Steamboat Lemon Shandy | Potosi Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerwolf77 on 07-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight lemon, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight lemon, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma and body, but average at best.

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Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can:

Pours golden with a thin head that soon becomes a wide island. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of lemon with a bready character.

The taste is of sweetened lemo. A cracker-like/bready malt character, and even a light touch of hops lets you know that this has a solid beer foundation. The lemon juice is obvious but doesn't overpower it too much.

Light-bodied and smooth.

A better-than-average example of a lemon shandy.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tourdot
2.22/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of SF_Posse
2.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing exceptional here. Strong aftertaste.

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Photo of pjludolph
4.16/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the best shandy I have had. I really liked how smooth and refreshing it is. It has a sweet taste to it. If you fancy beers like IPA's and strong stouts I would steer clear of this beer. However, if you like refreshing and great tasting light beer this is a must.

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Photo of vikingron
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of invalid665
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kplooki
1.75/5  rDev -44.4%

One of the absolute worst tasting beers I have ever had. Wasn't even drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of AirZombie
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of sbonnell
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of mynie
1.85/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Bottled shandies *seem* easy to make. Just, logically: all you got to do is pour lemonade or Sprite into beer, and how hard could that be? And because of this widespread assumption, truly excellent shandies often get under-rated. But then when you come across a not-so-good shandy, like this one, you realize that there's actually an art to adding fruitiness to beer.

Steamboat Shandy is a godforsaken mess. It starts off tasting like homebrewed dandelion wine, moves into a middle that like if you poured Country Time powder directly into your mouth, and finishes tasting like seltzer water. It's not so horrible that I couldn't bring myself to finish it, but at no point is it good, or really even pleasant.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of bismarksays
3/5  rDev -4.8%

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Steamboat Lemon Shandy from Potosi Brewing Company
3.15 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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