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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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1,551 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 26.62%
Wants: 15
Gots: 217 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007

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Ratings: 1,551 | Reviews: 447
Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
2.72/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - This clear golden brew comes in a glass bottle that could cause serious skunkage, and throws up a fizzy and short lived bone white head. No real lace to speak of, but head retention is slightly better than other pale lagers.

S - Corn tortillas with salt. Cornbread malt profile with a very light peppery hop note. This does a better job approximating a real pilsener than some other macro "pilseners," but it still smells like loads of adjucts.

T - Biscuity and peppery. Very much in the vein of a lighter German pils. I'm really surprised by how different this is from what I was expecting. I thought that this would be another Mexican, Bahamian, macro beach beer but this shows a bit more character than others. It's still pretty light and corny, but it does have some saaz hop characteristics and a nice firm bicsuity malt backbone.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated. The finish is pretty sweet, and that kills the whole German pils vibe that this beer almost has going for it.

D - This is a step above typical beach party clear golden lagers, but it's really nothing special. I would gladly drink a few of these Corona killers on a scorching day at the beach, but I probably wouldn't buy this intentionally. This sample was kindly provided to me by the husband of a lady that I work with...I have a reputation at work as "the beer guy," and he graciously sent one of these to work with his wife for me to try (at home of course).

More User Reviews:
Photo of SteveJeremy
1.84/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Landshark Lager was a light-bodied disappointment and, yes, I actually had some solid expectations. Ostensibly, I was expecting something of a lighter lager with tones of flavorful lime and refreshing hops, something I could easily down on one of these summer nights. Unfortunately, this is one of the most unremarkable beers I've tried in a while. The flavor is indicative of extreme amounts of corn and cheap grains, so much so that the "Margarittaville Brewing Company" label couldn't be further from an idea of what the final product actually tastes like. It is beyond and bland and almost entirely tasteless outside of overpowering corn. To make matters worse, my bottle wasn't as chilled as it could've been, which proved bad for about the first nine or ten ounces but detrimental and nearly undrinkable for the remaining two or so. For the brewing company's bestselling, most mainstream beer, it's surely a miserably tasteless and needless offering.

Photo of RoyalT
2.39/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of JohnLee
4/5  rDev +52.1%

Photo of ccapurso
1.5/5  rDev -43%

Photo of hopsleeroy
2.23/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dacubz
3.16/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +80.6%

Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of BigMarty1980
2.77/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of BeerDreadz
2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of csmartin6
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Lazaro
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Shagator
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Doomcifer
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of petewheeler
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Jason
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of merlin48
2.13/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of dcevans
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Mugenlude
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Jstewart6
3.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Photo of JC333
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2/5  rDev -24%

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Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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