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Bavaria Radler Grapefruit

Brewed by Bavaria Brouwerij (Netherlands)
Style: Radler/Shandy
Lieshout, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
With a twist of grapefruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (3875) - BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from an Albert Heijn supermarket, odd that they sell this in winter... Moussy, off-pinkish, irregular head with retaining rim, cloudy pinkish salmon colour with peachy hue. Aroma of citrus-flavored children’s medicine (Lysomucil tablets), heavily sugared grapefruit-flavored soda (Schweppes Agrum), orange lemonade (Fanta) and, in warming up, a very, very faint hint of sourish grains representing the ’beer’ component, but expectedly completely drowned in lemonade. Flavour mirrors the nose perfectly: very sweet lemonade-like onset of cloying white sugar and ascorbid acid, artificial citrus (more orange than grapefruit, but then, what difference does that make in this industrial environment), very strong carbo like a Coca Cola Company soda, otherwise light mouthfeel with ongoing sugared citrus lemonade effect, revealing a weak echo of grains somewhere at the back, no sign of hops, but instead a kind of chemical, aspirine-like bitterness shows up, only to be drowned in the lemonade taste (for the better, I guess). This is Radler in the most industrial, soda pop way imaginable, like any other one conquering the market in the Low Countries right now. I do not care for this kind of beverages at all and in its context, this is not even the best one, given the light chemical wryness it has.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy pink/gold. Grapefruit, tangerines, lemonade, paper. Sweet with development towards sour, then an abrupt stale cardboard finish. Thin body and sticky sugary mouthfeel (like soda pop). Moderate carbo. Seems alright for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (6540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2015
300 ml. bottle (bastards!) @ home. Purchased from Albert Heijn. Lemonade grapefruit touch hazy pink, not much in the way of head. Nose is nice sweet grapefruit lemonade & sweeteners, pleasant enough and nothing off-putting. Nose is sparkling, chemical lemonade, aspirin, aspartame, chemical grapefruit, finish is light pale lager, chemical, faint corn & cardboard, touch washing powder,… Sparkling lemonade. Decent enough as a lemonade, not too many chemical notes, drinks easily enough. Pretty decent for what it is but I can still never see myself picking this one over grapefruit juice or lemonade. Still pretty decent for what is basically a lemonade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spab (3052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
500 ml bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a cloudy pinkish orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, but not sickly so, with very little malt character. Flavour is sweet grapefruit with some gentle tartness and hints of maltiness. Body is better than I’d have expected for 2% ABV. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (15197) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Can @ holiday resort in Malta. Hazy pale orange with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and heavy grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet. Dry finish. Watery. 161015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
Can from the Beer Store. Hazy pinky-orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweetened grapefruit juice with a very vague malty back-note. Flavour is quite sweet to start, but finish has a nice grapefruit juice tartness. Nice clean carbonation as well to keep it from getting sticky. Not as good as Stiegl, but would probably be my second choice when it comes to the Euro-radlers available here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
Can. Aroma is sweet, with artificial grapefruit and sugar. Taste is very sweet as well, with lots of sugary grapefruit and not much else. Nice as lemonade, but not really a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
artyom (824) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 14, 2015
0.5l can. Light pink color with lasting white head. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is sweet, but not too much, and grapefruit notes are not artificial. It’s good radler.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sonotono (220) - torino, ITALY - AUG 10, 2015
Colore rosato-aranciato, schiuma evanescente. Odore di pompelmo, sapore di pompelmo, dolce e leggermente amaro nel finale. Ma la birra dov’è?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Can 0,5ltr: Golden clear colored brew with an no so usual sharp taste of grapefruit, its okay by the wife.

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