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RATINGS: 217   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2980) - 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 (2920) - 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. I’d almost describe it as flat if it weren’t for the heavy carbonation.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. Faker than Pam Anderson. Lemon flavor is unpleasantly artificial and overdone. I can’t imagine who this would appeal to.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (2868) - 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. It’s cloudy yellow and mostly headless. Nose is lemon w/ a hint of fruity Belgian yeast and some coriander. It tastes quite lemony but it’s 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - 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 there’s 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 I’m 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 (2709) - 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 (2688) - 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 (2636) - 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

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle from pikapp327. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is zesty attic dust. Taste is breast and kinda gross. Watered down lemon finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2615) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle: Pale yellow color with a bit of white head. Lemony, both in taste and smell. Actually a good, fresh lemon presence. A little thin, but OK. Has it been called cheerleader beer yet?


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