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Shock Top Lemon Shandy | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy
749 Ratings
Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of headlessparrot
3.05/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's hot out. I had this. I didn't totally loathe it. Now, granted, that might have something (a lot?) to do with how hot out it was, and how ready I was for anything remotely refreshing, but . . .

Slightly cloudy, yellow lager-y colour. Decent head, initially. Slight malt aroma and faint Belgian yeast with some sweetened lemonade ("lemon"-ade).

It went down quickly enough, I suppose, was sufficiently light. Whatever; I can't bring myself to actively dislike it.

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Photo of Kromes
2.33/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: A hazy straw colored soda. Big carbonation bubbles that shoot up the beer.

S: Lemon perfume. Kind of like a woman's lotion that is lemon scented.

T: Lemon. Also a fruity pebbles cereal grain flavor. Finishes fruity and sweet with the lemon flavor dominating.

M: Like a somewhat flat soda. Light and thin.

O: I happen to like lemon flavored things, so this wasn't terrible for me. There are other lemon beers out there that aren't so one dimensional.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
1/5  rDev -64.7%

Photo of FadetoBock
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of kguard
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of entenduintransit
2.99/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
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 valianes
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of grumpygerman
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cyclonece09
2.42/5  rDev -14.5%
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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2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Didier
1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Boca-X
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%
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 JellyJacket
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jrempel
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mooseisloose
2.83/5  rDev 0%
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 ssjkyle
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of zbodnar1
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jonada
2.69/5  rDev -4.9%
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 mothmanscott
2.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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 JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of cam477
2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Branlott42
2.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 749 ratings
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