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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,249 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 25.86%
Wants: 7
Gots: 57 | 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.

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Photo of oldbarrel


2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Typical piss-yellow beer.

Pour: Half inch head, vanishes quickly.

Smell: At first crisp and citrusy, then finishes skunky like Corona.

Taste: Bitter at first, then finishes with light citrus then malt.

Mouthfeel: Like Soda pop.

Drinkability: You'll get tired of this after 2 of 3.

Overall: The first time I had this I really liked it, I don't know why. The Second time: son, I was disappoint. This beer does nothing to stand out beyond other light summer lagers. I wont buy this again. If I want a cheepie for a summer BBQ, I'll grab a Sapporo, Dos Equis or a Red Stripe before this.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 01:36:39 | More by oldbarrel
Photo of bigbluebeerguy


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

Typical clear,golden yellow with very little head and zero lacing.

Not much in the scent, a little citrus.

Taste was average, seems to have almost a little lemon zest to it.

Very carbonated and crisp.

I usually keep some of this around for some of my less adventurous friends. Would be OK doing the yardwork, but I agree with a previous review--I'll just pick up some Rolling Rock to fill the yardwork need.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 02:39:13 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of david18

New York

2.38/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had never heard of this beer but, since i never heard of it and thus thought it might be interesting had much higher expectations of it.

My wife had this on draft and it was totally uninteresting. Yellow, fizzy, nothing outstanding. Good for a hot day but really not worth much.

However, see my bottle review.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2010 21:39:56 | More by david18
Photo of taigor

New York

2.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured clear yellow color with minimal head that dissipated very quickly leaving no lacing around the glass.

S - Mostly grains and malt with slight hint of corn sweetness.

T - Very simple and straightforward grains but very watered down.

M - Very light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Would not drink it again and wouldnt recommend it to anyone I like.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2010 12:26:41 | More by taigor
Photo of stakem


3.03/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very light yellow color that is very clear with less than a finger of white head that receeds very fast. It is almost comical how once the bottle is cracked open, big bubbles of carbination race out of the solution. Strangely enough, if you look close there are small particles that are stuck in suspension and look like little fuzzers and pieces of stuff that does not resemble yeast...hmmm wonder what that is. Aroma has some sulfur notes and a bit of citrus and something reminding me of bubblegum. Taste is mildly citrusy with a very thin body and lots of carb with a crisp finish. Everything about it is your typical american adjunct except for the fruit/citrus factor which maybe is the "island lager" aspect of it. This isn't a type of beer that I would get thirsty for and go out of my way for, but I would drink a few after cutting the grass or doing yard work.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 01:04:32 | More by stakem
Photo of buschbeer


2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this crap into a pint glass to an inch of white head. It is yellow in color. It kind of captures that Corona "skunk" smell. It also smells like a tyipal adjuct lager, sweet malt. It tastes a little better than it smells but not much. I would rank it a little higher than Corona but that isn't much of a compliment.


Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 22:05:47 | More by buschbeer
Photo of alkemy


3.28/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Insert standard "clear, pale straw yellow pour." Head retention is nil, but it does have quite a bit of carbonation rising from beneath. Smell's a hair on the skunky side and also smells very sweet. Goes down with ease and is a much better choice in August than January here in Ohio. I'd rather save a couple bucks and have sixer of Rolling Rock.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 00:10:44 | More by alkemy
Photo of kdawg105


4.43/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers because it is all around great. From a bottle the apperance is very nice. The smell is hoppy with a little grass hints. The taste to me is great. It has a very crisp taste and a easy going mouthfeel. It is quite carbonated but it doesn't make the mouthfeel unberable. To the drinkablitly is great it goes down smooth and will defintley do the trick in my opinion one of the best island brews that brewed here in the states.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 06:49:29 | More by kdawg105
Photo of tjd112

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this into my Flying Fish pint glass. The beer is a piss yellow colour, reminds me of Corona a bit, fizzy white head with some lacing, smells of burnt corn and some skunk, tastes of burnt corn with a little bit of citrus. Refreshingly smooth and crisp carbonation. This is a beer I would only drink if desperate and in 90+ degree weather

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 16:46:13 | More by tjd112
Photo of Brenden


2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had low expectations with this one, especially given the sickly pale look of it. At least I wasn't disappointed.

