Shock Top Lemon Shandy | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bitterbill on 03-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,267
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
772
pDev:
25.7%
 
 
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10
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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.73/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SaintTent
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rickklein9
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of krowman2652
1.24/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.83/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of carrcolind
3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jak
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.48/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickFry9
2.65/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of captaintrash
3.04/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of 1Jose
1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Too sweet, headache inducing, artificial tasting

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Photo of Chilmer
4.16/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cylinsier
2.74/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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2.58/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of cloco
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VILJ
3.81/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kimlhurst
3.82/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothmanscott
2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep straw/pale gold, with only a slight, shortlived effervescent bubbling producing 1.5 fingers of rapidly dissipating, foamy, slightly off-white head that leaves no appreciable lacing. Aroma is grain, wheat, bread, coriander, banana & lots of lemon. The lemon overwhelms the nose. Taste is lemonade, lemon candy & more lemon acting as a dominatrix over the very faint wheat, bread, coriander & I think orange. Finishes much like what I think lemon Gatorade would be like if there is such a thing followed up by a thin, dry, lemon cough drop aftertaste. Nose is more prominent & diverse than the taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, slick, sandpaper prickly & drawing aftertaste. Not pleasant. But then I'm not a fan of Shandys. I will however try to rate it within the bounds of the style and not by my personal tastes.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 772 ratings