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:
742
Reviews:
107
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
26.26%
 
 
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7
Gots:
224
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of lemons. Taste is lemony, light and refreshing, not much to it but easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, but not a bad warm weather beer.

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1.25/5  rDev -55%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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

Shock Top Lemon Shandy
12 oz. brown bottle, dated "14056BD53"

The label basically tells the story for this beer: "Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemonade flavor added". It looks like a standard witbier, and it's got pretty good head retention and some fair lacing. The aroma is like a standard witbier as well, displaying a bit of coriander and a hint of citrus over a sweetish, wheaty malt base. The flavor is where it deviates. If you read the label carefully it states that it has "lemonade" flavor added, and that lemonade flavoring has the perfect balance of sugary sweetness, soft lemon flavor, and delicate citrusy tartness. It dominates at first, but then fades to reveal the witbier base in the finish. It's slightly artificial tasting, but not so much so that it would bother you (I don't think). So, overall, I think this makes a great drink for summer. It's light, easy to drink, sweet but not overly sweet, and just 4.2% alcohol by volume.

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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +43.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of KYGunner
2.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The color is a bright lemony hue that is relatively attractive but the head serves at no purpose at all as it disappated all too quickly.

The nos is all too weak but is reminiscent of a lemon Radler. It has almost a lemon and soda water aroma.

Funny, as the nose went so does the taste with a lemon and soda water. Super light it's very easy too drink but I'm not sure it's meant to be this light. The carbonation mixed with the lemon soda gives this a Radler like experience.

Maybe if this were a Radler I'd be more inclined to score it higher but it's a wheat beer with very little beer like properties.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

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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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

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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2.54/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 14057-BO35. Sampled on May 23, 2014.

The pour is about average with its pale yellow color and ridiculously foamy white head that diminishes in no time. When I say pale yellow - I mean it looks close to colored water.

The aroma is bland and unexciting with a touch of grainy malts and a hint of lemon drops.

The body is thin to light but probably appropriate for what it is.

The taste is way too lemony and more like lemonade. I barely pick up any grain or malts. There is a zingy hop kick at the end but that may be wishful thinking. Ah well...I've reviewed it.

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
2.78 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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