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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The Potosi Steamboat Shandy is a summer favorite, a Golden Ale blended with pure cane sugar and 100% natural lemon juice. Rated Wisconsins #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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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Akirschbaum (18) - Glen Haven, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Forget Leinenkugels Summer Shandy and its 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13148) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4902) - 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, its 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 dont think Im going to be trying too many more shandies this summer...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckyNBeer (44) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
The best shandy I have had so far. Much better than Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1979) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (5274) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle. Golden with minimal head. Sweet and pretty syrupy. Light lemonade flavor. Id prefer this to Leiney, but thats about it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13892) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4060) - 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, Id 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, Id chose this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at the Shoreline Restaurant bar in Gills 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 Id 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


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