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Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 17.26%
Wants: 21
Gots: 121 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-14-2012

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Ratings: 469 | Reviews: 72
Photo of Spence26
4.79/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Favorite shandy not overly sweet but refreshing and perfect for summer days

Photo of D1maestro
4.17/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity as fruity beers go, nice crips finish. The lemon lingers for a while but it is a lemon shandy

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Enjoy before 7/2015.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, lemonade, lemon juice, and lemon candy aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet lemon candy, grain, watery lemonade, and some salty flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that smells like lemonade and candy, but the flavors are a bit watery and salty and really don't make me want to drink very much of this.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Urk1127
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Out of the bottle. Sweet lemon almost like a Sprite. Not a beer/wheat taste at all

Photo of KariD
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An interesting interpretation of a Shandy. A bit more tart than I like. For me the style is meant to be a break from beer, this was more like a beer with a few lemon wedges squeezed in opposed to beer with lemonade. Cloudy and smooth with light carbonation.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

4/2/15 (Draft - Finley Dunne's Chicago) - Hazy blond pour, thin head and minimal carbonation. Lemon aroma very strong. Nice lemon taste, very sweet, smooth going down, not very strong.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Probably good on a hot summer day, if you're into that kind of thing

Photo of mchegash
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.5/5
A very hazy orange-yellow, with a thin layer of white head. Can see an above average amount of small carbonation bubbles flowing up the beer.

Smell - 3.5/5
Lemon, perhaps a little bit of malt/hops/general beer aroma. But mostly lemons.

Taste - 3.25/5
Tastes like carbonated lemonade, with maybe a hint of orange. Which means it tastes decent, but doesn't taste like a beer, which is what I'm looking for. I think they overdid it a bit on the lemons.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Although the taste is similar to lemonade, the feel is significantly different. This beer is actually fairly full-bodied, which definitely makes it stand out that it's not a lemonade. There is a light amount of carbonation, and the beer is slightly crisp.

Overall - 3.75/5
I actually do like this beer, and could see myself cooling down with this on a hot summer day. The only issue is that this beer may have crossed the line into the "non-beer" zone, due to it tasting not like beer. The combination of the light and refreshing lemon flavor and the full body was very interesting and refreshing in my opinion.

Photo of LXIXME
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent looking shandy with a pale yellow color a bit of lacing clinging to the walls of the glass and a light covering of foam on the beer. But after giving this a try I was pretty disappointed, just seems to be a Mike's Hard Lemonade without the fizz.

Photo of wolverine0712
2.4/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold pour. Little head, no lacing. Nice smell. Tastes over-carbonated. Probably won't get it again.

Photo of TheProfessor
1.68/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Looks like urine and tastes like Corona with lemon drops dissolved into it. As a fan of citrus beers, I really thought I'd like it. Did not. At all.

Photo of jucifer1818
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: This a very clowdy brew. That is good to style, and really shows the beers use of wheat
4/5

S: This beer smells like a blend of lemon peel and lemon-aid. A bit of wheaty "tang" and some orange as well. Very refreshing.
4/5

Taste: Probably one of the better Shandies Ive had, and easily the best american one, this is a great refreshing beer. Perfect for any hot day, a barbecue, or for giving to people who are not fans of beer.
4/5

Feel: high carbonation give this beer a noticeable bite. Body is at a lower medum level of sweetness/maltiness.
3.75/5

Overall: I highly recommend this beer, especially if you want something light and easy drinking. I just got off work, and this beer really hits the spot (while having more alcohol than rattler so it can actually give you a bit of a buzz which is nice).

Its also very competitively priced. If they made 12 packs of this stuff, It would be PERFECT.

I would drink this again :)
4/5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

on tap

hazy yellow appearance. strong citrus lemony aroma. taste is more restrained. refreshing,

drinks easy and was a good pint to wash down a spicy burrito.

