DrnkMcDermott (2990) - 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.
axl (477) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Semi-clear yellow with white head. Aroma is lemon and light malts. Taste is lemon soda mixed with bland lager. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation and citric aftertaste. Not very good as a "beer" but quite a nice option to a soda.
ILduce (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can LCBO: yellow Cloudy beer with tiny head. Lemongrass, pine and lemon rind in the taste and nose. Watery and papery mouthfeel. Good enough for a hot day during the euro cup
Cartoonkhaki (1245) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with bit of a puffy head. Aroma is sweet and almost ginger ale like. Anything lemony is weak. I keep on thinking ginger ale and not lemon. Light body but a refreshing feel after drinking.
weitz15 (530) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy yellow pour, thin white head. Tangy lemon aroma. Much, much sweeter than expected for a lemon base. This could be a dessert beer.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
ozzy70 (585) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma was lemons and sweet lemonade. Taste was very sweet and tart lemonade. Couldn’t drink more than one or two of these in a night, just to sweet.
beer_rookie (332) - Arkansas, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color. Not much head. Okay head retention, okay lacing. Looks a lot like lemonade.
Aroma is not super lemony, in fact barely at all. I smell more wheat than lemon.
Fortunately, some lemon comes in on the taste. But it’s more like lemon zest. Taste is not tart, mostly sweet, and biscuity.
Mouthfeel is very light and supremely drinkable. It is very refreshing.
Overall, this is a decent shandy. It is perfect for its intended purpose, which is a light summertime hot day refreshment. More accurately would be a lemon wheat beer. I would certainly consider a sixer of this for an afternoon of yard work. I think I like Leinenkugels better. Usually, I find Shock Top products disappointing, but this is the best one I’ve had yet.
booshaka (8) - oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For a summer shandy its just not right. Ive had a few others and this just did not go down right. Its still an ok beer, but i would label it a lemon wheat beer not a full in summer shandy.
Autumn1962 (4) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
At home from the bottle. Tart, overly sweet fake lemon flavored beer. Citrus, yeast, lemon drop with a mild beer after taste. Came across as more of a yeasty wine cooler to me. If you like the flavor of lemon drops and sweet drinks then this may appeal to you. I am pouring the rest down the drain.
Tricker (376) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière blanche de 4.2 % d’alcool. Elle possède évidemment un nez de citron. Elle a également un col mousseux au versement. Son goût est citronné, simple, mais intéressant. Il y a un petit aspect fade, mais une finale d’orange rend cette bière intéressante. Elle est légèrement salée en arrière-goût. Ce n’est pas une grande bière, mais tout de même une bonne bière d’été, car elle est rafraîchissante.