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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 85 | 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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2/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

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Photo of russpowell
3.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tectactoe
2.69/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.