JOLLY TRAVELER SHANDY (Burlington, VT) - 3.75 (good)
Based in Vermont, and apparently tangentially affiiated with Magic Hat and Samuel Adams’ Boston Brewing, Traveler Brewing’s Shandy line has found great success with their lighter fruit-based beer and offerings. This is their new seasonal for Winter months, and it’s pretty tasty.
Appearance: Clear amber with nice off-white head of carbonation. Patchy, spotty lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Spices, sour fruit, pomegranate, orange. Not bad, and actually quite inviting.
Taste: Very Winter-spiced indeed! The spices (cinnamon, and maybe nutmeg) play well alongside the fruitiness. A tasty and enjoyable (and light at 4.4% ABV) alternative to the heavier, darker beers of the cold months.