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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

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1,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 12
Gots: 155 | 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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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007)
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Photo of ElCommodoro
3.55/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ElCommodoro, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of IdrinkGas
2.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

IdrinkGas, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of alenonbeeradv
2.35/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

alenonbeeradv, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of afinepilsner
2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

afinepilsner, May 30, 2011
Photo of tjacobs610
2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Has a very light pale yellow color. The head is white in color and is small to medium in size. There was a small amount of lace and no retention at all.
S: Has a very skunky smell typical of AAL beers. The corn and grain are somewhat prominent as well.
T: Sourness from the skunkiness is the first thing that you taste followed by the typical corn flavor in any AAL beer.
M: Very light and frothy, has plenty of drinkability if you can deal with the skunkiness. Has a fairly clean finish with a crisp bubbly taste.
O:This is a typical AAL beer, so because of that it’s a great American lager. Besides the sour taste you first get this beer is a great one to knock back on a hot day.

tjacobs610, May 22, 2011
Photo of whiterabbit
3.38/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

consumed directly from a 12oz. glass bottle. Had a second, adding the lime. Lime made a difference for the better.

Light taste, light smell, slight skunk. Can not help but compare this beer to Corona, and while most would agree not saying much, is noticeably better than any Corona offering. Not a lot to this beer, not a lot to review. I cannot imagine drinking this on a day less than 80 F, let alone in the winter. If it is complex flavors and balance you seek, look elsewhere.

Not much mouth feel, nor aftertaste. These go down VERY quick on a hot day. I think for poolside, beach, or after hot yardwork, not a bad selection, as it is refreshing.

Got to take this as it is, not a classic, but a refreshing summer pounder. I will enjoy again!

whiterabbit, May 15, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
1.95/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Wastin' away again in tickerville, lookin for a beer that I haven't sampled. Some people say that there's a woman to blame...but I know, it's the brother's fault.

Beer poured into a clear pint glass from a clear bottle without a date. It is yellow and clear with moderate steady carbonation, some lacing but nearly no lasting head.

Aroma is non-existent, Jimmy must have forgot about it.

Beer is super thin and nearly as remarkable as the aroma. Not at all. It is mildly sweet late and grainy throughout, at least there is a minimal aftertaste. Overall, gross. Excuse me for a moment, I blew out of flip flop, must have stepped on a pop top. And other disgusting lyrics to go with a gross beer.

drabmuh, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of beerruner
2.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A-Appearance is a light yellow color alot like corona. The head is small and short lived with good lacing.

S-It has a skunky sour smell with flavor to match

T-The beer is skunky from the clear bottle.
It also has a sour taste but not bad if paired with lime. The finish has a bud light feel.

M-Mouthfeel is over carbonated

O-Overall I was dissapointed because I am a jimmy buffet fan and it was not what I expected. I would drink if there was no other options.

beerruner, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of Fluffy88
2.23/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a pale golden or straw color.

S: I dont know what to exactly say it smells like..skunk maybe?

T: Tastes is like that of your typical AAL. Its not very heavy at all, a step up above light beer. What really had me was the after taste. Going down I wasnt really impressed, but for some reason the after taste had me wanting more, similar to Miller Lite, not fan of this or Miller Lite but there something about the after taste that makes me keep drinking it.

M: Smooth and seems not very carbinated.

D: Easy beer to pound several down at a bbq or after mowin the lawn.

O: Not a great beer..but I've had worse. If i were given the choice I'd take Corona over this. Very overpriced, High life and Coors original both taste better and are cheaper so I'll be going that route next time.

Fluffy88, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of breyton490
3.9/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You have to grade this beer for what it is, an American adjunct lager.

Beer has a nice clean (i poured from a 16 oz can) aroma and crisp taste. Nice easy drinking beer any time and especially in the hot weather, which is what the beer tries to be..."Island style lager"

Not all beers need to be IIPA's to be good. If you want an easy drinking, well made American lager, give this beer a try

breyton490, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of jerryjeff
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Lemony/grassy citrus hint maybe, but largely skunky scent truthfully. Not very appealing, but actually smells about the same as most macro lagers

Very light, almost to water with a pretty high level of carbonation.

Pale straw/golden and essentially clear. Poured to slight head with large very white bubbles initially with some mild lacing actually.

Not really much there, get a bit of a grassy taste maybe and a bad skunky finish that takes a few moments to clear out.

I guess it's drinkable yes, it isn't filling but I don't want another personally

This is rather horrific. The bad aftertaste and skunkiness add to what would otherwise just be non-descript and forgettable

jerryjeff, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
1.78/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Way to go Jimmy are making this boring excuse of a beer. This couldn't be more like Corona in any manner. I'm sure that adding a lime would help this beer along. It was skunky and kind of on the flat side. Very watery and bland. I don't plan on ever having this beer again. I don't think I'd order it even at a Jimmy Buffet concert in support of him. I apologize, but I just don't care for this brew.

Knapp85, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
2.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A crisp, refreshing, watery light beer with a touch of skunk and citrus. That sums it up. It isn't bad for a hot day. The touch of citrus is nice, but the skunk makes the beer suck. It isn't as skunky as some clear bottles can be, but it is boring and watery. It does have overcarbonation and a crisp feel. Maybe a lime could make it drinkable.

JayS2629, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of lucasj82
3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A- Light yellow. Maybe 3/4 a inch of off white head. Little lacing.

