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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 40 | 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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djbulbasaur

Illinois

1/5  rDev -64.3%

09-07-2012 18:55:35 | More by djbulbasaur
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bigbutter

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-07-2012 14:27:47 | More by bigbutter
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-05-2012 02:01:47 | More by Milkysunshine
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Soma474


1/5  rDev -64.3%

09-03-2012 17:10:27 | More by Soma474
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j0501

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +25%

09-02-2012 01:37:28 | More by j0501
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, ginger, spices, and artificial lemon aromas. Taste is much the same with a very medicinal lemon flavor on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that has some very artificial lemony aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 00:49:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2012 18:34:56 | More by getbehindthemule
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MikeSchneider114


3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

08-26-2012 15:42:06 | More by MikeSchneider114
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musicman7070

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +25%

08-26-2012 01:40:20 | More by musicman7070
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MidtowneMarket

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2012 03:15:42 | More by MidtowneMarket
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lauran24

Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-20-2012 19:58:17 | More by lauran24
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Tech_Savy


4/5  rDev +42.9%

08-20-2012 02:48:35 | More by Tech_Savy
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Danno48

West Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

08-15-2012 02:38:26 | More by Danno48
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2012 23:17:07 | More by livingtodie
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Hubes

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

08-13-2012 00:45:54 | More by Hubes
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acknight

Indiana

2/5  rDev -28.6%

08-09-2012 23:03:40 | More by acknight
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Nattybrah123

Maryland

4/5  rDev +42.9%

08-08-2012 16:54:24 | More by Nattybrah123
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krazybartender

Illinois

2/5  rDev -28.6%

08-08-2012 04:45:08 | More by krazybartender
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kevmcdin2003


3.5/5  rDev +25%

08-08-2012 02:09:29 | More by kevmcdin2003
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reynolds2121


2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-07-2012 22:18:01 | More by reynolds2121
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zapx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

08-06-2012 19:22:09 | More by zapx
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at refrigerator temperature.

L – Slightly hazy ale gold color with a 1.5-finger white bubbly head that dissipates immediately like soda. A steady stream of bubbles keeps a white ring of foam around the beer-glass interface for the duration. No lacing.

S – Definitely some wheat in here along with adjunct grains and lemonade. If the usual Anheuser-Busch adjuncts weren’t in here, it would smell really nice. Smells pretty good anyway.

T – Sweet all the way through with grainy malt, coriander, lemonade, and adjuncts. Pretty balanced between the wheat beer and the lemonade.

F – Light-bodied with good carbonation, a sweet and creamy mouthfeel, and a sweet and slightly dry finish. Lemonade and bready wheat sweetness lingers for a short amount of time.

O – This really is not a bad beer. It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from a shandy: half beer and half lemonade. Also, the base wheat beer isn’t bad at all. If the BMC-style adjuncts weren’t added, this would be a really good beer for the style. Those extras just take away too much from every aspect of the beer. Nevertheless, this is a very drinkable and tasty beer that is very well-suited for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 20:32:52 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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BryanCarey

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yellowish in color with a cloudy body, Shock Top Lemon Shandy emits an aroma of lemons, a touch of clove, and a small amount of bread. Foam is okay at first, but doesn’t hold together very long.

This beer has a flavor that combines wheat, grains, lemons, and just a hint of clove spice. The taste keeps going back to the lemons, as expected, but there are some other flavors in there, mainly light wheat. The lemon flavor is the one most noticeable, but even the lemons are not that strong. The beer finishes watery and even though the product claims to use real lemonade, the taste is not that natural.

Shock Top Lemon Shandy does have one positve point, and that its thirst- quenching quality. Drink it very cold on a hot day and you won’t be disappointed; not thrilled, no, but not disappointed either. It seems made for this purpose, but little else. The body is a too light and too lacking in basic beer ingredients to recommend for anything else.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 03:14:29 | More by BryanCarey
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +25%

08-04-2012 02:23:17 | More by Mrbseward
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +42.9%

08-01-2012 02:17:30 | More by Rmatuszak2
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.