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%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
224
For Trade:
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Ratings: 742 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Avatar113
3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
2.61/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KenProCo
3.34/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaketaz
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.11/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MKal
3.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.71/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
2.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured at 47°F from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass until there was a half inch of beer left in the bottle. That half inch was then swirled around per instructions and joined the rest of the beer in the glass.
LOOK: 45 seconds. Neon yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are both medium and small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Just some mild aromas of sweet artificial lemonade, wheat, and coriander.
TASTE: Mild artificial lemonade flavors enter initially and are immediately followed my mild wheat flavors. Subtle flavors of coriander and hints of spicy hops enter lastly as wheat flavors maintain, but artificial lemonade flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finsiehs crisp.
NOTE: The bottle says that natural lemonade flavor is added, but it tastes fake to me. In addition to that, this lacked complexity. I've always thought Shock Top made alright beers, but this just wasn't good.

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Photo of hardy008
2.06/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hazy pale yellow, with a bright white head. The aroma has artificial lemon, wheat, grain, and not much else.

Tastes exactly like it smells. too sweet, with too much sugar. Not to my liking.

Light bodied, above average carbonation. Nothing special here.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zazzi82
2.31/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of fortyfield
2/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Pegasus
2.8/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy body, lemon yellow in color, with a large, fine-beaded white head, which, all too quickly, fades to a dusting of foam. Very fine-beaded lacing rings the glass walls.

Aroma: A pronounced lemon aroma pairs off against wheat and yeast. Literally, the aroma presents as Shock Top Belgian White with an aggressive burst of lemon.

Taste: Slightly puckering lemon presents at the open, with a strong cereal-like wheat presence, and a bit of yeast. The lemon carries the taste throughout, so it suggests a toned-down version of Mike's Hard Lemonade. Even late in the taste, the lemon is still prominent and brings the taste to a close.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full full, soft and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Not too bad, just fine for a hot summer afternoon, or for a macro lager drinking friend who is looking for "a walk on the wild side".

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of BMaurais
2.98/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dave_DC18
2.99/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CRObighit2
2.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheRamie
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of frothy_80
2.95/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff27
3.32/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travis875
3.18/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jelitikasez
3.45/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't even much like lemon, but this was refreshing and light, without being watery. The sunny yellow color and white-white head reminded me of lemon meringue pie when first poured. This beer is not overly sweet though, and still tastes like beer, with sparkly carbonation in the mouth.

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Photo of jooler
3.96/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is pretty good and sweet. Very drinkable.

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