Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear bright golden with a short-lived, but sticky white head. The aroma picked up sweet lemon juice over pale malts.. smelled like it was going to be refreshing, but not a whole lot like beer. The flavor found more sweetened-up lemon juice, with a little tangier character on the edges.. Aspartame-like dryness hit about mid-palate and swallowed up the finish.. no real complaints, aside from my opinion that it was too sweet. Light-bodied and sweet on the palate.. zesty lemon on the edges was enjoyable, but too many sugars got in the way.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/13/11. 12oz bottle. Clear golden pour with a small fizzy white head that fades fast. Plain somewhat grainy and adjunct aroma with just a touch of lemon. Sweeter, lemonade flavor on top of grain and a touch of tin. Meh
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A pretty crappy lemon shandy. The added cane sugar just makes it way too sweet.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Pale yellow pour. Lemon flavored, and almost cider-like. I enjoyed this one.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Potosi brewery/brewpub in SW Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden straw colored brew with an average white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of lemon/citrus zest, white bread and a hint of flowery hops. Taste is light bodied, thin carbonation with flavors of lemonade, golden grain malt and a hint of flowery hops. Finish has a semi-sweet aftertaste that is a slight more lemon than golden grain flavor. Nice summer shandy-style lemon brew without the medicinal character I am used to in other lemon infused beers.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw yellow, active at first, then sort of roll over and play dead once the white crown disappears. Aroma is add-junk-ted with corn, skunked grains and tart lemon juice. Tastes kind of like the end of a lemonade thatís over-saturated with sugar at first and rounds into a mish-mash of corn, lemon juice, burnt sugar and lime. Highly carbonated and goes down easy enough, but nothing here beckons me to come back enough to polish off the entire bottle.
nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Fashioned. Filtered, yellowed tan. Big white head. Lemony spritzer aroma. Very spritzer-esque mouthfeel, effervescent and tangy, a little sticky, sugary coating. Green apple tones, lemon. Very thin beer base. An interesting palate cleanser.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Slightly sweet in aroma with an adjunct/chemical seeping into as well. In the flavor its more lemonade than beer, with only a slight bitterness seeping into the finish. It didnít kill me but kind of off in general.
CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 Bottled as Potosi Steamboat Shandy. Pours a hazy yellow with a big thick white head that fades to a very thin head pretty quickly but doesnít fail to leave a nice lace on the glass. What an odd stinky smell to come from a shandy/radler style of beer, toasty with a bit of fresh baked bready/yeastiness, a mild tinge of butterscotch, maybe some burnt plastic. The flavor is sweet & plasticy with some slick butteriness and a good bit of lemon drop candy. One redeeming factor is that there is a nice bit of lemon rind bitterness to the beer which in fact proves them most refreshing thing about it.
I like Good Old Potosi Beer (the base of this before the lemonade is added) but I figure this has to be from either a bad or augmented batch because I can not imagine the addition of lemonade adding that sort of buttery and plastic character to that beer, gladly this character fades after a while presenting us with a very bitter take on the Radler/Shandy style (which is really pretty cool) but it took me half the bottle to get to that point and even after I got there that lemon candy thing persists (to the delight, I suppose of most people excited about buying/drinking this style of beer).
Man Iím glad I found a single of this before I went and bought the six pack.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
Being a shandy and being from Potosi my expectations werenít that high. As an alternative to mass market alcopops this works well. As a serious beer that youíd want to drink a number of for no purpose other than getting buzzed it doesnít. Still it is the best bottled shandy I have ever had to date.
Aroma / Appearance - The bubbly white head and transparent golden body make it look like a sparkling lemonade. Only the head gives away it isnít. The nose is lemonade poured over a bowl of honey nut cheerios with a spoonful of sugar for good measure.
Flavor / Palate - Lemonade, sparkling water, and very lightweight hops blend into a fruity muddle. Clean, basic, and simple thereís not much to reflect on. This is the sort of beer you drink on a hot summer day while sitting by the pool or after just having done hours of yard work.