Tenacious Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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Tenacious Traveler ShandyTenacious Traveler Shandy

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

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of freddypsu
2.07/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A - bright, almost clear yellow.
S - Reminded me of lemon gatorade with ginger dropped in it.
T - See above. No hope profile whatsoever. Very sweet, is this beer or a zima?
M- Syrupy like cough medicine.
O- I'm open to different types of beer, but this is not very good. I actually had trouble finishing it.

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Photo of prolixist
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of mountdew1
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass. Poured a hazy cloudy amber, with a generous 3 finger white frothy head. Plentiful streams of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was pretty much as described, initial blast of lemon citrus scent. As it mellowed out, the honey sweet could be detected. Taste was initially a bit bland and watery. Shifted to a lemonade flavor that was fairly well balanced, not overly tart or sweet. Not a bad flavor, but I don't think it fits the wheat ale style well. Coated ok, a tad sticky. Overall a good shandy, but not really what I would expect of in a wheat ale.

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Photo of fbloise77
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
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 shand
4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've got to say - despite the midding reviews I've been on the lookout for this guy. I just love ginger, and a shandy with ginger sounded right up my alley. It really is a stunning looking beer, it's got a nice hazy color that goes from white on the thin areas of my glass to orange of the thick. The aroma is superb, it's got a nice sharp lemon and ginger aroma that really draws me in. A big honey note comes in on the tongue that I didn't get out of the nose, along with the very nice lemon flavor and a ginger note that works well with the wheaty finish. As a ginger maniac, I want more ginger and less honey, but it's still tasty. The mouthfeel seems a a bit too heavy and sticky at the finish. Don't get me wrong, it's got a light body, but it seems to stick around a little too long in the mouth. The drinkability is solid. Overall, a good shandy that offers a nice twist on the formula.

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4oz pour, best by 2/2013 on label
Served at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE

A: Poured out a bright yellow orange type color. Not a ton of head, about a half finger of bright white head that faded down quite quickly. When I swirled it, it left some good lacing. No alcohol feet.

S: Smells like a lemonade actually. Can already tell that I am not a fan of this beer. Lemon. Coriander. Ginger. Smells of wheat beer without the Belgian yeast spiciness.

T: Taste follows the nose. Sweet lemonade like flavors. You get that coriander and ginger flavor that you smelled. It just doesn't have the wheat malt bill or Belgian yeast that a wit beer would have. Sitting at a table with all females who ended up loving it, go figure.

M: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of jtierney89
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

More head than curious traveler but duller in color and just as hazy. Smells liked pickled ginger, lemon peel, and coriander. Ginger really comes through. Tastes like whispy ginger wheat beer. Light body with champagne like carbonation which hurts the throat after a couple of swallows. Semi-sweet grain with nothing really to balance it besides carbonation cutting up your lungs. A one trick pony that only showcases the ginger flavor which gets real old real quick.

Unlike other shandys this one is refreshing for the first sip only, it then gets syrupy and harsh from the carbonation and ginger flavor. Sweetness lingers making you want another sip but the pain in your throat keeps you away from sipping it again.

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Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
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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Tenacious Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 116 ratings