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