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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,289 Ratings

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007)
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Photo of Soneast


1.73/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear yellow in color, watery head, no lace.

Light hops/yeast, some citrus notes, minimal scent to speak of.

A little bit of citrus, very bland taste with a mild sweet bitterness that I don't think comes from hops.

Watery, high carbonation.

I will never buy this beer. Fortunately the one I tried, I didn't purchase, it was something left over in my parent's refrigerator. It tries to be like Corona and succeeds at being nasty just like Corona. One of only a few beers that I've actually dumped out.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 22:43:46 | More by Soneast
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. It looks like yellow water with a white head. I held a paper up on the other side and was able to read it. This beer is very sweet smelling, nothing I can put my finger on, just sweet. The beer is thin and sweet. Not a whole lot of flavor going on, no bitterness. Because the beer is so thin it is easily drinkable. I woud not buy this beer, ($7 a 6 pack). If you like this style there are better examples at cheaper prices. The only reason I am drinking it is it was left at my house by a friend.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 21:05:01 | More by bonkers
Photo of Biscuit033


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

A: Bright gold with a one finger white head that quickly disappears. There is some spotty lacing but looks like a flat lager.

S: There is a corn and grainy aroma and it is not very clean.

T: There is more flavor than your normal BMC but nothing except sweet grain and corn stand out.

M: Godd carbination, light body, and a sweet aftertaste that is neither crisp not clean.

D: This may be okay with spicy food like wings but otherwise not something I would go back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 22:52:53 | More by Biscuit033
Photo of Offa


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

This seems like a marketing gimmick to me and it is more or less what I expected - simple and uninteresting, but still pleasant to drink with some lasting flavour.

It's straw yellow, just a hair towards being more gold, with a thin, weak white head that quickly dissipates to a thing ring.

The aroma is light grain, sweet apple juice, a hint of grass. Light, basic, but pleasant.

The taste is similar, light, sweet grain and sweet, faintly musty, apple juice, with a grain-corn aftertaste. It has essentially no bitterness - just the barest trace is noticeable. It's soft and pleasant, easy to drink but a bit too sweet and one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 22:45:53 | More by Offa
Photo of n00tz


2.08/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Gold body, bleach white head, minimal carbonation.

S - super light hops, starchy scent. nothing much to it.

T - very light citrus hops. bland flavor, not much to it... I hate to say it, but this tastes like water and hops were just stored next to eachother.

M - clean, watery feeling.

D - as long as Jimmy Buffet is played, there will be a Landshark beer drinker. I'd rather pay the premium for water, myself.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 00:34:54 | More by n00tz
Photo of oriolesfan4


2.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

It's Corona in another bottle.. there's really zero taste difference, plus it's usually a dollar or 2 more than Corona per 12 pack.. which is already pretty pricey! Good if you're on a beach on a hot day but other than that it's pretty bad. Why do people drink stuff like this..

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 00:36:56 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of Hojaminbag


1.7/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Actually looks decent. A big fluffy, airy, white head. Translucent golden body.

The smell is not quite as good as the taste. The typical sweet/corny aromas of a macro lager with some metalic notes.

Taste is about the some really sweet corn flavors with a bad aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery.

I guess you could pound a ton of these if you just wanted to get trashed.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 23:44:41 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of MuddyFeet

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Carbonated yellow water.

Pours the color of melted yellow snow with a white foamy head. Nose is non-existent. Nothing but water. Flavor is more of the same but with some carbonation texture. Really nothing remotely interesting about this beer. I enjoy a cold PBR or Coors Light or Busch Light once in a while but would not drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 18:18:00 | More by MuddyFeet
Photo of Berticus


3.8/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an averagely crafted lager with the essence of an island style lager.
Head retention is a bit better than normal and carbonation is just right.
The smell and taste are better than budweiser for sure but not much different.

