John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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Johnstledger8 (1069) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
anthony850 (471) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great lemonade taste with a good ale taste.
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SlovakSniper (5387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good. Not too sweet. Light colored. Worth a try but canít have too many of them. Pleasant.
ChadPolenz (1774) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.
HeadyDE (792) - Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Travlr (23293) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
UDBeernut (2856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large format can, pours clear golden, minimal white head. Lemonade nose. Taste is slightly sweet, powdered lemonade. Light body.
Homer321 (4600) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.