Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Landshark Lager, Margaritaville Brewing Co., Jacksonville, FL

The summer of 2009 will be known for the battle for Summer Beer Supremacy. Like the rest of the lemmings, I always gravitated towards Corona Extra Gold for my BBQ beer fix, unless I was in a fancy mood and picked up some Red Stripe (hooray beer!) instead. This year Pacifico, Miller Chill, and Bud Light Lime battled the two above mainstays for the summer beer market share. I’ve tried the latest contestants and wasn’t impressed, copies rarely are as good as the original, I believe the movie Multiplicity taught us all that. However a dark horse emerged late into the sweepstakes and grabbed my eye, and more importantly my taste buds. Landshark Lager is the real deal when it comes to summer beers. The beer is light and smooth and two cases into the summer I have yet to get that skunky flavor that occasionally permeates Corona. The beer isn’t overpowering like a Sam Summer can be, but its freshness is quite appropriate for a lazy day by the grill. Also you don’t need a lime to spruce things up and hide the beer taste, it’s good to go. The 4.7% ABV also means you can put a few back without falling into the grill. The beer gets a 2.5

1 comment:

Mike said...

I've had this one, and I was completely unimpressed. Maybe I needed a grill or warmer weather to truly enjoy it.

Also, Landshark is an Anheuser-Busch brew: