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Landshark Lager | Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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Landshark LagerLandshark Lager

Brewed by:
Margaritaville Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007

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Reviews: 468 | Ratings: 1,780
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Lands hark pours pee yellow with no head. Skunk smell. Taste is a little skunky, malty, and corn flavors. Okay feel. Overall nothing special, not the worst.

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Photo of emount91
2.05/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.75

landshark is landshark, the best mexican-style lager you can get (but that really doesnt say much since mexican-style lagers suck). drink near a beach or pool, or dont drink it at all.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.79/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The color is that of urine on a morning of recovery, with almost a neon glow. The smell is that of an unfriendly skunk rolling in a barley field. Taste is that of a beer trying to be something that it's ingredients simply cannot accomplish. This is not a poor man's corona, it's a maggot's corona.

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Photo of rockinrickster
2.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I definitely agree with the rest of you who compare this to Corona. My wife who actually spit out a mouthful of Dogfish 90 loves this stuff. Need I say more? If I want to be refreshed on a hot day, MAYBE, if there's nothing else around. But I'd rather have a gin and tonic...

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Photo of ragedyman
3.02/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer at all really. I mean yes it's better with a slice of lime but on a hot day this cold beer and lime hit the spot. It is now being distributed locally by the Brick brewing company in Kitchener Ontario.

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Photo of larryarms847
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a chill hazed bright golden yellow.

Slight tart note and bready malts.

Toasted malt and slight acidity.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, goes down like water basically because it is.

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Photo of Squire123
3.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beers like this remind of me of why lime wedges are so popular.

Straightforward, light flavor, low malt/hops AAL with catchy packaging. Nothing to write home about, or even bring home for that matter, just another inoffensive beer.

Beach brew.

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Photo of jasongavitt
3.6/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

dont buy this beer in a bottle!!!!!!!!!they are 1$ for a 16oz can that has not seen much light.this is the best tasting beer i have ever bought for 1$also folks say they smell fish but this beer is vegan and doesnt use isinglass in the brewing process.im very surprised by the responses on here.im also blown away that anyone who drinks beer and is into the flavor would buy any beer in a clear or semi-clear bottle.that is wild stuff.i will go without beer before i drink one out of a clear bottle.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.71/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Crystal clear golden straw colr, 1 inch white head, little lacing

S: Bread malts, slight hint of hops and a little skunkiness

T: Sweet brad malts, a little fruity like a crisp apple, slight hop bitterness and a slight skunkiness

M: Light, crisp, dry

O: Not a total flop, it has more taste than lots of other macro brews, but I would prefer a red stripe or Stella to this

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Photo of fbruno37
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I knew what I was getting when I bought this beer, (I mean it says island style beer right on it). I expected something like a Corona. This beer is not anything special. It does taste like a Corona (I like Corona ). It's very refreshing, it does have a nice taste, and it goes down with ease. Like other people have said, this beer would be great after working all day in the heat. Oh yeah the smell is not that bad, as other people have said it smells like a skunk, I don't smell it. Enjoy.

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Photo of Beglane
1.35/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

My wife loves this beer, and she hates beer. Taste is like a weak Corona. 2 lime minimum just to be palatable, Jimmy Buffet's corporate whoriness is showing

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Photo of FBarber
1.63/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

The first word that comes to mind when smelling this beer is "Stank". I assumed it would have a pungent taste given the smell, but nope, it surprises you by not tasting like much of anything. Its so bland. Pretty awful. Its trying to be a Corona knock off and failing miserably, just drink a corona.

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
2.63/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Margaritaville Brewing Co. - Landshark Lager. 4.7% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 11/24/15 (code 15310)

Look: Settles as a pale golden color, shortly retaining a small white fizzy head.

Smell: Typical barley/rice and corn sweetness. Skunky beyond belief.

Feel: Light bodied and watery, good amount of carbonation and easy to drink.

Taste: Skunky barley/rice and sweet corn that lingers.

Overall: Pretty standard for an American Adjunct Lager. Nothing but grain, corn, and water. This was the skunkiest beer I've had, I guess partially due to the age, and clear bottle.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.76/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is 1/2 finger thick, with surprisingly decent lacing, and a clear golden body.

It smells...SKUNKED. Thanks clear bottle, ya joik.

Once you get past the skunk taste, its alot like a Busch with more adjunct sweetness.

The mouthfeel here is light and clean.

Overall, I'll choose to give Landshark Lager - Margaritaville Brewing Co. a 4. If it weren't skunked, this honestly wouldn't be too bad on a sweltering day after working outside for a few hrs.

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Photo of Theogent
2.68/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very attractive bottle and cap. This is not one of the best smelling beers I've had. I never think this, but when I'm drinking it around friends they often say they smell fish. There is a very light head when first poured and will lace your glass after being consumed. Very watery, but is crisp. At times, it almost reminds me of a soda with the amount of carbonation present. Best served ice cold and enjoyed in warm weather. This beer is definitely overpriced and isn't something I'd keep the fridge stocked with at all times or anything. If you are heading out for a day at the pool or beach, I would definitely consider packing the cooler with it every now and then.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.04/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bought this because my cousin had it and said it was "alright".

