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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Hi Neighbor! Great-Grandfather DeLucia made his first frozen lemonade back in Italy in 1840. During the winter he carried snow into nearby caves and insulated it with straw. When summer arrived, he mixed the snow with fresh, local lemon juice and sugar, making a refreshing drink. His grandson, Angelo, introduced this icy treat to Rhode Island in 1948, and today there are over 30 Delís stands across America. íGansett is proud to present this delicious Shandy with the perfect balance of Narragansett Lager and lemon flavor. Itís refreshingly different!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5390) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was lemonade and light grain. Flavor similar, actually refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3434) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Can from Tally Trader Joeís mostly for the RI tick but also because Iím hoping for some summer refreshment. I guess overall its okay. You can definitely taste the base lager so at least any sweetness isnít overpowering. I like the slight hit of tartness too from the real lemon juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tommynh (80) - - AUG 16, 2015
A little light in color but a good summer (hot weather) drink. You can smell the lemon/lemonade scent and the taste is nice, not a lot of beer taste but it's a good summer option ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Not bad! The aroma is just what youíd get going into a pub and asking I r a lager shandy back in England. The problem I guess is that it has a pithy bitterness. Like too much lemon peel was included. Iím still not entirely sure why Brewers are making these when they are so easy to make at home but itíll do in a pinch.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Can. Big frothy head. Aroma of straight lemonade. Too tart and sweet at first but, it quickly mellowed to a decent summer brew for a hot afternoon. With that said, I wouldn't get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
Can. Pours a clear light orange with a moderately lasting white head. Refreshing beer with notes of lemonade, biscuity malt flavours. Enjoyable for a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (368) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Great lemonade taste with a good ale taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Il faisait 37 degrťs ŗ la campagne hier. Ma blonde ŗ achetť une caisse au Craft Beer Cellar. Cíest une bonne limonade avec des traces ťvidentes de biŤre p‚le et mÍme de blť. RafraÓchissante, facile ŗ boire, shandy style.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Very good. Not too sweet. Light colored. Worth a try but canít have too many of them. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1442) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Iíve never been much of a fan of pre-packages shandies and radlers. They tend to taste too artificial to me and some are just ridiculously sweet or cloying (or both). Narragansett Delís Shandy supposedly uses lemon concentrate used to make Delís frozen lemonade. Itís actually closer to a lemony soda flavor than real lemonade, but itís not sickly sweet or odd-tasting. A bit of the ĎGansett Lager shows through, but itís not bad.

I poured a 16oz can into a mug. It was canned on 3/10/15 and cost $2.70 ($0.17 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark gold lager-like complexion. Pours to an average-sized, white soapy head which evaporates quickly and completely. No lacing.

Smell: Nearly identical to Sprite to any clear lemony soda. Only a faint trace of lager when first poured.

Taste: Since I donít drink these types of beers cocktails that much, Iím still trying to establish a frame of reference as to what I consider good or bad. In the case of this brew, I must admit I enjoy the sweet, light lemony flavor as it is akin to 7-Up or Sierra Mist; however considering the fact that it tastes so similar to soda seems to defeat the purpose. Surely, if I just wanted alcoholic soda I could just drop some vodka into soda, right? Shouldnít a true shandy have the base beer as a prominent feature of the palette? But on the other hand, Narragansett Lager is rather insipid adjunct lager Ė do I really want to taste that? There really is no distinct malt or hop characteristics here other than a general light lager flavor lurking in the background and right as it finishes. Still, I like what I like and this ainít bad.

Drinkability: A product like Narragansett Delís Shandy is indeed meant for its performance value of being refreshing and easy to drink and it definitely delivers as such. The mouthfeel is crisp, light, thin and well-carbonated. Refreshing across the tongue on every swig with a clean aftertaste (no Lemon Pledge sensation here). Itís hard to believe itís 5% ABV, though, as this feels and drinks like something closer to 4%. Iím sure most drinkers wonít have any trouble sessioning this outdoors in the summer.

Score: 6/10


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