Shock Top Lemon Shandy

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Missouri, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #455
Ranked #29,760
2.84 | pDev: 25.7%
Apr 15, 2022
Mar 23, 2012
Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy
Notes: Our Lemon Shandy is a unique take on the classic Shandy that is distinctly Shock Top.

Brewed with two row and six row malted barley and five different types of hops, this Belgian-Style Wheat Ale is then combined with citrus peels, coriander, natural lemonade flavor and a hint of sugar for a subtle sweetness. The end result is an incredibly refreshing, crisp and smooth beer that hits the spot.
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2.9 by Danzifer from Ohio on Sep 06, 2021
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2.24/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz bottle - review from notes

Not a great beer. Very watery and sweet with strong chemical "pine-sol" flavor.

Just buy any other lager and squeeze a fresh lemon innit

Jul 31, 2021
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5/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Mishmoo

By far my favorite beer. I wait for this to come out all year!!!

May 29, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5
by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

This is a very pale yet hazy beer with a short lived head. The smell reminds me of lemon candy. The lemon scent overpowers any others that may be present. The taste, however, is balanced between lemony and beer. The malty flavor balances with the lemony to create a sweet and lemony flavors. The hopping is very hidden; I feel that more hops could be beneficial. But it is crisp and refreshing. The feel is watery but with good carbonation. This isn't a bad shandy, maybe not the best and could use some improvement. But not bad.

Oct 31, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Shock Top Lemon Shandy brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV of 4.20% This Fruit and Field Beers pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a hazy light amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. There is little to no lacing to this brew. Not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is Rich with lemons notes mixed with grains and malts. Now for the taste , it is Rich with flavors. You first pick up a nice amount a lemon at first then a real nice smoothness from the grains and malts. The body of Shock Top Lemon Shandy is a solid medium. Definitely a smooth easy drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice with lunch or a hot summer day. Definitely would keep you cool. The mouth feel is Bold Lemon, Clean, Smooth, Crips, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Shock Top Lemon Shandy a 3.75 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again on a hot summer day. Anheuser-Busch, did a nice job with this Shandy style of brew.

Oct 30, 2019
3.5 by McBraniel from Virginia on Aug 17, 2019
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1.3/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by MacTechG4 from New Hampshire

You got my beer in your Lemon Pledge!
You got my Lemon Pledge in your beer!

Two bad tastes that taste WORSE together!

Maybe I got a bad batch, but this literally tastes like someone dumped lemon scented furniture polish in a bottle of cheap generic beer!

The presence of what appear to be a yeast residue does not seem to influence the flavor at all, it’s just... bad, utterly revolting, if this was my first experience with beer, I’d never touch another drop.

No mouthfeel, no body, just weakly fizzy and watery, and a very off chemical smell, like they used “I can’t believe it’s not lemonade” as the base stock

Review in short;

Jul 24, 2019
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3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Mclusal from Colombia


Jul 21, 2019
3.84 by derekaryan from Illinois on Jun 28, 2019
2.86 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on May 26, 2019
3.68 by rsteeves97 from Washington on May 20, 2019
3.05 by digitalflood from New York on May 13, 2019
2.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 06, 2019
3 by trek7000 from Illinois on Apr 24, 2019
1.97 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Mar 12, 2019
4.4 by Kb78912 from Virginia on Mar 12, 2019
2.08 by Ryan_Hosford from Illinois on Mar 01, 2019
3 by eldergleam from Virginia on Jan 30, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Whoa. Does this one have some sweetness to it. I do not usually like the Lemon category of beer, this one makes it sweet and almost to a point where it does not taste like beer, it kind of tastes like a bite into a sweet Lemon candy that wants to be a step below a shandy.

Oct 19, 2018
2.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 09, 2018
3 by SaintTent from Minnesota on Sep 25, 2018
3 by rickklein9 from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2018
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1.24/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by krowman2652 from Minnesota

AB is a globalist company that I would never buy from except by total mistake. That did happen with this "beer".

Sep 02, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. No discernable date, however, there is 18137 smudged in a small black rectangle on the back of the bottle. Presumably, that's a born on date of July 13, 2018? Unless it's already a month over. But it tastes pretty legit, so I'm doubting that.

Appearance - Pours a large, loose, irregular head. Good retention. Moderate, broken lacing and decent stick. Opaque pineapple yellow body with slight bubbling. 4.25

Smell - A lot of dry, corny musk. Not bad, just unimpressive and uninteresting. 1.75

Taste - Very sweet and refreshing. The smell did not indicated the flavor whatsoever. Citrusy but not bitingly so. Very slightly bitterness in the aftertaste counteracted just enough by the sweetness to balance it. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Very, very smooth, clean and refreshing. Like an effervescent lemonade without the overly sweet depiction that might conjure. 4.5

Overall - When had with food, would make a great session beer. The pairing possibilities are considerable. 4.5

Aug 14, 2018
3.18 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Aug 04, 2018
3.03 by jak from North Carolina on Jul 27, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of lemon and wheat up front along with a touch of coriander

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with lemon and a good bit of sweetness and then picks up the wheat and coriander. Finishes with lingering lemonade notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice and refreshing lemon shandy that hits the spot on a warm summer day. Wouldn't want to get drunk on it though

Jul 25, 2018
3.48 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jul 23, 2018
2.65 by NickFry9 from New York on Jul 06, 2018
3.04 by captaintrash from South Carolina on Jun 21, 2018
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3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Squire from Mississippi

Light hazy lemony color with white cap.

Aroma of sweet lemons. This scent is more rich than sharp and not overbearing.

Taste comes across as a mild wheat beer flavored with lemon. The spices are not so prominent that I can pick them out individually yet there is backing to the lemon that makes the whole more rounded and less tart than I expected. More sweetness than needed I think but I'm not a member of the target market.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

It's a lemon shandy and the taste matches the description, which is to say no surprises here, just a straight forward beer of the milder sort flavored with lemon. Too sweet for me but it is well balanced, I'll give it that.

Jun 02, 2018
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1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by 1Jose from California

Too sweet, headache inducing, artificial tasting

Jun 01, 2018
4.16 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 22, 2018
3 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 17, 2018
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2.74/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

12 oz

Pours light lemon gold, sudsy white head.

Smells of cracker and lemon drop candy.

Tastes of artificially sweet lemonade, cereal and cracker.

Light watery body with light tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Like a light alcoholic lemonade basically. Worst part about it is the artificial sweet flavor, otherwise it's just meh but not absolute garbage. I would have thrown these back on the beach in my 20's.

May 06, 2018
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2.58/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Served on tap into a 16 oz (473 ml) conical pint glass at Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill.
A: Pours a hazy, lemon-lime color with a half inch, white head, low retention and no significant lacing.
S: Light lemon-lime and maybe honeysuckle aroma.
T: Sweet and zesty. Lime>>lemon, sugar cane, and coriander flavors. Reminded of a cross between key lime pie and Mountain Dew.
M: Light to medium bodied with light effervescence. Creamy.
O: Really a bit too much like a malternative. Flavors didn't taste quite right, as if they were produced artificially. Did not care for it and cannot see trying that again.

Apr 27, 2018
2.9 by cloco from Missouri on Apr 02, 2018
3.81 by VILJ from Florida on Mar 23, 2018
3.82 by kimlhurst from Ohio on Mar 22, 2018
Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 791 ratings