Look: I didn't pour mine into a glass, it's a clear bottle, so I can see its color. From first glance it looks like a gold, but if you hope it up to the light, or in my case the bright snow reflecting the light of the sun through this clouds as it is snowing quite heavily today, the color is more of a pale yellow, similar to pee. if you're moderately hydrated. Since I did not pour it, I can no comment on any foam head, but I imagine by its feel that there isn't much of one.

Smell: Smells light, maybe even a slight citrus, smell, lime maybe. Not unpleasant but gives a clear indicator of what it may taste like.

Taste: I can tell you right away exactly what it tastes like: Corona Extra, they're virtually the same, however I find the Landshark to be less offensive to my tastes. Though without a doubt these two are of the same "class" as shown on the right side of the page, the rest are different - though they may be classified the same here - Landshark and Corona Extra are the only two so close in style and taste.

Feel: The best part about it, and similar to its cousin of the same style, despite not being very tasteful and light beers, it is lightly/light moderately carbonated and very easy to drink down. It just rolls down so easily, too bad it lacks a better flavor.

Overall: I'm not disappointed with my purchase, and it's okay enough that I can finish the pack, though I'm not sure I would buy it again. Has a neat name, and isn't offensive to my tastes, but it's lacking in body and I like a more fully taste to my beers.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +55%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Landshark Lager brewed by Margaritaville Brewing Co , with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The smell of Landshark Lager is rich with grains and malts. You do pick up some skunkyness in the smell of this brew from the hops. This brew has the look and smell of some American Adjunct Lagers on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. The taste is rich with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in the taste. There is a lot going on in Landshark. The mouth feel of Landshark Lager is bold,rich, clean, and smooth. Landshark Lager has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. There is also nothing bad about this brew. I like how smooth this brew is, it goes down nice. Overall I'm giving Landshark Lager a 4 out of 5. I would buy this brew again, it is a smooth drinking brew. Margaritaville Brewing Co. , did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is no more an island lager than a Milwaukee's Best. Pours the color of pee with a small white head with not much lacing. Tastes like horse feed brewed in hog water. I won't buy this again. Terrible excuse for brew! Tastes like Colt45 malt liquor meets miller lite.

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Photo of schwansmantr
1.81/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Let me introduce Landshark island style lager or as I might call it over carbonated lightly filter wet socks in a bottle. When you pop the top you get that slight fiz sound followed by a odd oder of possibly lime and carbon. If you haven't guessed I don't like this beer it's way over carbonated and has just a watered down taste. Not a fan and a rock solid C- .

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Photo of HipCzech
2.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drunk from a 12 oz bottle. Bright, clear yellow gold with some white foam. Mild aroma and taste: cracker malt, light grassiness and slightly sweet. Light bodied and fizzy. Typical beach beer.

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Photo of Ryk67
4.55/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To preface this review, I am new to beer and come from a spiced rum and coke back round. I am still acquiring a taste for beers, so this review may be better suited to those just getting into beer that may not be ready for full bodied or hops filled beers...
Cans and bottles scream let's party! Cases are around 25-28 bucks here in PA.
Bright label and can colors say it's time to hit the beach... This beer is a light pale yellow in color. I have only drank from bottles and cans, never pouring into a glass. The carbonation is bubbly and plentiful.
The aroma is a hint of lemon lime and crispness. No heavy beer aroma from bottle or can.
This is not a "beer snob" beer. It is very light (a bit more taste than Coors Light) & has a crisp finish with little aftertaste.
This beer is very drinkable, and goes down quickly. It has a nice kick to it, and is a perfect partner to light fare and crab pickin'. It's lack of full body and lightness are what appeal to newer beer drinkers. You don't need to acquire a beer taste to enjoy this beer. I would consider it a perfect hot summer day beer for those that typically would drink mojitos, wine coolers, or some other adult beverages. It is a step above Coors Light & Bud Light, while remaining lighter in flavor than a Miller Lite.

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Photo of amistars
1.96/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Combine a slightly fishy taste, with a strong straw-like taste. Not a good offering from Budweiser. 'Fins up' is their slogan, unfortunately the fish like taste lives up to it. Pretty can, though. They do everything they can to hide their Bud roots, except I bought in a 10 for $10 Bud display (Shock top, Mich, Bud lime...) and St. Louis origin.

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Photo of sokol_1993
1.79/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bright, clear yellow color. Not that much head, head dissipated quickly.
Not that much taste to it. Light malt, not that much hop could be discerned.
Very watery, bland aftertaste. More than a bud light, but still not comparable to several better ones.

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Photo of TominGermany
2.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Tried this beer at Chicago's Navy Pier Beer Garden since they sponsored the place. I hate to say it but I have to agree with most of the other comments about this beer - it wasn't that good. I like lagers but I did not like this one at all. Even worse was how much I paid for it. Oh well lesson learned.

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Photo of lastmango
2.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Look, I am Parrothead and love Jimmy Buffett's music. But Jimmy is a master marketer and could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. So . . . while Jimmy's music is high quality, his beer is crap . . . and he knows it. Another overpriced product made by Inbev that is ok if it is 95 degrees and the beer is in an iced cooler and you have a lime wedge. Otherwise, spend your $10 for a sixer on a good hefe.

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