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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Potosi Steamboat Shandy is a summer favorite, a Golden Ale blended with pure cane sugar and 100% natural lemon juice. Rated Wisconsin’s #1 Summer beer by the Isthmus (2011). Style: Shandy. Apparance: Medium yellow. Aroma: Slight malt aroma, lemon and citrus. Light Body. Taste: Lemony, with a sweet, crisp finish. 5% ABV, 14 IBUs, 12° Plato. #PotosiBeer #SteamboatShandy

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Akirschbaum (18) - Glen Haven, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Forget Leinenkugels’ Summer Shandy and it’s processed additives and fake taste. The Steamboat Shandy boasts a rich but not too tart lemon flavor. Made with real lemon juice and pure cane sugar, the Shandy has a very natural sweetness. Makes a very refreshing summer beer.

Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Wauwatosa, 10/22/16. Clear golden, thin fizzy white head, decent retention. Aroma of candied lemon and pale malt. The taste is sweet lemon, vanilla, pale malt. Thin.

muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Janesville, WI, served almost ice-cold in a Flying Fish pint glass. Pours very clear pale gold, with a moderate white head that diminishes quickly, leaving fine lacing...only a moderate amount of lemon in the nose, surprisingly, with plenty of pale malt breadiness, also a hint of sourness that seems more a product of yeasty - this actually reminds me more of a straight-ahead wit in the nose; anyway...very sweet in the body, it’s mostly lemonade here, with malts less in evidence and a faint bitterness and metallic touch at the finish which is kind of unpleasant...light yet syrupy body, slightly low on the carbonation side. OK, I don’t think I’m going to be trying too many more shandies this summer...

JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pale straw color with a touch of haze. Moderate white head. Light dough and flour scents. Thick and nearly to the point of being gluey. Too thick to be very refreshing. A pale lager with lemon curd. 3/11

wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Slightly cloudy yellow, thick foamy head. Nose of wheat, lemon drops. Sweet, sugary, with some lemon but an unfortunate unclean wheat finish. Way too sugary sweet for me.

rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle. Golden with minimal head. Sweet and pretty syrupy. Light lemonade flavor. I’d prefer this to Leiney, but that’s about it.

Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, lemon and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and lemon zest with a crisp lingering lemon finish.

Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
This sweet garbage is actually one of the best things Potosi makes. It smells like caramel and old malt but tastes like carbonated lemonade. It sugary and a bit tart with a slight juicy texture and moderate to vigorous carbonation. Definitely, I’d be comfortable saying this is a cut above similar beers by, say, Leinenkugel. So damned by faint praise but at least I can come up w/ some sort of praise for this beer. If I had to drink more than one beer by Potosi at a sitting, I’d chose this one.

tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at the Shoreline Restaurant bar in Gill’s Rock, WI., displaying a clear, golden hue, with a modest layer of white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was sweetness, ripe apple, some lemony tartness, and a brief medicinal hint. The taste was similar, quite sweet & appley, light bodied, and lively carbonated. Not bad as a palate refresher, but somewhat cloying to me. Thought I’d give it another go, strangely at the same place, a few years later. This time by can, poured to a shaker. Clarity was a bit less, with a light metallic hint adding to the aroma, and low bitterness that had a strange, rind & ripe fruit astringency to it. Not even a refresher at this point. Left a good deal of the glass on the bar, which is not at all my style. -.4

CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Very, very sweet. I find this close to undrinkable. The lemon flavor is almost like a syrup. Must be why this was on sale at the brewery. Glad I only grabbed one for my mix 6 pack. Much more prefer a Summer Shandy from Leinie. This will not be making much profit for charity.

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