottle of Margaritaville's Langshark Lager as a freebie left in my fridge after having some friends over for a bbq last weekend, I have had this beer before and I thought it wasn't that great and it was pretty similar to Corona, but it's been a long time since I have had one and since it was a freebie so I thought I would give it a quick review, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a clear 12 bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The bottle looks ok, it's got a nice clean look to it, but I'm never a fan of beer in clear bottles. It poured a very clear yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and left a little bit of lacing behind. This is a pretty average looking AAL, the head and lacing were better than expected..

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a pretty heavy skunky aroma that seems to stick out the most and is followed by some sweet malts, creamed corn, and a large amount of stale grain aromas. The aroma wasn't good, the skunky aroma was unwanted and along with the stale grains it stuck out the most.

T- The taste seems to be somewhat similar to the aroma, it starts of with a medium amount of sweetness that takes a on a sweet creamed corn flavor and is followed by a lighter skunky flavor. Up next comes some more corn flavors followed by some sweet and stale malt flavors. On the finish I get a little bit of doughy yeast with hardly any bitterness with a sweet, grain, and corn like aftertaste. The taste wasn't that great, but it was better than the aroma and not as skunky,

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, a little creamy, slightly dry, light bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation that was a little a fizzy. The mouthfeel was ok and fairly true to style.

Overall I wasn't a fan of this beer but I thought it was pretty close to being and average example of the style, this isn't a type of beer I would buy, but there's a good chance I would order one at a mediocre Mexican restaurant. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth, not filling and pretty crisp, but the flavors couldn't hold my attention, one is enough for me and its a little hard to get through the whole bottle without just chugging it to get rid of it. What I liked the most about this beer was the mouthfeel, it wasn't bad and it was fairly true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the aroma, it was way too skunky, but that's what happens when you put a a beer in a clear glass bottle. I wouldn't buy this beer again unless I was out to eat, but even then I would rather order a Negra Modelo, I would recommend this to die heart Corona drinkers but that's it. All in all, this beer is about the same as I remember it, not horrible for the style, but nothing that I enjoy drinking, I think Jimmy Buffet needs to stick to the music and leave the beer to the pros.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 22:46:36 | More by StoutHunter
Photo of MikeyA

New York

1.58/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

When did Coors Light rename itself Landshark Lager?


I need to fill this up to reach the minimum so I'll just say.

When did Coors Light rename itself Landshark Lager?


Absolutely awful.

It might as well be coors mixed with half club soda. So gross.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 22:06:58 | More by MikeyA
Photo of bnes09


2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Transparent lemon color. Soda-like head with minimal retention. Grain and rice aroma. Lots of rice adjuncts in the flavor with hints of malt. Subdued grass and lemon hop. Malt and adjunct flavors dominate. Light bodied and overly carbonated with no texture to enjoy. Overall, subpar but not too far behind other example for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 05:03:43 | More by bnes09
Photo of CrossDresserBoozeHound

New York

1.5/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Looks can deceive. Looked good in the bottle. Poured nicely into my regular glass... Foamed up nicely, foam flattened out at a good rate. The color was very agreeable.

Smells and tastes less than good. Almost putrid/skunky but not quite. I can taste peanuts in it... which do not mesh with the standard beer-notes.

It is possible I had a bad bottle so I will review again next time I do an all-sorts pack from the market.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 03:38:55 | More by CrossDresserBoozeHound
Photo of kilustration


2.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served in a 22oz glass on-tap.

Appearance - Light yellow, little head, weak lacing. Slightly darker than the Miller Lite that was poured and given to the beautiful woman next to me.

Smell - Very weak. Similar to the BMCs but not as offensive.

Taste - A notch above your traditional adjuncts. Again, non offensive.

Mouthfeel - There seems to be a pattern here. Similar to BMCs but better.

Overall - Would not seek out, but would have again if the establishment did not provide a better choice.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 20:01:42 | More by kilustration
Photo of Gorgeous_JR


4.35/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a better version of a Corona. Add a lemon and it may make it a 5 but we didn't have any. Not sure why it gets such a bad rap on here but I enjoyed it. You can drink a lot of it and not feel heavy and the taste is solid and palatable for many servings.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 23:21:18 | More by Gorgeous_JR
Photo of Badger72


2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance - The generic golden color of all mass produced beers like Bud and Miller

Smell - Can't really smell anything

Taste - Watery with a hint of beer.

