Shock Top Lemon Shandy - Anheuser-Busch

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of cyclonece09
2.38/5  rDev -15%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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1/5  rDev -64.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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.

Photo of atr2605
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.

Photo of biboergosum
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.

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1/5  rDev -64.3%

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.