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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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66
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545 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev +42.9%

Rmatuszak2, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
2.63/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, pale yellow in color, with a moderate head of quickly fading foam.
Aroma-Lemon and white sugar
Taste-faint lemon zest, soapy, thin-bodied. A rather weak-kneed shandy attempt. Don't get me wrong, on a hot day at ice cold temperature, a couple would go down easy, but a real glass of lemonade would probably taste better.

hosehead83, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

JustOneMorePlz, Jul 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Amp, Jul 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

dsauter, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

tsailor, Jul 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

JimmyCop, Jul 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

Rickyd, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

logicalparadox, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Tracker83, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a large but thin white head. The head fades fast giving very little lacing.

Smell – The aroma is dominated by a lemon scent like lemonade, but it is not overly sweet smelling. Mixed with this is an ever so light wheat bread aroma as well.

Taste – The taste started out maltier with hints of wheat and some more bitter lemon. As the flavor advances more it becomes sweeter but never gets too sweet in the end one is left with a slightly sweet lemonade taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Quite thin with a medium level of carbonation. It really does suit the flavors of the beer and creates a rather refreshing feel.

Overall – It’s a good, light and refreshing alternative to something like a hard lemonade if that is what you are feeling like at the time.

Darkmagus82, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.55/5  rDev +26.8%

Pours a milky, straw golden color. Hazy after the sediment is mixed. The head is bright white and kind of generic looking, but has good retention.

Smells like what it is, a cross between a lemony fruit beer and a Belgian wit. Citrusy lemon, along with cloves fill the nose.

There's a slight lemon taste, but not much. There's a slight clove taste, but not much. It's mostly a tangy wheat taste that vetoes the other tastes.

It's really smooth in that the alcohol and all flavors are pretty submissive. There's a watery looseness to it. It does have a nice crisp, tangy feel. Mostly a dry finish with no lingering feel.

It's a decent beer for what it is...a cheap version of a British classic. It's easy to drink and provides good relief from the warmer months. And it's cheap.

RickS95, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

tyleeis, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

duke33s, Jul 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

valkyre65, Jul 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bobotron, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

Scott_McCool, Jul 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

pisomojado8, Jul 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

brewcrew12, Jul 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

cjac, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

KevBearcat529, Jul 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

KingStephenR, Jul 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Theorganizer81, Jul 11, 2012
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.