Absolute favorite sweet-tart shandy! Soda poppy cranberry-sugared lemonade licks sweeten above white breaded spine of pinkish amber summertime softie. Candied cranberry tartness gains voluptuous cherry lambic and raspberry framboise resonance. Could this be a national success a la Leinenkugel’s less interesting shandy’s?
Tangy blood orange juicing gains candied tartness and sweet vanilla smidge, nearly recalling a less sugared Creamsickle pop. Ancillary tangerine ripeness reinforces blood orange adjunct.
Affable autumnal “wheat ale with lemon peel” brings soda-like corn syruping to brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing. Molasses-sweetened cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove adjuncts caress gingered pumpkin pie assertion and a latent lemon twist brings sufficient tartness.
Topnotch autumnal shandy features favorable cinnamon-spiced pumpkin pie resonance and brown-sugared gingerbread continuance. Sugary nutmeg, allspice and clove accents dot the tart lemondrop background while the salty Seltzer tingle provides a bubbly soda-like flow for this choice pumpkin-forward soft drink.
Superb summertime shandy beats all the cloyingly slick competition. Orange-juiced lemonade freshness sticks out above sweetened ginger ale herbage. Mild lemon pucker accompanies limey center. Hard-candied Jolly Rancher apple tartness, ruby red grapefruit tang and briskly carbolic 7-Up resilience fit perfectly with bittersweet lemon-sugared pucker.
Marginally hybridized Brit-styled summer shandy/ German radler offers spritzy grapefruit-juiced tartness to ginger-spiked lemonade sugaring, orange-rotted lime parch and syrupy woodruff sinew. Frail white-breaded wheat cracker spine softens over time. Subtle green apple nuance beckons beneath the surface.
Decent amber-hazed, yeast-clouded, soft-bodied citric shandy brings tangy navel orange, mandarin orange and tangerine zest as well as sweet orange peel respite to sharp hop-fizzed coriander spicing, picking up minor astringency along the way. Seltzer-watered orange sherbet tartness and floral orange blossom nip seep in.
Mundane reddish-hued ginger ale-like soda pop with candied watermelon, strawberry and cherry flavors gets increasingly cloy above sticky corn-sugared malting. Slick hop astringency ruins wine cooler aspirations.
What can be said about a bright red “beer spritzer” made with artificial flavors? As fizzy head flattens out, cloy ginger ale stickiness leaves disdainful sugary coughdrop tartness on tongue, building oncoming hangover. Better than Zima, barely (but not 7 Up). ‘Tis nearly impossible to get through half a 12-ounce bottle before tossing into garbage.