Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that has some excellent retention and thick lacing. Aroma of lemon Sourheads, a hint of golden grain malt and a touch of white bread. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of white bread dough, lemon extract and a hint of tart mango. Finish is semi-dry with a white bread and mild lemon after taste. A touch more body than your typical German Radler, especially with the extra malt presence.
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of hard to judge a shandy on the same scale as an IPA. This was very similar to Leinenkugel’s. Not something I can drink all the time and two of these is my max because of the sweetness, but it can hit the spot on a hot day. Great lemon flavor.
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank at the hotel in NOLA - picked up at Walgreens in Arkansas. Pours hazy, matte gold with a creamy crown. The nose holds zesty lemon and lime, some pale bread. Moderately sweet, with more ple bread character, some hay, sugary lemon, ripe lemon, a little orange rind. Light bodied with average carbonation and massaging texture. Sweet, lightly sugary on the finish, with more sweet lemon, some grapefruit and tangerine. Nice shandy.
rougeau13 (2514) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kroger. Looks like grapefruit juice with a small white head. Aroma of lemon icing. Tastes like carbonated lemon cake (sure, that makes sense), Sprite, with some grain. Light-medium bodied.
Quick3Beers (840) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a hazy yellow from a bottle. Somewhat lemony- I suppose, but mostly just kind of a muddled letdown.
ecook90 (32) - Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly citrusy flavor. I was expecting a hint of lemon but the genuine flavor is there.
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j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with my wife at the hotel. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big lemon on the nose with a bit of grain behind. Medium bodied, sweet lemon soda, a bit of grain. Grain and lemon into the finish. Drinkable.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad IF you're looking for a lemon beer. Has a good lemon-filled donut flavor. Not bad.
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superspak (4474) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2016. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemonade, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemonade, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Light lemon tartness and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a damn nice shandy style. All around great robustness and balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
phaleslu (9254) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Igby’s, part of a $3 seasonal blowout. Fine by me. Pours a hazy dull gold with a small white head. The lemon here is more sweet than tart, with tons of wheat, sugary cereal, and some tea and earthiness. Light-bodied, with low carbonatoin and a sweet, muddled mouthfeel. Everything about it is bland and dull, but there’s nothing offensive here.
unnoDey (5) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is not gross, but it is not special. It is very mild. It tastes like Fentiman’s non-alcoholic shandy. The lemon flavor is a bit too candy-like and pronounced. Don’t go out of your way to get it.