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Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 26.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | 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 +41.8%

06-03-2014 02:39:08 | More by qquique1010
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1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

06-02-2014 03:02:16 | More by wrightst
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

05-31-2014 23:04:07 | More by rallyr32
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2.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The color is a bright lemony hue that is relatively attractive but the head serves at no purpose at all as it disappated all too quickly.

The nos is all too weak but is reminiscent of a lemon Radler. It has almost a lemon and soda water aroma.

Funny, as the nose went so does the taste with a lemon and soda water. Super light it's very easy too drink but I'm not sure it's meant to be this light. The carbonation mixed with the lemon soda gives this a Radler like experience.

Maybe if this were a Radler I'd be more inclined to score it higher but it's a wheat beer with very little beer like properties.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 00:25:18 | More by KYGunner
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2014 15:28:49 | More by Latarnik
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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-30-2014 07:51:02 | More by Jason1012
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New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no obvious freshness date served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker pale yellow with a finger of a white fizzy head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Body is hazy with some light visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet lemon candy and lemonade. Not really much else going on. Lemon smell is mostly artificial

Taste: Sweet artificial lemon "drink" flavor without even any real tartness to balance it. Slight grain in the finish and a slight almost chemical cleaner presence in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty nice actually.

Overall: Not very good, even before you factor in the weird off putting aftertaste. This is bad even for what it is. Seriously, how do you f*** up a shandy?!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 00:00:58 | More by Jonada
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

05-29-2014 22:31:37 | More by MJ63
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

05-26-2014 04:04:39 | More by 22Blue
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3.55/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, wheat, citrus...mostly lemon.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of sweet lemons with subtle hops.

Overall: I thought this was a good brew. Tasted good and went down easy.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 23:33:29 | More by Cavanaghty
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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 14057-BO35. Sampled on May 23, 2014.

The pour is about average with its pale yellow color and ridiculously foamy white head that diminishes in no time. When I say pale yellow - I mean it looks close to colored water.

The aroma is bland and unexciting with a touch of grainy malts and a hint of lemon drops.

The body is thin to light but probably appropriate for what it is.

The taste is way too lemony and more like lemonade. I barely pick up any grain or malts. There is a zingy hop kick at the end but that may be wishful thinking. Ah well...I've reviewed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 20:45:55 | More by puboflyons
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2.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Initial pour left a 2-3 finger head which quickly dissipated. Very minimal lacing throughout the entire glass.

A- Poured a very cloudy straw yellow, not too many bubbles rising.

S- Smelled like you added powdered lemonade mix to a beer. Very concentrated artificial smell.

T- Same as the smell. A very sour artificial lemon flavor.

MF- Even though there weren't many bubbles to be seen, it was very carbonated. Almost like a lemon soda.

O- Overall was pretty disappointed. I was hoping for a more natural lemon flavor, not one reminiscent of a powdered drink mix.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 05:20:06 | More by dtm_sub
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4.98/5  rDev +76.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. It has a very crisp and clean taste. Not bitter at all and finishes with slight lemon flavor. I have tried many lemon shandy selections, and this is by far the best. It is not easy to find, but I wish they would produce it all year. It does not have the heavy powder lemonade flavor most do. Would recommend it highly.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

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Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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1/5  rDev -64.5%

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.