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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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486 Ratings
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 26.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 38 | 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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diamondc

Texas

2.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a hefe glass.

A: Cloudy, hay colored, billowy eggshell white head, lots of bubbles. Even some lacing. Nice.

S: Was expecting a big lemon and other lite citrus note, but I got a typical weak macro-lager grain note. Lite dishwasher liquid and maybe a whiff of lemonade mix powder at the end. Disappointing.

T: Watered down lemonade... virtually no malts or hop taste. Not as tart as I thought it would be either, so its not even *that* refreshing.

M: Its spritzy and drinkable if you you're dying of thirst. A good substitute for ice water.

O: A very weak beer, even grading on a curve it fails. Good thing I managed to buy a single instead of a six pack. I don't think I'll ever buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:37:52 | More by diamondc
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Bigben0328

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

06-04-2012 05:20:41 | More by Bigben0328
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pep

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

06-03-2012 16:11:56 | More by pep
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jstein89

New York

1/5  rDev -64.4%

06-01-2012 19:48:19 | More by jstein89
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A: Poured a slightly hazy straw yellow in color, with a good one fingers worth of head that settles quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Pretty simple light lemon smell with a wheat malt backbone.

T: Pretty straight forward wheat beer up top, then the lemonade kicks in. Good mix of flavors... finish is very clean with just a little lemonade aftertaste.

M: Very light, crisp and sharp, just what you want for this style.

O: Hey it is what it is.... and for what it is it ain't bad... Arnold Palmer but wheat beer instead of tea. With a shot on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 02:52:32 | More by mralphabet
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-01-2012 02:49:48 | More by JustinWhipple
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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-28-2012 20:51:56 | More by Ralphs66
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casualfan

New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

05-28-2012 11:49:44 | More by casualfan
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DeirdreE


1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

05-27-2012 17:24:56 | More by DeirdreE
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2012 12:03:07 | More by djrn2
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beerme626

Kentucky

2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle into a drinking glass.

A: Translucent yellow with a finger head which disappears. Moderate bubbles.

S: Lemon butter

T: Lemon bread. Not lemon cake, lemon bread. Not bad, but could be crisper and less heavy.

M: Flat, sticky

O: Whatever. Now I can check it off of the list.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 01:44:55 | More by beerme626
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Brad007

Vermont

2.43/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bright, cloudy yellow (almost neon?) with a one-finger head into my glass. Holy lemonade, Batman!

Lemon? Just barely. Lots of clove and spice though for those willing to look for it.

I'm not impressed here. For some reason, I get a burst of "macro brew" flavoring with only a hint of lemon and wateriness towards the back of the mouth. What the hell? It started off with such promise.

Mouthfeel isn't much better.

Will never buy this again. I'd rather gargle with Lemon Pledge.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 02:04:35 | More by Brad007
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BigRob329

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -55.5%

05-24-2012 17:46:08 | More by BigRob329
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brianplatt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

05-24-2012 02:07:42 | More by brianplatt
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pisano

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pours hazy straw yellow with one finger white head that quickly dissipates

s: not too much going on with the nose; slight lemon with a bit of malt aroma

t: artificial lemon flavor with a slight bready finish, which turns to a bitter, not-so-enjoyable finish as it warms; tastes more like a bitter lemon soda than beer

m: light mouthfeel, slight carbonation

o: nothing special, but not a bad beer for a hot summer day. drink this one COLD.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 23:17:31 | More by pisano
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cyclonece09

Maryland

2.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy yellow straw with a little head, but that disappears very quickly. Smells of lemonade with a hint of wheat. Tastes of a little bit of lemon with some wheat, but is not very strong at all. Beer is very light and goes down well, but has a bit too much carbonation. Overall, a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 01:12:13 | More by cyclonece09
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

05-22-2012 22:59:27 | More by Jmick28
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2/5  rDev -28.8%

05-20-2012 21:46:47 | More by Drk93TT
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

05-20-2012 13:50:22 | More by TheBigBoy
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JCurry


1/5  rDev -64.4%

05-20-2012 02:00:25 | More by JCurry
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

05-19-2012 20:11:41 | More by Tnkemist
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ANTHONYJAY

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

05-19-2012 13:36:44 | More by ANTHONYJAY
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%

05-19-2012 02:47:42 | More by AltimusPrime
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-18-2012 05:57:36 | More by nstroup
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HefeRules


2.5/5  rDev -11%

05-17-2012 03:33:27 | More by HefeRules
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.