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Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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Photo of gentlemanextraordinaire88
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my first time trying a shandy and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

A nice hay-yellow look with a thick, lacy, head that stayed through half my drinking experience.

It had a faint smell of grain, lemons, and grass that was inviting yet not too fragrant.

The first taste brings lemony notes overlaying the grainy beer with a hint of lemongrass or other green, earthy flavors.

For the full taste think lemons, a hint of lime, obviously beer with the tiniest hint of hops--but by no means bitter tasting. Not a lot of depth here, but certainly refreshing.

By no means does it have a heavy mouthfeel (compared to the Belgian Quads I usually drink, it's especially light indeed!) but fills the mouth with a pleasant lightness which serves to invite another sip while lingering long enough that you can get in snippets of a good conversation without constantly sipping.

The finish was not especially long, but certainly good enough for this kind of beer. I could definitely taste the lemon on the finish, but it faded to a more grainy beer flavor after a few seconds, giving way to a hint of lemonade as the parting flavor.

Overall, I really liked this shandy and will definitely have it at any outdoor events I host or attend over the summer (and well, fall too, seeing as how I live in FL and it's hot all year here!). A very nice, refreshing, light and yet substantial beer that I hope Traveler Beer Co. will continue for years to come!

Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Pensfan0782
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of KTien
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Brad007
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was initially unsure of whether I should try this and the other Traveler beverages.

Pours a cloudy blonde with orange highlights and thin head into my glass. Resembles that of a wheat beer.

Just a faint hint of lemon peel on the nose. Not much else underneath.

Lemon is stronger here. Has the consistency of lemonade malt beverage. Not much else to taste underneath. Incredibly bland.

Lingering lemon peel and almost nothing else. Boring.

Why bother?

Photo of Dave7500kl
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Highstplz
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tap at Texas BBQ in Northboro.

Small fluffy thick head that barely covers the head, bit of lacing, super hazy murky banana orangish yellow color.

Nose is like lemonade, country time lemonade, a but if fresh squeezed lemon, faint blond malts, not much else.

Taste starts mostly with lemonade, pretty sweet, a bit of fresh squeezed lemon, some grainy dough malts and a little blond malt, a bit juicy. Touch of lemongrass and grassy flavors. Finish is surprisingly dry with bready cracker blond malts, some lemon and little tartness and slightly flemmy even.

Mouth is light bodied, decent but lighter carb, not too thin.

Overall meh, not too bad for a shandy, more beer than most in the style, but still barely a beer and very light overall profile other than lemonade.

Photo of jsg978
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

After being completely turned off by previous Summer Shandys, I was very hesitant to try this one. But i must say where the other one failed this one thrived. It didn't just taste like a lemonade with some beer mixed in. its a beer that actually tastes like a beer that made with lemonade.
Very light and great tasting. The tartness of the lemons is very nicely accompanied by the a sweetness.

It is a very refreshing beer nice a hot day. Will be buying more of it.

Photo of Celtics76
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Razr86
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Curious Traveler Shandy has a thick, white head and a very milky, opaque beige-yellow-golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a strong lemon-lime smell, with a background of white bread. Taste is the same, with lots of sugary sweetness and tartness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Curious Traveler Shandy finishes tart, sour, sweet, and refreshing. Overall, this is a very good fruit beer, and I think it’s worth trying.

RJT

Photo of troynos
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bluerabbit
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of NYR_Rob
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tlang803
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of yan-ton
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.