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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2.26/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tried at the end of the brewery tour in St Louis. Only one available I hadn't reviewed. Two finger bright white head on a cloudy but still bright golden body. Musty wheat, rice, hint of lemon citrus but very light. The flavor starts with rice, wheat ad grain with carbonated not so fresh lemonade rounding out the finish. Light body and high carbonation. Pretty gross beer. Worse than I would imagine lemonade being spiked with bud light.

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2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours hazy, but thin looking straw yellow with a white, 2 finger head. Average retention, results in very little lacing.

Smell - Decent aroma of wheat and lemon. That's the gist of it.

Taste - Wheat hits first, followed quickly by a moderate lemon sourness, leading the charge into a simple, quick finish. A faint lemon note lingers well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Razor thin watery body, with almost zero carbonation.

Overall - Another substandard Shock Top brew. Not a bad flavor, but the lack of any kind of body leaves this beer tasting a bit like lemon water.

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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2/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a semi-clear pale yellow hue with a quickly dissipating head. The scent is mild with creamy wheat and lemon aroma. The texture is slightly creamy with cheap grains and lemon hitting the taste buds rather weakly. This is essentially Bud’s version to compete with Miller’s distributed Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. It’s a decent summer beer…maybe? I guess I would have to try both of them at the same time to give an honest opinion of which one is better but I have yet to have a shandy that tops Potosi Steamboat Shandy on draft. Overall this is average, maybe a little better but nothing that amazes me that much.

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1.5/5  rDev -46%

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1/5  rDev -64%

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2.52/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Was hoping for a "hard lemonade" taste. Got a severely watered down "Michelob Ultra"
lemon water. Shock Top's signature orange and coriander brew will probably be the best
they can offer.

Opened the bottle (decorative lemon take on the original orange mohawk label)
Poured into frosted pint glass; had some lemon scent with cloudiness.
Felt like low carbonation in mouth.
Disappointingly weak lemon flavor with the characteristic belgian edge.
No lingering finish. Nothing to savor.

The creative label could use a beer that matches it artistry.

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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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2.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours hazed yellow with a very thin head, looks like some fuzz, despite following the pouring suggestion on the label. Minimal lacing sticks.

The taste is of sugar-coated lemon. Sweet upfront, without much of the tartness associated with lemonade. Dry yeast and a hint of vague spicing balance out the sweetness somewhat. The finish is rather abrupt.

The feel is between fizzy and crisp. It does go down easily enough, I suppose.

Something about it just misses the mark of being a true shandy. Would be easy enough to drink on a hot day, but so would lemonade. Despite a slight "artificial sweetness" to it it's not "inoffensive", but it is weak, even for a low abv shandy. A rather shallow brew.

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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