Landshark Lager
Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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From:
Margaritaville Brewing Co.
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #209
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
62
Ranked #29,937
Avg:
2.64 | pDev: 26.89%
Ratings:
2,045
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 29, 2022
Added:
Jan 17, 2007
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  510
SCORE
62
Poor
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Notes: None
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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Clear urine yellow color. Small fizzy head with no real retention.

Aroma of corn sweetness, slight cracker malt, a bit of hay and grass.

Sweet corn upfront, grainy and crackery malt, very subtle hay, perhaps a drop of lemon.

Light mouthfeel but well carbonated and not too watery.

Eh, it's a decent light corn lager. Perfectly acceptable for the outdoors in hot weather. Comparable to Corona and Dos Equis and whatnot.

Apr 29, 2022
Photo of Camerino9125
5/5  rDev +89.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Camerino9125

Exceptional light summer beer super refreshing after a day of doing yard work or a leisure Saturday afternoon. If you like corona youll love landshark its enjoyable without lime

Apr 16, 2022
Photo of ravger
2.06/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by ravger from Illinois

What you'd expect - watery tasting Corona type of knock off for having on vacation when you want something with very little alcohol. You're not drinking it for the taste.

Mar 29, 2022
Photo of CobraChicken
1.76/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
by CobraChicken

It was on special for 20 oz in a souvenir cup… served with a lime. I’m on vacation at the beach, so why not? It was a pale and an off-putting shade of yellow. Smelled like corn and carbonation. The first sip was sweet and kinda funky, like it was already a little skunked (even though it was on tap). Moderate carbonation but it was going flat quickly. Had to slam it. Aftertaste was not necessarily a pleasant one. Won’t be buying this for the fridge at home. Good enough for the price but I assume it’s because they’re trying to get rid of it. Better than most “light beers” but that’s not saying anything.

Mar 02, 2022
Photo of dbean3
3.71/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by dbean3 from Texas

I think this beer is greatly under rated. This is a good beverage for a day on the beach or anywhere outdoors.

Feb 04, 2022
Photo of RoyBrentII
2.41/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by RoyBrentII from Belize

One of those American adjuncts that you need to drop quickly because the corn takes over if it's not ice cold.

Look: clear straw; almost piss-yellow.

Smell: grains—and not particularly prominent.

Taste: classic adjunct. Some hop presence, but the corn lingers, particularly as the beer warms.

Feel: relatively substantial for an "island lager".

Overall: drink fast on a particularly hot tropical day and it's passable.

Jan 02, 2022
Photo of lagrluvr
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by lagrluvr

Tried this because I was a tourist in Destin Harbour's Margaritaville - a real schmuckfest.
Served in clear (dumbass) bottle with lime wedge (with stale contaminated browning peel!)
SLight yellow pee color, slight corn smell, slight corn and lime taste. Semi fizzy for a few minutes (don't take longer than 3-5 minutes or it goes flat as a popcorn fart, and smells the same).
Overall, not worth the money at any price, and a disgrace to Jimmy Buffet. Avoid, unless you're a kid who is sneaking it.

Dec 14, 2021
Photo of MikeWard
2.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

16oz can into a pint glass. Freshness dating hard to understand.

Crystal clear pale golden yellow body. Initial big white head quickly shrinks to a thin ring and faint covering. No lacing.

Hardly any aroma at all. Faintly sweet malt.

On tasting, well, there isn't much of that either. Lightly apple and a little sweet.

Mouth closer to thin than medium. A little sharp on the finish.

Overall, pretty bland, on the other hand, no nasty aftertaste either.

Dec 04, 2021
 
2.68 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 21, 2021
 
3.08 by TheHammer from Canada (ON) on Oct 19, 2021
 
2.69 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Sep 21, 2021
 
2.67 by MGibbons from Maryland on Aug 25, 2021
 
3.97 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Aug 10, 2021
Photo of JimboRick
1.96/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by JimboRick from Pennsylvania

This is a very sweet beer, like cloyingly sweet. And for $24 a case (here in PA), not worth it. I can get a 30-pack of Hamm's for $14, and it tastes so much better. This beer is all about marketing and branding. Avoid if you can.

