Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 27
Gots: 147 | 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: 492 | Reviews: 82
Photo of Crackblind
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +11.9%
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 +1.2%
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 +35.3%
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 +3.9%
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 +10.4%
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 -23.4%
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 -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Summer time afternoon, awnmower beer

Photo of warpig372
4.06/5  rDev +20.5%
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 +8%
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 +42.1%
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 +23.7%
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 -6.5%
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 +7.4%
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%
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 -5.9%
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 -22.8%
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 +4.7%
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 -16.9%
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 -28.8%
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 -50.1%
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 +18.1%
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 -2.1%
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 -10.1%
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 -4.7%
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.

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Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.