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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,289 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 25.86%
Wants: 8
Gots: 78 | 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:
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When i poured the beer into my pint glass it had very little head to it on top of a pale yellow color body. The smell is light of corn and little bit of hops. It has a nice light taste to it, which goes down smooth. Nice mouth feel to it and i think is very drinkable for a summer time beer. I wouldn't drink it all the time but once in a while it would be good.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 02:47:49 | More by chefhatt
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Brent

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

So sad. Targeting the vast market of Parrot Heads, riding the wave of Buffett escapism visions of kicking back on the beach, with just enough Corona overtones to complete the image of the perfect beach beer - how nice if this had turned out to be a nice, crisp lager. Rather than vault the Corona bar, this beer slinks just below it. Rough, corn adjunct flavor, watery body and flat hops finish. Requires a lime to be palatable. I guess that was what they were going for.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 17:34:13 | More by Brent
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured with a surprising good head of dense bubbles of wedding white. Head started at three fingers, but fizzled down to a donut looking covering. Lace slides down the side of the glass as fast as it is placed. This brew presents a very light amber color, rating a SRM 3 on the beer color chart. The beer smells like wet straw and a breeze of sweet malt. Tastes much like it smells; malt, corn, and just a little lime. Very little feeling in the mouth, watery and little else. Heard this was quite good, but I wouldn't serve this to those who like a flavorful beer, but still it is a bit better than most domestics.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 20:50:25 | More by beerprovedwright
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.2/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pale yellow with a one finger white head which disappears immediately. No lacing.

The smell and the taste are both corn dominated. Somewhat sweet. Not much else going on with this beer.

Light bodied, thin, and watery. No need to try this again. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 21:56:53 | More by hardy008
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jamesn80

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a good beer to have on a hot summer day when you're having a barbecue or sitting by the pool. It is light and refreshing and it goes down easy. It has a light golden color similar to Corona. It has a citrusy, lemony smell and taste. It has a watery mouthfeel without a lot of carbonation, which makes it very drinkable. I could easily have 3 of these in one sitting. I would prefer this beer over any other "tropical" beers that I've had. Overall, this is a simple, decent beer that doesn't try to be anything fancy.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 21:58:07 | More by jamesn80
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.9/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

took the kids out to dinner at hooters tonight. now normally i do not order beers when i am there, but this new bottom of the barrel project actually has me ordering things at these places now. three new ones to tick off on the tap lines tonight. served cold in a frosty mug, this one was consumed on 08/21/2010.

the last one of the night for me, i decided to go crazy. so i order this one up and it arrives at the table looking somewhat nice. a nice soo light golden color with a nice two finger head of white foam, hmm. decent i have to say.

but then i smelled it. i am not sure where this beer went, there was little to no aroma. light and i mean light corn and some form of fake citrusy flavor, again not really sure what is going on here. clean, somewhat flat and just rather dull the flavors just never really comes out for me in anyway. it leaves as quickly as it arrives an i never looked back from this one.

overall not really sure what just happened. soo light, it was almost mistaken for water and i should have ordered a tea to be honest.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2010 05:14:02 | More by mikesgroove
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grizzly700

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This I consider a summer beer. Goes down easy with a splash of lime or lemon.To really spice it up add a shot of Tequila..I drink this as an alternative to Corona when don't feel like drinking really expensive beers. It hits the spot every now and then especially on the beach or by the pool..

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 19:10:37 | More by grizzly700
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chicagobill13

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +59.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A great and easy drinking beer in the summer and dreams of hot weather in the fall and winter. It is a lot fresher then most Mexico beers. I love it. I don't care who makes the beer and that should not matter. It comes in 6 packs and 12 pack bottles. I wish it came in cans.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 02:04:11 | More by chicagobill13
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gratedjuice

Maryland

2.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pale gold color and light head

S-citrus smell and alcohol. Nothing unique or special.

T-citrus taste with slight bitter aftertaste. flat, watery, and bland.

M-very lightly carbonated, relatively smooth

D-Well they're easy to drink... but thats about it. There is nothing special about this beer. It reminds me of a crappy Corona. It is generic in just about every way. You might as well buy bud light instead.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 01:19:34 | More by gratedjuice
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theBubba

New York

2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Firstly, I don't understand the comparisons to Corona in previous reviews. Because it's in a clear bottle? It tastes nothing like bitter, skunky overpriced Corona. Tastes more like a Coors with a 1/4 eyedropper of citrus.

That being said, I think big beer marketing clearly rules here. Catchy name, cool translucent label that pulls the right strings-- "Island Style" "Premium" etc. Dunno who brings us this brew, but I suspect it's AB. I was caught, thinking this was a Micro brew, but at eleven bucks a twelve pack I kinda knew it was a corn adjunct beer in a nice package.

