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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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66
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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 41 | 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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SometimesIfart

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:14:28 | More by SometimesIfart
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Herky21

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -11%

03-22-2013 22:43:12 | More by Herky21
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Lare453

Florida

2/5  rDev -28.8%

03-22-2013 15:38:47 | More by Lare453
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

03-19-2013 18:16:53 | More by Chucker17
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

03-16-2013 18:45:40 | More by markallmon
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Shock Top Lemon Shandy

LOOK: Pours a cloudy yellow with a short lived head. Tons of tiny little bubbles rising to the surface shows a high level of carbonation.

SMELL: Artificial lemon scent and husky, adjunct ridden, cheap beer smell .

TASTE: Lemon flavor has faded to watered down lemon juice, and sharp grains with just a pinch of what may very well be hop bitterness . A bit of wheat, and kind of watery. Tastes like old, carbonated lemon juice.

FEEL: Lighter bodied with a gross, palate coating must.

OVERALL: Not too great. There are much better shandys out there. This just wasn't refreshing and a chore to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:50:26 | More by Stinkypuss
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -11%

03-08-2013 00:24:04 | More by orangesol
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

03-04-2013 04:49:08 | More by dhep16
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

03-03-2013 21:11:49 | More by NeoZaZ
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-03-2013 18:20:59 | More by OregonGrown7
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Metalaero

New York

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

03-02-2013 06:33:45 | More by Metalaero
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ilikebeer03

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.8%

02-26-2013 22:01:13 | More by ilikebeer03
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as part of a mixed sixer

Pours a light straw color with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Light breadyness & stronger grassyness, lemons as well

T: Lemons, grassyness & slight wheatyness up front. More lemon & some crispness as this warms, so more wheatyness as well. Finishes slightly watery slight wheat tartness & a bit of grassyness

MF: Light bodied, near zero carbonation, got firmer as this warmed

Easy to down, but damn near water. Some of the shock tops are passable. To me the concept of Shandys or Radlers are sacrilegious, but this one is really setting the bar low

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 03:41:10 | More by russpowell
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Ankur

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-22-2013 02:17:58 | More by Ankur
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3/5  rDev +6.8%

02-22-2013 01:39:15 | More by Eaglefan344
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.69/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 16:56:41 | More by tectactoe
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Bjcomm96

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

02-18-2013 22:23:29 | More by Bjcomm96
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -11%

02-16-2013 15:15:20 | More by wayngrove
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

02-13-2013 21:20:21 | More by SciFritz
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +6.8%

02-11-2013 16:38:38 | More by yuenglingade
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

02-07-2013 19:58:22 | More by Chevelle66
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tfkirk1

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -28.8%

02-03-2013 21:05:54 | More by tfkirk1
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

02-01-2013 04:31:30 | More by hockeyfighter19
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mess41


3/5  rDev +6.8%

01-31-2013 22:00:06 | More by mess41
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dpage27

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

01-26-2013 03:59:41 | More by dpage27
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.