gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this "radler" highly enjoyable. I am not sure that you can really call it a "beer". If you drink it as a beer you may be disappointed; however, if you enjoy it as itís own beverage you may be pleasantly surprised.
Radlers are basically half soda and half beer. This particular case being some grapefruit soda. I found it quite tasty with a nice dose of grapefruit that gave balance to some of the sweetness. I find it incredibly thirst quenching.
This is a drink I would thoroughly enjoy all day while doing yardwork. Just donít expect it to take the edge off your misery at 2.5%
EithCubes (4578) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Backlog from June 21, 2011. Can, by 12.2011. Nose of extreme grapefruit, really cutting and slashing, tart and sour with that certain citric quench. Pours cloudy yellow with lots of carbonation and a loud, fizzy white head. Taste is dry, bitter, fruity; beer comes out somewhat in the Nachgeschmack, but itís more appropriate to say this is diluted, very fizzy gf juice. Which I enjoy.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extra .1 added to score with explanation at the end of the review - it was a team effort.
Bottle but Iíll probably try it on tap cause this is pretty cool. Too bad its like 8 bux for a pint of 2.5% beer. Looks like watered down and a more yellow version of unsweetened grapefruit juice with a small fizzy white cap that was gone before I typed this. Fresh and airy aroma of sweet grapefruit much closer to a ruby red than unsweetened with the need to note it smells like a freshly cut open fruit and not the juice form. There is also a strange florally / herbal something - a totally new and unique aroma from a beer for me. Pineapple pop too. Ok, the smell baffled me so much that I had to go and look at other reviews to see if I could learn anything. Local drunk Duffman has a wife with the perfect nose - I quote: "grapefruit hand soap". Holy hell if that ainít it EXACTLY. I really dig the taste with this tart bitterness that sticks out immediately. Itís actually kind of hard to describe that aftertaste so I wonít. lol. It tries to be sour at the beginning but doesnít succeed until the finish. Pop like taste of a sour version of grapefruit cocktail juice. There is a bit of unique grain as well. Iíd love to get drunk on this stuff but I would explode first from the gas.
The fruit fly colony that I have personally nursed via breast to uncountable healthy numbers are amused by the scent. This has attracted quite the following in a relatively quick time frame. Then again, if you consider that they have a 30 day life span and that they have been heavily addicted to this beer for 30 minutes AND you convert that into human years, the math works out that I would have to be drinking this for 19 straight days, 24hrs a day to equal the fruit flies lifetime spent high on radler. Fuck yea - fruit flies: the worldís most dedicated alcoholics.
sulawang (527) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 pours mildly cloudy opulent golden orange, almost no head, thin ringed retention, active streams along the perimeter. Bold, sweet and tangy grapefruit on the nose.
Attack: fizzy, oncoming 8/10-fruity sweetness
Mid-palate: light-med tart, juicy grapefruit, very mild smooth bitter malts, hints of bitter grapefruit peel
Finish: burpy, clean sweet with a very light lingering grapefruity finish.
Drinks much more like a soda than a beer. Not very complex but not intended to be. Quite drinkable but not exciting.
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: cloudy yellow. Small white head. Aroma: EXACTLY like a can of Lilt. Exactly. No difference!! Synthetic pineapple and grapefruit. Uncanny! Flavour: WTF? Itís lilt except in beer form. Bizarre. Really. I donít know if I can rate this properly... I mean, I LIKE lilt but I also know a pineapple or grapefruit hasnít been within a thousand miles of itís production. So - to me, itís a perfectly synthesized beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From tap at Draft House. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Distinct grapefruity aroma. Sweet and citric grapefruity flavoured. More a soda that a beer.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Draft House Tower Bridge. cloudy pale gold colur with thin white head. Comical grapefruit aroma. Its a grapefruit radler what do you expect. Its quite refreshing and quite tasty. Grapefruit is pretty authentic. Hot day thirst quencher.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy greenish yellow with a high head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit, flavor is grapefruit and malts. Quite refreshing and light. I like it.
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml green bottle. Pale yellow colour, hazy, no head. Grapefruity nose, bit of sweetness. Flavour of grapefruit soda, sweet up front, some tartness in the finish. Lemony and grapefruity aftertaste. Light body, high carbonation. Refreshing, better than expected.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught@The Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Hazy yellow colour with not too much head. Aroma is grapefruits and thatís about it. Flavour is grape fruits, mild sugar and some grainy and malty notes. Semidry palate.