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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 56 | 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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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.

Analog_kid, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of djbulbasaur
1/5  rDev -64.3%

djbulbasaur, Sep 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bigbutter, Sep 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Milkysunshine, Sep 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

Soma474, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of j0501
3.5/5  rDev +25%

j0501, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

getbehindthemule, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

MikeSchneider114, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

musicman7070, Aug 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

Tech_Savy, Aug 20, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -37.5%

Danno48, Aug 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

livingtodie, Aug 14, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Hubes, Aug 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

acknight, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

Nattybrah123, Aug 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

krazybartender, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

kevmcdin2003, Aug 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

reynolds2121, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

zapx, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

BlackBelt5112203, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of BryanCarey
2.45/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

BryanCarey, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Mrbseward
3.5/5  rDev +25%

Mrbseward, Aug 04, 2012
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.