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:
#43,912
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
746
pDev:
25.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
230
Trade:
0
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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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2.54/5  rDev -10.2%
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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2.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Initial pour left a 2-3 finger head which quickly dissipated. Very minimal lacing throughout the entire glass.

A- Poured a very cloudy straw yellow, not too many bubbles rising.

S- Smelled like you added powdered lemonade mix to a beer. Very concentrated artificial smell.

T- Same as the smell. A very sour artificial lemon flavor.

MF- Even though there weren't many bubbles to be seen, it was very carbonated. Almost like a lemon soda.

O- Overall was pretty disappointed. I was hoping for a more natural lemon flavor, not one reminiscent of a powdered drink mix.

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4.97/5  rDev +75.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. It has a very crisp and clean taste. Not bitter at all and finishes with slight lemon flavor. I have tried many lemon shandy selections, and this is by far the best. It is not easy to find, but I wish they would produce it all year. It does not have the heavy powder lemonade flavor most do. Would recommend it highly.

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2.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Shock Top Lemon Shandy from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 746 ratings
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