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Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
77
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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 14
Gots: 64 | 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 dbrauneis
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a cloudy medium to dark straw yellow in color with some moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of lemonade (almost like you would get from a mix like country time or crystal light) over some very light notes of wheat. There is a very light hint of pledge in this one as well.

T: Similar to the smell, the most prevalent flavor is that of the lemonade, not fresh squeezed but more like something that you would get from a powered mix - overall this is a moderate flavor. There are some light notes of wheat and lemon rind. Barely any bitterness, almost lightly sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront.

O: The lemonade aspects of this shandy really overpower any of the flavors of the beer - it really reminds me of country time (especially when you taste and smell the powder). It is refreshing and easy to drink but a touch too sweet for me. Definitely would be best on a super hot summer day.

dbrauneis, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mcewesr
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mcewesr, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of SaintClock
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

SaintClock, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of camclem2
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

camclem2, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
3/5  rDev -11%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Kcarl
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Kcarl, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mess41
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mess41, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -11%

Klif, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of SpectralAbyss
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SpectralAbyss, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of mikehillman
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

mikehillman, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

hockeyfighter19, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of mrmitsui29
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

mrmitsui29, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Ralphs66
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Ralphs66, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My "neighbor", a six-pack shop located out my back door and across a short parking lot, had this in his singles case recently and I cannot resist the oddities.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with lemon peel and natural flavors added"; "Quite a refresher!"

Holy Head, Batman! I had barely begun my relatively gentle pour when it began to foam up like nobody's business. I had to back things down for a moment to allow it to cascade into something that I could actually drink. Yee-hah! I finally ended up with two-plus fingers of dense, bubbly, bone-white head with decent retention. There was really no reason to lean in for the nose, but I did so anyway. The room smelled as though I had sprayed lemon-scented air freshener and the beer was the culprit. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and the taste did not match the intensity of the nose. It was much less lemony than I expected. Finish was semi-sweet, but it should have been more tart. This a) needs work and b) would be better on a hot summer's day.

woodychandler, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of prolixist
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

prolixist, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

weaselchew, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of maksimnetrebchuk
4/5  rDev +18.7%

maksimnetrebchuk, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale lemonade pour is turbid and dense with a touch of orange tint around the glass edges. Washy dirty white head is weak and slight, providing no visible window dressing.

S: Aroma of country time lemonade is strong, almost powdery, lightly tart, of a moderate backing.

T: Flavor of tart lemonade, wheat and lemon peel. The flavor seems almost from a powdery origin.

M: Active carbonation, lemonade feel, tart with a nice lemon citrusy bite.

O: Overall its a lemonade quencher for those who dont like beer. You can literally pass this off as a lemonade with almost no alcohol detection.As a fruit beer its average, as a shandy ill call it above average. Hard to judge this as a fruit beer, a shandy is in a league of its own.

beerthulhu, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Gschaf
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Gschaf, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of rymurphy617
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rymurphy617, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Tessa
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Tessa, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of CaneLaw
1.7/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured with a nice head, which dissipated quickly; it has a nice cloudy, natural appearance. I have had a number of different shandys before and have always enjoyed them. Unfortunately, this beer was very disappointing. The lemon flavor comes across as very artificial. The lemon aftertaste is highly unpleasant and almost medicinal. The most accurate description I can give is that it tastes like Pine Sol smells.

CaneLaw, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of PrestonO
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a local restaurant. Very good lemon shandy, very refreshing and easy to drink. I've only had Shock Top Lemon Shandy, and this tops it by a mile. Leaves a strong lemon taste afterwards, but a good one. Be sure not to let it get warm. Highly recommended.

PrestonO, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy looking yellow color with a white head on top. The retention and lacing is minimal. The smell of the beer is very fresh smelling, there is a lot of lemon and lime aromas coming off of this one. The flavors is like a carbonated citrus drink, it's almost a soda, but the lemon and lime flavors make this very refreshing and clean. The mouthfeel is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall it's refreshing for sure, I can't say this is a bad beer for it's style but it's not something everyone will enjoy I'm sure.

Knapp85, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found on tap at Hops Bar at the Delaware Park.

A-cloudy tan with a thin white head

S-lemon lime orange sweet cream. Medium strength

T-before I found this on BA, I knew it had to be a shandy. It tastes like carbonated lemonade with a grainy feel to it. Has a creamy vanilla hint to it as well. Not absolutely terrible. Very unique and refreshing, ill give it that.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-well curiosity is what made me get this beer. It wasn't a mistake. It's definitely odd. It might not even really be a beer. It's okay though. It easy to drink, and might go well with certain moods. Mostly for the ladies I'd say though!

AdamBear, Dec 02, 2012
Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.