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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 81 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Lemon Shandy is a unique take on the classic Shandy that is distinctly Shock Top.

Brewed with two row and six row malted barley and five different types of hops, this Belgian-Style Wheat Ale is then combined with citrus peels, coriander, natural lemonade flavor and a hint of sugar for a subtle sweetness. The end result is an incredibly refreshing, crisp and smooth beer that hits the spot.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-23-2012)
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Ratings: 593 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vacax:
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2.4/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours hazy straw yellow, white head is decently pillowy and sticky, surprisingly. Faint aroma, hint of lemon, memory of coriander, only a foggy remembrance of wit yeast. Taste is similar, splash of lemon, slight coriander and wit character, mostly water. Very light in body, spritzy. Watery to a point of refreshment, more of a sparkling water than a beer, though the ABV is actually surprisingly high for the style. Overall probably a success for what they are shooting for here. Inoffensive, refreshing, and an overall lack of "beer" character.

vacax, Apr 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

cam477, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

beerhunter13, Oct 01, 2012
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2.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dingy golden-yellow, mostly murky and hazy with a thin, wispy white head that fizzles away until nothing but a thin ring is left around the very edge of the beer. Aroma consists of some lemon zest and slightly tart lemon juice with a faint grainy and wheat-like underbody. Not much really going on in the aroma, aside from the lemon. Lemon smells kind of artificial, but is more integrated into the beer rather than standalone (see: Lenie's Summer Shandy). Hops provide an extremely vague musky aroma, but then again - that may not even be from the hops. Who knows.

Thin bodied and highly carbonated, pretty much to be expected here. The taste contains a helping of grains and malts, mostly masked by a sweet lemon flavor. A little overdone, artificial, and slightly "off", however I still do prefer the taste of this to Summer Shandy. Lightly tart and puckering that turns into a dying sweetness, and believe me - it dies fast. The aftertaste is almost nonexistent, but contains very faint lemon and grain notes. Hops are seemingly missing on the palate, unless they're responsible for that slight twinge I'm picking up - can't tell if it's from the hops or just the carbonation.

Not the worse lemon beer out there, but I'm sure it's leagues away from being the best, too. I'd grab this before a Summer Shandy, but that's not really saying too much.

tectactoe, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

markallmon, Mar 16, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

J-Dub_Maine, Sep 21, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Cloudy as to be expected from a wheat beer. The aroma was sweet and lemony. Taste was a fine mix of fruit and wheat. Very light and drinkable. Surprised by the criticism of this brew. I think it hits the target it aimed for. Not intended to complement an evening cigar but hits the spot while floating in the pool.

dalygnus, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

FadetoBock, May 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

nstroup, May 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

TimoP, Nov 21, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, wheat, citrus...mostly lemon.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of sweet lemons with subtle hops.

Overall: I thought this was a good brew. Tasted good and went down easy.

Cavanaghty, May 26, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -11.4%

Stebow1289, Nov 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +78.6%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ccurrid, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Milkysunshine, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

zapx, Aug 06, 2012
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1.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, Alucard4!

Hazy golden and light yellow with no head and very little visible carbonation. No lacing left down the glass.

Simple grain and lemon combine for...not very much at all.

Mild grain, corn, and artificial, overly sweet lemon are the dominating flavors here, though everything is so muted it's not intolerable. This tastes like a Bud Light Lemon.

Thin to medium bodied with low carbonation.

I won't be revisiting this.

ehammond1, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

KevBearcat529, Jul 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

acknight, Aug 10, 2012
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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.