Posted: Mar 08, 2004 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Mar 10, 2004 at 1:44 PM)
Fentiman's Shandy markets itself as the only brewed shandy on the market....so what exactly is a shandy? Simple, a shandy is a Irish pub drink that's a mixture of half beer and half lemonade (or gingerale if you don't have lemonade handy). The result is a beverage that has an a beer like aroma, but without the alcohol. In fact, it has less than 0.5% alcohol by volume, which allows it to be sold as a soft drink. The flavor of Fentiman's Shandy is unique and definitely well done. The beer flavor feels like a relatively dark brew (similar to Guinness perhaps) and gives the product a nice body, while the lemonade helps give the product a sweet but crisp finish. Overall, an excellent tasting product that fits well with the Fentiman's brand.