After working outdoors for 11 hours, mixing mud, cutting bricks, and building brick steps, it seemed like a beer would be just the thing. I opted for the left behind from a party Lemon Shandy Shock Top, thinking it might be just the refreshing thing that I craved. Traditionally a shandy is any mixture of beer and juice, typically lemonade, orange or apple juice, ginger ale or beer, often half-and-half. In this instance it was a wheat beer with lemonade.
Appearance: Quite yellow. The head dissipates very rapidly.
Nose: Lemon drop candies and a hint of wheat.
Palate: Still with the candies. Not very carbonated.
Finish: Now the candy taste is even sweeter.
Overall: Not really like a beer, and too sweet and flat to be enjoyed with a soda pop mindset.
Rating: 2/5 Okay
Also, what the heck is going on with the ingredients list? Ingredients: Beer, Ale, Sugar, Citric Acid, Natural Lemonade Flavour, Acacia Gum, Modified Coconut Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides), Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate. I think the French language ingredients list sums up the initial redundancy quite well: Bière, Bière Ale, etc. I am also a little disturbed that a beer/lemonade mix could have so many extra ingredients, including Modified Coconut Oil. What benefit is this bringing to the experience?
Avoid this crap and mix your own shandy!