Thursday, 29 June 2017

Old Tomorrow Honey Ginger Shandy

It's not really beer, but I had a 473mL can of Old Tomorrow Honey Ginger Shandy, so I decided to give it a whirl. According to the can, this "flavoured malt beverage" is an "easy drinking beer cocktail". The ingredients list shows "beer", as well as Muskoka Springs Ginger Ale, as well as natural lemon and honey flavour.

Brewed (or concocted) in Toronto, Ontario, by Old Tomorrow Ltd., this low alcohol (3%) beverage is a nice, clear golden liquid with a decent white head. It has a sweet tea nose with a fair measure of citrus zing. It's taste has almost nothing to do with beer, but honey, lemon, and a touch of ginger are all well represented, particularly at the front end. The finish is where things break down a bit: it finishes thin, sweet, and a bit artificial.

Though I am unlikely to buy Old Tomorrow's Honey Ginger Shandy again for myself, it is the kind of drink that lots of people would enjoy on a hot day. A bit too sweet to be genuinely refreshing, but the notes of honey and ginger were pleasant enough and very inoffensive. The Bitter Wife certainly enjoyed it, and I'm not about to criticize that!

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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