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:
732
Reviews:
106
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
26.26%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473 mL can picked up at TBS; served well-chilled. It seems that InBev has seen fit to unleash the deluge of Shock Top varieties into Ontario - as far as I know, only the flagship witbier was available in this province until quite recently.

Pours a pale, cloudy golden-yellow colour, topped at first with over two fingers of frothy white head. It disappears steadily over the course of the next two minutes, leaving behind a fine coat of lace and a thin, soapy cap. Looks fine, with a mild, muted aroma of lemonade, and not much else. Not offensive, but not even slightly interesting.

Tastes a little better - this is a passable, if uninteresting shandy. Sugary, with some lemon tartness and light orangepeel and pale, wheaty malt sweetness. Tangy, somewhat tart finish that doesn't linger long. No sign of coriander. Light-bodied, with fizzy carbonation appropriate for the style. Nothing about this really stands out, but in hot weather after some hard work, I could see myself opting for this again if presented with a mediocre selection.

Final Grade: 2.92, a C. I'm not real big on shandies, but Shock Top has cooked up a drinkable one here. It lacks the dish soap/furniture cleaner vibe that plague a lot of these macro lemon beers, and would be refreshing enough served ice cold on a hot day, perhaps at the clubhouse after a game of golf or some-such. The final verdict? I don't entirely dislike this, but it's still annoyingly sweet.

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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled tonight on 4/3/14, though it has been about 2 years since I had one. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a super thin white head. No lacing was seen to speak of.. The aroma is of wheat and a light citrus. The taste is of wheat with lemonade and lemon zest. Has a slight tangy aftertaste as would be expected. Goes down easy and would be good on a hot summer's day..

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
2.78 out of 5 based on 732 ratings.
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