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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,342 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,342
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 26.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 96 | 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 elNopalero


1.43/5  rDev -45.6%

From Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville? As if such a place existed. One more lousy, fizzy, mass produced lager. Sold in clear glass bottles so as to insure skunking. Pours clear. Thin bodied. Awful finish. What a waste of resources. Pouring down the drain might cause water pollution. Puts the VILE in Margaritaville. [eh! Even the puns are lousy with this one.]

09-16-2011 18:22:54 | More by elNopalero
Photo of CaptJackHarkness

New York

2.85/5  rDev +8.4%

A middle of the road, light lemon yellow, blah lager with a decent head. Citrusy, crisp, will quench a thirst, but so does Gatorade; MUST DRINK ICE COLD ! When it warms up it transforms into a witches brew of tinny metallic flavors.

Since I need 20 more characters for this review, do not insult Jimmy Buffet by playing "Margaritaville" when trying this!

09-06-2011 00:04:25 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Photo of Mebuzzard


2.03/5  rDev -22.8%

why do I do this to myself? I try to sample all kinds of beer, thinking that maybe some brewer somewhere has something unique or interesting twists. Not so here.

Ok, so it looks alright. Pale yellow, big foam.

Horrid aroma. Just shy of gagging. Old corn, sugar, and burnt tin foil. Arsenic? Jeez

Tastes the same as the nose. Although not as salient. It's cold, and that's good. I don't want to try this warm. Sweet, corn, stale malt, old sock. Drain pour

08-28-2011 18:15:30 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -18.3%

A below average American adjunct lager.

It goes down easy and is a good thirst quencher if served ice cold.
And I have to admit, I like the packaging.

Those are the only two things this beer has going for it.

Once it warms up, the yucky flavors come through.

Makes no sense to buy this when Miller, Rolling Rock and Coors Light are so much cheaper.

08-26-2011 03:53:46 | More by JohnFatAss
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -43%

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color lager with a small fizzy head with almost no retention. Aroma consists of light corn adjunct. Taste is dominated by lightly sweet adjunct with almost no other discernable characteristics. Body is quiet watery with average carbonation. This one was a very light and watery version of a macro.

08-23-2011 19:36:04 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of woodychandler


2.55/5  rDev -3%

Dang, I CAN't believe how quick some people are! I just picked up a four-pack in CANs while on a week-and-a-half trip to BAL and DC and just sat down to review it, but I am not the first to do so from a CAN. The CANQuest (TM) is not easily impressed, but for those who beat me to the punch, CANgratulations!

From the CAN: "Hesmisphere Danger"; "Fins Up!"; "Welcome to Fin Land Tour 2011"; "Island Style Lager"; "Limited Edition 16 oz. C[AN]".

That last always puts me in mind of a lyric from the Sex Pistols' "EMI" - "Limited edition with an unlimited supply". Hee hee. The Crack & Glug was uneventful, but I was reminded of Little CANned Riding Woody: My, what a big head you have! Two-plus fingers of dense, creamy, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a pretty lemon-yellow with lots of CO2 bubbles and NE-quality clarity. Nose was as close to awful as I have put my schnoz near in a while. It smelled like a combination of slilage (fermented corn cobs stored for pig feed in the winter), which I CAN abide in the style, but it also had a metallic twang which makes people think that it was caused by the CAN rather than the brewing process. Mouthfeel was unobtrusive, just better than watery, surprising, given all of thee carbonation in evidence. The taste, however, was not too bad. It was very sweet, like candy that uses corn sugar, but it did not evince the metallic smell I noticed on the nose. It tasted like a sweeter version of a style that I have tasted many, many times over. Finish was moderately sweet, but overall, it was a pretty boring beer. I now wonder which/what island it used as its style so that I CAN avoid visiting there.

08-12-2011 16:58:49 | More by woodychandler
Photo of BEERME528


3.23/5  rDev +22.8%

The taste is fine and I could imagine sipping this all day on the beach. I would for sure get this over a Corona just to be different. I am a big fan of the look and feel of this beer. There wasn't too much head or retention and it looks about the same as a Corona or other macro brews.

08-08-2011 16:44:38 | More by BEERME528
Photo of obrike


2.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Drank a few tall-boy cans at a Round Rock Express Triple A baseball game the other night.

Did not pour into a glass, so I'm giving appearance and smell both a 2...who knows, that may be a bump up.

I'll tell you what, at $2.50 a pop for a 16 oz can at baseball game when it's over 100 degrees outside, I thought it kind of hit the spot. Certainly nothing to write home about, but no ill aftertaste...just a basic, american adjunct lager...

If I poured this into a pint glass and drank it indoors, I would probably give lesser marks...but to be honest, it wasn't all bad under the circumstances. I still think it was better than bud light and coors light as far as the aftertaste was concerned.

