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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 81   ABV: 2.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Power of love is a truly unique pink colored Shandy created by blending Northwoods Gourmet Lemonade and a Wheat Ale brewed with raspberry and rosemary. Enticing sugary aromas intermix with appealing citrus and herb fragrances. Very sweet lemon flavors give way to a shock of tart raspberry before turning sharply dry, as if eating a piece of grapefruit. The finish is somewhat bitter and spicy, but quite satisfying.

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3.1
jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Well, for a shandy, it's definitely different due to the herbal notes on the back end. A bit too sweet for my liking, but overall, I could crush this during the dead of summer by a pool.

2.9
weihenweizen (4143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2017
On tap at WOB Easton. Clear golden with medium/big white head. Aroma is rosemary, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is lemonade, raspberry, and some rosemerry.

3.6
poisoneddwarf (2663) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
12 oz bottle from a grocery store in upper Michigan. Aroma is strong rosemary; raspberry is there, but it’s less in your face. Pours hazy orangeish-pink with a dissipating off-white head. Taste is both sweet and tart with flavors of rosemary, raspberry, lemon, bathroom cleaner. Tasty and interesting, even with the bathroom cleaner character.

5
kathyk (1) - - AUG 5, 2017 does not count
First had this beer in Winter 2015 at Shorts. It was on tap and only available in a growler. Now, Holiday Market has 6 packs. This is a lovely summer beeer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Draft. Pink purple pour. This is a bit too sweet, if they cut out all that extra sugar this might be good.

3.3
milewide (2320) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Too sweet even for the style. No "tart, bitter or spicy" as the description claims. Pale pink color with little head or body.

3.4
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Keg at Whole Foods Wauwatosa, 9/8/16. Clear pink, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of rosemary, pepper, berries, lemon. The taste is lemons, berries, a bit of pepper. Thin bodied, tasty.

4.1
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - AUG 19, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Absolutely delightful. Pours pink. Light sweet and carbonated. Easy drinking and lovely. Best shandy.

3.5
blackflag321 (704) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Draft. The red hue gives notice that this will be fruity, but it was just fruity enough, just sweet enough, and it hit the spot. Refreshing, tart, good.

4.1
superspak (6082) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/8/2016. Pours slightly hazy reddish-orange/pink color, with a 2 finger foamy/fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart raspberry, lemonade, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of lemonade, raspberry, rosemary, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry, lemonade, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and herbal bitter/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart raspberry, lemonade, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of lemonade, raspberry, rosemary, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and lightly acidic/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 2.7%. Overall this is an excellent shandy style! All around great robustness and balance of lemonade, raspberry, rosemary, and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; a lot of flavor for the extremely low ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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