NormLovesBeer (19) - Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very cloudy, Yellow lemon-juice type of color. Has a small White head with a tiny bit of lacing, but head quickly disappears after about 1 minute. Has some good carbonation to start, but it quickly dies down to some light fizz. Aroma is of Wheat and Lemon. Taste is of Wheat and Lemon, and a little light and watery. Label states that it is a "Belgian-Style Wheat Beer With Spices", but I don’t see ANY spices floating around? Not a bad Summer beer when you want something a little light and lemony-sweet. It’s not to sweet, but not to bitter.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Like a wit beer and a shandy had a baby. Sort of like lemon and lemon peel were used to brew a wit instead of orange peel. It had a lot more flavor than I remember Leinenkugel Summer Shandy having. Just a great summer refresher.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very cloudy, medium to dark, muddy yellow with an average, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate wheat; moderate yeast; lemon and lemonade. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and light to moderately acidic; while the finish was slight to lightly sweet, moderately acidic and slightly bitter. There was lemon, lemonade, wheat, yeast and a little orange. The nearly medium body was fairly dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Strong lemonade aroma with light wheat and coriander spice. Smells quite nice.
~Pours a cloudy yellowish white color with lasting frothy white head.
~Wheaty flavor with coriander balanced quite will with lemonade.
~Light bodied with medium high CO2, wheaty sweet finish with touch of lemon.
~I enjoyed this brew. Could drink these all day on a hot day as it was intended for.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow color with thin foamy white head. Nose of lemon drops, herbs and coriander. Wheaty and lemon herb flavors. Candy like. Sweeter and syrup like. Nice, and like the wit character, but not great.
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez IGA Brouillette et Fils (Laval, QC) au coût de 1,35$. Arôme: Légère odeur de citron et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5701)
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from the local gas station. pours a glowing murky yellow with copious white head that goes away quickly. Nose is lemonade with a twist of lime. Flavors adds a malty character with a little spice. Flavor is sweet and tart. Medium to light body with watery texture. Not offensive and even tasty. oh, there’s a burp.
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow. This is actually kinda good. Smell is of some lemon but in zest form. Looks decent. Light and a bit bubbly. It tastes a tad of soda, but for a shandy is nice. Better than Leine’s for sure. I’m surprised, especially since I don’t like lemons much. A good day starter.
Rotbart (155) - - MAY 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a darker lemon color with a nice white foamy head and a citrusy aroma. A significant sweet taste with a nice smooth citrusy finish. reminiscent of the radler I had on trips to Munich.
DrnkMcDermott (2841) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
tabonkers (7) - - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A really unique beer. Not only is the lemon taste prominent but it is not overpowering. A very refreshing beer.