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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 51 | 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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2.68/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

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


1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

10-01-2012 16:17:48 | More by RyanWantAle816
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

10-01-2012 10:59:28 | More by beerhunter13
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North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -55.4%

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


2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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?

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

4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

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


3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-22-2012 20:17:09 | More by Nyskizy
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-19-2012 22:23:37 | More by CoCambria
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

09-15-2012 22:38:49 | More by rolltide8425
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

09-15-2012 00:32:24 | More by JJFordick
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

09-14-2012 14:28:20 | More by armin_b
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-14-2012 02:30:14 | More by grumpygerman
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

09-13-2012 04:29:40 | More by Trulius_Slackerus
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2012 23:57:04 | More by tohe9384
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

09-08-2012 20:46:13 | More by Mortarforker
Photo of Analog_kid


3.35/5  rDev +19.6%

As I was working up to this review and smelling my shandy, my 3 year old son did a full body check right into me. Now all I smell is shandy.

Anyway, I've had this shandy straight out of a bottle, poured, and on tap. Oddly enough, on tap in a plastic cup seems better than poured.The appeance reminds me of carbonated, slightly cloudy lemonade. The head disappears quickly, no lacing. The forementioned smell is rather enticing; a combination of warm spices, grain, and lemon lure you in. However, the taste belies the quality of this beer; it's not as inviting as the smell. In spite of the lemon presence, it's not as "lemony" as I'd like.

Mouthfeel is refreshing, crisp and clean. Overall, as reviewers have already said, it's a shandy; don't expect more than the flavor of lemonade mixed with beer. It's not bad, but if it were at a party with a cooler full of these shandies along Yuengling lager, I wouldn't even consider the shandy. As one reviewer said, drink this COLD.

09-08-2012 00:05:21 | More by Analog_kid
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

09-07-2012 18:55:35 | More by djbulbasaur
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-05-2012 02:01:47 | More by Milkysunshine
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

09-03-2012 17:10:27 | More by Soma474
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

09-02-2012 01:37:28 | More by j0501
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2.65/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

08-31-2012 00:49:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2012 18:34:56 | More by getbehindthemule
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

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

3.5/5  rDev +25%

08-26-2012 01:40:20 | More by musicman7070
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.