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Tenacious Traveler Shandy - The Traveler Beer Co.

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jwc215 on 10-09-2012)
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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -38.3%

nmann08, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose along with some notes of lemons.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but there is slightly more balance between the ginger and lemon flavors as the ginger isn't nearly as dominant.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and just about has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This shandy is quite similar to ginger ale soda, except that it doesn't have much sweetness and isn't quite as carbonated. It seems like it would make for a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.

metter98, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a light amber color with a cream colored head on top. The retention and lacing were minimal. The smell of the beer had quite a bit of ginger on the nose with some subtle malt sweetness. The taste has plenty of fresh tasting ginger from start to finish, some subtle lemon flavors in there as well as a subtle malt sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is light, smooth and fairly refreshing. Overall this beer is pretty interesting, not sure how much Ginger I could handle in a sitting. I could see this being a one bottle beer a day or something like that.

Knapp85, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep, cloudy, yellow color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is contains a lot of fruit and spices, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: There starts out very sweet with flavors of lemon, orange, ginger and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a light malt character. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful but not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, I found the spice and fruit flavors too intense, not a beer I would want to drink again.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. twist-off bottle, best by Feb. 2013 notched on the label.

Pours clouded yellow with a white creamy head that descends to a lasting thin cover. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of lemon peel, slight cake-like bread and a hint of ginger.

The taste is of (pink?) lemonade, sugar-coated lemon peel, some honey and just a hint of spicy ginger in the finish. Sweet-ish, but not overly so. There is some mild yeast in the aftertaste.

It's pretty creamy. It is smooth.

A nicely done shandy, with plenty of lemon, a touch of honey and ginger.

jwc215, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very cloudy. Whitish gold color. No head nor lace.

Strong ginger aroma. Semisweet, but not where I notice specific honey smells

More honey like in the taste. Very sweet with a squeeze of lemon. There's a touch of beef stew to the flavor. Rich body and moderately low carbonation. Think sweet lemonade and a pilsner.

smcolw, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Trashcat
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Trashcat, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

wrightst, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.84/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here it is, a little over a year since I became Curious and now I am becoming Tenacious.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with Lemon Peel with Natural Flavors, Honey, & Ginger added"; "Quite a refresher!"

Once again, this series has a propensity to foam up in an explosive manner and so one's pour must be somewhat gentle as a result (unless you like beer foaming up and out of your glass). Four pours later, the bottle was empty and the glass held two fingers of big, dense, foamy, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a murky yellowish-orange (SRM = > 7, < 9). It may be subliminal suggestion, but I swear that I really could smell lemon, honey and ginger on the nose! It was like smelling a Hall's cough drop. I do not mean that to be funny, but that is of what I was immediately reminded. Mouthfeel was full, bubbly and the flavors were all there, present and accountable. I think that they could dial the honey back some, though, as it was getting in the way of the lemon tartness, especially and even muting the spice of the ginger, rendering it sweeter than I would prefer. That said, of the three of the Travelers that I have had, this would probably be the one that I would reach for on a hot summer's day. The finish was crisp and refreshing, semi-dry, let's call it. Not bad, but not precisely my cup of tea, either.

woodychandler, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazed straw color with a white head that does not last long. Looks like a wit of sorts. In the aroma, ginger, lemon bathroom cleaner, and cheap beer. Mostly lemon in the flavor but definitely a ginger snap. Scarce bitterness, spent grain, semi tart and full of citrus. Oily, slick texture with aggressive carbonation. Not like a dry cider, but getting there. Tenacious is one way to describe this beer; a few others would say its not as good as many craft and import shandies (also known as Radler in Germany and other parts of the world) . Still, wildly popular and just one variety of shandy from this brewer/lemonade stand.

Stinkypuss, May 16, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
3/5  rDev -7.4%

PEIhop, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Brad007
2.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours the same type of color as the other two traveler shandies. Cloudy blonde with amber highlights. Thin head.

Lemon peel, honey and ginger shine on the nose. A hint of wheat too.

Ditto for flavor. Lemon, honey and ginger. Very mellow.

Finishes clean enough and without a syrupy malt beverage aftertaste.

A fairly decent shandy. I'm not big on the style otherwise.

Brad007, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Lare453
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

Lare453, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +8%

ZEB89, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a quite hazy orange-peach color with a billowy just off white head. The head dissipates over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite heavy of ginger with it clearly dominating the smell. With the strong ginger, is a lighter lemonade smell and some aromas of a light honey smell as well.

Taste - The taste begins with a mix of a malty grainy taste mixed with lots of sweeter lemon tastes. Quickly ginger comes to the tongue adding an almost ginger ale type taste to the brew. In the end the ginger flavors grow stronger along with the lemonade, producing a spicy ginger and lemonade flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is actually slightly thicker then I would have expected for a shandy of only 4.4 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The higher carbonation is great for all the spicy ginger flavors, but the body would possibly be more refreshing if slightly thinner. The thicker body was actually fairly decent overall though as it did really allow all the ginger flavors to linger on the tongue.

Overall- A rather nice take on a shandy. If you are looking for something sweeter, more lemonade and ginger ale like then this is a good go to. Nicely done for the style.

Darkmagus82, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev +8%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.98/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque maize color like a glass of dark honey. Head quickly fritters and fizzles away. Smells like Arizona lemon iced tea. Tastes like honey and shandy. I'm not picking up any ginger.

Certainly better than most lemonade beer concoctions. As of now I'm' not sure the shandy bar has been set high enough to make that a safe or bold statement.

donkeyrunner, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tenacious Traveler Shandy has a fairly thick, soapy, white head, an opaque, wheaty-orange appearance, lots of fierce, streaming bubbles, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of a spiced candle and possibly bread. Taste is very spiced (not hot), and one is met with intense ginger, some clover honey, and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is full and heavy, and Tenacious Traveler Shandy finishes sloppy, sweet, rich, and spiced. Overall, for what it is, it’s really well made.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +8%

JohneHoodlum, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
3/5  rDev -7.4%

mpayne5, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4oz pour, best by 2/2013 on label
Served at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE

A: Poured out a bright yellow orange type color. Not a ton of head, about a half finger of bright white head that faded down quite quickly. When I swirled it, it left some good lacing. No alcohol feet.

S: Smells like a lemonade actually. Can already tell that I am not a fan of this beer. Lemon. Coriander. Ginger. Smells of wheat beer without the Belgian yeast spiciness.

T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet lemonade like flavors. You get that coriander and ginger flavor that you smelled. It just doesn't have the wheat malt bill or Belgian yeast that a wit beer would have. Sitting at a table with all females who ended up loving it, go figure.

M: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation.

inlimbo77, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Chucker17, Apr 26, 2013
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Tenacious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
76 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.