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Curious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | 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:
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(Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-14-2012)
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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%

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%

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%

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%

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
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

JohneHoodlum, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Teleweizen2, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of simi46
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

simi46, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Gww1864, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of BanrionMAB
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Banxx
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Banxx, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow-orange colored brew (think watery orange juice with tons of pulp) with a tiny white head. The head faded fast leaving very spotty lacing.

Smell – The aroma was rather light. There was a orange aroma with some lighter notes of lemon and biscuit.

Taste – The taste was bready and sweet upfront with lemon and a wheat bread flavor. The lemon sweetness was combined with some orange sweetness more toward the middle of the taste. An overall citrus drink flavor was on the tongue at this point. In the end the citrus sweetness seems to grow even stronger, but is also accompanied by a more biscuity flavor, which with the citrus leave a sweet tart (pastry) flavor to linger on the tongue. Quite sweet but delicious.

Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is rather light in terms of creaminess and is crisp on the tongue. The carbonation level is on the higher side and when combined with the crisper body, it was fantastic for the lemon tart flavors.

Overall – While sweet and citrusy, it is very easy drinking and delicious. This is a wonderful light dessert beer or a thirst quencher on a warmer day.

Darkmagus82, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Dolfan907
3/5  rDev -11%

Dolfan907, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

wander4, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

Another grab at market share and shelf space by the boston beer company in the form of the growing Shandy style. *sigh*

Super hazed dull yellow color with a thin head even with an aggressive pour. Smells like the garnish bin behind a bar. Left out sour lemons. Hint of coriander and white peppercorn.

Fluffy mouthfeel with vigorous carbonation. Tart lemon, whisp of wheat, spicy finish. Like a spicier Summer shandy by leinenkugel but without any real beer taste and less body. Almost tastes like a mikes hard lemonade to be honest but with the addition of wheat. Sad attempt at a simple style. Hurts your throat with vigorous carbonation and spice rather than refresh your thirst.

jtierney89, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of harmoniousplinth
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

harmoniousplinth, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Best by Feb. '13 notched on label:

Pours clouded yellow with a thick, creamy head. Lacing sticks.

The smell reminds me of lemon merangue pie. Sweet with some tart.

The taste is of sugar-coated lemon candy. Some lemony tart and a bit of dryness in the finish keep it from being too sticky.

The feel is creamy and smooth. Not too spritzy.

It has a refreshing pucker to it. A nicely done lemony brew. More of a body to it than most fruit beers. Overall, an enjoyable shandy-type brew on a hot day!

jwc215, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
2.38/5  rDev -29.4%

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Never make a mixed-sixer whilst buzzed...you'll only come home with a bottle of shandy... This stuff pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises Country Time lemonade powder, light lemon peel, and a touch of pine sap. Smells sweet, lemony, and artifical, in other words. The taste takes things further down the hill, bringing that artificality to the fore. Think Lemon Pledge with a twist of sweetness. "Ugh!" is right. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly slick feel. Overall, this stuff just didn't do anything positive for me. I should pay it back, somehow...

TMoney2591, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

LCannon4, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

FreshmanPour77, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

First had: on tap at City Tap House, Philly, PA

It's been a while since I tried anything new from SA, so why not? First off, the tap handle is amazing, and I want one.

Poured a cloudy straw-lemon-yellow color with an ample white head; moderate retention and lacing. I can't say I've ever had an actual shandy, but I liked what I got from this. Aroma is dominated by lemon, as I expected pretty much, with a candy-like sweetness, promising a decent balance without making this too sour or tart. I initially went in expecting something more like a wheat beer, but was pleasantly surprised to get something more along the lines of a limoncello, lots of lemon rind, lemonade sweetness, never getting too tart, with an underlying floral quality, and a chewy, bready maltiness in the background. Medium body and very easily drinkable. A nice treat overall, delivered what was promised, even if I don't see myself drinking it more than once or twice.

Rifugium, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MN_Beerticker, Sep 02, 2012
Curious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.