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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
73
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 18.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: MLasoski on 06-12-2012

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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of MLasoski
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one up as part of a mix-a-six.

I didn't know what to think about Labatt delving into their own demonstration of craft concoctions; however, I was not completely disappointed by their take on a shandy.

A: Darker body than what I expected. Definitely carbonated, not much of a head formed in my pint glass.

S: A slight lemon-essence comes from the frothy head with a minute hop profile. Otherwise, it smells like a cheap lager.

T: The lemon zest that we probably all would like to expect is definitely there. Very small hop profile.

M: Definitely easy to drink and tangy on the palate.

O: I'd much rather have other versions of shandy than this one. I am willing to bet that if this bottle was packaged and labeled differently, my idea of this beer would be different. It's not very aesthetic or marketed towards the beach-going, sun-worshiping, pool-party goers.

Photo of fx20736
2.41/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bought as part of a case of Labatt Brewers Collection Summer beers from Southtown Beverages on 4/26/13. Case price $ 10.99.

poured from a 11.5 oz bottle into a glass tumbler, served at fridge temp.

appearance: pale gold, one finger white head, scant lacing.

aroma: pale malty with a good amount of lemon.

mouthfeel: decent, just shy of full.

taste: pale malt and artificial lemon.

notes: the artificial lemon is offputting.

Photo of DrDemento456
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Picked this up for a dollar at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - bright golden yellow with a surprising bit of head that sticks around for a while. I get about 14 of head.

S - Typical Shandy it's like light beer meets lemonade with spritz lemon zest and some underlining hops.

T - Not too off putting it pretty much taste like a club soda with a twist of lime. Maybe some hops and some underlining skunk. Not that great

M - Light, champagne like with a nice bit of body for a light beer.

Overall I have had better Shandy and this makes the Leinenkugel version look like craft gold. Avoid if you can even for a dollar.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Last of the Labatt select variety pack:
Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straw with an off white head that dissipates pretty quickly, a bit of lacing.

Smell is lemon zest nearing concentrate strength, not bad, no malt notes - reminds me of lemon lime soda.

Taste has more malt backing than the smell, defintely more lemon zest and maybe a hint of hop flavoring - really almost tastes more like soda.

Mouthfeel is carbonated well, not excessive as some of the soda pretense would suggest.

Overall, actually tastes like a really light ale mixed with sprite with a touch of lemon concentrate. I'd rather do this on my own than have it pre packaged.

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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
73 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.