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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy - Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy
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73
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MLasoski on 06-12-2012)
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rdub

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

09-09-2012 00:54:27 | More by rdub
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev +4.2%

02-17-2013 18:39:29 | More by BamfBacon
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MLasoski

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

06-12-2012 21:43:35 | More by MLasoski
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fx20736

New York

2.36/5  rDev -18.1%

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.

05-03-2013 22:30:13 | More by fx20736
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

01-19-2013 04:13:31 | More by DrDemento456
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Eastside151

Ohio

4/5  rDev +38.9%

09-30-2012 20:10:57 | More by Eastside151
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BrianMurphy

New York

3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

07-09-2014 22:07:34 | More by BrianMurphy
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -30.6%

07-27-2014 12:39:57 | More by InspectorBob
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

09-18-2012 23:21:31 | More by mvanaskie13
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -30.6%

06-22-2012 03:58:28 | More by ejimhof
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Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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TBarJr

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

07-21-2013 14:50:25 | More by TBarJr
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kirchy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

08-14-2012 02:47:20 | More by kirchy
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Impalafrank

Ohio

3/5  rDev +4.2%

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New York

3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-20-2013 05:23:41 | More by Mister_Falcon
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LMH88

New York

2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-05-2014 02:33:05 | More by LMH88
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Ohio

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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy from Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
73 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.