Brewed by Fentimans
Style: Radler/Shandy
Hexham, England
Serve in Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a light straw yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of lemonade & grain. Flavor of some lemon, tea and grain. Mouth feel is light body with lively, high fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty treat that reminded me of a refreshing soda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Sampled and reviewed in December but not entered until now because I didn’t know it was in the RateBeer database. Pours an orangish-amber color with a white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is ginger and lemons, similar to what you get from bottled lemon iced tea from the store. The flavor is heavy on the lemon with some ginger. No alcohol or hop presence. Also similar to ginger ale. Thin mouthfeel and high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Nose is a very specific brand of ginger snap cookies (red striped tin, very thin, arranged in a spiral pattern) Taste is lemon, creme soda, and ginger ale. Not really a beer but I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
(275ml bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours pale yellow with light bubbles. Nose of lemonade, sugar and light grains. Taste of lemonade, sugary, light grains, with a well carbonated body that’s light and refreshing. Could be better with less sugar I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
bottle, bright yellow in color with no foam, sweet lemondrop aroma, flavors is bright artifical sweetened lemonade, decent body but this is really more of a soft drink

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a clear golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of Gatorade, and ginger. Taste is sugary, and sweet with teeth rotting sugar. Some lemonade. Fizzy. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
bottle pours light gold, thin white head lots of bubbles. Aroma is sugary lemon soda. Flavor is sweet, faint grassy beer flavors but overall a lot of 7up and Sprite flavors going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
The nose is malty, honey, lemon. Clear pale yellow, white head. The flavor is like lemonade and honey mixed in with a pale lager. Although beer comprises 70% of the beverage, it’s not obvious from drinking it. The finish has no bitterness, just a sweet lemony aftertaste. Different. Not unenjoyable, just not what I would normally seek out in a beer. I guess you could serve this to a DD at a party or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours a very nice yellow with a very small head with some small lace. The aroma is very tart and lemony like a very nice lemon candy. I expected zero beer character in this but there is a nice malty sweetness along with the tart lemon candy like flavors. There is a little bit of bitterness too, I would imagine that this is from lemon peel or something aside from hops. This is a damn fine soda but I wouldn’t really want a fully fermented beer to taste like this. JediMindTricks said it right when he said that it is what it is and this is pretty damn tasty as it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle thanks to Andy for pointing out this tick. A golden cider like body with a thin yellow white head. A sweet berry, lime, tart apple-ish aromatic character. Starts off lightly sweet with a hint of a dry marshmallow like pasty but very dry sweetness. Just a hint of lime or lemon bitterness to boot. Fine for a soda sure, as for a beer well that’s another story.

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