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Fentimans Full Bodied Shandy

Brewed by Fentimans
Style: Traditional Ale
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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Editor’s note: allowed in the database as a historic exception from the 1% cut-off level for flavoured low-alcohol beers.

Our unique full bodied shandy, made with traditionally brewed beer, has a 70% beer content giving a strong, full flavour that gives maximum refreshment without undue fizziness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
27,5 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of lemon and ginger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
danlo (1501) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
275ml bottle at National Glass Museum, Sunderland. Pale gold amber colour, short-lived fizzy white foam head, aroma of lemon and ginger. Taste is sugary, light malt, biscuit, lemon and ginger, spice. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, lingering sweetish gingery spice at the finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HULK777 (458) - - OCT 19, 2014
Ginger and lemon aroma. Lots of ginger in the taste mixed with syrup. Loads of spiciness, especially in the long caugh medicine-like aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Japalo (1368) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle@kensington. Golden clear. Low carbonation. No foam. Fruity honey notes. Perfumed. Sweet. Limonade is for kids.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Case (293) - GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
Probably one of the weirdest non-beer entries on ratebeer. Pours orange with a temporary but surprisingly nice-looking head. Aroma of sweet dried fruit. Taste is very sweet, honey, lemon, a lot of prominent malt and barley. Not unlike lemon ice tea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Lemon and barley malt aroma. Clear gold with a small white head. Sprite and barley malt flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shrubber85 (8580) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Lemon-lime and barley wort aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet lemon-lime soda flavor with a hint of beer. Tastes good but not dramatically different from a Sprite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RamyG4 (322) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty much just lemonade with a little bit of a beerish malty background. Taste is that of a weak pale lager mixed with some carbonated lemonade, which I suppose is exactly what this is. Sweet but not as sweet as I thought it would be. Lacking in flavor compared to other Fentimans sodas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2013
bottle. Probably has more in common with carbonated lemonade than beer. Sweet and lightly lemony.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hirigalzkar (2423) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale yellow (almost golden) with a small and fast dissapearing white head. Sweet aroma with notes of pear and powdersugar. Taste is sweet like a Swedish cider at first. Aftertaste is malty and a bit spicy with notes of citrus and ginger. Quite thin (of course) and also a bit too carbonated. Overall: light, refreshing and nice! My first shandy, but hopefully not the last one. resin,

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