This lager is NOT like Corona. It is far better but not at all worth 7 something a six pack. its tho only reason it gets bad reviews. Not worth it.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 22:27:19 | More by Berticus
Photo of dwpiercetx


1.25/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I don't like to put bad reviews out there...but come on, this was horrible. I don't even know why I bought it this when there was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale right next to it. Anyways, I was told that this was the bomb and that it tasted like a refined Corona. Instead of ice cold mexican p***, it was a refined American ice cold p***. Poured flat. Smelled like a honky tonk men's bathroom. Tasted...the same. M/D kinda made me want to gag. Don't buy one or six... don't drink one... and definitely pass on this next great beer. Again, I don't like to give bad reviews but sometimes I have to give credit where credit is not.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 20:56:01 | More by dwpiercetx
Photo of Zadok


2.2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a crystal clear straw color, looks like Bud Light. Half finger head that dissipated quickly.

Can't smell much of anything.

Not much of a taste either, a slight bitterness but not much else.

Mouthfeel is pretty watery with medium carbonation.

Not much going on here, but what would you expect from a Bud Light looking beer in a clear bottle? Too bad I wasted one of my mixer sixer slots.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 01:16:49 | More by Zadok
Photo of sholland119


1.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Boy is this beer wet...

OK, that is the good news. The bad news is everything else.

Pours a very light gold from the skunk-friendly clear glass bottle. Little bit of white head, no lacing at all.

Taste puts the B in bland. A little bit of malt and a whole lot of nothing behind it.

Mouthfeel is fine, carbonation is fine too.

I would, on the whole, resort to drinking something fruity with an unbrella in if this were the only choice.


Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 19:18:09 | More by sholland119
Photo of drpimento


2.28/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Did pour with a decent head and some lace. Aroma? umm guess it didn't smell bad. Pale yellow in color. A very, very mild flavor. Beer. Had some body. Hint of bittersweet. Not much to balance. Carbonation is ok for the style. That's about it. Kind of a yawner.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 02:03:15 | More by drpimento
Photo of mtstatebeer

West Virginia

1.1/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours a light-medium yellow (pee) with a very small off-white/yellowish head. Smelled like sweat, straw/hay and lime. Very thin body with a watered down corn flavor. Finished a bit salty. Not good, I'm not really sure how people can drink this.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 23:24:31 | More by mtstatebeer
Photo of bltzburgh


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

Just had this beer last Night at our monthly beer club meeting. Was not a favorite of most their but also not hated either. Not a bad summer beer by the pool can sit and drink without getting full. Smooth not bad just really not very flavorful. Adding a slice of lime helps a bit but still just a medicocre Corona. If I was at a party and it was their I wouldn't not drink it.

Color was a light yellow, small head with little aroma.

Wouldn't keep it on hand.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 00:42:26 | More by bltzburgh
Photo of BeerTaster

New York

3.75/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

For an American macro. Appearance clear golden color with two finger white head that settled and left a little lace. Smell clean and sweet malt. Taste sweet malt just a bit of hops to balance and very little adjunents. Mouthfeel light in body mediem carbonation. Drinkability good out of the bottle better out of the glass great for summer and good example of its style.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 00:17:16 | More by BeerTaster
Photo of MiScusi


3.95/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a nice cold bottle of this with a little lime wedge in it. In comparing it to Corona it really felt a lot smoother and the taste was very unoffensive, unlike Corona. It had a sweet maltiness to it and went down pretty easy. When looking for a real light beer to enjoy, this isn't a bad choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 07:30:55 | More by MiScusi
Photo of MuenchenerKindl


2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is a lite pale yellow with ok carbonation. The head is 2 fingers white and leaves little lace.

The smell is faint, semi malty with minimal hops.

Then taste is also faint to lite. slight maltyiness and little hops pretty watery, Sorry Jimmy but perhaps you had never tasted the brew before you put your name on it.

The mouthfeel is of sugar water with carbonation.

The drinkability is ok for a hot day on the beach, but not a well crafted brew for basic brew enjoyment. MK

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 23:10:24 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of marc956


2.03/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Good thing Jimmy Buffett has a lot more money at his disposal because this overhyped, overrated American Corona doesn't meet my taste buds.

