Landshark Lager
Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #407
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
62
Ranked #48,384
Avg:
2.62 | pDev: 26.34%
Reviews:
526
Ratings:
1,993
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Margaritaville Brewing Co.
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  28
Gots
  495
SCORE
62
Poor
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Photo of BoiseBoiseBop
1.18/5  rDev -55%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Why? It wasn't fresh. Wait , I,m gonna slam another ...maybe it has just a ants nut hair more hop overtones than a Mexican beer ...they were out of Firemans or even Firemans light (which are both not bad IMO) at the convenience store and too busy to go the the grocery store..
No way in hell I'd ever waste my money on this insipid concoction again, it has that predominant taste of a friggin, Old Milwuakee non alcoholic beer. Damn it, I wasted my money, but I was looking for something lighter than an IPA and with more hoppiness than most Mexican beers they sell here and something with more character than the swill I'd throw down ice cold on a hot day , like maybe 12oz. cans of Natty Light ( which woulda been a better choice)...I mean, I'm drinking it, its better than a poke in the butt with a sharp stick, but ain,t it a terrible thing to spend 10 bucks on a six pack and not really enjoy it much?
This shizzle is bad, I mean, maybe if I was a horse in hell or something. It does have alky-hol ( 4.8%) at effin' least.

EDIT- the trick too making this beer OK is to slam it fast at 32.1 degrees. Its quite a bit better and I do get a smidgeon more hops note ; that non alcoholic malty beer taste isn't quite as noticable, and I'm too buzzed to GAF anyway now, and enjoying it more than I would have a Natty Light -at least today-and would rate it 2.25 to a very generous 2.5 at this juncture.
Oh how I long for those days about 15 years ago when I could get Red Stripe for 6.99 a six pack here when it was still brewed in Kingston...they are killing beers all over hell( like what Lagunitas did to the Bristish beer). Hell, even Lonestar used to have a bot of character before Pabst murdered it.

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Photo of CodyBasden
2.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear gold fizzy little bit of lacing and small white head, small yeasty smell with tiny bits of floral hops, almost like water when it first goes in not a real taste until you put the glass down and then u get hit with a very bready taste, light body low carbonation

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
2.83/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pee Yellow color, transparent body

S - Typical wet grain and hay.

T - Some sweetness from the malts

F - Thinned out

O - Caramel malts add sweetness that keep it from being a standard BMC beer

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Photo of defunksta
4.02/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a bright, yellow-golden color with a moderate, fizzy, white head. SRM of 8. Pretty standard. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of lemon, honey, creamed corn. Light grass. Then a fresh baked bread malt presence. (4.25)

Flavor: Less flavor than the nose. But again more lemon, honey with a little bit of corn and grassy notes. Finishes with a nice honey and fresh baked bread sweetness. (4.00)

Feel: Slightly heavier bodied and creamy, but only relatively for the style. Still crisp, smooth, and clean. Decent carbonation. Finishes with a slight honey sweetness on the palate. Alcohol is nondetectable. (3.75)

Overall: Really a well rounded American lager. Showcases the lemon and honey well without being too strong or sweet. Drinks smooth. People say this drinks like a Corona, but this beer is much better. Corona is overly skunked, and this beer has much more flavor. Overall, I'd say much more flavors than most American lagers. Not too much adjuncts. Pretty impressed by this one actually. All around excellent American lager. (Final Rating: 4.02)

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.43/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz bottle, code 19087, twist-off crown; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: brilliant, polished-clear, Vitamin B-yellow-gold liquid; crackly, craggy white foam crumbles away from the get-go; thin collar... almost visual poster-lager for 'yellow, fizzy beer'

S: grassy, mineral overtones, slight lemon skin undertone, delicate presence of pils malt lurking below; no overt skunk, despite the clear bottle... drained intensity, a bit weak

T: relatively doughy, almost cookie-ish maltiness up front, delicate sweetness midway, finish is moderately dry with some mellow, neutral bitterness; hint of fresh pils malt lingering in the aftertaste

F: sudsy touch; lightly-silky, not-quite-thin body... finish remains dry throughout, but far from parching

O: for an adjunct lager, surprising degree of malt flavor, and overall it may lean a little toward Euro pale... I could almost see this, with a little more hop presence, being the requisite, bandwagon-jumping 'lager' or 'pilsner' of a craft brewery; surprisingly decent (1489)

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Photo of TerryW
2.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This is for when you've baked your brain out on the beach and you just don't know any better. Strong armed malt, blunt hops. Just clumsy stuff. Not much to like here.

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Photo of Green_GoblinPat
2.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I'm not a fan of this beer because of its heavy malt background . but ice cold with a lime for the price compared to a corona its a tolerable crushable lager which is what it wants to be

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Photo of Byoung_Ju_Kim
3.24/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another American adjunct larger.. which I like. It has the pale yellow looking color and that is why it got 5 points.
Basically it doesn't have aroma. Couldn't tell it has any scent going on. Quite carbonated. I could hear those popping sound when i moved my ear closed to the glass after pouring some beer. Very easily drinkable. There was no after taste. Almost like water at the end, but sweet citrus taste remains... Because of carbonated fact, it has some interesting feeling once drink. Little expansive compared to any type of american adjunct larger. High score but don't think I will look for this again.

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Photo of undiebundie
1.81/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Got a case in cans.

Taste: This beer is 60% carbonation, 25% Coors Lite, 12% Corona, and 3% is some vague citrus flavor.

Color: golden, typical island style beer coloration.

Smell: carbonation present in the nose, maybe some lemon gets through here

Feel: harsh bubbliness. Tastes best cold like any bad heavily carbonated beer.

