Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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2.3/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
It pours a very clear and carbonated straw yellow. A finger of bright white head dwindles gradually to surface film. Lacing scrawls scribble across the inside of the glass.
The aroma is sparse, but not to thin that I can't make out weak malt sweetness, grassy hops, and an unsurprising component of skunk, no doubt thanks to the ill-advised clear bottles. And let's not forget the adjuncts- vague grain and corn.
Upon tasting, a flash of sugary malt is joined by a creamed corn note. These are promptly squashed by a weedy hop element that crisps well but leaves little of anything in its wake. The finish is more of the same, a bit of peppery glow with a dryness that should beg another sip, but doesn't, really.
Light bodied, it doesn't throw any curves, as it flows like malted water, but the carbonation at least lends a little liveliness to the feel.
I tried initially to put out of my mind that it is an A-B product. Then I did my best to forego the Jimmy Buffet connections, of whom I am no fan, especially. And so, I can say, confidently, that this beer is not worthwhile, solely on its own merits, or lack thereof. The low drinkability is chiefly a personal issue, as many A-B products wreak havoc with my digestive tract. And this one is no exception. So now I have one fewer reason to visit Margaritaville. Which I think puts them into negative numbers.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2007 20:20:11 | More by Foxman
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