08-06-2011 01:50:37 | More by obrike
Photo of dannydetox


2.08/5  rDev -20.9%

I was in the market for a "fizzy, yellow beer" to drink after a day in the sun that came in a clear bottle since I didn't have proper glassware. Wish I would have stuck with the old stand-by, Miller High Life. This tasted like next to nothing - some grain sweetness and less carbonation than I was hoping. Drank from the bottle, so the aromas were almost undetectable..cereal factory smells maybe. I also paid $7 plus tax and crv for these, and I could have almost had a twelver of the champagne for that price. Had one while hiking the next day, and let me tell you that these guys need to be ice cold to get down.

08-04-2011 00:22:43 | More by dannydetox
Photo of Veillantif


2.13/5  rDev -19%

Bought this in 16-oz. cans to go to a pool where glass wasn't allowed.

A: pale, dull yellow. half-inch of head lingers for a few seconds.

S: barely recognizable smell of nickels.

T: dull, just dull.

M: thin and clean, only leaving a bitter, though fortunately faint, aftertaste.

D: I don't know why on earth I would ever buy this again when there are a thousand cheaper lagers at every filling station. I will grant that it doesn't leave me as bloated as, say, Miller or Coors, so given that narrow choice, I'd pick a Landshark. But geez I wouldn't be happy about it.

07-28-2011 04:23:09 | More by Veillantif
Photo of MrVonzipper


2.03/5  rDev -22.8%

Pours that slightly dehydrate urine color like Corona. Translucent with a ton of visible carb. Thick 2 1/2 finger foamy white head with medium retention and solid lacing.

Sour malt on the nose. Smells a little like vomit after a keg stand and a frat party.

Tastes like a standard, boring and typical embarrassment to beer like other adjunct American lagers. No real flavor to speak of. Maybe watered down pale malt.

Light bodied mouth with high carb.

Overall I think it's creative calling this an island lager, because the only time you might want to drink this flavorless embarrassment is if you were stranded on an island for months without water and a fire had ignited in your mouth that needed extinguishing.

07-27-2011 20:19:41 | More by MrVonzipper
Photo of 9InchNails

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

White head disapears immediately. Light straw in color. Boring!

No aroma! None! My girlfriend says it smells like Coors Light.

Does this have taste? Grain, cereal and very light hops when I really search for some flavor.

Light body, medium carbonation, a little dry.

Your typical macro tasting lager. No taste, no smell, nothing special at all. I guess, no smell is better than a horrible smelling beer, the same goes for taste. This is a WEAK lawnmower beer. Drink water.

07-21-2011 09:26:42 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of mdfb79

New York

1.88/5  rDev -28.5%

From 07/02/11 notes.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of corn, bread, grain, light vegetables. Not very good here, but not the worst adjunct lager I've had.

t - Tastes of corn, wheat, grain, light skunkiness, light vegetables. A step down from the nose.

m - Light body and high carbonation. Little bit watery body.

o - Overall not a very good beer, with some light skunkiness in the taste. Seems like a low(er) rent Corona to me. Wouldn't seek it out.

07-08-2011 14:57:57 | More by mdfb79
Photo of happygnome


2.83/5  rDev +7.6%

A: pours a pale golden color with about a quarter inch of white head that disappears quickly leaving a slight amount of lacing on the top of the beer and edge of the glass. There is a lot of carbonation rising to the top

S: adjunct corn malts, crispness from the carbonation, little hop balance

T: sweet adjunct corn malts, no hop presence but there is some balance

M: light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, this beer was left in my fridge by a friend, not the worst beer on earth but not something ill ever buy

07-06-2011 16:24:25 | More by happygnome
Photo of Hopfenpeter


2.73/5  rDev +3.8%

Picked this up in a can at a party. The beer poured a pale yellow with a white head building, but collapsing right away. Little lacing on the glass.
The smell is lemon, lime, little else.
The taste is shallow citrus flavors and little malt. Somewhere there is a grainy flavor, but not much.
A very watery beer, probably meant for hot boat outings on the water . Would not be my choice in a beer store.

07-04-2011 02:29:38 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of stoutmasterjames


2.58/5  rDev -1.9%

A- foamy head, very little retention, pale yellow color

S- citrus notes, not much of a smell

T- lemony light, typical domestic lager finish, not much going on here

M- light body which goes well with the lack of taste

All in all, this is an easy-to-drink light beer probably better suited to cooling you in the summer or getting you drunk than providing you with an exemplary taste experience.

07-04-2011 01:22:43 | More by stoutmasterjames
Photo of OtherShoe2


2.93/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours yellow gold with a big foamy white head, little retention. Nice clarity.

Adjunct corn and grain, some light herbal/green notes.

Adjunct with some strength of flavor. Corny malt with light bitterness in the end. Some boiled/mashed grain leading to a light sour note. Nothing watery though. They put this malt forward at least.