Photo of Lemke10
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is slightly sweet with lemons and wheat. The taste is sweet and full of lemons with wheat delivering a full beer flavor. Smooth and very easy drinking as well as a step up from Leine’s Summer Shandy.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

really intense lemon on this, like lemon curd though, there is the confectioners sugar sweet aspect to it, that is just a little bit of a turn off for me, but i think the lemon is pretty genuine, and i can see the appeal for sure, although i still think i prefer others to this one due to the sweetness. pale in color, a little haze, and a ton of bubbles. i would love the feel, save the lingering sweetness, it hurts its refreshment value quite a bit for me, and definitely its drinkability, which is the point of these in the first place right? the lemon nose is intense, brightly citric, and acidic enough. the taste its there too, but here the sweetness comes in, more like a lemon preserve or something than a fresh squeezed juice, but again, it doesnt appear to me to be artificial. the beer aspect of this, and all of these really, is extremely minimal. no hops and not much grain to speak of, so its as much a soda as anything else, but when summer hits, im sure these will do pretty well here in the market. where i appreciated the pumpkin one for being so different, i sort of dislike this one for being so samey.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

P- Thanks to ray for this brew

A- light orange yellow color with a nice one finger foamy head with spiderweb lacing on the pint. cloudy opaque with pieces of yeast floating throughout.

S- lemon soda type of nose to it. hints of earthy malts as well.

F- strong lemon flavor with hints of wheat and earth tones.

M- bubbly and carbonated and lemony.

O- eh.....lots of people for some reason find this to be a good beer but im of the mind it is just an average fruit beer. I have had much better in the past and this is just like drinking lemonade with alcohol thrown in to it.

Photo of BeerOps
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted at the "Oneder" festival at Nevin's in Plainfield, Il.

Photo of thegish
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great for a hot summer day, nice 7-up type flavors

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color is opaque yellow. Large head at first, leaves a good lacing. Taste is lemony with a hint of malt. Perfect for a hot summer day. I like this one a lot!

Photo of Beerma
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Not has good as Summer Shandy but good!

Photo of mralphabet
4/5  rDev +19%

Solid Shandy... Lots of lemon flavors with malt holding everything up.

Photo of puboflyons
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on October 10, 2014

Cloudy, milky pale yellow pour with a fizzy white head that lingers about.

Aroma of lemon pepper, citrus, seltzer, and a little hint of wheat or grass.

Light body.

Lemony taste with a slight malt backbone. If you don't like ciders, Shandies are an adequate substitute.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a cloudy, opaque, pale yellow coloring, with a ton of carbonation action in the body. Slight, low profile, bubbly, white head. Aromas of extremely tart and sweet lemon and lemon rind, subtle toasted grain backbone, and some extremely subtle spices. Pretty lemony overall. Flavors are effervesced and tart forward, with lemon sweetness all over the place. The lemon characteristics are real fruit; no syrupy notes. Subtle grainy backbone, but not enough to bring any semblance of balance. Light, bubbly, effervesced body, with a tart lemon aftertaste. Crisp, clean finish.

Photo of Brenden
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

It certainly looks the part, a lemon soda-colored brew with some fizziness but a substantial and lasting head as opposed to a soda. It's not large, but it has staying power and leaves more than moderate lacing.
It's got some beer character to it while being as refreshing as the style requires. It does have a light caramel-type malt and a ghost of pine. Otherwise, it's all lemon. There's an earthy sort of backbone that doesn't get heavy. I really don't get anything artificial here; just some juicy lemon, tart and zesty, a light peppery note, and a definite note of lemon peel itself, mildly bitter. They did what they set out to do, ending up with a simple but very nice little shandy.
It's light-bodied but almost medium, still crisp without being overly effervescent, nicely carbonated, soda-like as most of the style but with more body. Despite that, it doesn't lose its refreshing nature at all.

Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: bright yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: lemonade and light ginger

Taste: lemonade and ginger

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and carbonation, sweet with spiciness.

Overall: An ok to above average shandy. I get lemonade and distinct ginger, but not much beer taste. Not bad, but I think there are better shandies out there.

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Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.