Jul 25, 2021
 
3.07 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Jul 18, 2021
 
3.02 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Jul 02, 2021
 
3.5 by kuhndog from New York on Jun 12, 2021
 
1.5 by joeywheeler from Indiana on Jun 09, 2021
Photo of Flowbeer
2.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Flowbeer from Georgia

The first time I tried Landshark was a couple summers ago on a beach in Wilmington. Really loved it then, because it was hot as hell on the beach and a cold can of beer hit the spot! Back then, I compared it to a lighter version of Corona, as it had a bit of a lemony -limey taste to it, without adding one to it, like you do to Corona.
Now, I’m trying it again and it’s still good...it’s nice and cold & easy to drink and still has that lemony after-taste, which gives it a summertime appeal, but it is pretty thin in taste. The ABV is 4.6 so it gets you where you wanna go, put it isn’t much in flavor. If I had to choose, I’d go with a Mexican lager like Modelo Especial, but it is quite easy to drink & doesn’t have any negative flavors or skunkiness...it’s just a little....thin? Watery? Oh well. I still think Jimmy Buffett is a great singer & songwriter, so there’s that. And the can art & color is “beachy”!! So 2.75?

May 05, 2021
Photo of Beerman2248
1.1/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Beerman2248 from Texas

Have you ever wondered if your liver and bladder work? This beer will answer that question. If Corona had a filthy second cousin this would be it. This beer is drinkable but that’s about it. It’s yellow. The end.

Apr 14, 2021
 
3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Mar 24, 2021
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
2.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear, bright yellow/gold appearance with a medium size white head and minimal lacing. Muted aroma ; some sweet maltiness. Clean, mild, moderately sweet along with some adjuncts. Hops are kept to the bare minimum. Light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish. Really not terrible for a mass produced pale lager but not worth a second round. Here at the local watering hole, they just added green dye to the keg for St Paddy's Day. Won't rate that mug.

Mar 17, 2021
Photo of JuanPn
4.69/5  rDev +77.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JuanPn from Louisiana

it's smooth, and sort of an apple or pear high note...so sorta like drinking weak fruit jelly, on a cracker
i must say, i have been avoiding this beer, and now it's one of my favorites

Feb 05, 2021
 
4.52 by mrbilks from Alabama on Jan 28, 2021
 
2.78 by arini10 from Oregon on Jan 19, 2021
 
3.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2020
 
2.35 by Myboymi from Kansas on Nov 21, 2020
 
5 by LT5 from Georgia on Oct 12, 2020
 
2.97 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Sep 30, 2020
Photo of KLHBB
3.29/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by KLHBB from Arkansas

Served in its bottle with a lime. Golden yellow, the smell and taste is dominated by the lime. Light, refreshing, fine. Good session summer beer.

Sep 21, 2020
 
2.54 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Sep 13, 2020
 
2.86 by SpaethJam from New York on Sep 06, 2020
 
4.03 by bakerberry from Kentucky on Aug 14, 2020
 
2.59 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Aug 06, 2020
Photo of Cylinsier
3.29/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle

Pours clear golden. Sugar white film for a head.

Smells of cereal malts and corn.

Tastes like cereal malts and corn sugar.

Light body, tingly carbonation.

Somehow I have never actually reviewed this despite drinking it on occasion for years and years. I guess I just assumed I had and never checked until now. It's fine. Not good or bad, just fine. Wouldn't turn a bucket of these down on the beach on a hot day for the right price.

Aug 03, 2020
 
2.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.26/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. 20167 printed in small black rectangle on bottom of back label. Maybe that means July 16 2020? If so this bottle either either 2 weeks old or went past its date 2 weeks ago.

Appearance - Perfectly clear light gold body with good carbonation. Pours small white head with good retention, great lacing and stick. Dense fine plumes of carbonation form throughout the beer when even even a gentle swirl. 5

Smell - Mealy, malty corn. And noticeable alcohol. 4

Taste - Mealy, malty corn. Surprisingly noticeable alcohol. Mild but for the style a surprisingly bitter hop coming through. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. The tight gives some chewiness. Slightly effervescent. Faint astringency in the finish, maybe it's only negative trait. 4

Overall - Judging by now nice this beer is, for its style anyway, I'm going to guess that the back label is the born on date and not the best by? Almost no off characters. Not really a fan of the style, but since I'm rating within style it's pretty great. 4.5

Jul 30, 2020
Photo of Dingbat88
5/5  rDev +89.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Dingbat88 from Louisiana

This is my absolute favorite beer. It has a great taste without being too heavy. Perfect for parties or outdoor functions. It might seem like something obvious, but Jimmy Buffet knows his alcohol.

Jul 17, 2020
Photo of OK_Denise
2.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

Meh, nothing special about this beer at all. Not horrible, but just does not have enough flavor, body, or finish to be something that I would want to drink more of. Would I turn down a free one on a hot day...no! Would I walk any distance to buy one....no!

Jul 10, 2020
Photo of dapatriot1
4.75/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dapatriot1 from New York

Lite golden color with a lite head. Nice, refreshing and light.. you just have to love how refreshing it is Ice Cold. I am not a fan of drinking something heavy in the sun. This is perfect for the beach, ,the sand, the islands or just laying in your yard during the summer.
one of my favorite summer beers

Jul 07, 2020
Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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