Cooterbridge (10) - - MAY 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everything it should be. Summer in a can! This is a beach beer or grab a cooler and load it up and head to a clambake. I actually just had it with a lobster roll at Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge it was amazing!
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TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Delís Frozen Lemonade is an iconic brand in Rhode Island, and this mix of Delís lemon extract and Narragansett Lager is a match made in heaven for any native Rhode Islander like me. Delís is the star here and in a very good way. Lots of good aroma of fresh lemon rind in the nose. More of the same on the palate with tart and sour lemon flavor paired with the good crisp pale malt back bone of Narragansett Lager. Delís Shandy finishes with more good tart, and sour lemon pith bitterness that lingers. This is the perfect summer brew. If you like shandy or raddlers? This is a good as it gets. You want the lemon/lemonade flavor to shine in a good shandy. This is by far the best shandy I have ever tasted. Narragansett knocked it out of the park with this one.
rjplumer (761) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lemon aroma that is pleasing and not overpowering. Very bubbly and head doesnít last long. Sweet tart lemon flavor that is refreshing and light. Smooth clean finish. This is my favorite shandy Iíve tried so far. Perfect for hot summer days. Narragansett did this one right!
jayspliff (2) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I havenít had a Delís in about 15 years but this beer took me back in time. Had a nice bitterness to it that balanced any sweetness from the flavoring added. Not the typical "Shandy" flavor...but thatís not a bad thing.
ThirstyBird (2309) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Dave for the can! Pours clear yellow/gold color with a big creamy had. The smell is lemon drops, citrus and thatís about it. The taste is lemon drops with the malt supporting it, a bit sweet to start ending tart and dry. Light body with average carbonation. Certainly novel, I can see some folks really digging this in the summer.
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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 Jamesí 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.
Tommynh (84) - - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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Drake (11116) - 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 Samís Quik Shop. Looking forward to this one as I fondly remember Delís 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.
Chad9976 (1500) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.