Medium-light in mouthfeel; some decent carbonation.

Not something I'll want again. Has some decent characteristics, but in the end, it its what it is.

07-03-2011 00:31:27 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of SiriusBock


1.65/5  rDev -37.3%

Wow. It almost tastes like a malted beverage made to take on the appearance of beer. It did not have a distinct malt or hop flavor. It seemed overly carbonated. Perhaps that is why it did not have any distinction in taste or smell. I suppose I would reach for this before a wine cooler. Yikes.

07-02-2011 04:44:50 | More by SiriusBock
Photo of kylehay2004


2.73/5  rDev +3.8%

Ok so we all love beer and we want to try as many as we can and enjoy them. Landshark will not receive or deserve an A or a B maybe, however, in its category of "hey dudes! watch this!" category of beer drinkers it is one of the better beers. That being said, it is middle of the road.

It is clear, yellow in color. Minimally bitter but little to no mouthfeel beyond the mild carbonation. Where it beats out Budweiser, Miller etc is the aftertaste isn't as offensive. Much to be desired but not the worst beer in the world.

06-26-2011 02:40:34 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of kagent777


2.85/5  rDev +8.4%

Thanks to my neighbor Daniel for this beer. Once i got home I poured the rest into my goblet from proper tasting.

Appearance: Crystal clear straw yellow with a white head that settled into a thin film of bubbles.

Smell: Husky corn and honey notes with a hint of metallic and earth hops.

Taste: Corn flavor dominate the thin taste. No hops bitterness; no pleasant maltiness. One dimensional and not very good at that.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a decent level of carbonation. The finish is short with some residual sweetness lingering in the aftertaste.

Overall: Probably better than most adjunct lagers, but really that is not saying much.

06-22-2011 04:00:03 | More by kagent777
Photo of CHickman

New York

2.68/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a clear yellow color with a creamy 1 finger white head that faded and left decent spotty lacing; it looked like a fresh urine sample.

Smells of sweet malt, light caramel, corn, grass, light floral hops and grains; smells like a typical macro brew.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, light caramel, corn, grass, light floral hops and grains; basically it's a lager and just OK.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a light body, light carbonation and good drinkability; a light a refreshing beer that basically has no flavor. Pass on this one as it's just plain boring.

06-13-2011 02:24:00 | More by CHickman
Photo of ElCommodoro


3.55/5  rDev +35%

Poured a bright yellow with somewhat of a vanishing white head. It left some lacing, surprisingly.
It smells like light sour malt. I'm scared.
The taste is also sour. However, the malt doesn't have any metallic flavour, nor does it taste like Corona. I'm relieved. It's got a refreshing light body, but a decent, barely detectable malt flavour. For what it is, it is not a bad lager. I'd totally drink this on a beach or a hot day. Why not? It sure beats a Corona or a Heineken.
Mouthfeel is good. It's nice and light, which is the intention.

06-11-2011 01:51:34 | More by ElCommodoro
Photo of IdrinkGas


2.2/5  rDev -16.3%

Drank this one from the cooler and out of the bottle. I've found putting these Adjunt Lagers into a glass actually makes them even less enjoyable.
A: Like water dyed with yellow food coloring.

S: Nothing but skunkiness.

T: Tastes as skunky as the nose would suggest. Not really any discernible flavors except a little corn. Nothing that makes this taste like beer.

M: blah mouthfeel. Very thin. It did have a fair amount of carbonation.

O:I wouldn't mind masking what little flavor this beer has with a lemon or a lime. The only good thing I can say about this beer is that I like it better than Corona.

06-10-2011 19:22:33 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of alenonbeeradv


2.35/5  rDev -10.6%

outta school for the weekend thought id stop and grab some fish tacos. oh and you have beer? a crappy selection with one ive never tried? alright fine.

a - light piss like color (not a good start...) slightly tan? a decent amount of head but a pretty thin consistancy.

s - sweeter malts. stanky like a budweiser (nothing like a fresh hop. lighter and whimpier.

t - a little like a red stripe. more earthy natural notes. not a very clean finish. fades from in your face to a slightly malty aftertaste. low medium carbonation level.

m - no flavor just a quick rush of carbonation. maybe its the hot sauce from the tacos but theres really not much there.

o - meh. ill still stick with the red stripe if there isnt really any other options.

06-09-2011 23:12:12 | More by alenonbeeradv
Photo of afinepilsner


2.55/5  rDev -3%

16oz can

Landshark Lager was pale yellow in color with good clarity. It had a white head with decent retention and lacing The smell was clean with cereal grain and a little sweetness. The taste was light grain and a bit sweet with a touch of hops. The finish was short and dry. It was light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall it's kind of boring, but would be just fine if outside on a hot day.

05-30-2011 21:48:44 | More by afinepilsner
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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