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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 Del’s stands across America. ’Gansett is proud to present this delicious Shandy with the perfect balance of Narragansett Lager and lemon flavor. It’s refreshingly different!


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (931) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
From a (really cool looking) can at the Syb Pig. Thanks Rob! Awesome looking pour with a light yellow hue and clear, bubbly body. The aroma was lemons, lemondrops, sweet wet fresh cut grass, and slight egg/sulphur. The taste was the same with a slight farty sulphur finish. Not sure where that came from but it cost the rating a few points. Kind of a turnoff for such a delicate beer. Heavy carb. Refreshing.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WillRunForBeer (555) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Can. Pours straw with a white head. Aroma is lemonhead candy. Tastes sort of like a cheap lager with a lemonhead dissolved in it, which is to say, better than I expected. Not great, but not completely undrinkable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is a clear pale urine with lots of tight white head. Nose is heavy lemonade and hints of booze. Smells more like a lemon wine cooler. Taste is not as strong lemon but very sweet and not a big sugary. Boozy like a wine cooler. Still a decent bit of lemonade. Light body, well carbonated, not something I would want to drink.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
RyanK (173) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Shame on you all. Made with half Narragansett beer. Pours orange with a foamy white head, Smells like garbage, ever took a fieldtrip to the landfill kids? Sickeningly sweet taste from the lager alone and just all cheap beer on the finish. One of the worst brews I ever tasted. Brewed in NY so i’m not drinking local if I ever choose to have this sewage again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4352) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can. Lots of lemon and light pine with a touch of alcohol. Lightly sweet. Yellow color. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2038) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a finger of white foam. Nose is pure lemon oil with a hint of grain underneath. The palate follows but has more balance than the nose. Kind of watery, some definite lemon is backed by some clean lager flavors but nothing to exciting. Easy to drink just a bit underwhelming. Actually wouldn’t mind a bit more lemon kick in the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2014
16 oz can into a snifter. Pours a clear dark yellow with a huge billowing white soapy head that disappears quickly. Nose is lemon, soap, adjuncts, and some simple syrup. Taste is lemon syrup, adjunct graininess, and a certain soapiness. Finishes clean and a little tart. Tasty and very refreshing. Heads above the BMC flavored lagers. This is really best enjoyed ice cold though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (854) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 28, 2014
16 oz tall boy can. Yellow, slighly opaque pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of lemons (duh) and faint corn. Thin mouthfeel. Clean, crisp brew that is very drinkable and unlike most shandies it has a faint lemon finish and not a sugar bomb in your mouth. Great representation of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3152) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 25, 2014
16oz Can. BYOB with a bean burrito. I drank this and it surprised me. It’s really not all that terrible and a decent shandy, in that it really tastes like lemonade mixed with beer, not some wretched thing where beer was brewed with some of the ingredients. Some of the hop flavor is incongruous with the Del’s, but the zippy, tart lemon sweetness gives it balance and drinkability. I much prefer it to straight ’Gansett. Definitely needs to be cold and it definitely needs to be hot outside.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (630) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bubbly, light, lemony...nice summer easy drinker. Tastes mostly like a crisp pils with just enough lemon taste. Better than I thought it might be.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
dingdongdoodle (3) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
Shandy is not my thing, but I’ve had a few that I’ve enjoyed, so after all the hype around this one, I figured I’d give it a try. There’s some sort of interplay between the hop and lemon that is conflicting. It produces an inpleasant bitterness that turns me off.


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