Shock Top Lemon Shandy | Anheuser-Busch

Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy
BA SCORE
2.83/5
746 Ratings
Shock Top Lemon ShandyShock Top Lemon Shandy
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
Ranking:
#43,920
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
746
pDev:
25.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
230
Trade:
0
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Photo of dacrza1
2.08/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

DATE: August 14, 2016... OCCASION: Returning home from a great time at Penn State with Jer...watching the Olympics and trying to cool down...GLASSWARE: PSU weizen... sparse bubbles settle through a murky yellow gold body... the head is off-white and finishes before it begins to a pencil-thin circle.... lemon grass and citric juices mingle with malt liquor malts and throat lozenge to suggest this might have some work to do... first sip is light, fizzy, active at the tongue, short on its finish--perhaps this is a good thing, as the beefy, obscure flavor makes for a forgettable finish...overall, drinkable, if not somewhat bland... flavor profile is singularly lemonade, with malty sweetness providing some backbone and attempting balance to an otherwise lemony experience... tough to get behind this one when not trying to stave off the sun or the heat; in an air-conditioned room, this beer doesn't really win...

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Photo of Alexc11
2.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

So-so beer but if you're having one at the table on a summer evening it'll pass. I liked the yellow color of the beer (probably because of the lemon). Speaking of lemon, it didn't have a "fresh" taste or feel you'd expect from lemon. I remember Twist Shandy back in the day and it pretty much reminded me of it.

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Photo of dag1991
2.31/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.09/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pablobomb
3.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
2.94/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaphog
2.84/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerLover99
1.73/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of txmilligan
2.81/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was grilling last night after a grueling hot North Texas day. Our dinner guests brought white wine and a six of the Shock Top shandy. I've never had a Shock Top before, and I'll admit, I was surprised to find out later this is an AB boutique beer. It was refreshing and enjoyable for a hot summer day, and it at least had the lemon flavor going for it. I wouldn't buy it for myself, but it was a pleasant experience.

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Photo of Peaches13
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jsalz21
2.08/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of papat444
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 mattjp03
3.69/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mama2four
4.22/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
3.06/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jmg480
2.63/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of corywalston
2.43/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Bunman3
2.87/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Let's be clear - there may be malt in the recipe, but this really ain't beer. The artificial lemon flavour dominates the overall profile and it's just too sweet for me. In my books, it's a hot weather option if your choices are limited.

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

Photo of -chii-
1/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of LloydDobler
3.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.24/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 746 ratings
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