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
Ratings:
738
Reviews:
106
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
26.26%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
222
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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.22/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JellyJacket
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jrempel
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mooseisloose
2.83/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a 12er of shock top banana, apple, lemon and Belgian white, let's give the lemon a whirl. Popping the top I get a sniff of lemon and adjunct malts. Pouring per the instructions, down the side of the glass until a 1/2 inch left then swirling and topping off, I get a cloudy bright yellow with a yow finger head. On the taste the brew is sweet up front with a transition to sweet and sour lemon with a hint of allspice and coriander. A refreshing summer beer, pairs well with 95 degrees in the shade. Not a bold flavor but not offensive.

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Photo of zbodnar1
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jonada
2.69/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no obvious freshness date served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker pale yellow with a finger of a white fizzy head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring. Body is hazy with some light visible carbonation.

Smell: Sweet lemon candy and lemonade. Not really much else going on. Lemon smell is mostly artificial

Taste: Sweet artificial lemon "drink" flavor without even any real tartness to balance it. Slight grain in the finish and a slight almost chemical cleaner presence in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty nice actually.

Overall: Not very good, even before you factor in the weird off putting aftertaste. This is bad even for what it is. Seriously, how do you f*** up a shandy?!

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Photo of ssjkyle
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Boca-X
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lemon radler that tastes fine...nothing special but it isn't as bad as the beer nerds pretend.

I'm forced to write a review because I'm not as childish as most of the reviewers. Will I buy for consumption?...no...I had a sample at a beer festival...but...if you like radlers and/or something light and refreshing on a hot summer day...this will work.

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Photo of entenduintransit
2.99/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops, wheat, citrus...mostly lemon.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of sweet lemons with subtle hops.

Overall: I thought this was a good brew. Tasted good and went down easy.

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Photo of cyclonece09
2.42/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy yellow straw with a little head, but that disappears very quickly. Smells of lemonade with a hint of wheat. Tastes of a little bit of lemon with some wheat, but is not very strong at all. Beer is very light and goes down well, but has a bit too much carbonation. Overall, a below average beer.

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Photo of Didier
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of beerme626
2.82/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle into a drinking glass.

A: Translucent yellow with a finger head which disappears. Moderate bubbles.

S: Lemon butter

T: Lemon bread. Not lemon cake, lemon bread. Not bad, but could be crisper and less heavy.

M: Flat, sticky

O: Whatever. Now I can check it off of the list.

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Photo of vwbus7
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of mkennedy119
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of sjrodriguez
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Nage37
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of chilidog
3.17/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy clouded gold or yellow. Little white carbonated head that doesn't maintain or lace.

Aroma picks up the lemon.

Taste you get a nice citric dose of lemon flavor, Not citric hop. Wheat, cereal grain and malts round things out.

The mouthfeel is soft though left with a puckering dryness.

Overall its not a bad hot weather lawn mower beer and the low abv will keep the mowing straight

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Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of RyanAU
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
2.78 out of 5 based on 738 ratings.
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