Anyway it's a decent summer beer that's nothing special, but impressed those at my recent barbecue who didn't know better. It's got more panache then a rolling rock, thanks to smart marketing. It'll leave your guests thinking better of you than if you loaded the cooler with Keystone Ice.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 03:51:18 | More by theBubba
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz clear bottle, drank at a Hooter's no less...chachy you say? Perhaps. Oh well, I'm hungry and fried pickles are calling my name. $2 special, so fins up bitches! Pour is a crystal clear, medium yellow color. Fast fading white head makes retention and lacing a non-issue...aka there is none.

Nose is cornalicious with a Karo syrupy sweetness pervading the whole thing.

Taste is better than one might imagine, actually not too bad of an AAL. Very clean with just a mild graininess and thats about it. One of the least flavorful, non-light lagers I have ever had...which is not a bad thing, considering that is what they were going for. I've spent two dollars on much worse than this.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 20:16:15 | More by twiggamortis420
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AgentMunky

California

1.83/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: I had to doublecheck to make sure this wasn't water. It's perfectly clear, with only a pale yellow tint to differentiate it from its surroundings. Some small bubble trails. Light head quickly disappears.

S: Flat grain, with a sickly sweet undersmell.

T: Oh. Ugh. Sickly sweet indeed. The main tastes is a cloying thing, vainly whispering of tropical fruit...fruit which now lies rotten and diseased, unused, neglected, and abused. The flavour which might -- in another, kindlier world -- be banana is really just corn. This banana-corn persists, clinging to the mouth. The aftertaste is slightly more palatable, being vaguely spicy (am I dreaming or is this cinnamon? Clove? No, couldn't be.)

M: Corn syrup clings, tempered only by a light carbonation.

D: I couldn't even finish half this beer. Maybe I'm spoiled by Belgians, but this is just bad. The approach to an "Island Style Lager" seems to be to make it taste sweet, but more than this does a beer need. The only good thing about Landshark is the shark fins embossed in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 04:34:30 | More by AgentMunky
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle into dimpled mug, served at around 47 degrees.

A: very pale yellow, minimal head

S: aroma had some hints of citrus, pine and alcohol, nothing special

T: skunky, flat and bitter aftertaste, some spice notes mainly ginger

M: very thin and watery, typical of the style

D: minimal, maybe someone might like it on a hot day

Overall a bad beer. Let's face it it's popular due to Jimmy Buffett's involvement. Brown bottles might help too. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 11:19:55 | More by B967ierhunter177
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

My bottle, procured in small-town Washington state, says "Margaritaville Brewing Co., St. Louis, MO." Are they contracting its western production to AB? Ah, I see that their website pretty much shows that they are owned by the big boys from the Gateway to the West...

This beer pours a clear pale straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, sudsy white head, which leaves some sparse random lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mildly skunky corn grain. The taste is more soft corn grain, some hollow citrus, and a bit of acrid, skunky hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, slick, and somewhat cloying, and it finishes with a echo of citrus and slightly boozy corn, almost like cheap bourbon.

This is definitely a step up from the usual skunkfests from Mexico and the Caribbean, but when you're looking up from the bottom rung, there's still a long way to go 'til daylight...

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 02:22:34 | More by biboergosum
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sunkistxsudafed

New Mexico

3.4/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A- typical adjunct corn yellow

S- not too bad, slight presence of corn, but still way better than other beers in its class.

T- can best be described as a Corona clone. But for some reason i do prefer this one.

M- Thin and carbonated. probably the worst dimension to this so-so beer.

D- easy to drink, especially if you're more a 'strong-beer' drinker. At a BBQ or a get together, i would easily reach for this one in the cooler. not too bad, it is what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 20:39:58 | More by sunkistxsudafed
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DJED69

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When it's 100 degrees out and the Landshark is on ice with lime-def refreshing. You can put back a bunch of these at a BBQ on on the boat.

I prefer this to most Mexican or island beers. Somehow it doesn't have the formers typical skunkyness. Overall, for what it is, Landshark is a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 19:29:04 | More by DJED69
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pale yellow, crystal clear with very slight rising bubbles and a frothy white head that didn't last long.

Seemed to have a slightly grainy or corny smell, but not much else and not much of that.

Doesn't taste too bad but it's not great. Kinda a corona or Mexican style macro lager type taste. Would probably have been better with a slice of lemon or lime.

Mouthfeel is watery and smooth with sweet aftertaste that lingers just a bit.

