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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 26.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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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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1/5  rDev -64.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

06-29-2014 00:51:11 | More by J702
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BrahptimusPrime

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

06-26-2014 20:59:16 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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ldsmith79

Iowa

2/5  rDev -29.1%

06-25-2014 19:44:20 | More by ldsmith79
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Wortman1998

New York

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

06-25-2014 18:42:52 | More by Wortman1998
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a hazy darker lemon yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some straw yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film that covers about 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with some sweet artificial lemon and just a hint of spices.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts that have a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of artificial sweet lemon (like that in powdered lemonade mix) and just a hint of herbal/spicy hops in the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades very quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: The lemonade/lemon part of this shandy is just too artificial smelling and tasting. Easy to drink and with a low ABV, just not a beer that I want to have more than one of...

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 00:11:36 | More by dbrauneis
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

06-24-2014 19:13:18 | More by pjbfromkc
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Florida

2/5  rDev -29.1%

06-23-2014 15:12:37 | More by DuffDaddy
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Virginia

3/5  rDev +6.4%

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Tennessee

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New York

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Virginia

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of lemons. Taste is lemony, light and refreshing, not much to it but easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, but not a bad warm weather beer.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 03:48:40 | More by tone77
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Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

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Manitoba (Canada)

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dradair

Missouri

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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shock Top Lemon Shandy
12 oz. brown bottle, dated "14056BD53"

The label basically tells the story for this beer: "Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemonade flavor added". It looks like a standard witbier, and it's got pretty good head retention and some fair lacing. The aroma is like a standard witbier as well, displaying a bit of coriander and a hint of citrus over a sweetish, wheaty malt base. The flavor is where it deviates. If you read the label carefully it states that it has "lemonade" flavor added, and that lemonade flavoring has the perfect balance of sugary sweetness, soft lemon flavor, and delicate citrusy tartness. It dominates at first, but then fades to reveal the witbier base in the finish. It's slightly artificial tasting, but not so much so that it would bother you (I don't think). So, overall, I think this makes a great drink for summer. It's light, easy to drink, sweet but not overly sweet, and just 4.2% alcohol by volume.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 12:33:37 | More by NeroFiddled
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Nevada

1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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Std73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.