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Steamboat Shandy - Potosi Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 21.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 07-16-2011

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

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kplooki
1.75/5  rDev -45%

One of the absolute worst tasting beers I have ever had. Wasn't even drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bplabernie
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of AirZombie
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mkf629
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of sbonnell
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of mynie
1.85/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bottled shandies *seem* easy to make. Just, logically: all you got to do is pour lemonade or Sprite into beer, and how hard could that be? And because of this widespread assumption, truly excellent shandies often get under-rated. But then when you come across a not-so-good shandy, like this one, you realize that there's actually an art to adding fruitiness to beer.

Steamboat Shandy is a godforsaken mess. It starts off tasting like homebrewed dandelion wine, moves into a middle that like if you poured Country Time powder directly into your mouth, and finishes tasting like seltzer water. It's not so horrible that I couldn't bring myself to finish it, but at no point is it good, or really even pleasant.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new beer from a new to me brewery. Expectations are in the average range, based on this beer's current poor ratings.

Poured into a Miller High Life pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of soft foamy bone white head on top of a clear pale straw yellow colored body with excellent clarity. If I didn't know any better, this could easily pass for a Miller Lite or a Bud Light.

S - Smell is comprised of cooked corn, grains, wheat, wet paperboard, and a faintly tart artificial lemon presence.

T - Bleh, this is just not good at all. Cooked grains, corn, wheat, coiny metallics, apple juice, and lots of syrupy, sweet, obviously artificial lemon presence. Tastes like some of the adjunct lagers I've had that were imported from India, mixed with artificial lemon syrup. A bit of dusty yeast funk is present in there also, when I really look for it, and is really the only pleasant aspect to this beer.

M - Feel is of syrupy sweet artificial lemon and some grains lingering on the palate.

Overall, this is a pretty awful beer. Give me a Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy over this swill any day. I suppose it has me intrigued enough to try some of their other beers, just to see if they are any better than this. Avoid.

Potosi Steamboat Shandy ---2.5/5

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.1/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

clean bubbly golden pour with a finger of white head (decent lacing for the style). smells of lemon pledge, bready malt/yeast. the flavor is almost medicinal.. lemon with a bready overtone. light body with high carbonation and a sweet medicinal aftertaste.

not really a fan of this one, and for the 2nd shandy i've had, so far i am not a fan of the style.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Steamboat Shandy from Potosi Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.