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%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
221
For Trade:
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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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Photo of nuebs
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Exeggutor
3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.57/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not really impressed by this. They play the lemon card a little too strongly and end up making this out to be more like a hard lemonade, both in flavor and feel.

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Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
3.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlamKing
3.77/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, if you want a beer, look elsewhere.

If you're looking for hard lemonade, get this instead.

Definitely would buy for a summer day in place of hard lemonade.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.47/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tpauer
3.04/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JordanHageman
2.43/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
2.97/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Yellow hazy color, light mouthfeel, lemon smell, sweet taste like juice. Made more for wine cooler drinkers. Does not taste like beer at all. Came from a 12 pack variety. Good thing I didn't buy a 6-pack of just this one version, although so far the other flavors in the pack are not great either.

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