PHChikka (21) - - MAY 16, 2015
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This started out promising enough. I’d had some tallboy cans from the brewery that were better than I expected, plus this beer comes in a cool-lookin’ can and a novel concept. I wondered what a lager base would do when paired with the lemon flavor - turns out nothing but very very bad things. Unpleasant appearance, grainy, unbalanced texture, bad flavors made worse by combining them. This tastes like a cheap choke-it-down pale lager with some lemon Pez dropped in the bottom. One of the worst things I’ve drank all year.
ScipioA (401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out pale yellow with a huge white head. Also, great can design. Aroma is lemonade and cheap beer, so more or less what this is. Flavor is lemon and cheap beer again. The lemon is really quite nice in this, but the beer just drags it down. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. It’s fine, but I’d really prefer to have a glass of good lemonade and a glass of good beer side by side.
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, yellow-gold with a small white head.
Taste is lemon....grains.
Actually has a touch of beer flavour in there....
Not ridiculously sweet like many shandy’s...
Not great, but not horrible, either.
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a yellowish light amber from a can. Aroma is a bready lemon, flavor is a tart lemon with a slightly sweet sourdough aftertaste. Not too bad.
yanksbrns8537 (2) - - APR 9, 2015 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Absolute garbage like every other Narragansett beer..cool can,cool that it has to do with rhode island but other than thar junkkkkk...whay a shame
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Lemon juice and barley malt aroma. Medium yellow with small head. Tart lemon juice, barley malt, and hay flavor. A lemon flavored beer - not a typical sweet shandy.
Drake (10845) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can from Sam’s Quik Shop. Looking forward to this one as I fondly remember Del’s from my college days in Rhode Island. Go Friars! Slightly hazy golden, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of bright, tart lemon, pale malt. The taste is sweet lemonade with a bit of tartness. Pale malt with a bit of graininess. Thin, medium bodied.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Lemonade on the nose, a bit sweet, and a touch Pledge like. Medium bodied, light sweet lemonade, a touch of graininess. Soft lemon and tangy. Tasty stuff, light easy drinking summer beer.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz. can. Mostly clear yellow color, lasting bubbly head. Aroma is straight lemonade from Del’s Lemonade stand. Native New Englanders have a special place in their heart for a Del’s lemonade in summertime.
Honestly for a radler, its pretty good. Very light grain notes can be found under the lemonade flavor. Pretty sugary, with tart lemon finish. It pretty much is exactly what I expected, a little better actually. Much more drinkable then some of the other “ Shandy’s” on the market right now.
ben4321 (4883) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Draft at UCB, 8/30/14
Aroma: Sweet lemonade nose, some tart lemony notes, sugar, and a little cereal malt
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a small head and fairly mild lacing
Flavor: The taste is sweet, lots of lemon and sugar, with some balancing tart notes as well
Palate: The body is light, it is easy drinking, crisp, clean, and refreshing on the mouth
I’m not a huge Shandy fan, but as far as they go, this one was just fine, but there’s isn’t much differentiating this one as excellent or anything. You could certainly do worse if you are looking for something refreshing. Ultimately though, it is too sweet, and too one-dimensional.