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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,270
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
627
pDev:
16.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Raime
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_DC18
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet lemons are present in the smell, somewhat like what you would expect from a lemon tart.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite lemony but there isn't any of the sweetness that you might expect to find based on the smell—some hints of sourness are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and could make for a refreshing choice on a summer day. If the lemon flavors were a little brighter, then I would have considered this to be thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Islandrunner
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2016. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemonade, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemonade, lemon peel, light pepper, wheat, cracker, light honey, light herbal/grass, and yeast earthiness. Light lemon tartness and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a damn nice shandy style. All around great robustness and balance of lemon juice/peel, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a very hazy yellow caramel with a thin white head that dissipates into large patches, leaving good lacing. Aroma of lemon with a light wheat ale component. Flavor is sweet lemon juice and and a substantial wheat ale base. Finish is lemonade with residual hints of wheat. Medium bodied with good carbonation. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise, as I wasn't expecting much and was thinking it would be predominately cloyingly sweet lemonade. Although this lemon forward, as seems inevitable, the wheat ale base is pleasantly substantial and balances nicely with the lemon flavor. I think I would like the wheat portion on its own as well. I liked this and will watch for it in the summer for a cooler. The lemon is not overwhelming and is fresh tasting. Not a style I seek often, but I found this perfectly satisfying.

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Photo of gthomp13
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrummyLuke
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of couchsitta
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours super hazy golden straw with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and then a firm ring, leaves a little spotty lacing behind.

S: Sweet lemonade, maybe a hint of wheat.

T: Sweet lemonade, definitely a little wheat twang, and some lemon zest.

M: On the heavier end of medium body, moderately low carbonation.

O: I could see how this could be a nice refreshing summer "beer", but the body is just too heavy. If it's cold and free I wouldn't turn it down though.

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Photo of nuebs
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schwansmantr
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy is a very citrus beer with a strong lemon flavor much stronger than other lemon Shandy's I have tried. Had a great flavor but don't think I could drink more than a couple at a time

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukebell15
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of valkyre65
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Zoeam711
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

BB Jan 2016 at 42 degrees into snifter
Aroma of lemons
Head small (two cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to two mm ring and broken layer
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, cloudy, effervescence.
Flavor – were you ever cleaning furniture and accidentally got some Lemon Pledge in your mouth? That’s it. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 627 ratings