S- Corn, sweet hops.

T- Water, and Corn.

M- Thin, good carbonation.

D- High.

I could through this back all day fishing or lawning the yard. It is light on the senses and watery but I think it is a good summer beer. Nothing special about it except its drinkability.

lucasj82, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So, I'm on vacation in Key West and I decide to take the Fury Ultimate Adventure with my kids (snorkling, para-sailing, jet skiing, etc.) and at the end of the day is an all you can drink fest. E&J Gallo wine and spritzers, bud light and...Landshark. So I imbibed. It was obviously a "session", so what the hell. It was 80 degrees, sunshine like you dream about, salt air, ocean breeze and cold beer. Would I have picked it? No, but the guy kept coming around with the pitcher as I laid out on the catamaran deck and he quickly became the 5th most favorite person in my life (next to my kids, my girl and the hot 20-something blond sunning next to me)

Ralphs66, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of brunrn1
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light looking beer. Had this with dinner at cheeseburger in paradise. This went well with dinner. Slight foam, goes down smooth. Could really drink several of these. No bad aftertaste. Not filling. I hope they come out with possibly darker versions of this beer or different variations. A little more hoppy taste would be good.

brunrn1, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of G2Brew
2.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked this bottle up at the Jacksonville Budweiser Brewery 3 days ago, and was told it was freshly brewed the day before - fresh off the bottling line. Poured into a pilsner glass.

A - Typical American lager in appearance, yellow, maybe even paler than normal. Very clear. A full finger plus of white foam, OK retention, left some good lacing.

S - Very little aroma. Some clean, citrusy hops, but not much of that. A little pale malt, but very little.

T - Very light flavor, quite refreshing. Some malt, but definitely has some significant adjunct, probably corn.

M - Thinner than I expected from a winter ale. Kind of watery. Maybe slightly over-carbonated. Improves as it approaches room temperature.

D -Drinkable enough, it is refreshing. This is OK, for the style. I've also had this on tap, and thought it was better than bottled. Bottled version is better than the average supermarket lawnmower beer, but not by much. Will I buy it? Probably not for me, but it's a good thing to have around for buddies who like Budweiser.

G2Brew, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very clear yellow color with a small white head and high carbonation. Aroma is grainy and corny with a touch of something hops. Flavor is bland and lightly grainy. Density is light and a lot of carbonation. Not much to the brew to be offensive but not much there to rate either. Sold in a a clear bottle but even the particles found in light stay away from this beer.

CuriousMonk, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of heavy216
2.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: 12 oz clear bottle of urine similar to corona, little head

S: not mush noticeable smell, the light aroma that was present smelled like it appeared

T/M: mild carbonation. light body, would go good with a lime

D: I had to check the label again because it seemed like an average light beer, but really is not?

heavy216, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of e11iott
2.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: 12 oz bottle. light straw color, some head, no lacing at all.

S: Light citrus, not a very noticable smell.

T/M: Served ice cold had very light body. Medium carbonation, probably would have been better with a lime or orange.

D: Not a big fan of this one, its not offensive just not something i would go out of my way to buy. Alcohol is well... lets just say i had to check to see if it was NA beer, taste didnt improve with warmth.

e11iott, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of midwestbrewers
2.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap at the AT&T Center in San Antonio

A: Pale color with a very thin head. No lacing and decent carbonation.

S: Has the lager smell. Pretty much it

T: The taste is very light. Malty to start but with a clean finish. Nothing on the taste but it is smooth.

Overall this is a below average beer. I thought the taste was lacking in every aspect. Other than being a drinkable beer not much here.

midwestbrewers, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of kwjd
1.85/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Was at a restaurant without any beer selection, so this was the only new beer to try. This looks like the typical yellow fizzy lager. Head dies down fairly quickly, no lacing at all. Bland macro lager smell and flavour. Carbonation was so high, which made this hard to drink. I'll never have again.

kwjd, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of echoes
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a glass.

A: Pours with a sudsy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a little bit of lacing. Color is practically clear (like water) with an ever so slight tint of (straw) yellow.

S: A little yeasty and grainy smell. That is it. Totally uninteresting.

T: Malty, although very little of it. Can't really taste anything else. There is almost no flavor, and this is fresh.

M: A light-body, fizzy & foamy. Actually feels nice for a light beer. I'd say this is the best thing about it.

D: The reason I rated the drinkability 'good' is because this is the type of low ABV, light beer that goes down very easily. Could have several bottles.

This is not an unpleasant beer in terms of taste at least, even though there isn't much taste to speak of. It is not good by any stretch either, but it is not unpleasant.
I would drink this in the future if offered, but I would not buy it again, especially for $7.50 (six-pack)!! Maybe if it was a $1.50.

echoes, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of etn3000
2.53/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer on mistake. Not much to say here, just another Corona from a different brand. It is a flavorless beer, perfect for those who love the mainstream beers like Miller Light and Bud light. You actually have to put a lime in the bottle to give it any flavor at all. I was very disappointed with this beer.

etn3000, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

One of the easiest to drink and one of the most refreshing beers out there. Jimmy Buffett knows his market (summer pounder beer)! The only complaint I have is that this beer (along with Red Stripe & Corona) are way overpriced for the style of beer. You can buy a comparable Rolling Rock for 1/2 the price. If I spend $9 a six pack, I'm buying a craftbrew with high quality ingredients not this type of beer.

bubseymour, Dec 04, 2010
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.