Tonight I’m doing something I don’t think I’ve ever done…review a beer that Silvio has reviewed first. It may have happened once or twice with my knowledge, however in tonight’s case I didn’t realize he had reviewed it first until after I had poured and was googleing around for info about the beer.
Silvio had this to say:
The taste is quite interesting – it’s not hit-you-over the head spicy, but has a serious lemon flavor. At first, I thought it reminded me of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy (which unlike Josh, I love), but as the beer warmed and I drank it down, it tasted much more like a sweet lemon bar dessert than tart lemonade. The spices also became more apparent as it warmed and I picked up some cloves and coriander. Interestingly enough, the spices gave it a creamy taste instead The ABV clocks in at a decent 6.6%.
You can read Silvio’s entire review here.
The label of the beer calls out coriander, orange and lemon peel. I’m really hoping this doesn’t taste like Summy Shandy like Silvio says…
It smells pretty damn lemony. Annnndddd……it tastes pretty damn lemony. It’s been awhile since I had the shandy so my memory is foggy. From what I recall the Shandy was much rougher on the pallet, much more lemon flavor. The Southhampton Double White has some spicy characteristics (the coriander) that adds something extra to the brew. Add in some wheaty flavors and you’ve got an interesting beer.
For the moment I’m kinda digging it.