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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 26.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | 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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kylehay2004

Florida

2.18/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tried at the end of the brewery tour in St Louis. Only one available I hadn't reviewed. Two finger bright white head on a cloudy but still bright golden body. Musty wheat, rice, hint of lemon citrus but very light. The flavor starts with rice, wheat ad grain with carbonated not so fresh lemonade rounding out the finish. Light body and high carbonation. Pretty gross beer. Worse than I would imagine lemonade being spiked with bud light.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 19:55:38 | More by kylehay2004
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TheSixthRing

California

2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours hazy, but thin looking straw yellow with a white, 2 finger head. Average retention, results in very little lacing.

Smell - Decent aroma of wheat and lemon. That's the gist of it.

Taste - Wheat hits first, followed quickly by a moderate lemon sourness, leading the charge into a simple, quick finish. A faint lemon note lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Razor thin watery body, with almost zero carbonation.

Overall - Another substandard Shock Top brew. Not a bad flavor, but the lack of any kind of body leaves this beer tasting a bit like lemon water.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 22:14:34 | More by TheSixthRing
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heathernicki


3/5  rDev +6.4%

10-31-2012 10:29:27 | More by heathernicki
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Dcor

Florida

2/5  rDev -29.1%

10-28-2012 17:27:13 | More by Dcor
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Thejebous


3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-26-2012 20:12:31 | More by Thejebous
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jnr011

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +6.4%

10-26-2012 14:34:14 | More by jnr011
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mkennedy119

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

10-25-2012 04:16:53 | More by mkennedy119
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a semi-clear pale yellow hue with a quickly dissipating head. The scent is mild with creamy wheat and lemon aroma. The texture is slightly creamy with cheap grains and lemon hitting the taste buds rather weakly. This is essentially Bud’s version to compete with Miller’s distributed Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. It’s a decent summer beer…maybe? I guess I would have to try both of them at the same time to give an honest opinion of which one is better but I have yet to have a shandy that tops Potosi Steamboat Shandy on draft. Overall this is average, maybe a little better but nothing that amazes me that much.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:46:09 | More by Lemke10
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sd123

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

10-23-2012 02:24:05 | More by sd123
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rudy0908

Missouri

1/5  rDev -64.5%

10-22-2012 02:52:38 | More by rudy0908
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Kyrojack

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

10-18-2012 15:01:17 | More by Kyrojack
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TaylorK

Virginia

2/5  rDev -29.1%

10-14-2012 00:08:10 | More by TaylorK
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blmar311

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +41.8%

10-11-2012 06:25:21 | More by blmar311
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travipa

Kentucky

2.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Was hoping for a "hard lemonade" taste. Got a severely watered down "Michelob Ultra"
lemon water. Shock Top's signature orange and coriander brew will probably be the best
they can offer.

Opened the bottle (decorative lemon take on the original orange mohawk label)
Poured into frosted pint glass; had some lemon scent with cloudiness.
Felt like low carbonation in mouth.
Disappointingly weak lemon flavor with the characteristic belgian edge.
No lingering finish. Nothing to savor.

The creative label could use a beer that matches it artistry.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 22:56:00 | More by travipa
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CoryK86

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

10-05-2012 04:06:40 | More by CoryK86
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jcparish88

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

10-05-2012 03:05:34 | More by jcparish88
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours hazed yellow with a very thin head, looks like some fuzz, despite following the pouring suggestion on the label. Minimal lacing sticks.

The taste is of sugar-coated lemon. Sweet upfront, without much of the tartness associated with lemonade. Dry yeast and a hint of vague spicing balance out the sweetness somewhat. The finish is rather abrupt.

The feel is between fizzy and crisp. It does go down easily enough, I suppose.

Something about it just misses the mark of being a true shandy. Would be easy enough to drink on a hot day, but so would lemonade. Despite a slight "artificial sweetness" to it it's not "inoffensive", but it is weak, even for a low abv shandy. A rather shallow brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 20:06:40 | More by jwc215
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RyanWantAle816

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

10-01-2012 16:17:48 | More by RyanWantAle816
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.4%

10-01-2012 10:59:28 | More by beerhunter13
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cantfindme

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

10-01-2012 02:59:22 | More by cantfindme
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a weird one for sure. has a funny smell to it, soapy and floral, yeasty and from concentrate. its weird for sure. lemony, but like canned lemonade, not like fresh lemons. the flavor is also odd. lots of polleny flowery notes from the yeast, but the lemon is sugary and unpleasant. it doesnt work. its acidic and candy sweet at the same time. the mouthfeel is off as well. lots of body i think from the unfiltered nature of this beer, but the flavors dont stand up with it, and it feels somehow artificial. carbonation is fine, but that soapy taste wont leave my mouth. id say its easy drinking, but i slammed mine only so i could move on to a beer i prefered more. i dont hate this, it just isnt good. it amazes me that BMC drinkers like this stuff but cant get into a real hefeweizen. how is that so?

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 15:50:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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ewelborn3


4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

09-26-2012 02:42:38 | More by ewelborn3
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

09-22-2012 20:17:09 | More by Nyskizy
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CoCambria

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

09-19-2012 22:23:37 | More by CoCambria
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

09-15-2012 22:38:49 | More by rolltide8425
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
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