Problem is, it's a cool looking bottle, but that only raised my expectations, which were soon lowered faster than the average Joe could finish off this beer.

And mind you, I have travelled throughout Mexico and appreciate a good lager on a hot summer day!

As stated above, it is overrated, overhyped and I wouldn't give one to my worst enemy. Maybe with a lime it would be descent, but the venue I had it at inexplicably didn't have any.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 08:41:13 | More by marc956
Photo of atigerlife


2.35/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden with a small, creamy white head. Light carbonation seen rising.

Aroma is sweet and grainy. Not much there.

Taste is of corn, light malts and sweet. Really, not much flavor, but not offensive.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, dry and clean.

Overall, certainly drinkable and sessionable, but there are many better macro lagers to try. This one just doesn't have much character.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 20:31:08 | More by atigerlife
Photo of Stinkypuss


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

Appearance. 12 oz bottle. Light clear yellow liquid with a small head that recedes to nothing.

Smell. Grains are the predominant factor in the nose, a bit bready.

Taste. A smooth, semi-sweet, dare I say drinkable lager. Ive had much better, but this is what I think a light beer should be. It has a decent amount of taste, in a plain pale malt fashion. No real hop profile aside from a small bitterness.

Mouthfeel:. Smooth and light on the palate, albeit a bit thin and watery.

Overall: Well, I put quite a few of these down tonight. It is drinkable. Would I seek it out, Hell No. But I would not turn one down if offered for free.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 13:03:11 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of PatronWizard


1.5/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Grabbed a sixer from somewhere because of the cute bottle...

Pours almost completely clear with a yellow tint. Actually look a lot better than I expected. Strangely mesmerizing in its clearness. Head is better than expected too. Not very fizzy.

First time I've ever smelled a beer and said "Eww." Does not smell good at all. Smells bad. My wife took a whiff and said "This smells like f***ing puke!" I wouldn't go that far but it definitely smells bad. Do I dare taste?

I dare. Tastes like an old corn cob. Without butter or pepper. Not completely offensive like the foul aroma, but far far from good.

Gonna have trouble finishing this. I'm far too stubborn to pour it out. Must.... give.... it... a... fair... chance. The other five, however, I'll save for some of my drunken friends to mooch. I might even leave 'em in my beer cellar so they will think its special.

I shall never purchase this swill again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 05:58:44 | More by PatronWizard
Photo of ahking


2.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very pale straw yellow color. Nice big carbonation bubbles, no head or lacing on the glass. Aroma is typical of a lager, even slightly pleasing - summer nights in the backyard, summer days on a boat. Taste is strange. Not crisp. Kinda overly sweet and cloying for a pale lager. I wish this could be more refreshing... Mouthfeel is decent. Nice carbonation. Drinkability is low due to the taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 04:29:30 | More by ahking
Photo of maddogruss

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a bottle into a glass mug.

A: pours a straw yellow body with a white head with ok retention and some lacing along the glass.

S: A slight, malt smell, but nothing of great significance. Reminded me of a Corona.

T: Tastes just like a Corona, but smoother. The malt taste is evident, but it has a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Decent, but nothing impressive at all.

M: A light mouthfeel that seemed a bit overcarbonated. Fairly refreshing.

D: Drinks like a macro lager, but with a bit more taste. Went down all right, and a decent summer beer. But, like a Corona, you might need a lime to spice this one up.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 15:18:13 | More by maddogruss
Photo of MTNboy


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

Appearance- It is a pale straw yellow color. Lots of white foamy head and bubbles

Smell- Slight citrus corn malt smell. A little citrus and some hops.

Taste- I hate compare but it was light and had not much to it. It reminded me of Corona Light.

Mouthfeel- Light and fizzy.

Drinkability- I would like to call it a party beer but it really isn't for the price. It is an alright hot day beer though

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 13:04:01 | More by MTNboy
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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