Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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The Traveler Beer Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

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!”

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Photo of Khaack
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks ro the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, little else. Taste is lemons, light grains, a touch of tartness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while it's a refreshing beer, one is enough for me.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The wheat and lemon are clearly there in aroma and taste. It doesn't taste artificial or overly sweet,over all a decent version of the style. You just have to be in the mood because it really does taste like beer and lemonade mixed togethor. If in the mood it was pretty good

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Photo of imbibehour
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Foaming balloon like forming head. Bleach white and making a styrofoam appearance, a good solid three finger top, with fine bubbles. Body color is an almost turbid NE IPA variety but not quite. Thick pale orange, opaque and solid, with lots of dull lemon hues.

Pretty simple aroma, has toned down lemon sweetness. A little spritzy and a touch of almost cake like batter smells on the nose. Kind of gets into lemon meringue quality quite a bit. Very odd but I am intrigued.

A good tasting palate for what it is. Full cake and thick like malt density if sort of more sweet sugar quality. Lemon fresh mid palate without overly sweet or soapy tasting. A sort of spritzy but also full malt thick palate in the middle. Finishes with a little of beer like carbonation that makes a good cut through the sweetness just enough to make it beer like. Hints with real nice cakey vanilla and cream like flavors on the aftertaste.

This is a real drinkable shandy/radler, really can see myself drinking a lot of this on a hot day.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmorris15
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.69/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.34/5  rDev +28%
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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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SlappyMcGee
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mickyge
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chackman151
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ResidentHobo
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PureSteele
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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