Mouthfeel - Crisp with no aftertaste

This is my go to beer when I head to the beach because it is a better tasting mass produced beer than the likes of Miller lite, coors, and bud, however, not by much. I am not as snobby to say that it shouldn't even be considered a beer, but it is what it is. For me it is a great beer that is refreshing on a hot day and goes great while playing frisbee or volleyball on the beach. I will continue to buy it because it is cheap and it tastes great on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 14:23:10 | More by Badger72
Photo of TheCondor


2.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't think I am going to write a standard review for this beer. I generally have a format I use for reviews, but I don't want to go through the effort for this brew. Although I don't know. Side poured from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance - Almost transparent yellow, no head, no retention, no lacing. Kinda looks like urine in a glass.

Smell - A tiny bit of grain and corn. Nothing much at all there. I really had to work hard to smell anything.

Taste - Honestly, it doesn't taste like anything much. The smell really gives away the flavor, which is nothing.

Mouthfeel - Water

Overall - There is nothing here! At least Corona smells like a skunk run over. In a blind taste test between this and water I may have a hard time differentiating. Not recommended. I wouldn't ever buy it.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 00:47:38 | More by TheCondor
Photo of jackalish


2.96/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It's a nice 'Corona-like' beer. Extremely light in color, almost watery in appearance.

The head - yeah, nothing there to write home about.

On a hot summer day this would make for a nice thirst quencher. It's not heavy at all, in fact it 's not far off from a lighter tasting Pabst Blue Ribbon but without the corn.

I'm not going to say it's a bad beer because it isn't but you know, it's another Corona clone.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 04:14:36 | More by jackalish
Photo of jjamadorphd


3.01/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Land Shark is a lager that I had high hopes for potential, but fell short of my expectations.

It pours a very appealing shade of yellow out of the bottle with lots of carbonation and a thick head that dissipates quite quickly. It's smell was the normal hops and barley of most lagers - nothing special to mention. Although the beer rolls around my tongue a bit watery (mostly because I have been drinking stronger ales) it has the right amount of carbonation with the distant hint of citrus (lemon?). The taste was thankfully better than I even hoped and so much so, you can end up downing a few of these before you end up realizing you are a bit toasted.

Overall, it's an average lager. I've had better and I've had worse.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 00:35:49 | More by jjamadorphd
Photo of ColdWaffles


1.5/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 oz into a standard pint. This one could be a little old, the old folks were gifted it, and then regifted it to the bottom of their fridge for some one who dared...

Appearance: Surprising nice. Crystal clear, of course, but the head lasted atleast 3 minutes on an aggressive pour. Looks great for the style, though it kind of looks like it's trying too hard to be a Mexican adjunct lager.

Smell: Some of the worst that adjunct lager smell has to offer. Malt, Keystone light, sugar.

Taste: There was "corn" and crap malt up front, which wasn't offensive. That bled into sugar. Lots of sugar. Is this beer soda? I actually gagged on first sip. I don't want to pour this, but I might. This is one of the most offensive adjunct lagers I've ever had. Second gulp let the sugar settle with me a little more. Do people drink this though? Third gulp felt more like a gluten free beer i had earlier with lunch, but that was better. Fourth gulp made me realize how bad this is on the tongue, and how much sucks to smell as it comes to your mouth. This is really unsettling beer.

Mouthfeel: Really light with good moderate carbonation, actually. I'm surprised at how well they had the adjunct mouthfeel down. If this had a taste I could keep in my mouth besides forcing myself to analyze how they did with mouthfeel I may actually recommend it to people who drink the style regularly.

This is like if junk local adjunct tried to make a weird Mexican lager crossover. Mexican lager is already not usually good, this is bad. I think they could save this by investing in better ingredients, but that would probably cut into the profit margin. Also, killing the bottle cost and using a "plain" bottle and label may help cut costs to increase actual quality. While the appearance and mouthfeel are actually not bad, the funk smell and awful taste are bad enough to cut into my overall. This shouldn't be bought. Buy Tecate, Dos Equis or even Corona before this.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 05:05:20 | More by ColdWaffles
Photo of RoamingGnome


3.05/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

LandShark Lager

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pilsener style glass. Served Wisconsin in the garage during winter cold.

A) Light golden, pretty clear, I can watch the game through this. Two fingers of foam settled quickly to a dusting. A little bit of lacing as well.

S) Very very light malt a little bit of whole-grain cereal aroma. A bit of grass as well.

T) A nice grassy bitterness actually, and then it kind of finishes little bit sweet. Not really too sweet, and not artificial. While this lager doesn't have an immense amount of flavor, what it does have is not offensive.

M) This is light bodied, and certainly has a good jolt of carbonation. Really it's crisp and pretty easy drinking. The finish is nice and clean.

O) What can I say, I wasn't disappointed with this one. It's a pretty good lawnmower beer. It is what it is. I would rather drink this, than most other Macro swill.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:14:51 | More by RoamingGnome
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Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.