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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
62
poor

1,343 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 1,343
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007)
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alkemy

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

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

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +68.4%

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.

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

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -5.7%

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

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

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

New York

2.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

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

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

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

Colorado

2.33/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

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

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

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

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev +41.8%

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.

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

New York

3.28/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

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

California

3.48/5  rDev +32.3%

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...

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

Mississippi

2.98/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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

Virginia

2.48/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

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

Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev -20.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -13.3%

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!

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

Rhode Island

2.3/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

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

New York

1.65/5  rDev -37.3%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev +21.7%

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

Visual:
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.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Overall:
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.

Cheers!

09-06-2009 17:38:44 | More by dbmcrorie
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OzarkElmo

Missouri

2.4/5  rDev -8.7%

Enjoyed a few at suggestion of fellow golfer after a round. Pours a clear light golden with littl head. Just not much to this beer, thin body, not much taste. Refreshing on a warm/hot day. A bit too carbonated for my taste. No malt or hop flavor comes through at all. Just a bland offering - I'll pass.

09-06-2009 03:10:03 | More by OzarkElmo
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witster18

Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev +15.2%

Let's not beat around the bush here. This is NOT a craft brew that you should seek out. It's also a bit overpriced @ 8bux a six.

This is a fine little lawnmower brew if it weren't for the price. Easy drinkin. I could pound a six in about 10 minutes if I wanted to. The color is interesting... deep yellow gold. The head is there. A little less grainy and alcohol bite than a Corona but still very similiar. There's a hint of lime that isn't overdone or unpleasant. This is basically a watered down lime twist version of a decent craft lager. I was surprised actually as the adjuncts/grains etc don't show any ill effects here. There's just simply not much to it to warrant the price but the women WOULD LOVE this brew.. or if you're in a drinking contest this would be a killer speed brew... like Mothership Wit in that you can really pound it easily. The carbonation is prominant but not too cocacola strong and the sweetness of the brew along with the tartness of the lime is a nice balance of flavors... I'd like a hop pine but nowhere to be found. a blazah blah beer that is actually much prefered by me over the other macro lagers if it weren't for the extra 2 bucks... but if I'm spending 8 bux a six I'm probably looking elsewhere.. but maybe underrated here.

easy drinker... not a flavorful cat... good mass quantity brew.

08-31-2009 16:57:49 | More by witster18
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.4/5  rDev +29.3%

Poured a light yellow color with good carbonation and a small white head. Nose is rather balnd and weak but managed to smeel grains, malts. Taste is oretty much grains, adjuncts,little bit of light citrus and a weak hop, malt billet. Mouthfeel is light, tasteless but smoother better than most of this style. While this beer iss rated low I believe it is rated low in comparison to other craft beers. For the style, consideringts competition is much worse this beer is ok.

08-29-2009 02:44:12 | More by barleywinefiend
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John_M

Oregon

1.68/5  rDev -36.1%

Was with a friend who was complaining that the Victory wheat beer she was drinking seemed to completely lack flavor. Searching through the draft list at Max's, I came upon a beer that I thought would truly demonstrate what a flavorless beer tastes like. I'm happy to say that Landshark didn't disappoint, as my friend acknowledged (the wheat beer, while on the light side, was considerably more flavorful then this swill).

Much to my surprise, Landshark poured a pale gold color, but with impressive head retention and even decent lacing. Could this actually be a halfway decent macro lager???

Unfortunately, the appearance of this beer was by far and away it's most attractive attribute. On the nose, I got a flat out bizarre aroma of lavendar and chlorinated water. Initially I thought perhaps I was smelling someone's lotion or cologne, but alas, the smell was coming from the nasty beer in front of me. On the palate, there is virtually no flavor in this beer. At most I get sort of a vague, soft, pasty flavor, that quickly evaporates into a watery finish. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and it's probably stupid to even discuss drinkability with a beer like this.

Absolute swill. No way I'll ever get this crap again, even as a joke.

08-14-2009 12:57:17 | More by John_M
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +30.4%

Appearance: Pale golden color and quite clear.

Smell: A fair malt aroma with little hints of hops. It has a very pleasant smell while not being terribly strong.

Taste: Similar to the smell, it was nice and sweet with a fair flavor of hops. Very smooth and crisp.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, but not too bad of a body.

Drinkability: I found this to be quite good. It is certainly one of the better Adjunct Lagers I've ever had and is well worth a try.

08-09-2009 19:44:57 | More by civilizedpsycho
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Rayek

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -6.8%

On-tap at Billy's Inn in Denver, CO. Served in a chilled mug. Thankfully, my waiter asked if I wanted a lime rather than simply bringing it with one.

S: Starts out well enough. Pale gold with nice clarity. A small and foamy white cap rests on top. It has decent retention and leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Fruity sums it up. Lemons, apples and even a hint of bubblegum. Interesting, if nothing else.

T: Run of the mill flavor wise. Starts out with a plywood like flavor that didn't impress me. A floral bitterness follows with more of the apple and lemon from the nose. The beer dries out in the finish as the plywood flavor returns for a second act.

M: The light body feels fluffy and soft.

D: Well, it's very light and has a low ABV, so that must be worth something. A friend and I both ordered this on a whim and reached similar conclusions. We thought that the beer was too light and lacking in flavor. And in my mind, the flavor that was there was severely lacking. Landshark isn't a terrible beer, per se. Just not a good one.

08-02-2009 22:34:33 | More by Rayek
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 1,343 ratings.