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Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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1,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,394
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 118 | 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 Rayek
2.45/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Rayek, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of BierFan
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Head is large white and very fizzy. Doesn't last that long. Pale yellow body. Doesn't have enough carbonation in my opinion.

Smell: Smells like an adjunct lager, not good. No sign of hops either.

Taste: No sign of skunkage, which is a surprise because my first two bottles were slightly skunked. Actually tastes better once it's had a chance to warm up a little bit. For an adjunct lager it's pretty okay(assuming theres no skunk).

BierFan, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of mempath
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

well, maybe this will be refreshing...getting our first of several 90+ degrees days here in SE PA...bought this single on a whim.

pours a straw color with snow white head and actually decent lace-cling. but quickly settles...

as noted by others, smells of cerveza mexico...corona. before i put my nose to the lager glass, i thought i smelled old spice...
a bit maltier and citrusy up close.

much less sweet than i expected. very cerealy (but that's the sweetness source it seems). mouthfeel is fine, initially crisp, but flattens out very quickly. as does the minimal 'flavor' i get. still, quite a bit better than most macrobrews. if VERY cold, it's very refreshing and very drinkable. not a craft brew. good at a party if they buy it and offer it. i'm not purchasing anymore. i'm not a fishhead or pelicanhead or whatever it is they call themselves at JB concerts.

i'll give it points for not tasting like it has lime candy in it. and this actually needs no lime. like corona does...

this got an A+?
this got an F ?

mempath, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of jrallen34
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

I drank from a bottle with some lime.

This isn't a beer to talk about but just drink on a summer day. Its very similar to Corona, in fact I prefer it to Corona.

No real read or aroma. light straw color.

It tastes a little limey but watery.

Jimmy Buffet beer, now football, interesting.

jrallen34, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of DookDrinkyCrow
3.35/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Landshark Lager is comparable to Corona both in color and design, but has a sweeter taste.

Appearance: Pale Amber like most Lagers

Smell: Sweet, citrus

Taste: Sugary, maybe honey, the first one was good, but i couldn't finish a 6-pack due to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Good coating

Drinkability: Decent Lager total absence of hops or malt

DookDrinkyCrow, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of thegreatbratzkie
3.05/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Overall, it is a very drinkable lager - not a lot to taste, but refreshing. It is very similar to a Corona, but better and no need for fruit, and substantially better than Bud Light Lime or Miller Chill. I would much prefer one of these over an average American light lager. Good beer for a hot summer day, bbq, etc.

thegreatbratzkie, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of goblue3509
2.58/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear yellow color with the carbonation visible through the glass. The smell is very mediocre. Not much there the smell is of some barely but that's about it. The taste overall is barley with some sweetness to it. The taste is like a much sweeter corona. The mouthfeel is good, nothing to harsh, pretty tame. The drinkability is high there is nothing to stop you from having a lot of these, but the overall taste is very average.

goblue3509, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off tap at Alexander's in the Lincoln Inn this beer was a clear, pale gold color. The one finger of off-white head started as a puffy cap but the retention was only ok. The lacing was consistent and sticky, good for the beer. The aroma was light and rather neutral, macro grains, a shadow of pale malt and a touch of lemony citrus. The flavors were acidic and a little tart. Pale malt, macro grains, light lemony citrus hops and a little doughy malt on the finish. Nothing distinct and clearly designed to be a session beer. It was however, balanced and refreshing. Better than Budweiser, Corona etc. and a great choice for those who enjoy such beers, especially as a summer selection. The mouthfeel was good but a little oily, probably reflective of the lemony hops that gave it more character than comparables. The body was medium and the carbonation good.

thekevlarkid, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of plaid75
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Eleanor Rigby's, Mineola, New York.

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing. Served with a lime.

The smell featured a light grainy
malt and some sweet adjunct grain.

The taste was grainy with a slight doughy finish. Light grassy hops detected as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent and refreshing lager. A suprising amount of body.

plaid75, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of Bookseeb
2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a light golden yellow with a thin head and lace. Smell has not much going on, maybe light grain. Taste is very light and again not much going on, but refreshing. mouthfeel is light with crisp carbonation. A good beer on a hot summer day.

Bookseeb, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of oluap
3.33/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this one straight out the bottle with a nice lil wedge of lime. Bottle pretty much sums the brew up, premium quality island style lager. Yea I said it premium, for an and style that is. Its like a corona that has not been watered down and no acidly weird tart taste upon the finish. One plus is I admire the grainy taste that it leaves on the pallet. Easy and smooth drinking, perfect for hot weather. A good amount of this jacksonville native brew can be drank without the dehydrated crash after hammering 6 of these down. All and all I recommend and will continue to buy this great interpretation of a mexican brew. Because honestly its better then the coronas and modelos. It doesn't have the watery feel of, pardon my opinion but the feeling of only having corn and rice and god knows whatever other adjuncts they use. This one actually taste more like barley then maize. Aha.


oluap, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a clear bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale gold color with a 1/2 inch head. Hardly much aroma to speak of. Taste is crisp and refreshing although not very flavorfull. Feels watery in the mouth. Highly drinkable, especially in warm weather. Overall a pretty average effort here.

tone77, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of thekanna
1.95/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Had this on-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in College Park, MD.

A: Typical lager-like presentation: light straw yellow color with mediocre head retention and lacing down the glass.

S: Not much to speak of: some faint adjunct malts and even fainter hops.

T: Very bland; some adjunct malts rear their heads here and there, with some residual sweetness to go along with, but overall and extremely flavorless brew.

M: Watery body with a crisp, dry finish.

