1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Curious Traveler ShandyCurious Traveler Shandy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

426 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 426
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 15
Gots: 81 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-14-2012)
View: Beers (7) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 426 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mountdew1:
Photo of mountdew1
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint. Colo was a golden amber, pour was very hazy. Plenty of carbonation rose from the bottom to the top. A very thin small bubbly head. Aroma smelled like I would expect it to. Roughly half beer, and half sweet syrupy lemonade. The beer notes reminded me of a cheap beer though. Taste was a slightly sweet beer with a subtle lemon after taste. Lemon was definitely not as strong as it was in the aroma. Small bit of tart at times. Felt ok in the mouth. A bit over carbonated for one that used lemon, seemed more in place if it was mixed with ginger ale. Overall not bad. Could definitely be a gateway beer, or a good summer sipper.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerDreadz
1.75/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of tigg924
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of hpoole53089
4.08/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of chudson1992
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It actually looks like a hazy white ale, bright yellow hazed sunshine summery shandy. Head forms nice bright white intricate lacing I can't complain about appearance, I have passed this stuff up since it was released, it showed up at my local, but I'd figure I would try now. Aroma bright lemon peel, bitter pith, bready notes hints of yeast additions. Flavor biscuit malt at the base with a big rounded sweetness, juicy lemon meringue creamy textures, balanced spritzy lemon lime peel additions almost like a witbier spiked with Sprite. I has you burping up the lemon peel notes after a few sips, actually much less offensive than I was expecting. Refreshing summer style ale, somebody had to compete with the success that Leinenkugel's has had with their summer shandy cans. As I inspect the label I keep thinking this looks like it has Sam Adams written all over it, the fine print reveals that it's brewed by Boston Beer Company marketed by a company out of Burlington, VT. I expect the same from the Angry Orchard offerings, just by looking at the packaging. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth refreshing summery offering that is being sold year round, I'm not sure how often I plan to partake but it's honestly pretty solid for what it is. I like the lower abv, at 4.4% abv this would be easy to imbibe a couple especially if I take my acid reflux meds, that's the only mouthfeel gripe I have is the acidity...carbonation is dead on carries it well really not cloying to me at all. Overall if you enjoy this type of beverage after cutting the grass, it's definitely refreshing for the warmer months.

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DarrellK
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of poop_brew
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Arherring
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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 dhmxray
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of talahrama
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of drizmo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Mattamath
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of brokentee
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.