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Green Man Radler (Cyclist)

Formerly brewed at Green Man Brewery (NZ)
Style: Radler/Shandy
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 1.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 72   ABV: 2.4%
A thirst-quenching blend of Lager and Lemonade, Best prescribed after a good days pedalling across the countryside on the Otago Rail Trail. This style originated in 1920 s Bavaria. A bar, running short on beer, blends it out with lemonade to make it go further during a surprise visit of some 13,000 Cyclists.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2011
The colour was very light orange amber, with moderate carbonation and a light head. The aroma was sweet with lemon and ginger and a touch of hop bitterness. The flavour had medium-sweet lemon-orange fruit and light malt and light dry bitterness in the finish. This had light flavour but was quite crisp and refreshing. Too light and lacking flavours to be the sort of beer I enjoy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear light yellow - white head. Sodavand, saft, candy, sweetness, kiwi-saft, thin and boring. ØV !!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (25661) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle at papsø. Clear pale yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and lemon soda. Sweet flavour of lemon soda and citrus. Watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours pale and clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and lime. Sweet fruity and citrusy flavour. Mild citric and sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Bottled. A light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is dominated by artificial lemons. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of lemon and some hay, leading to a dry lemony finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear very pale yellow with a white head. Fresh lemony aroma. Light body, very, very sweet lemon. No hops whatsoever. Way too sweet. 250610

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (9283) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
Finally I tuck into the little beer with the big bully problem! Nice to hear that a trademark law firm has taken up the fight (pro-bono I might add!) against DB’s ridiculous claim to possess the rights to "radler". GO GREEN MAN! I even got one of the proper original labels-- I have seen several liquor stores in which Green Man Radler has a white sticky label over the word "Radler" replacing it with the word "Cyclist". Anyway, on with the show: this beer poured very pale yellow with an average white head that was quite short-lived. Aroma was nearly identical to Canada Dry ginger ale soda. The flavour was much the same-- very sugary sweet, as one rater said very reminiscent of L&P, but with a doughy hint of malt in the back of the palate. This certainly was not my thing (I didn’t even finish it), but I wish Green Man every success in winning the freedom to continue to name their beer according to its proper style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2009
500ml bottle - blind tasted could be L & P. Pale straw yellow, has a diet lemonade feel about it. Could be true to style but I think the beer is left behind somewhere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2009
Clear pale yellow colour with no head. Thin weak body, more like sprite than a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2009
Nose is lemonade, straw malt and hints of ginger. WAAAAYYYY too sweet and fruity for me, and maybe even for a radler. Has that aspartame sweetness to it. Hints of ginger and straw malt from the lager. Holding true to a radler, but just horrible to me.

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