Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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Curious Traveler Lemon ShandyCurious Traveler Lemon Shandy

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 172 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-14-2012

Curious Traveler is our take on a classic European Shandy that has been brewed for generations. We started with an American craft wheat ale, which delivers a crisp, light body. We then added fresh lemon and just a touch of lime to bring out a bright, juicy citrus aroma and flavor. Simply, the Curious Traveler is “Quite a Refresher!”
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Ratings: 518 | Reviews: 90
Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. A good flavorful shandy, that was refreshing. I would drink it again

Photo of Lucular
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Normally I hate shandies or lemon-forward beers (i.e. Sam Adams Summer Ale) but this was actually not bad. One-dimensional but inoffensive.

Photo of Scott17taylor
2.17/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Just tastes like lemonade with a weird finish.

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really refreshing on a hot summers day.

Photo of Ike_Potter
4.34/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great shandy! Rivals leinenkugel summer, though I put it ahead of Sam Adams porchrocker

Photo of NCMatt
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a lemon-based shandy, so you must remember that when trying this beer.

It's similar to a Summer Shandy or a Porch Rocker. To say which one is better would require a side by side test, because just going from memory they're all pretty similar. All good too, nothing really bad to say about any or about the style itself.

It's a fairly lemon forward, and not too sweet. Fairly accurate to the raddler style I had while in Germany. While I am no expert in this style, I have had a few, and think this is one I wouldn't hesitate to buy again!

Photo of Maxyim
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Solid little shandy for those desperate times when you run out of Steigl Radler. Available from local grocery stores as a plus! Not really a serious beer though, but it does not try to be.

Photo of jpwobbles
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The lemon flavor is kind of overpowering for me. The Apple and Grapefruit versions are much better balanced.

Photo of Crackblind
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft. It's exactly what it says it is. Didn't expect a fine ale or a complex beer, just a nice, refreshing, tart thirst quencher and that's what I got. Very little head and lacing. Quite cloudy and not much smell - again not a negative cause this is a shandy. A great way to start a session when walking in from a very warm spring day.

Photo of stlfatguy
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy blonde, almost wheat color. Minimal head dissipated quickly, but light carbonation stayed. Smell was citrus/lemon as you would expect. Tasted like lemons, and a little tangy on the tongue, but not overly tart. Tangy lemon aftertaste stayed for a while. Slightly sweet, but still tasted more like beer with lemon flavor, than lemonade or anything else.

For what it is, I think they hit the mark. Don't drink if you're looking for a 'traditional' beer, and especially if you don't like lemons, but it was one of the nicer shandy's I've had.

Photo of Tone
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of lemon, yeast, slight pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable beer. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of lemon, hint of yeast, sugar, slight pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, okay aroma, decent blend, but weak body.

Photo of Poliscimike
4.56/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great citrus/malt balance. Great citrus bouquet and smooth, light malty finish.

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really nice lemon shandy. Definitely refreshing and I prefer it over the Leinenkugel versions.

Would purchase again.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Shandy pours a hazy copper color with a nice large head. There is a big lemon aroma. The taste is creamy and tastes like instant lemonade. A little flat, nice flavors. Overall its very refreshing, does taste like instant lemonade, which isn't the worse flavor in the world.

Photo of blastoderm55
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

First one was difficult to finish. Very medicinal an artificial tasting. Remainders went down easy while mowing the yard in the scorching heat.

Photo of sohearn
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Summer time afternoon, awnmower beer

Photo of warpig372
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crisp and smooth not bad.

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is much more refreshing than hobo sweat.

Photo of Spence26
4.79/5  rDev +41.7%
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 +23.4%
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 -6.8%
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 +7.1%
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 -8.3%
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 -6.2%
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 -23.1%
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

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Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
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