It's OK, would choose it equally amongst corona or similar beers if nothing else was available, but that's about it. Don't plan to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 23:31:12 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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benlaitman

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- yellow, clear, little carbonation
S- sweet
T- carbonated, citrus/orange/lemon flavor
M- very light, smooth
D- very easy drink, but not out of the ordinary. Was not expecting much but liked the beer. Not the best lager, but not the worst.

This was pretty much an OK summer beer. Good with hot weather and a BBQ (what I had with it).

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 02:02:55 | More by benlaitman
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matjack85

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the "Taste of Chicago" this year. The only choices were Bud, Miller, and Landshark, and at $5.50 a glass (plastic cup actually), I didn't want to spend that on a Budr or a Miller. so I went with the Landshark. Little did I know there wouldn't be that much difference between the three.

The beer was a crystal clear golden/yellow color that didn't make anything but a thin white rim for a head and even that disappeared in under a minute. No lacing.

The smell was pretty typical macro lager - faint malt and corn and even fainter hops.

The only thing I picked up in the taste that I didn't notice in the smell was a bit of lemon flavor. Other than that it tasted like standard macro lager. The malt and corn gave it some sweetness and the citrus hops are used to give it some balance. Not that great but not undrinkable either.

The mouthfeel was thin and watery and because it had only a moderate amount of carbonation, it wasn't all that crisp or refreshing either.

It's plenty drinkable with no foul tastes and a low alcohol content, but I definitely won't be seeking this one out again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2010 23:09:52 | More by matjack85
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kneeland

North Carolina

2.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ever heard the phrase, 'Corona is Mexican pee?' Well if that's pee, than this is pee that's gone bad.

It's got a citrus like taste, almost seems like they added a lime, and then took it out. I don't care much for the appearance either. It's too yellow, looks almost like Mountain Dew.

It's got a cool name, but that can't save this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 01:59:56 | More by kneeland
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LuthersMug

Virginia

2.13/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I partook of this beer over at a friend's house. I thought the name of the beer was intriguing as it reminded me of my ultimate frisbee days in college. But, like the ultimate frisbee landshark, this beer was also rather unimpressive. The beer poured clear and golden. There was a head right after the pour, but it completely disappeared after a few short moments leaving a rather unimpressive glass. The beer had little flavour. I think the only way to enjoy this one is to get a nice cold glass and drink after a hard workout, making it more of a replenishing fluid, than a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 22:31:32 | More by LuthersMug
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My clear 12 oz bottle was only 3,2% ABV not the 4.7% one, mine was bought in Utah!

My wife and I had spent the day hiking in Bryce Canyon and we stopped at Ruby's Inn to get some supplies, this fell into my basket (along with a few other brews).

This was the first beer of a mini session, sat outside our motel room in bright sunshine I cracked the beer.

Pale golden colour, straw blonde if you like. The white head left lacing on the plastic toothbrush cups I poured the beer into.

A weak grainy/wheaty smell tried to make an impression, but failed. The taste was typical lagerish and refreshing.

This isn't a world beating lager by any standards, but it was an ideal thirst quencher and my notes told me to give in an overal score of around 4, so I have!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 04:27:22 | More by BlackHaddock
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This light beer has all the attributes of a classic lager -- pale. golden appearance and an easygoing flavor profile that's more on the malty side. The clean, crisp taste compares more than favorably to Corona, so summer beer fans looking for a light and tasty alternative to the more mainstream "light" "beers" should find Landshark ultimately satisfying. I say give this one a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 02:26:09 | More by secondtooth
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flanmedic51

Maine

3.43/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack from the local grocery store.

Yellow corn color but with clarity, pours w 1" white head that dissapates and white lacing remains.

Smells of corn and cut grass and a bit bready. Similar to Corona but lacks the skunkiness that turns me off to Corona.

Taste very close to Corona but still lacks the skunkiness. I dropped a wedge of lime into it. Drinks easy and just a good lager for a hot summer day. Really nothing too special about it but it tastes good...better than a CL or BL and quenches thirst. Again, if you want a light lager or a good summer-type beer kicking around, this is a good one to have. It's Corona-esque but without it tasting like a skunk popped a squat in it. I'll keep a few stocked this summer along w my Sam Summer's, etc.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 13:21:07 | More by flanmedic51
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a "hot weather thirst quencher beer"-- think of the kind you can pour and quaff down several when you really don't care about the ultimate brew craft involved. You don't care about the distinct flavor or its beer brewing craft characteristics. You might also serve this at a party where the guests couldn't tell one beer from another.

In total-- this beer is a bland American "big commercial brewery" style light lager.

I may wind up sampling it several times because I'll have forgotten that I've ever tried it.

One good thing I can say is that the drinkability is good. Relatively low ABV and probably a good thirst quencher served ice cold.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 22:01:48 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.