Cape May Foreshore Shandy

Posted: September 12, 2016 in Cape May Brewing Company, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

Tonight’s selection is a beer that Val picked out. I haven’t been to Cape May brewery, but they are definitely on my list of places to go.

foreshoreshandy

ABV: 5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Spring time at the Jersey Shore, where one day it’ll be snowing and the next it’s 75 and a beach day. Once the cold breaks we’re usually in the clear and what’s more refreshing then a sweet and tart Cherry Limeade Shandy? Deconstructing a snow cone inspired Foreshore, where one sip washes your pallet with sweet cherries, but the next gulp is balanced by a firm lime presence, before being engulfed with the refreshing finish of a shandy. So whether you’re cruising down the parkway blasting ‘Nsync or setting a new dead lift best with your bros, Foreshore is for sure to please.”

Random: I hate when it rains on the day that I plan to mow the lawn.

This beer poured with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright orange with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was tart with lime and raspberries and then, bready yeast. The taste had a certain cherry sweetness to it that was soda-like. It didn’t have a lot of lime and wasn’t very tart, which I missed. It had a certain lemon characteristic that reminded me of lemonade. It had a medium thick body with lots of carbonation. I think it would have suited the beer better if the body was lighter. The finish was lengthy with cherry extract. I liked this beer, but it had some flaws. I would have it again, but I wish the lime was more prevalent.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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