It's drinkable, but I'd rather have Corona with a lime any day.

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.69/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A decent beer, comes in just below average. I think maybe some of the reason for lower ratings is the clear bottles. I have had this from cans, and it seems noticeably better.

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Photo of Stringer1018
1/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 pack bottles. Boring, skunky odor, no taste, no flavor , pale coloring, no finish, no after taste. It’s like drinking carbonated water. Thought it would have some kind of flavor. Very disappointed.

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Photo of gvickery
3.77/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’m not sure what all the negative reviews are from? Perhaps the clear bottles. I’ve had these several times from their huge 25oz cans. It smells pretty good for an adjunct later, nothing offensive. It tastes slightly citrusy with a slight adjunct twang. Way better than the typical big name macros. It’s very mild, I can barely tell I’ve drank even after chugging a big can pretty quickly. Good thirst quencher. Get the can, you might get a better impression.

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Photo of cardfan212
1.66/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drank from a 12 ounce bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - I'm usually not big on clear bottles, and this is no exception. The clear labels also add to the mediocrity of the bottle. The artwork on the label makes me feel like a middle age mom on a tropical staycation.

Smell - The hint of an AAL on an ocean breeze.

Taste - Absolutely nothing.

Feel - Very spiky carbonation with a thin body. Like a sparkling water.

Overall - This is a sad beer. I hope to never have another one.

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Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +90.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lite golden color with a lite head as well. You’ll love the refreshening sweet flare on any view with a beach and sound of the shore. But look out this is a landshark brew that you can enjoy anywhere. Enjoy!!!

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Photo of SB2017
3.28/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Citrusy, malty, and full of flavor for its lightness. Very easy to drink. Some unpleasant notes here and there, which feel by no means out of place. Solid light lager, good flavor and feel.

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Photo of Dakin
3.14/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Okay so this beer is apparently in the same vein as Natty Ice. That being said, this actually isn't bad... for a beer within that category. It's pretty much water. The thing I like about it is that it's super smooth. No metal or off-tastes... No skunk. Only the slightest hint of beer flavor... But it has its place i'd imagine. Would be an A+ college party beer.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Middle of the road brew. Nothing over the top and an alternative from all of the macro and micro stuff. I find this beer to be refreshing and a different variety when it is an option.

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Photo of Oz-
4.02/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My wife and I were turned on to this beer while vacationing in Florida. We had an unscheduled stop in Clermont FL due to brake problems. Since we were stuck for the night, we went to the hotel bar (Days Inn Clermont) and had an interesting pizza (loaded baked potato pizza) and shot some pool. Of course we had to have beer, and we usually order Corona Extra, but they were out. Bartender suggested Landshark. I’m glad she did.

The clear bottle gives you an immediate look in to what you’re about to have. Crisp, amber colored lager. We drank straight from the bottle so I can’t tell you about the head, but I imagine it would be average. We actually liked the taste of this better than Corona, so it looks like Landshark will replace it in our regular beer.

It doesn’t have the weird aftertaste that many beers have as it gets warmer, to me anyway. So that equates to perfect warm weather beer, or even a cool down from sweaty activities.

Beer snobs won’t appreciate it for what it is, but that’s ok. If we all wanted the same thing, we might as well be robots!

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Photo of DarrellFine
2.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent for a light, after-work beer, or even to have with a steak dinner. More complex than your typical American adjunct lager, even though mass produced and not the best. Smells like stale crackers and bread, tastes like sour corn and old bread. Not all that great, but not terrible. Better than most mass produced light beers but certainly not anything worth going out of the way for.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.76/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very clear golden color with nice carbonation topped by two fingers of soapy white head.

Smells like grains and yeast. Faint hops way in the back somewhere. The smell is very bready.

Taste is like clean water with the grains and yeast crackling across the tounge with that carbonation. Again a very faint hint of the hops way in the background.

Mouth is light and refreshing with a crisp finish.

While nothing overwhelming or complex this really fits for a hot summer or tropical beach beer. None of that skunky funk like some Mexican lagers. Really awesome to have no skunk with this extremely clear bottle. I have to rate this for what it is, that summer or beach beer I would like to drink. And for that I actually like this one! Cheers!

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Photo of Purdom
3.11/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a easy drinking summer beer. Don't expect much in the way of complexity; this is a beer produced by Budweiser as the house beer for the Margaritaville chain of restaurants and casinos. That being said it is more flavorful than your everyday Bud. Supposedly developed to replace Corona, it is a smooth taste without the " skunky" taste of Corona.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pleasant as a summer refresher, much better than typical yank lager... but could never ever compete against German or Czech lagers - or any European larger for that matter...

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Photo of ButterMelon
4.39/5  rDev +67.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Landshark is a great summer beer. Living in Massachusetts I wouldn't touch the stuff during the cold months, but on a hot day it's a very refreshing beer. Best thing out of Margaritaville for sure.

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Photo of FlashFan207
4.42/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After trying this beer this summer, it has quickly become my new favourite. After taking a liking to the Kona Brewing Company’s lineup, I found that Landshark follows in that island-style brewing tradition that is light and tasty, and especially refreshing on a hot summer day. Give it a shot, it’s great!

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.51/5  rDev +34%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright dark straw/light golden color with moderate activity. Slightly foamy white 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with mediocre legs and swirl reaction. Flavors of sweet grains, lemon, caramel, and floral hops. Slick medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Slightly oily but still well bodied. Light strength finish, grainy and a bit flowery but not that much. No adjunct feel. Great freshness and well balanced. Solid brew overall, very good quality craft for an adjunct compared to other popular macro brands.

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Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 1993 ratings