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Review: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

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From now until the end of July, our friends at Shock Top are offering this seasonal release, a classic Lemon Shandy reminiscent of the classic beer and lemonade combo.

It’s not my favorite from this brewery: The base beer is a lightly spiced Belgian wheat brew, which is harmless enough with a bit of coriander to offer intrigue, but the lemon flavor — which comes on in the finish — feels fake, or rather more like bottled lemon juice than lemonade. The aftertaste is sour and leaves a chemical impression. A real shandy should be sweeter and more refreshing. While this concoction is light enough for pre-summer drinking, it’s not really any more interesting than grabbing a bottle of Bud Light.

4.2% abv.

B- / $8 per six-pack / shocktopbeer.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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2 Comments

  1. shandra Lehigh May 15, 2012

    This beer is very crisp and and fills the flavor that summer calls for. The front taste of wheat is smooth and light with a seamless transition to zesty lemon peel. This beer pares well with any BBQ item ranging from steak and chicken to macaroni and potato salad. This beer will be in my ice chest all summer!

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  2. jean maynes July 26, 2013

    taste like dish soap.

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