The Bog Cranberry Shandy | Cape May Brewing Company

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The Bog Cranberry ShandyThe Bog Cranberry Shandy

Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
What happens when you make a Cranberry Wheat and accidentally add too much cranberry? Embrace it and turn it into a Shandy! A tart cranberry wheat beer blended with lemonade, The Bog is light and refreshing while still packing tons of flavor.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 42
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can dated 4/4/19 and poured into Aslin pint glass.

L: 2F+ white fluffy head upon pour, retention so-so, leaves some soapy lacing on glass. Beer is a clear copper with carbonation bubbles.

S: Cranberry, lemon, wheat, yeast. Seems well-balanced and not in your face while retaining some power.

T: Not too sour or puckering, but still potent cranberry and lemon. Some sweetness on wheat malts leaves final taste only slightly bitter

F: Very light-bodied, moderately carbonated, nicely drying, super-easy to drink. Construction and balance honestly are quite good.

O: Non-serious beers are not supposed to be rated this high, but it tastes really good and does the job so why should I give it a lower rating for the sake of snobbery? It's good. Enjoy it.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(13 oz pour on tap into fat tulip-y snifter - it would appear that I received this instead of what I'd ordered which was the Singlecut Kim Hibiscus, judging from everyone describing a much lighter-colored beer than the dark pink one I was served... it was actually the first day this new bar was open, so I may have to visit tomorrow and investigate and inform)

beautiful almost beet-juice-red liquid with a little tuft of spongy foam... bit of berry, floral essence, and a tiny hint of malt on the nose... mild tartness, delicate fruitiness, with an extra dry bottom end - clean, minimal sweetness if any, faint wheat malt note in finish - no flavor leapt out, all real real subtle... light, refreshing, but with little texture or zing, passes right by... wasn't bad, wasn't memorable, and would probably get buried against food, even a small, simple, un-dressing-adorned bitter green salad would drown this out

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Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4th Reviewer of this Jersey fruit bomb.
Enjoyed fresh on draft at brewer.
a) Pours with low carbonation and rose color, no head typical of fruit shandies.
s) Miss the bitter of the cranberry, offers much more berry sweetness and very little beer.
t) But cranberry is a clean fruit to add to beer, and preferable and natural to NJ vs lemon.
f) Body is wet, cleansing, thin, and refreshing
o) Summer beer for sure for those that like shandies.

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at the brewery.
Pours with a hazy pink-orange body topped with an exceptionally durable white head that leaves loads of sticky lacing on the glass.
A mild and fruity nose.
Flavorful with plenty of fruity notes inckuding lemonade, but no clear evidence of cranberries. A near equal mix of tart and sweet. Refreshing.

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Photo of RJIV
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft.
Pours with little carbonation and a light rose color.
There is berry sweetness with a hint of underlying tartness on the nose.
The beer is wet, thin, and refreshing
The cranberry taste is a natural sweetness which does not leave overbearing aftertaste.
This would be great to have on a hot day.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pinkish yellow brew - definitely showing cranberry. Crisp white head is not overly full but decent. Head retention is minimal - a rim around the glass - and little lacing.

S: Wheat smell - light, lemon, and berry is present.

T: Nice mix of cranberry, lemon and wheat flavors. The beer is less present via the taste but really nice for a hot day. Slight sour flavor - almost lambic - probably from the cranberry.

M: Some cabonation and light on the tougue.

O: Great brew!

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The Bog Cranberry Shandy from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 42 ratings