Producer: Narragansett Brewing Company; Providence, Rhode Island/Rochester, NY
Beer Name: Del’s Summer Shandy
Price Range: $9.99 (16 ounce Six-Pack)
Appearance: Clear and golden in color, very little head with no lacing
Aroma: Light with hints of lemonade
Notes: Del’s Shandy is a lemon shandy, based on Del’s frozen lemonade, which was started in Italy in 1840 and brought to Rhode Island in 1948. The aroma gives off strong lemonade notes and you can almost imagine getting a frozen lemonade from a Del’s stand on a hot sunny day. The lemon in the taste is toned down and the beer is very smooth and light-bodied. This would be a great beer for the beach or pool on a summer day. It is very lightly carbonated and refreshing with almost no lacing on the glass. This isn’t a beer that I would normally drink, but I could sip a couple of these at the beach. It is light and dry with no lingering bitterness from the lemon and no unpleasant alcohol taste.
Reviewed by: Eric Schiavo