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Landshark Lager | Margaritaville Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Margaritaville Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
landsharklager.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
1,807
Avg:
2.58
pDev:
52.33%
 
 
Wants:
22
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386
For Trade:
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
2.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

A - This clear golden brew comes in a glass bottle that could cause serious skunkage, and throws up a fizzy and short lived bone white head. No real lace to speak of, but head retention is slightly better than other pale lagers.

S - Corn tortillas with salt. Cornbread malt profile with a very light peppery hop note. This does a better job approximating a real pilsener than some other macro "pilseners," but it still smells like loads of adjucts.

T - Biscuity and peppery. Very much in the vein of a lighter German pils. I'm really surprised by how different this is from what I was expecting. I thought that this would be another Mexican, Bahamian, macro beach beer but this shows a bit more character than others. It's still pretty light and corny, but it does have some saaz hop characteristics and a nice firm bicsuity malt backbone.

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated. The finish is pretty sweet, and that kills the whole German pils vibe that this beer almost has going for it.

D - This is a step above typical beach party clear golden lagers, but it's really nothing special. I would gladly drink a few of these Corona killers on a scorching day at the beach, but I probably wouldn't buy this intentionally. This sample was kindly provided to me by the husband of a lady that I work with...I have a reputation at work as "the beer guy," and he graciously sent one of these to work with his wife for me to try (at home of course).

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More User Reviews:
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 Loveyourbeer
2.06/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Doesn't even taste like beer. I finished it because there was no other beer.

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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 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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Photo of mjgree
1.68/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Very ugly shade of yellow in a clear bottle. Only reason I tried this is that my hotel has it for $0.25 during happy hour on Wednesdays. The second sip was only to confirm that the first sip really happened. Used the rest of the bottle as drain cleaner.

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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 SteveJeremy
1.84/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Landshark Lager was a light-bodied disappointment and, yes, I actually had some solid expectations. Ostensibly, I was expecting something of a lighter lager with tones of flavorful lime and refreshing hops, something I could easily down on one of these summer nights. Unfortunately, this is one of the most unremarkable beers I've tried in a while. The flavor is indicative of extreme amounts of corn and cheap grains, so much so that the "Margarittaville Brewing Company" label couldn't be further from an idea of what the final product actually tastes like. It is beyond and bland and almost entirely tasteless outside of overpowering corn. To make matters worse, my bottle wasn't as chilled as it could've been, which proved bad for about the first nine or ten ounces but detrimental and nearly undrinkable for the remaining two or so. For the brewing company's bestselling, most mainstream beer, it's surely a miserably tasteless and needless offering.

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Photo of mark5692
4.51/5  rDev +74.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers. What sucks is winter time, no one buys it so it just sits on shelves. But summertime, one of the best beers. People waste money in Corona or expensive terrible Mexican beers. This "island style lager" is very smooth and light so goes great with any food also. 12 pack is 12$. Not too bad.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.98/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was going to be all cute and stuff...but for a macro lager, this looks incredible. It features a lustrous straw colored body (maaaaybe a bit on the light side), plus a big and fluffy white colored head that has good retention and excellent lacing to boot! But when it comes to the aroma...oh yeah, I'm going to be cute. Dem cooked veggies and cotton candy notes doe! There's actually a touch of palpable, nuanced malt coming through, too bad that's ruined by a distinct petroleum character that rears its ugly head once this opens up. I actually taste some pleasant maltiness to start - too bad the finish is cheap and littered with cooked veggies, corn, and cotton candy. The feel is way too heavy for a simplistic refresher, but at least it's not overcarbonated. Well, it has more flavor than a typical BMC brew, but no way I would want one of these over a Pilsner Urquell or Bohemia. In fact, I'll likely never have it again (because let's be honest, who's going to bring this to a party instead of the more ubiquitous BMC or hipster-baity Schlitz/PBR?)

1.98/5: Wasting away again in Margaritaville wouldn't be a good thing if this was the only libation available

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Photo of RoyalT
2.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a pretty, light yellow in color, like a yellow highlighter, with a nice, big, easy, puffy head.

Smell - The corn here is slightly creamed and hops are completely absent.

Taste - The corn is horribly big at the taste.

Mouthfeel - This one felt pretty good in between the cheeks. It's light-bodied of course but the carbs felt good, not that cheap fizzy carbonation you get with a lot of offerings in this category.

Sinkability - The nasty corn is just too offense to try to plow through 12 full ounces.

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Photo of JohnLee
4/5  rDev +55%

Photo of ccapurso
1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of hopsleeroy
2.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this while traveling on business. Yellowish beer with whitish head that fizzled quickly. Smelled of very little. NOt much aroma to upgrade or downgrade score. Taste was kind of the same way. It was very cold at first and while cold I thought a cleaner flavor than the usual American Macro. Not much hop bitterness to speak of. But while it warmed it started to have a sulphur aroma and some flavors I did not like. Mouthfeel was fizzy and thin. I added about half a lime when my Shrimp Po Boy showed up and it improved the taste dramatically, but my ratings are without the lime. Overall not a good effort.

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Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dacubz
3.16/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer isn't going to compete with any quality beers but it is a decent mild lager. If you're looking for a unique beer, avoid it, but if you want a refreshing beer, it works.

The smell of Landshark is good, in spite of being in a clear bottle, I've had imports that smell like a family of skunks died in the bottle, this one is good, and the taste is decent too. If you want a reasonably priced beer that is better than your average mass produced lager, this beer will fit the bill.

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Photo of markallmon
4.75/5  rDev +84.1%

Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of BigMarty1980
2.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

In the grand scheme of things Landshark is available all year round but should primarily be drank in the summer. It can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Better than Corona since you don't need to add a lime to it. Originally had on tap in Key West in Margaritaville, but better out of a bottle.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 onz of beer in clear bottle.

Appearance: Pale yellow color with some white head.

Smells like corn and cooked veggies

Taste; some sweetness,grains and corn,some carbonation in there.(soda-like)

Mouthfeel : Very light body for this beer.

Notes: You have to give some credit to this beer for being brewed to the restaurant. FOr a big chains rest. with their own beer,nice.

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Photo of csmartin6
2.25/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Lazaro
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of therealJAYZ
2.16/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Shagator
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

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Landshark Lager from Margaritaville Brewing Co.
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