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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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66
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544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Beans11, Jul 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Wally1912, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of sami
4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

sami, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
2.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Had a can of this on July 4th.

A: Pours a hazy, light yellow with fizzy white head upon pouring that reduces very quickly.

S: Smells pretty much like lemonade with a slight sourness and some grainy malt.

T: Again, more lemonade, slightly sugary and a little bit of spice. Slightly tart.

M: Light to medium bodied with active carbonation.

O: Not as bad as I was expecting, and actually kind of refreshing, but overall it is pretty lacking.

mdaschaf, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Vylo, Jul 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

hilgart1, Jul 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Joeyuwp, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

marine1975, Jul 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Rhettroactive, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

CSFerrier, Jul 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

MammothTarantula, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

JoePQ, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

robertsp, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

KC9LDB, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of tdm168
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%

A - bright yellow with a thin, fizzy layer of white head that fizzles out quickly

S - grains and artificial lemonade

T - grainy at first with a strong, artificial lemonade finish

M - very crisp, heavily carbonated

I don't like shandy-style beers to begin with, but this is worst than most. It offers the graininess of a typical american lager with the artificial flavor of a powdered lemonade mix. I'll pass.

tdm168, Jul 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Monkey007, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +60.7%

MelJ, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

EddieJoe, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
2.18/5  rDev -22.1%

12oz Bottle from CJ's NY for 1.75$

Appearance - Hazy gold colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Corn, bread, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/wheat mixed with a sugary sweet lemon taste. It actually reminds me a bit of a lemon cough drop. There is a light amount of tartness, but it's more on the sweet side. It ends with an artificial sugary sweet lemon aftertaste.

Overall - Not something I'd ever buy or drink again. It's way too artificial tasting and it was tough to get through my glass.

spinrsx, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

egrace84, Jun 21, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +44.6%

Great summer beer. Cloudy as to be expected from a wheat beer. The aroma was sweet and lemony. Taste was a fine mix of fruit and wheat. Very light and drinkable. Surprised by the criticism of this brew. I think it hits the target it aimed for. Not intended to complement an evening cigar but hits the spot while floating in the pool.

dalygnus, Jun 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

Stevie_Janowski, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Antonius08, Jun 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Pillowburn, Jun 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

jcjerabek, Jun 12, 2012
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.