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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: 489
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 39 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

05-19-2012 02:47:42 | More by AltimusPrime
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-18-2012 05:57:36 | More by nstroup
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-17-2012 03:33:27 | More by HefeRules
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-16-2012 18:16:50 | More by Beermazter310
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-14-2012 01:36:29 | More by leinie13
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-13-2012 21:45:54 | More by TeamD
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-13-2012 02:39:36 | More by Kunstman
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-12-2012 17:17:26 | More by Amalak
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-12-2012 03:26:43 | More by rah1734bones
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1.45/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance was hazy, yellow-tan, with a very small head that immediately disappeared and left zero lace.

Lemons on the smell. Maybe some malt but no hops.

Taste is struggling. It's like carbonated lemonade with a little bit of beer in it.

Watery and moderately carbonated. Might as well be lemonade.

I'd skip this one if I were you. It's a malternative at best, if not just carbonated lemonade with a little alcohol in it. I wouldn't call this one beer. Despite slick packaging and no doubt some fancy advertising, this is typical of the crap that budweiser is trying to pass off as craft beer in order to keep their market share from declining even more. This is not even beer, let alone craft.

I'm glad I was given a bottle of this, because if I had bought a six pack I would have had to dump five of them.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:31:22 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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New York

2.4/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a cloudy pale straw color with a sudsy white head that quickly fades
S-lots of mr clean floor cleaner lemon, a bit of malt struggling to get through
T-Aroma directly translates into flavor. and thats not good. The lemon almost acts as if it shouldn't be in there. not for the style, just for this beer.
M-light bodied
O-not a very good shandy. I don't mind a nice shandy or half and half once in awhile but this one is just off.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 01:52:22 | More by atr2605
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Alberta (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, my girl's impulse purchase at the local grocery store in Waikiki. Man, the ingredient list here is not exactly what one would imagine goes into beer, even a fruity one.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one skinny finger of thin, wispy, and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a low broken wall of ebbing lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells very much like Lemon Pledge, sans the alcohol, with a mildly sour, underwhelming graininess (again, weirdly muffled - but I suppose I shouldn't get too miffed about differentiating rice and corn in such an offering). The taste is sweet lemony grain (like artificial lemonade crystals dropped into a Bud), with a bland honey sweetness addendum, and a weirdly ethereal, zingy, and yet hard to define, um, 'edginess' - hops, maybe? Hell to the no.

The bubbles, they be a bit too frizzy up front, but that doesn't last, the body quite light in weight, and weak, yet it's neither thin, nor watery. It finishes a little more grainy, even wheaty, with that fake lemon fruity party crasher.

Not exactly a shandy, as it's not a half and half deal (maybe they do math differently in St. Louis), but more of just a weakly-flavoured adjunct-buoyed wheat ale. Too much to pick apart, and not worthy of satisfying any sort of fruit-beer craving - I'm thinking of tossing in something from that huge wedding gift basket sitting on the desk over there.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 06:41:40 | More by biboergosum
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

05-09-2012 02:23:38 | More by jski
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-08-2012 22:52:44 | More by justinm4bama
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Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -64.3%

05-08-2012 01:14:26 | More by oneturbucfan
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-07-2012 06:30:33 | More by odbjs735
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-07-2012 02:45:16 | More by closisinthehouse
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-06-2012 17:46:21 | More by Nage37
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-06-2012 01:30:17 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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New Mexico

1.45/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Big white head, quickly dies above a very light hazy pale to washed out light honey golden colored ale.

A big sweet lemon aroma overpowers everything else that might be there.

A light sweet yet unsweetened lemon with light sour grains coming through in the taste.

A light bodied beer that finishes with a light dry aftertaste that has some lemon hanging on to it.

Yuk, seems like they have this super huge vat of Bud Light and siphon off a few thousand gallons add some flavoring and give it a shock top name, getting a little old already.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 21:48:01 | More by LXIXME
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2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy, honey colored body with a tiny head and no lacing. Smells of lemon zest, a bit floral and wet hay. Taste follows closely behind but with a presence of mango. High carbonated, dry finish "beer" which is refreshing at least.

Overall- On a hot day I wouldn't mind having one or two. I dont see myself purchasing one any time soon but if it is offered, try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 06:36:17 | More by intensify
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-02-2012 21:01:17 | More by troyvar
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought only one of these as I decided to be brave and proceed into the "shandy" war.

In a pint glass:

A: hazy light orange/yellow colored body with a two finger white head that stayed a good minute and a half. No lacing was left and nor any rings, no carbonation to be seen rising.

S: mainly about the lemon, some wheat was in the background.

T: lemon with some light honey which was slightly subdued. Some barley was in the taste, but once again very subdued.

M: thin with light carbonation felt, sessionable.

O: well, I'm not sure what to say other than I'm glad I only bought one of these and not the whole six pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 19:54:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of julian89


2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance: A hazy "wheat beer" yellow with hardly any head and no retention.

Smell: Lemon tea and spices that's it.

Taste: Light honey, spice on the front. It's a strong lemon tea taste. The alcohol is soo light it may as well be a alcoholfree lemon shandy. Honestly it taste like cold lemon tea, which I like, but not beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Uh, it's a very good tasting Lemon tea, not a good beer. I barely, I mean just barely, got a few hints of barley in there. I like it, just not what I consider a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 17:06:18 | More by julian89
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +7.1%

05-01-2012 16:48:55 | More by Schumatrix
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
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