Landshark Lager
Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #405
Ranked #50,463
2.63 | pDev: 27%
Margaritaville Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
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Flowbeer from Georgia

2.49/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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’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’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?

Wednesday at 01:15 AM
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Beerman2248 from Texas

1.1/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

2.87/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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
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JuanPn from Louisiana

4.69/5  rDev +78.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it's smooth, and sort of an apple or pear high 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
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.29/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +62%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

2.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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! Would I walk any distance to buy!

Jul 10, 2020
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dapatriot1 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +80.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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
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mikeinportc from New York

3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold, with very quickly-dissipating white head . (I THINK there was some head on it. My blinks were too long, so I missed much of whatever it was. ;) )

Smell is sweet grain , and that's about it. Helles-like, but minus any noble hop aromas.

Taste is similar to aroma , with some mild, drying bitterness at finish. Finish is fairly clean , with, thankfully, none of the "licking-cardboard" sensation I often get with beers of this ilk.

Feel is light , and smooth, as might be expected, with moderate soft carbonation.

Overall, it ain't half-bad. There are others I'd prefer, but this would do, and not be unwelcome, on a hot summer evening (such as tonight ;) ) .

Jul 04, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Wasted away again in Margaritaville could easily and responsibly be done drinking this medium-bodied American example of a Caribbean style adjunct lager, as this one goes down smooth with an inoffensive flavor profile. Pouring from a 12 fl oz clear glass, no signs of skunking in the head or smell, and has a quickly dissipating off-white head.

In short, this reminds me of a hybrid of Corona Extra and Modelo Especial with a Carib sweetness and caramel malt.

One of the first things I noticed when sampling was a similar cane sugar like adjunct notes found in beers like Craib or Red Stripe. Tasting notes include a cane like sugar, flaked corn maize, mild hops similar to the Galena variety found in Corona Extra, and a mild yeasty note; but, this is more sweet than bready. There is a 2-row caramel malt note too.

Made by ABInBev part of me wonders if they took an American take from their Grupo Modelo ownership and applied some traditional Central American brewing flavors to create this beer. Overall this is average, could be a bit offensive to someone who isn't open to the style or expects something more 'lager' like BMC but I think Parrot Heads flock to it because of the Hotel chain and Jimmy Buffet connections. I have paired this at the now-defunct Margaritaville restaurants (at least in my region) and this pairs well with fish tacos, burgers with cheese and bacon, and fried foods.

May 12, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

2.82/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I must confess that I purchased this mostly to marinate bbq, as well as the curiosity factor. Out of the 20oz can, I used half for cooking and drank the other half.

It pours a very clear pale straw color and shoes visible carbonation. A large foam head quickly dissipates.

The nose opens with lots of corn adjunct, not my ideal, but not too off putting. Then, faint aromas of grainy and bready malt develop, along with a hint of green apples and lemony hops. Overall, it’s not the best smelling brew, however, it’s not offensive.

Light bodied and crisp with a watery finish . The lively carbonation is nevertheless not too fizzy as other commercial lagers tend to be. The taste is very clean, watery and mostly nondescript; this is basically something to drink cold and when you’re thirsty. Some of the tasting notes include grainy, crispy and clean cracker malt, not particularly sweet, and a mildly spicy and lemony hops profile with very modest bitterness.

I was actually pleasantly surprised by this one. Despite its mostly bland and watery flavor, it does have some drinkability to it. I could arguably even drink another one, something I tend not to want to do with most macro adjunct lagers.

May 02, 2020
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1/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Always such a disappointment with poor quality ingredients. I hadn’t had one in a while and while at a party recently thought I would give it another try. I couldn’t even finish it. I expected better.

Mar 13, 2020
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5/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So first off I would like to say I've never enjoyed a beer as much as Landshark. If it's an option I'm drinking that. However it's not so easy to find. None of the local restaurants carry it and it's never consistent to where I find it in either beer stores, liquor stores, or grocery stores. I should state I only drink bottled beer. Also what's with the T-shirts only being for 300 lbs guys haha. I have two that I cant wear. I'm a medium fit kind of guy. The socks are awesome though. Keep making it awesome. Just make it more available and market it to some smaller guys too. Cheers

Jan 31, 2020
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BoiseBoiseBop from Texas

1.18/5  rDev -55.1%
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.

Nov 27, 2019
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CodyBasden from Texas

2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
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

Nov 16, 2019
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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

Sep 28, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.02/5  rDev +52.9%
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)

Aug 31, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +30.4%
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)

Aug 26, 2019
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

2.13/5  rDev -19%
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.

Jul 29, 2019
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Green_GoblinPat from Pennsylvania

2.44/5  rDev -7.2%
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

Jul 05, 2019
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Byoung_Ju_Kim from New York

3.24/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Jun 22, 2019
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undiebundie from Pennsylvania

1.81/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

Jun 21, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.69/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Jun 02, 2019
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