Tenacious Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Tenacious Traveler is invigorating, breaking from the norm of traditional Shandys. A persistent fellow with a spicy disposition, TT is a bright, vibrant wheat beer brewed with real ginger and clover honey that delivers the perfect balance between sweet and spice.

Added by jwc215 on 10-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
19.75%
 
 
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8
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.74/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a light amber color with a cream colored head on top. The retention and lacing were minimal. The smell of the beer had quite a bit of ginger on the nose with some subtle malt sweetness. The taste has plenty of fresh tasting ginger from start to finish, some subtle lemon flavors in there as well as a subtle malt sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is light, smooth and fairly refreshing. Overall this beer is pretty interesting, not sure how much Ginger I could handle in a sitting. I could see this being a one bottle beer a day or something like that.

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Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose along with some notes of lemons.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but there is slightly more balance between the ginger and lemon flavors as the ginger isn't nearly as dominant.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and just about has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This shandy is quite similar to ginger ale soda, except that it doesn't have much sweetness and isn't quite as carbonated. It seems like it would make for a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep, cloudy, yellow color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is contains a lot of fruit and spices, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: There starts out very sweet with flavors of lemon, orange, ginger and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a light malt character. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful but not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, I found the spice and fruit flavors too intense, not a beer I would want to drink again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very cloudy. Whitish gold color. No head nor lace.

Strong ginger aroma. Semisweet, but not where I notice specific honey smells

More honey like in the taste. Very sweet with a squeeze of lemon. There's a touch of beef stew to the flavor. Rich body and moderately low carbonation. Think sweet lemonade and a pilsner.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Here it is, a little over a year since I became Curious and now I am becoming Tenacious.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with Lemon Peel with Natural Flavors, Honey, & Ginger added"; "Quite a refresher!"

Once again, this series has a propensity to foam up in an explosive manner and so one's pour must be somewhat gentle as a result (unless you like beer foaming up and out of your glass). Four pours later, the bottle was empty and the glass held two fingers of big, dense, foamy, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a murky yellowish-orange (SRM = > 7, < 9). It may be subliminal suggestion, but I swear that I really could smell lemon, honey and ginger on the nose! It was like smelling a Hall's cough drop. I do not mean that to be funny, but that is of what I was immediately reminded. Mouthfeel was full, bubbly and the flavors were all there, present and accountable. I think that they could dial the honey back some, though, as it was getting in the way of the lemon tartness, especially and even muting the spice of the ginger, rendering it sweeter than I would prefer. That said, of the three of the Travelers that I have had, this would probably be the one that I would reach for on a hot summer's day. The finish was crisp and refreshing, semi-dry, let's call it. Not bad, but not precisely my cup of tea, either.

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Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. twist-off bottle, best by Feb. 2013 notched on the label.

Pours clouded yellow with a white creamy head that descends to a lasting thin cover. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of lemon peel, slight cake-like bread and a hint of ginger.

The taste is of (pink?) lemonade, sugar-coated lemon peel, some honey and just a hint of spicy ginger in the finish. Sweet-ish, but not overly so. There is some mild yeast in the aftertaste.

It's pretty creamy. It is smooth.

A nicely done shandy, with plenty of lemon, a touch of honey and ginger.

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazed straw color with a white head that does not last long. Looks like a wit of sorts. In the aroma, ginger, lemon bathroom cleaner, and cheap beer. Mostly lemon in the flavor but definitely a ginger snap. Scarce bitterness, spent grain, semi tart and full of citrus. Oily, slick texture with aggressive carbonation. Not like a dry cider, but getting there. Tenacious is one way to describe this beer; a few others would say its not as good as many craft and import shandies (also known as Radler in Germany and other parts of the world) . Still, wildly popular and just one variety of shandy from this brewer/lemonade stand.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of wrightst
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of PEIhop
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brad007
2.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours the same type of color as the other two traveler shandies. Cloudy blonde with amber highlights. Thin head.

Lemon peel, honey and ginger shine on the nose. A hint of wheat too.

Ditto for flavor. Lemon, honey and ginger. Very mellow.

Finishes clean enough and without a syrupy malt beverage aftertaste.

A fairly decent shandy. I'm not big on the style otherwise.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.62/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a quite hazy orange-peach color with a billowy just off white head. The head dissipates over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite heavy of ginger with it clearly dominating the smell. With the strong ginger, is a lighter lemonade smell and some aromas of a light honey smell as well.

Taste - The taste begins with a mix of a malty grainy taste mixed with lots of sweeter lemon tastes. Quickly ginger comes to the tongue adding an almost ginger ale type taste to the brew. In the end the ginger flavors grow stronger along with the lemonade, producing a spicy ginger and lemonade flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is actually slightly thicker then I would have expected for a shandy of only 4.4 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The higher carbonation is great for all the spicy ginger flavors, but the body would possibly be more refreshing if slightly thinner. The thicker body was actually fairly decent overall though as it did really allow all the ginger flavors to linger on the tongue.

Overall- A rather nice take on a shandy. If you are looking for something sweeter, more lemonade and ginger ale like then this is a good go to. Nicely done for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Chucker17
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tenacious Traveler Shandy has a fairly thick, soapy, white head, an opaque, wheaty-orange appearance, lots of fierce, streaming bubbles, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of a spiced candle and possibly bread. Taste is very spiced (not hot), and one is met with intense ginger, some clover honey, and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is full and heavy, and Tenacious Traveler Shandy finishes sloppy, sweet, rich, and spiced. Overall, for what it is, it’s really well made.

RJT

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very cloudy golden orange color with a fingers worth of head that dies down to nothing within minutes

S: Lots of lemon and honey sweetness along with wheat, light spicy ginger, and yeast

T: Starts off with lemon, honey, ginger, and wheat and slowly lingers to more of the ginger and sweetness in the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Chalky and yeasty

O: The ginger and honey add a nice dimension to the original lemon shandy. They add a light spiciness and a touch more sweetness (the lemon shandy is already quite sweet) that certainly make it interesting. Good if you like shandies, so pick some up if they're for you

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Tenacious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
3.24 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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