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


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2689) - 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 (5954) - 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 (6425) - 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 (7914) - 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 (3080) - 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 (3899) - 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 (5499) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Found this in the soda section of a beer store, and I will rate it as such. Not really a beer at all, this really is just a soda, whether they call it a traditional ale or not. There is some beery taste in there, a little bit of malt, and a lot of kefir lime leaf and lemon zest. Great, spritzy body, quite sweet but rather enjoyable as a soda. As a beer this would be pretty shit but I ain’t drinkin’ it as a beer, am I?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Nice sweet taste, beer is noticeable on the back end only. Highly drinkable, aroma is more juice than beer.

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