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Soleil Shandy | Erie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Morey on 05-15-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
37.03%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 30
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pretty good-looking beer, a dusky dark orange color with some lighter brown, maybe bronzeish hues in its depths with a foamy, bubbly head that settles to a film that remains for the duration and leaves behind some decent patching and spotting.
The smell is mostly dusky, some must with a bit of tartness to it. Somewhat nondescript with a noticeable if light raspberry element, it reminds me mostly of a soda.
This beer actually works best as a soda. It seems someone tried to infuse a bit of hops very lightly but in a way that turned the tartness more toward sourness and ends up less of a fit overall rather than complementing. Dusk and must make up the backbone with a bit of raspberry tartness and something sweet coming in as well that would be cloying but isn't due to the tart aspect and, to a degree, the feel.
Speaking of, it's a light-bodied beer, as it should be, with a fizzy sort of carbonation to it. The mustiness that characterizes one element of this beer keeps it from being cleans in the body as well.
It's an average shandy. It works well as a soda for sure.

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Photo of Weavagra
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caddant
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Mfloyd725
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALLISON01
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AJmon13
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smanson56
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lilbeck23
4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Smells like a summers day in a berry patch. Hint of a cider smell but a full fruity taste. There is slight carbonation present but an overall fruity awesomeness!!

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Photo of Buggies
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Finnegan
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Morey
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of StretchZep
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a light orange color with little to no head. The beer itself is lightly hazy but it does pour free of sediment.

SMELL: Fruity, reminiscent of dried fruit, apricot comes to mind easily. Berry comes through slightly after swirling.

TASTE: Lemon upfront, then some grainy flavor, melding with raspberry. Stands up to the shandy style, this reminds me of more popular variations thereof with a slight berry twist.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated ale. Very easy drinking and would be ideal for warm weather consumption.

OVERALL: Not a bad shandy, this is pretty tasty actually.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerma
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted a lot like a summer shandy! At 3.5 I could drink these all day! I just might one day this summer!

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Photo of Jeniferbdc
4.66/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I first bought this in a mix and match 6 pack from the Health Matters Market in Hickory, NC. (Best beer selection around. ) and this has become my favorite beer. I love Belgian Whit/Wheat beer usually, but this shandy is fantastic. the only way to explain it is if you remember the Ice Breakers Sours candies from back in the day, It tastes just like the raspberry ones! Tart, but smooth and its a great beer with food too.

Try it!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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