Shock Top Lemon Shandy | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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
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#46,626
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
760
pDev:
25.35%
Bros Score:
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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
3.62/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of VoxRationis
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

Photo of superspak
3.61/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/6/2017. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lightly tart lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness and lemonade tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitter/tartness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a good Shandy style. All around good robustness and balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the low ABV; with great balance between lemonade and normal base Shock Top flavors. A bit more body and less lemonade acidity than others in the style I've had; but the flavor impact really isn't there. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good example of the style.

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Photo of pstam87
3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beershawn
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sugar shock.

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Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Boring

A few years ago I saw the movie "Lemonade Mouth". I started drinking lemonade all the time after that, and when I came upon some Lemon Shandy I figured it would be perfect. I enjoy the wonderful taste of lemonade and get stoned to the bejesus at the same time. So lemon shandy is high on my list.

But not this one. This is just so boring. There's very little flavor or smell. Very disappointing.

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Photo of bnes09
2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lemon Shandy by Shock Top Brewing Co. at Hog's Breath Saloon

Cold and refreshing 6/29/17

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Photo of Greasy
3.44/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.41/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer, not sure why it gets crushed in ratings other than bias. Overall not one I would go after this one but would not be mad if that was all someone had.

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

Photo of nro89
3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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