D: An entirely unassuming, unoriginal beer.

thekanna, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of BeanBone
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: A crystal-clear, golden-straw body with two fingers of fluffy white head that features decent retention and lacing. Not too shabby.

Aroma: Typical macro: corny and grainy malt with some bare hints of grassy hops.

Taste: Bleh. A sweet base of corny and grainy malt with a few notes of sour apple and grassy hops on occasion. The aftertaste is grainy and short-lived.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink, but it's just so bland that there's not much motivation to keep going.

Verdict: While it's hardly a surprise that Landshark is not a good beer, it's certainly no worse that your standard macro Lager. Call it "Corona With A Shark On It."

BeanBone, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of NJpadreFan
2.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Landshark Lager

A- Bright clear yellow with a soapy white head. Quick dissipation and no lacing.
S- Very sweet corn, grain, sugary malt.
T- Slight sweet honey touched grain. Corn and rice adjunct sweetness with a dry grassy finish.
M- Very light and watery. Too watery.

Overall- Very little flavor.
I guess this is the "blue collar" Corona?!

NJpadreFan, May 28, 2009
Photo of Only23
3.7/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to agree that this beer is much better than I anticipated. If you are looking for a "summer beer" and are tired of Corona then this is your beer. I liken it to a Corona with no need for fruit and tastes better. The taste will never overwhelm you but will do the job at a party.

Only23, May 26, 2009
Photo of Locks
2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was an extremely average beer. There was nothing remarkable about the taste and character of the beer except for the price. You could get many fine premium beers in the same price range or less. The taste reminded me of corona or corona light. AS far as the appearence of landshark, I did like the bottle on how comfortable it felt in my hand. Other then that it was average.

Locks, May 22, 2009
Photo of steanu
3.75/5  rDev +42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It's got a nice appearance, at least to me.

s- I can't really remember the smell, but it smelled like regular Lager beer to me.

T- It tastes pretty good! It went really well with my hamburger when I got it at a restaurant.

M- It feels decent in the mouth and it doesnt leave an after taste.

D-It's got drinkability.

I don't think this beer is as bad as people are saying. I actually like this WAY better than Corona. I know people call it a cheap Corona but I am going to beg to differ. It goes well with meals, I am not sure how it is if it's drunk a lone. Some beers are best with food and this is one of them.

steanu, May 14, 2009
Photo of Floydster
2.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from my dad who purchased a six pack at Wal Mart today, did not even know they sold beer, poured into my Stone pint glass

A-Golden yellow color, two inch foamy white head, no retention or lacing
S-Skunky accents, light bread, grass, grains, caramel, and very light hops
T-Starts like a skunky lager, middle has some grass and grains, light malt in the finish with a hint of lemon and more of what it starts out tasting like, gets less appealing as it warms
M-Crisp, slightly dry, and skunky mouthfeel, thin bodied, tons and tons of carbonation, taste does not last at all
D-Drank this very easily, refreshing and goes down effortlessly, can taste a bit of alcohol as it warms or maybe that was just my imagination, good drinkability for its style even

I have had this at weddings and various dive bars in the past, but just getting around to reviewing it right now, would rather drink this than some of the other light macro beers out there, other than that not very good

Floydster, May 12, 2009
Photo of thecarster1
2.48/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

a- appealing looking bottle, cool lettering. light yellow color, poured into a pint glass. one inch head that faded pretty quickly, minimal lacing. very bubbly.

s- not too much smell, faintly sweet kinda corny.

t- very light, clean taste. not as good as the similar corona, in my opinion.

m- crisp, very bubbly, almost a little too much at first, then it evens out.

d- drinkable, especially outside on a hot day. summer beer.

bonus points awarded for being a parrothead. not bad, buffet.

thecarster1, May 10, 2009
Photo of burkett
2.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

a- poured from bottle, pale straw color, half-inch head that sticks around for a little while but not long, lots of bubbles.

s- not much at all to smell, faintly malty

t- light tasting, hint of malt

m - very carbonated, almost too much so

d - could drink this all day long, great beer for a day on the boat, mowing the lawn or some other summer activity

burkett, May 03, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear light golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a nice cap of foam. The aroma has a faint corny sweetness to it. It would be a nice aroma for an adjunct lager if it were a little less faint. The taste is has the same corny sweetness as the aroma with the addition of a prevalent metallic tinge. The mouthfeel is light bodied with way too much carbonation. Annoyingly high carbonation. Overall, this isn't the worst adjunct lager I've ever had, but it isn't one of the better ones either.

KarlHungus, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of bjoyce12
1.1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Tried one due to a billboard covering an entire building coming out of the Miami airport. Should have known better. Fizzy water. Marketed by Jimmy Buffet. Again, should have known better. Would have given it all 1's save for a 1.5 for drinkability. If you're really thirsty and there's nothing else available anywhere, then I'd drink this. But only then.

bjoyce12, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of Tone
2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of adjunct and not a lot of anything else. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct up front, some yeast cleanliness, but overall not a strong adjunct aftertaste - which is the best thing I have to say about this brew.

Tone, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of shanem
2.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Hadn't heard of this before and saw it on tap at Mexicali so figured give it a shot... oops

A: Clear yellow with tall 2 inch white head

S: Not much, nothing really sticks out, a tiny hint of hops maybe

T: zero, really thought it just tasted like water, but at least didn't have the same off-putting flavors as a typical light macro

M: Water

D: didn't taste like beer, nothing horrendous to stop you, so could have plenty without trouble, just wouldn't really want to...

shanem, Apr 19, 2009
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 1,394 ratings.