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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: 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!”

Added by goblue3509 on 06-14-2012

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Reviews:
95
Ratings:
626
pDev:
16.81%
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Ratings: 626 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of mchegash
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.5/5
A very hazy orange-yellow, with a thin layer of white head. Can see an above average amount of small carbonation bubbles flowing up the beer.

Smell - 3.5/5
Lemon, perhaps a little bit of malt/hops/general beer aroma. But mostly lemons.

Taste - 3.25/5
Tastes like carbonated lemonade, with maybe a hint of orange. Which means it tastes decent, but doesn't taste like a beer, which is what I'm looking for. I think they overdid it a bit on the lemons.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Although the taste is similar to lemonade, the feel is significantly different. This beer is actually fairly full-bodied, which definitely makes it stand out that it's not a lemonade. There is a light amount of carbonation, and the beer is slightly crisp.

Overall - 3.75/5
I actually do like this beer, and could see myself cooling down with this on a hot summer day. The only issue is that this beer may have crossed the line into the "non-beer" zone, due to it tasting not like beer. The combination of the light and refreshing lemon flavor and the full body was very interesting and refreshing in my opinion.

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Photo of docoman
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of LXIXME
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent looking shandy with a pale yellow color a bit of lacing clinging to the walls of the glass and a light covering of foam on the beer. But after giving this a try I was pretty disappointed, just seems to be a Mike's Hard Lemonade without the fizz.

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Photo of Ozzychavez
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wolverine0712
2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold pour. Little head, no lacing. Nice smell. Tastes over-carbonated. Probably won't get it again.

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Photo of LakerLeith
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Amp
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zeff80
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrfrancis
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheProfessor
1.68/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Looks like urine and tastes like Corona with lemon drops dissolved into it. As a fan of citrus beers, I really thought I'd like it. Did not. At all.

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: This a very clowdy brew. That is good to style, and really shows the beers use of wheat
4/5

S: This beer smells like a blend of lemon peel and lemon-aid. A bit of wheaty "tang" and some orange as well. Very refreshing.
4/5

Taste: Probably one of the better Shandies Ive had, and easily the best american one, this is a great refreshing beer. Perfect for any hot day, a barbecue, or for giving to people who are not fans of beer.
4/5

Feel: high carbonation give this beer a noticeable bite. Body is at a lower medum level of sweetness/maltiness.
3.75/5

Overall: I highly recommend this beer, especially if you want something light and easy drinking. I just got off work, and this beer really hits the spot (while having more alcohol than rattler so it can actually give you a bit of a buzz which is nice).

Its also very competitively priced. If they made 12 packs of this stuff, It would be PERFECT.

I would drink this again :)
4/5

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

on tap

hazy yellow appearance. strong citrus lemony aroma. taste is more restrained. refreshing,

drinks easy and was a good pint to wash down a spicy burrito.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is slightly sweet with lemons and wheat. The taste is sweet and full of lemons with wheat delivering a full beer flavor. Smooth and very easy drinking as well as a step up from Leine’s Summer Shandy.

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Photo of rabbitguy
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

really intense lemon on this, like lemon curd though, there is the confectioners sugar sweet aspect to it, that is just a little bit of a turn off for me, but i think the lemon is pretty genuine, and i can see the appeal for sure, although i still think i prefer others to this one due to the sweetness. pale in color, a little haze, and a ton of bubbles. i would love the feel, save the lingering sweetness, it hurts its refreshment value quite a bit for me, and definitely its drinkability, which is the point of these in the first place right? the lemon nose is intense, brightly citric, and acidic enough. the taste its there too, but here the sweetness comes in, more like a lemon preserve or something than a fresh squeezed juice, but again, it doesnt appear to me to be artificial. the beer aspect of this, and all of these really, is extremely minimal. no hops and not much grain to speak of, so its as much a soda as anything else, but when summer hits, im sure these will do pretty well here in the market. where i appreciated the pumpkin one for being so different, i sort of dislike this one for being so samey.

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

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

Photo of holder1422
3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dodo2step
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

P- Thanks to ray for this brew

A- light orange yellow color with a nice one finger foamy head with spiderweb lacing on the pint. cloudy opaque with pieces of yeast floating throughout.

S- lemon soda type of nose to it. hints of earthy malts as well.

F- strong lemon flavor with hints of wheat and earth tones.

M- bubbly and carbonated and lemony.

O- eh.....lots of people for some reason find this to be a good beer but im of the mind it is just an average fruit beer. I have had much better in the past and this is just like drinking lemonade with alcohol thrown in to it.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted at the "Oneder" festival at Nevin's in Plainfield, Il.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thegish
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great for a hot summer day, nice 7-up type flavors

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Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 626 ratings
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