Poured into the St. Bernardus chalice from the capped 750 mL bottle, it is absolutely crystal clear with an orange/golden hue. For those with British connections the body is a Lucozade color. Fine bubbles of carbonation form on the surface, but produces no head or lacing to speak of.
There is a slight (and I mean slight) ginger aroma in the nose and a sweet lemony smell.
This is a thirst quencher alright, and if you are English this tastes almost identical to a basic bitter shandy. A combination of a classic English bitter plus British lemonade (Sprite, 7-Up).
I am a HUGE fan of DFH in general, and this beer will seem like a continuation of their “envelope pushing” to most American BAs, but the taste of a simple bitter shandy will be utterly inescapable for anyone from the UK. As a result, although this is very drinkable, this is one of DFH’s less brilliant offerings and is horrible value for money in terms of the experience.