I didn't see any new to me brews on the draft beer menu. I asked and the beer babe said they had Saranac Shandy in a can. Okie dokie, I'm game for that.
Shandy (4.20% ABV) is lager and lemonade. It says so right on the can. It also says "How cool (and crisp and refreshing) is that? Pucker up, you're gonna want to kiss us for this one."
I don't know about that, I've never had a shandy that really impressed me. Narragansett's was so bad I poured it down the drain. Pint and Panels wasn't overly impressed with this one. That didn't deter me though. On person's poison is another person's nectar.
Jaime brought me a can and then posed for photos. She even poured it for me!! She's WAY accommodating. That's why we love her!
Saranac Shandy poured a clear lemony yellow with a big floof of white foam that quickly settled.
The aroma? Lager and lemonade. Duh. :-P
The taste is big time lemonade with some beerness hanging around in there. What I like about it is that it's not sicky sweet or cloying. A good mix.
It's very light and quaffable. It goes down easy and low in alcohol, which makes it ideal as a refresher on a hot summer.
It's not great but it doesn't suck.