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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Belgian-Style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemonade flavor added.

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2.6
blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottled, yellow color with no head, spritzy lemon lime flavor and aroma, thin bodied finish

2.9
Boutip (6567) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Can: Poured a light yellow color ale with a light bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of lemon syrup with quite a bit of residual sugars is closer to juice than beer. Taste is a mix between some wheat malt notes with quite a bit of residual sugar and some lemon syrup notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Easy drinking wheat beer with a tad too much sugar thought.

2.1
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of lemon, mustiness, grass, and faint wheat. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) dull yellow with a one finger fizzy white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with lemon grass/lemon candy. It’s more sweet lemon (a flavor I’m not real fond of) instead of sour/tart lemon. The finish has light wheat and cereal notes. It’s light bodied with lightly fizzy carbonation. Overall...not a fan of the sweet lemon flavors. Obviously they are looking to steal some of the Leinenkugel Summer Shandy crowd, but if I had to choose, it’s an easy choice to go with Leinenkugel.

1.8
jgb9348 (6516) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Golden coloured body with a thinnish slightly off-white head. Aroma of pure lemons, unfinished sugars and a bit of yeast. Light-bodied; Airy, very acidic flavour with lemons obviously on the forefront, with some malt, wheat, coriander seed and funk on the end. Aftertaste is light and very very sweet - only some citric flavours cut the sweetness. Overall, not such a great beer - as expected, but if you wanted a sweet, slightly sour beer for the summertime, available at your local corner store around every city in this fine country and you have yourself an option. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle given to me after a hockey game in Arlington, Virginia on 18-July-2012.

3.2
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
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.

2.2
Cybercat (6220) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours hazy solar yellow with a thick but effervescent eggshell head. Aroma has lemon and wheat notes, nothing else. Still, offers refreshment. Flavor is mostly lemon, with a wan wheat underpinning. Didn’t get any spices. Texture has average body and almost no fizz. Hell, at least it’s a new rating.

1.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma is full of lemons with a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of sweet lemon notes with a hint of tartness and some malty, sugary biscuit notes. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bleh.

2.5
cheap (6129) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
How could I have missed this in the past? Is it new? From a bottle, looks better than expected. Some sediment on bottom of bottle. Smell is somewhat musty. Looks like cloudy lemonade. Some artificial flavor int he background. Decent fine sharp fizz. Does not show much alky. Fer sure it is some sort of lemony thing happening. Somewhat dull finish. OK, so I smell a little more lemon in there now. Not bad but not nearly as good as that curious traveler I just had a few minutes ago.

3.6
superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/6/2017. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lightly tart lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness and lemonade tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemonade, orange zest, coriander, pear, apple, light banana, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitter/tartness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a good Shandy style. All around good robustness and balance of lemonade, spices, fruity yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the low ABV; with great balance between lemonade and normal base Shock Top flavors. A bit more body and less lemonade acidity than others in the style I've had; but the flavor impact really isn't there. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good example of the style.

2.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly yellow transparency that looked like someone squeezed a lemon in it. Carbonated bubbles rose rapidly and filled a one finger white foamy head that rapidly dissipated.
The smell, well, it was definitely lemon, I’ll tell ya that. However, was it authentic? I really don’t know.
The taste was bitter lemon in it, but I didn’t get any spices in it. The aftertaste was bitter lemon and a super watery finish.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and showed a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was decent for a fruit beer and not bad to me.
Overall, I say this wasn’t a bad fruit beer, but not one I’d want again.


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