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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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66
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567 Ratings
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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: 567 | Reviews: 81 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

bshiban, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Scott_McCool, Jul 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.4%

Buttstallion, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of diamondc
2.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a hefe glass.

A: Cloudy, hay colored, billowy eggshell white head, lots of bubbles. Even some lacing. Nice.

S: Was expecting a big lemon and other lite citrus note, but I got a typical weak macro-lager grain note. Lite dishwasher liquid and maybe a whiff of lemonade mix powder at the end. Disappointing.

T: Watered down lemonade... virtually no malts or hop taste. Not as tart as I thought it would be either, so its not even *that* refreshing.

M: Its spritzy and drinkable if you you're dying of thirst. A good substitute for ice water.

O: A very weak beer, even grading on a curve it fails. Good thing I managed to buy a single instead of a six pack. I don't think I'll ever buy this again.

diamondc, Jun 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

dpage27, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
1.71/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Pours a yellowish orange with a one finger white head. Left no lacing.

S - Smells like lemon dish soap.

T - Tastes like lemon dish soap.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, Tastes like the most artificial soapy lemon I have ever witnessed.

SometimesIfart, Mar 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Wally1912, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

mlhyatt, Jul 31, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

Seabass1964, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

Chevelle66, Feb 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

MJ63, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

Mick-e-d, Apr 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nstroup, May 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Wrex68, Aug 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.8%

RCLOHR267, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

3/27/13

Shock Top's Lemon Shandy: 4.2% ABV;

Appearance: hazy yellow;

Smell: fairly wheat-y, touch of sugary lemon (cleaner-like);

Taste/Mouthfeel: pilsner with lemon pulp;

Decent/Okay

Poured into a pint glass.

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -15.3%

A pretty bland shandy. The appearance was a very light yellow with a fizzy head. The smell was mostly of the lemonade. The taste was very tart and seemed like this was much more lemonade than beer. Wasn't very blown away by the flavors as everything was overrun with the lemonade. Mouthfeel was light but nice for the summer. Overall I'd say I'd be fine with it if I saw it at a picnic but I'm not going to search it out.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

Metalaero, Mar 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stofko1992, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

norinco, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

WKyle, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Mpenders, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

JayKay412, May 15, 2014
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.