Steamboat Shandy - Potosi Brewing Company
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Reviews by WoodBrew:
3.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Buddy travels to the Northeast corner of Iowa and usually brings back some Potosi libations. The Summer Shandy from Potosi is better than the Summer Shandy by Leiny. The beer is a cloudy yellow with mild carbonation and no head. The scent is smooth with hints of lemon. The taste is malty and sweet with hints of lemon. There is definitely alot of body with this beer. I was expecting something a bit lighter in bodied, but it was not a turn off. Certainly worth a try.
08-01-2011 23:38:33 | More by WoodBrew
More User Reviews:
2.8/5 rDev -13.8%
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.
A=Nice moderate yellow/golden color.
T=Whoa...strong lemon presence...more like drinking lemondate with a touch of beer than vice versa.
M=Light, with some carbonation.
O=Too sweet and lemony for my liking...not even as good as a Mike's Hard Lemonade.
06-17-2012 00:25:40 | More by dhannes
2.81/5 rDev -13.5%
Pale straw gold, bright clarity. Sticky collar of thin foam, feeble skim across the top. A ring of lace remains around the rim of the glass.
Mellow aroma, minerally wheat and vague lemon.
Flaccid feel, wet grain, watery, mild cane sugar sweetness and lemon flavor, yet there's no lemon tartness or fresh citrus character. A bit of papery cardboard in the aftertaste, wonder how old this is, it seems mildly oxidized. Thankfully not syrupy sweet, but pretty dull and forgettable.
07-31-2011 01:55:27 | More by emerge077
2.53/5 rDev -22.2%
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
11-06-2013 19:04:01 | More by mfnmbvp
2.46/5 rDev -24.3%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
I know when I'm on my steamboat, I reach right for a shandy. Doesn't everyone? This stuff pours a clear straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit malt backed by a bit of Country Time lemonade mix. I used to devour that shit raw back in the day, so I know it's essence anywhere. The taste leads with a sweet, semi-artificial lemonade, then moves in with a strong blast of just-plain-off bread. The combination doesn't work at all. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, this is just a mess of a shandy, with no real balance or "truth" of flavor (for lack of a better word) to speak of. Just plain bad.
05-18-2013 16:17:44 | More by TMoney2591
2.95/5 rDev -9.2%
Picked up a sixer of this for some friends that aren't huge into beer. Thankfully they didn't drink em all. Poured from a bottle into a tulip.
A: Lightly hazed pale yellow color. About a finger of bright white head. Fast fading and leaving a tiny lace ring. Looks a lot like an adjunct lager actually.
S: The aroma is actually rather similar to an american adjunct too. Grain, corn, honey and bit of skunkiness. Just a hint of lemon flavoring can be picked out.
T: The flavor is better than the nose for sure. Pale malt and a bit of grassiness. The lemon flavor gives it an after taste I can only compare to Trix cereal.
M: Light body with a good amount of carbonation.
O: Well it wasn't horrible but it wasn't anything I would reach for on purpose again. Much less sweet than Leinie's Summer Shandy. Which is a positive. I could where this might be refreshing for the BMC crowd.
07-16-2011 00:21:53 | More by beerwolf77
3.48/5 rDev +7.1%
A- Inch tall fizzy white head, beer itself is pale...probably a 2 or 3 SRM. Head dissipates into a thin cover as a couple dozen streams of carbonation float on upward. No lacing.
S- Smells of lemon zest and bread.
T- First thing I notice is the sweetness. Everything about the initial look and aroma of this one screams pilsner but the taste knocks that thought from my head in no time. Almost like an apple juice or a cider taste, it's hard finding the hops in there.
M- Again, more of a juice feel to it. Thinner mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.
D/O- Okay, up until this point I hadn't read closely the label. "a golden ale blended with pure cane sugar and 100% natural lemon juice." So yeah, hah, I guess they created what they were going for. For that, and the fact this would be a great (!) candidate to chug on a hot midwestern summer day, I give Potosi props.
08-03-2011 03:17:02 | More by Duff27
Steamboat Shandy from Potosi Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.