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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Belgian-Style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemonade flavor added.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ReggieDunlap (3084) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has sweet lemon. Flavor is like a skunky busch with a touch of lemon. Light mouthfeel and a mild lemony abrupt finito.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2990) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
From a can poured a light straw color with a fair amount of head. Light lemony malty flavor with a quick finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Light wheat and lemon aroma. Hazy straw color, moderate white head with not retention. Weird lemon and wheat flavor. Iíd almost describe it as flat if it werenít for the heavy carbonation.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
GregClow (2893) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Can from the LCBO. For my review of this beverage, I would first like to dissect its ingredients list. First, I have to ask: Why does there need to be an ingredients list? Is this were a proper all-natural shandy, the ingredients would be simple: beer and lemonade. But instead, there are 8 ingredients listed, several of which I canít pronounce and/or donít know what they are. The first two are "Beer" and "Ale" - wait, arenít they the same thing? Whatís going on here that they need to be listed seperately? Next up is "Sugar" - I know what that is, but have to wonder how much if it was used in order for it to be listed so high up on the list. "Citric Acid" - I guess that will maybe balance the sugar? "Natural Lemonade Flavour" - is this even a thing? Why not just lemon juice? "Acacia Gum" - last I checked this was a thickening agent. So why is it in a liquid? "Modified Coconut Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides)" - shitís starting to get a bit weird now. "Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate" - right, that doesnít sound like something I want to be putting into my body. Oh, I need to drink it now? Well, it doesnít actually look that bad - nice hazy light gold body, small and tight white head. But the aroma - my god, itís like someone doused rubber tires with lemon dishwashing liquid and nail polish remover and then lit them on fire. Just horrendous. The flavour is mercifully a bit better, but the "natural" lemon flavour still has a strong artificial/chemical character to it. Barely a quarter of the way into the glass and it starts to remind me of Neo Citran. And then itís down the drain with the rest of this truly awful "beer"...

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (2888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
This smells and tastes like Shock Top mixed w/ Crystal Light, which I suppose is what it is. I would put this in the same vein as many other alcoholic flavored soda pops but it is not even as good as soda pop really. Itís cloudy yellow and mostly headless. Nose is lemon w/ a hint of fruity Belgian yeast and some coriander. It tastes quite lemony but itís not quite tart enough to hold up w/ it, which is a bit strange. The carbonation is extra prickly and the finish is quick w/ a lingering note of lemon candy. This is really not all that great even for a shandy.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. Faker than Pam Anderson. Lemon flavor is unpleasantly artificial and overdone. I canít imagine who this would appeal to.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
First off, by way of disclosure, I was sent a six-pack by the Shock Top brand manager for review (see it on You Tube as a "One-Take Beer Review"). Second off, I kind of surprised myself by liking it. But take that with a grain of salt of you want. Pour a very fizzy head over a pale, hazy beer body. Lemon smell is not as pronounced as I thought, in fact thereís more of the wit spiciness in the nose than I would have expected. No Lemon Pledge flavor, just a lemony backbone. I wish they would stop dancing around label requirements for the vague ingredient "Natural Lemonade Flavor," but Iím going to say this stands out pretty well against all the other lemonade-diluted Summer Shandys.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2014
12oz bottle pours out a hazy straw topped with a small white head. Nose is citrus lemon juice and some sweetness. Taste is more of the nasty lemon juice tast and some sweetness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
keepersj12 (2694) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
A sample among six of its kind. My second favorite. Pours pale yellow with a small head. The aroma is like a wheat beer with some lemonade. The flavor has a bit of beer but mostly lemonade. This one tasted more like concentrate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drjay44 (2648) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived, fizzy head, with no lacing over a hazy, yellow (SRM 3) fizzy body.....nose is lemonade, hints of wheat malts, no hops, esters, beer character.....taste is moderately sweet lemonade, minimal hops, no esters.....mouth feel, light body, light acid, high carbonation makes for many belches, finally it has a long lingering sweetness. This is really not particularly good as the underlying beer is well disguised. BJCP 5/2/9/4/5


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