Narragansett Del's Shandy - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Del's ShandyNarragansett Del's Shandy

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48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 319
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 13
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
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Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: barebearbeer on 05-12-2014

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Reviews: 48 | Hads: 319
Reviews by TheTrevor:
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed under ideal circumstances. On my porch on a hot day. An aggressive pour gave this very yellow beer a three-finger head that lingered for a minute or so. The smell is lemons. Not lemon flavoring, it actually smells like the fruit. The taste is very much the same. Starts with a hit of lemon, zest and all. That goes into some subtle hops that accent it well. The mouthfeel is nice and carbonated. Not my favorite style because it can go wrong so quick, but this one was a pleasant surprise. (498 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: golden colored with a very light haze. Rocky, fine-bubbled white head retains well. Small dots of lacing.

S: Del's frozen lemonade on the nose. Perfect balance of lemony, sweet, and tart. Maybe some subtle grains pulling through.

T: Sugary/tart Del's iced lemonade. Some bready graininess underneath. Maybe a touch of hollow hops. That's about it.

M: Light bodied. Perhaps some wheaty froth? Fine-bubbled, scrubbing carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: This will sell like hotcakes. Narragansett has been very smart with this series of beers. An iconic New England brewery teaming up with other iconic and beloved New England brands. It amplifies the reach and recognition of their brand, especially because they are using soft drinks, which obviously have a broader demographic. Genius. The Autocrat coffee milk stout was a good idea, but this will outsell it by leaps and bounds. The liquid itself is extraordinarily simple, but that's exactly what it should be. It lets the Del's lead and it stays refreshing and crushable. That's all it needed to do; stay true to concept and don't eff it up. This is a gold mine. (1,159 characters)

Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AshlandNacho
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pale yellow in color, 1 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: lemonade and light ginger

Taste: lemonade and light pilsner malt

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet

Overall: An excellent shandy. One's I have had in the past are either too bitter or focus a bit too much on either part. The Del's lemonade is the star of the show and the flavor bursts through. However, the Gansett lager works well with this and you can taste it in the background. The combo works well. I think this may be a new summer favorite. (543 characters)

Photo of chudson1992
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of natescape
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of daltenburger
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of briandaube
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShrinerMcBitey
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden pale wheat color (yellow). Slightly high carbonation (fizzy). Initial 1" head dissipates within 30 seconds.

Smell: Lemons, faint biscuit

Taste: Lemons, sweet but not cloying, just enough biscuity malt to balance,tart.

Mouthfeel: Thin,above average carbonation, watery, slight puckering effect

Overall: As far as a Shandy goes I'd have to say it's far better than a I thought it would be and overall a fine example of the style. A good job was done balancing the sugary sweet Del's with the lager, a tightrope act that could have very easily been disastrous. Not something I could drink much of but one should prove very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Forgot to mention delicious Del's burps, seriously the belches taste exactly like Del's (763 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of KrissyKat6
1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

Photo of lambpasty
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
2.91/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dmachado
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of brother_rebus
2.47/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Smells greatly citrus like. Cloy from loads of sugar. This is just about as bad as Del's new recipe. Headache after one and a half. (131 characters)

Photo of BeerRocks
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of drunkskunk420
2.24/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Didn't meet the hype, I was really expecting more of a lemon punch. Other summer Shandy's I've had were much better. (116 characters)

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Narragansett Del's Shandy from Narragansett Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.