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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3892) - 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 (439) - 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 (1418) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (589) - Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2015
can pour..a small head with not much carbonation..light medium yellow color..nose is powdered lemonade mix..lemon water ice..taste follows suit light bodied for sure..sort of comes across as a hybrid between pellegrino sparkling water and hard lemondade..not great, not terrible, not bad at all for a warm weather offering..alright for the style

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2015
As shandies go, this one is not bad if you drink it very cold when itís very hot outside. Some of the beery characteristics come through, and it blends pretty well with the lemony bitterness. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UDBeernut (2167) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Large format can, pours clear golden, minimal white head. Lemonade nose. Taste is slightly sweet, powdered lemonade. Light body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
tall boy can to shaker. pours a very clear to brilliant dark yellow, minimal head. Nose is all lemon juice with some residual sugary sweetness, not much else. Taste is lemonade and sugar up front followed by a faint malt crackery character. lightly bitter as well. Overall, ok but seemingly a tad sweet and lacks any crisp, refreshing character I would want in a shandy. Also, a tad high in alcohol, faintly noticeable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pounder can from Caponeís. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is lemon, malt. Tastes lemony, crisp, with some simple sugar and malt flavors. Finishes crisp lemony, and citric.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2015
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured in a darker shade on gold, clear, small white head, no real lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemon and malts. Taste is also of lemon combined with the sweetness of malts, dry finish. No bad for hot summer days.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnortonvt (28) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Six pack of sixteen-ounce cans. Figured I try a new Shandy as June soon approaching and I like íGansett as far as cheap beers go. Poured with large, frothy head and yellowish color. Definitely a fruity aroma (letís say...lemon). What I like about this is the overpowering lemon taste over the beer. What I donít like is the lack of carbonation. Too bad they couldnít have found that balance. Also, bit of a steep price for a cheap beer. Can probably buy higher quality shandys for the same or less. As one review stated, would be nicer to have a good lemonade and a good beer. Yet, I wonít mind drinking down the other five cans...itís not that, that bad.


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