The color is, as previously stated, a sickly pale yellow. A less than sturdy little off-white head sits on top and leaves a fizzy head of foam after less than a minute, and no lacing is left on the glass.
The aroma is like corn flakes with an artificial and unpleasant corny sweetness to it. There's not much else, although I may detect a light note of yeast and the typical vegetable funk, though lighter than in many macros.
The taste follows suit, and the corn sweetness mixes with a chemical cleaner flavor that shouldn't be in anything consumed by man. There is a light note of citrus.
This is incredibly thin, but, like most of its style, is crisp. As long as it's cold, I could see it being refreshing for someone who could tolerate the taste. Carbonation is moderate.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 20:23:11 | More by Brenden
Photo of SkunkWorks

New York

2.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had these at a friends house. For some reason, I actually poured mine into a glass. Slight foamy head, pretty much looking like a Corona. Left behind a lot of lacing for an adjunct. Smells like an adjunct and tastes like one too. Easy to drink though and tastes remarkably similar to a BMC. Oh wow! Turns out Budweiser owns Margaritaville Brewing. What a surprise. Luckily, it didn't taste skunked, which surprised me given the clear bottling. Overall, very boring and not strong enough to get you drunk without downing lots of them. Cool packaging though. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 08:46:31 | More by SkunkWorks
Photo of kegger22


2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Landshark is a light yellow in color with a one finger, white head that rapidly dissipates to a collar. The aroma is that sweet corn smell with a taint of the skunk. The taste is typical of a lager, sweet malt and grain, but relatively harmless (bland). The mouth feel is light bodied, watery and barely sufficient carbonation. Drinkability is good for this inoffensive beer.

Landshark is an adequate lager, nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 19:04:51 | More by kegger22
Photo of SamN


2.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz'er from the back of the fridge, poured into a tumbler. Fins up!

A- Yellow, bubbly beer that pours with a nice head, but it does not stick around for more than a few seconds. Sort of pale, but color betters in the light.

S- Corn smelling and barely any hops. Completely without depth of aroma. Could be confused for any number of other American adjuncts. Boring and commonplace.

T- Slightly sweet beer, with a strange, billowing flavor that quickly overpowers the sweetness, metallic tones. Again, very flat, simple tasting. Fairly refreshing, as it closely resembles plain tap water.

M- Crisp carbonation, but decently smooth and nicely filled body, for a American macro lager.

D- Average drinkability; good for cooling down after playing football in August, but utterly lacking in redeeming features that would make me take this over a PBR or Coors original.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 19:14:47 | More by SamN
Photo of BBri

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A good summer beer. Poured slightly dark for the style with a one finger head that actually stuck around. Smell is light and crisp with a hint of citrus sweetness. Taste is good but it's a little watery. Great for a summer picinic with friends, lounging at the pool or on the beach. Gotta be in the right frame of mind for this one! Put on some Buffet music and lounge! A good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 15:12:43 | More by BBri
Photo of corby112


2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright golden yellow color with some ripe banana hues. Surprisingly opaque for the style with a one finger frothy white head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. No lacing.

Slightly bready yeast aroma with some subtle hops but not much else. Pretty bland smelling.

Fuller bodied than I expected for the style. Bready yeast notes with some slight crisp light fruit notes and a very subtle hop presence in the finish. Not very interesting but at the same time not offensive. Much better than I thought it would be and it goes down very smooth. Very drinkable decent version of a style that is generally putrid.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 13:41:07 | More by corby112
Photo of JimmyK77


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

My expectations for this was that it would be a cheap corona knockoff. After trying it a few times, and to my surprize, I prefer this to corona. Its pale, fizzy, very light flavored with little hop aroma. But that's what its supposed to be. What I found appealing was that - instead of the trademark 'skunk' flavor of corona - Landshark actually has a light fruitiness in the background. Throw that lime away, this is real refreshment.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 20:01:15 | More by JimmyK77
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.28/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a crisp, clean pilsner malt and adjunct scent with little to no hop aroma and a dry lager yeast smell. It's nothing spectacular, but it's true to style. The taste is average. It has a smooth, pilsner flavor with a bit less malt character. It's weak in nature, thus the quaffability. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's not a craft brew, but it's one hell of a hot weather beer, just like it was intended.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 21:14:56 | More by WesWes
Photo of Bajasith


3.48/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer to have if you are out-side cooking some carne asada or at the beach. Clear bottle and golden color makes this beer attractive... This mild brew goes down smooth with slight hops aftertaste but very enjoyable... I like my brews with a slight kick and this beer lacks that... Would much rather have this one than a Budlight for sure...

