Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by a0lbudman:
3.26/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A-Hazy pale gold with a small white head that fades fast
S-wheat base but a good sweet lemonade smell
T-sweet lemon taste with a strong wheat grain aftertaste that stays with you til the finish
M-light body and a medium carbonation
O-It was little better than okay for a fruit beer. Might have been better on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 03:15:53 | More by a0lbudman
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1.5/5 rDev -46.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
Pours a predominantly clear light straw color, with a thin white head that dissipates rapidly. Lots of carbonation, accompanied by an audible fizzy hiss.
Aromas are of fake lemon and wet cardboard.
Palate is light and crisp. Tastes are of citrus lemon, and ginger ale.
Overall, the list of ingredients is rather off putting. The first two ingredients to this thing, which the can claims is a "Belgian Style White Beer" is "beer" and "ale". Wait how is beer an ingredient in beer? Next on the ingredient list is sugar, and a long list of words like "flavour" and "modified". No thanks.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 22:00:16 | More by BeerWatcher
3.24/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Shock Top Lemon Shandy has a thin, white head, a cloudy, yellow-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of light wheat bread, mainly, with a background lemony note. Taste is of a stronger lemonade and sugary aspect, with a noticeable and pleasant wheat bread component. Mouthfeel is on the light side, and Shock Top Lemon Shandy finishes somewhat tart and very easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 12:51:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.7/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
I've been nothing but pleasantly surprised with the two Shock Top offerings I've tried, the Belgian White and the Honeycrisp Apple Wheat, respectively. From a beer that was made by Anheuser-Busch solely to combat Miller's success with the aromatic and flavorful Blue Moon, it was initially hard to suspect much. However, I find both the aforementioned projects to be winning beers in my book - they're more than drinkable but thoroughly enjoyable and hearty.
Shock Top Lemon Shandy, however, is the first disappointment in their catalog in my book. I was curious as to why we weren't selling much of it, seeing as we couldn't keep our Leinenkugel Summer Shandy and Shandy packs on the shelf, as well as our limited number of cases of Amstel Radler. The answer is simple - even by the basic qualities of lemon/summer shandies, Shock Top's offering falls short. It almost feels like the beer itself forgot it was supposed to be a shandy, as the effect of drinking it and tasting it, at first, feels like a regular American lager before descending into a tardy, bland citrus flavor that brings little to the table.
There isn't anything offensive about this beer, but just the taste and presentation feel rushed and ill-prepared, almost as if it was already April in a certain year and the company needed to begin shipping Shock Top Lemon Shandy cases out in just a matter of days and needed to rustle up something quick in order to make a tolerable and acceptable brew.
There's not much to hate, but there's not much to remember either - take that as you may.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:01:38 | More by SteveJeremy
2.28/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
A: slight haze; light straw in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly; no lacing;
S: artificial lemon;
T: follows the nose; sweet - no tartness;
M: light bodied; moderate carbonation:
O: they will happily sell a million cases of this to a bunch of people who don't know better;
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2014 23:10:32 | More by HamdenHector
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.