12 oz single for Mac’s, Atlanta, GA, USA as part of the $6.99 mixed sixer.
OK, let’s be quite clear about the problem here. The original Shandy is made with a mixture of mediocre beer of some desciption (either lager or bitter) and ENGLISH lemonade. English lemonade is a sugary, carbonated NEUTRAL beverage similar to Sprite or 7-Up. The whole “lemon” thing when it comes to English lemonade is a bit of a misnomer. NOTE TO MILLER: Do NOT use American style lemonade in Shandy’s! This leads to a horrible concoction that is close to undrinkable.
This pours deep yellow color, completely clouded. The smell is of lemon scented bathroom cleaner and the taste is (what I imagine to be) not far off. A nasty, acidic ending also taints with this “drink”, and the whole thing is what I imagine drinking lemon flavored Pine Sol would be like.
Problem simple to solve – use ENGLISH lemonade (or Sprite) as an alternative to American lemonade. In the meantime – YUK.