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 23:48:29 | More by Bajasith
Photo of Sheeeeeeep


2.98/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyable beer with a nice bite to it. Not exceptional. Prefer it on hot days. Considered a "Beach Beer" and completely trounces Corona and is slightly better than Dos Equis. Not a 4/5, but highly drinkable.

Nice color. Gold/High Yellow.

Decent mouth feel. Slight bite to the carbonation. Very light on the stomach.

Not a first choice, but in my limited location, I go for it fairly consistently.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 22:30:10 | More by Sheeeeeeep
Photo of michaelc916


2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Very much an American version of Coraona but not as dry. perhaps a bit higher alcohol content? If you are looking for a good swill beach/golfcourse beer this could be it. Lacking on so many levels, but I suppose it has it's place.

This is a very drinkable lager, but there just is not enough there to get me to buy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 18:48:39 | More by michaelc916
Photo of cgstarry


2.1/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had high hopes for this beer and tried it at a local pool hall. It seemed like an unnecessarily astringent version of a light lager.

The smell is unpleasant. Vapory and astringent.

The mouthfeel was watery and the finish bitter in an unpleasant, non-hoppy way. Carbonated dish water with a small dose of vinegar is what comes to mind.

This is too bad because I love the logo and the bottle is attractive.

Thinking this was a fluke "bad bottle" I gave it another try at another location and had the exact same impressions. I will not be buying this stuff again.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2009 16:01:02 | More by cgstarry
Photo of crhensel

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing overly impressive in any way. Basically this is American Corona. Great for a slightly darker alternative in the mass produced ballpark swill market. The one bright point is it does go down easier and with a little more flavor than some others. Good with a nice, large helping of hot wings!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 20:47:39 | More by crhensel
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On-tap 9/13/09, poured from a pitcher into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light but bready malts, corn and other adjuncts with a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is likewise bready with flavors of grain, corn and adjuncts, although there isn't as much adjunct & malt sweetness as most other beers in the style. The hops presence is very mild as you would expect. The after-taste is also bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down quite easily since there's not much to it, not filling at all, mild kick, it's obvious that this beer targeted to the masses as a poundable easy-drinking beer just like your standard fizzy-yellow-beers and it fits that segment well. However, it's not the most inexpensive nor is it the best tasting FYB that I've had. So even if I wanted an FYB, I would not choose this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2009 19:56:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of Amalak

New York

1.65/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Gold, American lager style. Big bubbly head with good lacing and some bubbles.

S- Smells like an AMerican Macro.

T- Ugh. I want to like this because I like Jimmy Buffett but this is not a beer, it's bitter flavored water. No better than any American Macro, and I would take Bud, Coors or Miller over this.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 20:21:12 | More by Amalak
Photo of dbmcrorie


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

On tap in the Alaska Airlines board room in the Seattle Airport. Standard tumbler pint glass (chilled).

Clear, pale straw gold body with fine white head. Decent lacing after a few sips, but no real head or retention. Lots of champagne-like bubbles.

A first whiff reveals straw-like grain and husk. Little to no distinguishable malt profiles other than cereal and grain. After a few more sniffs, a light lager crispness opens up hints of citrusy fruit. It's in there, somewhere. It just takes a second of patience to notice it.

Unfortunately lacking. A bit watery and bland overall in the flavor department. However, a light body and crisp mouthfeel turn that simplicity into a surprisingly drinkable brew. There is a slight fruitiness somewhere in the palate, but is lost in the grainy malt. No hop presence other than faint citrus in the clean finish. Cereal/grain aftertaste.

Not amazing or outstanding, but drinkable nonetheless. Decent substitution for a Bud Light or Corona. Makes me wish I was on a beach.
Could stand up decently against peppery/spicy cuisine like Mexican or Indian, as well as barbecue. But could also go perfectly with a single slice of lime. Your choice.


Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2009 17:38:44 | More by dbmcrorie
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.