Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Traveler Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
travelerbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Curious Traveler is our take on a classic European Shandy that has been brewed for generations. We started with an American craft wheat ale, which delivers a crisp, light body. We then added fresh lemon and just a touch of lime to bring out a bright, juicy citrus aroma and flavor. Simply, the Curious Traveler is “Quite a Refresher!”

Added by goblue3509 on 06-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
622
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.91%
 
 
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39
Gots:
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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmorris15
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy brewed by The Traveler Beer Co. This brew has an ABV of 4.40%. The Shandy pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a nice white head. You pick up on a nice citrus sweetness in the smell of this brew. There is definitely lemon in this brew. Also a nice amount out grins, malts and hops. This Shandy has the look and smell of most Shandies on the market today, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste , it is bold with lemon citrus sweetness. There are some nice mild notes of grins and malts in the taste of this brew. Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy is a nice clean smooth drinking brew. This Shandy would go great on a hot summer day. I like how smooth and r this brew is . There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it just goes down nice and smooth. The mouthfeel of Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy is citrus, bold , smooth, clean, and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. The Traveler Beer Co., did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for a nice light clean refreshing brew on a hot summer day look this one up.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.64/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a slightly chilled bottle poured into a pint glass. The brew pours a very cloudy golden color with an eggshell white head of 1 cm that fades to nothing fairly quickly after the pour. Aroma is a bit of grain and wheat twang with significant lemon notes as expected. A little bit of a tart scent is present, not quite a berliner weisse.
The first sip reveals a light crisp body with fine tingly carbonation that is prickly as I swallow each mouth full. The flavor is as anticipated with lemon and wheat twang and some tartness. This is an easy drinking beverage with a simple straightforward summery profile. I am glad to have tried it but dont think I would chase it down or purchase again as there are less fruity beers that I would prefer on a hot day.

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Photo of Botulizard
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SlappyMcGee
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried it in a pint glass.

It more or less tastes half pilsner, half lemonade. If you like both, try it. I probably wouldn't drink it again if I was paying and had an alternative, but if someone offered or handed me one for free, I wouldn't pass it up.

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Photo of Donkster46
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mickyge
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chackman151
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ResidentHobo
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Drank it straight from the bottle so I didn't hardly see it
S: Smells of malt and lemons, hint of wheat
T: Tastes a bit like an Arnold Palmer if you mixed it with a lager
F: A little thin for my tastes but still a little thicker than water. Less carbonated than soda but still fairly carbonated
O: I've not had a lot of summer shandy type drinks but I did enjoy it.

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Photo of canarycommotion
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from a bottle
I consider this perhaps my favorite lemon beer. Especially if you consider it the exact same price in 6 pack or cheaper than Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. I would have to give this beer a not so flattering flavor note but the reason I like it the best of the lemon beers is the lemon flavor is not fruity or lemonade exactly. It is the flavor of a lemon drop coated in powdered sugar. A childhood favorite.
Look - cloudy light yellow
Smell - old lemon, malt, faint wheat.
Taste - Like a wheat beer with lemondrops in it. Slight skunked beer taste but not unpleasant to me.
Feel - Unfiltered beer feel, as apposed to Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy well filtered feel more akin to Sam Adams porch rocker.
Overall Not a fan of summer styles but on a hot summer day Fruit beers work for me and this one is decent.

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Photo of Dface
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PureSteele
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Busterg1978
4.14/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertraveler08
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martin194
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdf561
2.1/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A cloudy bright yellow.

The smell is lemon malt with no other real smell but it's almost like a sour lemon.

Taste is like a watered down carbonated lemonade. Summer shandy was way better. It's smooth but you can find a much better beer in this style.

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