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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 12
Gots: 155 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The first time I heard about this beer was from a neon light at a restuarant in rural Arizona back in December. I thought it was a regional beer, but to my surprise I later discovered it was an AB product brewed in Florida. Now I can find it in a number of stores, such as Tom's Farm, where I purchased a single bottle. On to the beer:

Pale banana skin yellow in color, the head is fuzzy, bubbly, and holds up adequately. My nose is picking up signs of milled sweet corn and ethanol. Hey, is this a High Life? Could be, as it tastes similar to one, but with some rough edges. Okay at first sip, floral upfront with corn, it turns into boiled corn with bits of hot alcohol poking throguh the cracks. This beer is light in the mouth with a spritzy carbonation.

Passable hot weather brew and a small step above other island lagers. But this beer is not cheap, usually close to $9 a six-pack. Keep this beer cold.

(This review was done outdoors on a warm summer day listening to "Margaritaville".)

DoubleJ, Jul 31, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.35/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a pretty, light yellow in color, like a yellow highlighter, with a nice, big, easy, puffy head.

Smell - The corn here is slightly creamed and hops are completely absent.

Taste - The corn is horribly big at the taste.

Mouthfeel - This one felt pretty good in between the cheeks. It's light-bodied of course but the carbs felt good, not that cheap fizzy carbonation you get with a lot of offerings in this category.

Sinkability - The nasty corn is just too offense to try to plow through 12 full ounces.

RoyalT, May 24, 2012
Photo of JohnLee
4/5  rDev +51.5%

JohnLee, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ccapurso
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

ccapurso, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of hopsleeroy
2.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this while traveling on business. Yellowish beer with whitish head that fizzled quickly. Smelled of very little. NOt much aroma to upgrade or downgrade score. Taste was kind of the same way. It was very cold at first and while cold I thought a cleaner flavor than the usual American Macro. Not much hop bitterness to speak of. But while it warmed it started to have a sulphur aroma and some flavors I did not like. Mouthfeel was fizzy and thin. I added about half a lime when my Shrimp Po Boy showed up and it improved the taste dramatically, but my ratings are without the lime. Overall not a good effort.

hopsleeroy, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of dacubz
3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer isn't going to compete with any quality beers but it is a decent mild lager. If you're looking for a unique beer, avoid it, but if you want a refreshing beer, it works.

The smell of Landshark is good, in spite of being in a clear bottle, I've had imports that smell like a family of skunks died in the bottle, this one is good, and the taste is decent too. If you want a reasonably priced beer that is better than your average mass produced lager, this beer will fit the bill.

dacubz, May 16, 2010
Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +79.9%

markallmon, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +42%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BigMarty1980
2.79/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

BigMarty1980, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
2.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 onz of beer in clear bottle.

Appearance: Pale yellow color with some white head.

Smells like corn and cooked veggies

Taste; some sweetness,grains and corn,some carbonation in there.(soda-like)

Mouthfeel : Very light body for this beer.

Notes: You have to give some credit to this beer for being brewed to the restaurant. FOr a big chains rest. with their own beer,nice.

BeerDreadz, Sep 04, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

csmartin6, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Lazaro, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Shagator
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of petewheeler
3/5  rDev +13.6%

petewheeler, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Jason, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of merlin48
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle pours a clear and sparkling, pale yellow body that is topped by a minuscle vanilla head. Aroma is stunted, with light notes of corn and a weak suggestion of vague hops. Light body is watery and heavily carbonated. Taste is unremarkable. Some adjunct sweetness and a balancing bitterness that is remotely suggestive of spicy hops. Nothing offensive here but as for an island lager give me a fresh Carib and some conch fritters.

merlin48, Aug 07, 2008
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Mugenlude
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

Jstewart6, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of JC333
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

JC333, Jul 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

Cavanaghty, Apr 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

rhinonau, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +51.5%

wattoclone, Dec 27, 2013
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Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.