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    While walking in France it was common for French walkers to order a type of 'Shandy' at the bars and cafes. The beer was mixed with a 'reddish' fruit drink of some kind.

    The name as far as I can remember sounded like...

    'galupain frais'

    Does anyone know the correct name for this drink?

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    Some here drink lager and lime the French drink lager and strawberry (creme de fraise?).

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    In Belgium "Grenadine" is a favourite addative to beer - or was when I lived there....
    Kriek is a beer with an addition (in the brewing) of cherries...a lot better than it sounds!
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    "Galopin" refers to the glass, a small 15cl one.

    Could have been a Leffe or an Affligem.

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    I thought a french shandy was a Panache?
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    In Bavaria a common shandy was wiess beir and cola. Sounds strange, looked like a muddy puddle but actually very nice.
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    It's Le Shandy everyone knows that...
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    And there was me thinking it was just the folk in the south of England that were shandy drinkers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojit View Post
    And there was me thinking it was just the folk in the south of England that were shandy drinkers

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    Pint of bitter shandy on a hot day with a packet of smokey bacon crisps... magic. Halcyon days, Jumpers for goal posts..... etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Pint of bitter shandy on a hot day with a packet of smokey bacon crisps... magic. Halcyon days, Jumpers for goal posts..... etc. etc.

    Sorry but putting lemonade in a perfectly good pint of beer is just so wrong !!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag009 View Post
    sorry but putting lemonade in a perfectly good pint of beer is just so wrong !!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierr View Post
    "..."Galopin" refers to the glass, a small 15cl one..."
    Ah! that is handy to know, I may have misremembered part of the name. Thanks to everyone else who answered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG009 View Post
    Sorry but putting lemonade in a perfectly good pint of beer is just so wrong !!!!!!!!!!

    Jason
    Ps and as for the crisps they just take up room just drink more beer!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainm View Post
    Pint of bitter shandy on a hot day with a packet of smokey bacon crisps... magic. Halcyon days, Jumpers for goal posts..... etc. etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by JAG009 View Post
    Sorry but putting lemonade in a perfectly good pint of beer is just so wrong !!!!!!!!!!
    Well yes if its a real ale, but if its some thing pants like John Smiths or Tetleys then its fine. Infact it cannot make them taste worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by resnikov View Post
    Well yes if its a real ale, but if its some thing pants like John Smiths or Tetleys then its fine. Infact it cannot make them taste worse
    Agreed but you would still have to drink twice as much or 3times if you use cooking lager like carling or xxxx

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    Shandygaff --- bitter and ginger beer is a good one. Not as sweet as with lemo and nice and refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resnikov View Post
    Well yes if its a real ale, but if its some thing pants like John Smiths or Tetleys then its fine. Infact it cannot make them taste worse
    John Smiths is alright.

    I like the extra smooth.
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    'galupain frais' as served up by the galloping gourmet perchance?

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