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Hard Lemonade - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 17.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 01-11-2009)
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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy light to medium straw amber with light gold highlights. Aroma of lemon juice with a hint of sweet malt. Flavor begins with lemonade, tart and mildly sweet which develops a light malt fullness that is almost more of a mouth feel and mellowing of the lemonade than a malty flavor. Finishes with a light tart lemon flavor. Light to medium bodied. An interesting flavor progression that is quite refreshing and more lemonade forward than any similar shandies or fruit beers I've tried. I've never had a commercial hard lemonade, so cannot compare this to other similarly named drinks, but as a fruit beer it delivers what it promises, a lemonade drink with a bit of a kick and some mellowing of the flavor from whatever else is in the brewing process (there is no taste clue whether this is wheat or barley based). I'd consider this for a refreshing summer drink if it was available in my area.

LiquidAmber, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of A60sburnout
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer? Hardly. Hard Lemonade? DUH!

An aggressive pour generated a light, one-finger head that stayed around for the length of its existence, but eft no appreciable lacing.

Looks like a more yellow hefeweizen in the stein, but certainly doesn't taste like one. The aroma is of sweetened lemonade and alcohol with no discernible malt smell or hoppines. The alcohol bite is certainly present.

Very refreshing drink; beats Mike's Hard Lemonade by a longshot, in my opinion. I would have rated the taste higher, but its probably unfair to rate this tasty beverage as a beer.

My compliments to Sand Creek.

A60sburnout, Dec 25, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

My Weinbauer rep (back when they were indeed my reps) talked this one up quite a bit, so I had to indulge in a bottle to see for myself. It pours a mostly clear straw topped by a healthy finger of white foam. The nose is a blast of Country Time mix with a solid tartness underlying the inherent sweetness. Now, it's nowhere near as necessarily artificial as that may sound, I'm just trying to relay the sweetness factor in there. My mouth is watering, actually. The taste follows exactly, with a small bite of sour ensuring that the sweetness doesn't go too far. The body straddles the border between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda sticky finish. Overall, this has got to be one of the best drinks labeled a "hard lemonade" that I have ever tried. Frankly, I can't believe Mike's and the others are still in business in this area with this stuff as competition.

TMoney2591, Oct 23, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass mug.

Pours a light yellow with a light fizzy effervescent head. Just by looking at this beer you can tell that it is clearly well carbonated. The constant fizzing at the top give this beer an oddly unique look when being held close up and in the light. The smell is very sweet and smells very strongly like lemonade with one difference: There is a very well defined underlying malt profile of buiscuity breadyness that lets you know that yes, this is indeed a beer. Right away I'll tell you that I can already tell some people, in particular some beer geeks, will not enjoy this beer: It is very overly sweet. However the sweetness comes from the fact that this beer actually dose taste like some very fresh lemonade with the added bonus of a rich refreshing malt profile. The beer has a very light feel to it with a high carbonation. The texture is very similar to that of juice. I find this beer to beer very refreshing and very true to the style of what a good shandy/hard lemonade should be. (Although the only reason this is even labeled as beer is because of it's status.) Living here in Wisconsin I can honestly say that I would definitely choose this beer over Leinenkugal's summer shandy every single time. I'm very happy I tried this beer.

Zachtheporter, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you like other fruit beers....This one will blow you away! Absolutely Perfect!!! I have tried them all and this one was great. Plus, I'm from WI and am proud this is a local micro brewery....Black River Falls! Way to go!! Would love to come and taste others and take a tour.

HealthyChef4You, Jul 30, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Uh, it's lemonade.

Pale yellow, slightly cloudy. Light carbonation. Relatively natural tasting, and sweet, without being gross or any more cloying than absolutely necessary. Refreshing in a "one a year" kind of way. You know, like when it gets up to 79F in Seattle. Just enough flavor to mask the alcohol, which I would guess is no more than 5%.

But let's be perfectly clear: this has nothing to do with beer except in the statutory sense.

hreb, Jul 03, 2011
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Hard Lemonade from Sand Creek Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.