Time Traveler Shandy | The Traveler Beer Co.

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Time Traveler ShandyTime Traveler Shandy

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer truly ahead of its time. A vibrant wheat beer brewed with real strawberry for a subtle yet complex flavor. Open one up for “A Taste of the Future!”

Added by bluerabbit on 04-01-2013

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4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the Brew-Woo in Worcester, MA. It is described as "a vibrant wheat beer brewed with real strawberry for a subtle, yet complex flavor." At first we actually thought it was a watermelon wheat but then we read the label and were pleasantly surprised. Strawberry is seemingly underrepresented in the beer world. A good summer drink. Fruity but not overly sweet. Very refreshing!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a super hazy orange-amber color with a one finger creamy-pure white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of lace in on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The smell is super sweet with a huge sweet lemonade aroma mixed with a very fruit punch Jell-O and pixie stix candy sugar smell. Other fruits join the aroma as well creating a very delicious candy and sweet fruit smell overall.

Taste – The taste starts with a mix of a bready flavor with a strong sweet lemonade taste upfront. As the taste advances some yeast and a bit of spice come to the tongue with the brew sweetening all the while as the more fruit punch like flavors start coming to the tongue. In the end the sweet Jell-o like fruity flavors get rather strong and when combine with the lemonade and bready tastes leaves a quite sweet and lemony fruit punch like flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is on the medium side with very tiny carbonation bubbles tickling the tongue. The body and carbonation are perfect for the lighter drinking style and sweeter flavors of the brew making for a super easy summer drinker.

Overall – A very nice summer style refreshing brew when you are looking for something that is quite sweet. It is more on the fruit-hard lemonade side but has just a hint of beer like flavor and texture. While not what I am looking for when I want a beer to sit down with for a “beer” it is quite awesome for warm weather when I feel like something more sweet.

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3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled tonight on 7/19/14. From The Traveler Beer Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner flute glass.

Pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with a thin white head that doesn't last a real long time. Spotty lacing is seen but not a lot. Some sediment is found in the bottom of the bottle. Good amount of carbonation with streams of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is lots of strawberry with a hint of lemon. The taste is of strawberries with their sweetness and the lemon zest with the tartness. Good mix of flavors with a bit of grain from the ale. Full bodied with good taste. Different than a 'Red's Strawberry Ale' as that is good also. A good summer brew.

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3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Such a good summer beer! I suggest staying away from this during the colder months because it's fruity taste and refreshing mouthfeel are really meant for the summer and early fall, however, this is a really nice treat wherever you are as long as you don't take yourself super seriously! Highly drinkable, suited for literally any situation (depending on the season) and can be drank at a variety of temperatures, although i prefer lower 40s to low 60s (F)

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3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Well so far so good it doesn't look like Lennie's "Berry Weiss" (meaning a awkward purple red) Having mostly a light amber red body and a 1/4 inch of sticky head it at least looks like a beer.
S - Smell is of wheat, lemon, and coriander that of their other Shandy's but it has a mild bit of strawberry which I didn't expect since I didn't read the label.
T - Not a bad fruit beer one bit the strawberry doesn't come off bitter or offensive or even cough drop like it really adds to the shandy experience with wheat and lemon peel highlighting. Not bad.
M - Light in body, must be a summer brew.

Overall I don't really run out and buy light beers but this was an unexpected find. A really easy drinking strawberry ale that does have any BMC skunk or metallic notes. Pick it up!

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Time Traveler Shandy from The Traveler Beer Co.
Beer rating: 22.8% out of 100 with 162 ratings
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