Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Radler/Shandy
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Monteith’s Lemon and Lime Flavoured Radler is refreshing fruity lager, based on the original style brewed in Bavaria in the 1920’s. In search of an invigorating brew, locals developed an easy drinking lager bier with a citrus twist - flavoured with lemon and lime. Monteith’s Radler faithfully recreates the experience, brewed to full strength with distinctive hoppy notes, a hint of natural lemon juice and a zesty citrus finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, - MAY 10, 2006
Interestingly lemon and lime. Perhaps a touch too far into the world of alco pop but still retaining a bit of beer about it, not much I grant you but a bit. I only had a very small one and so can’t comment on it as something to drink a lot of, I doubt any beer drinker would like to. My girlfriend, she of the love for the most chemical of the fruit beers liked it, so I guess there is a target market.

Skarecrow (940) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2017
330ml bottle Gold pour with good head. Overpowering lemon syrup aroma. Sweet tasting lemony lolly-water. Certainly looks like beer but otherwise.....

Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle at Markthalle Neun. Clear pale yellow color, white coca cola head. Areoma of sweet lemon candy. Taste is sweet lemon candy. No beery characteristics whatsoever.

tombutlin (369) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2016
Haven’t had one of these for years, but can still taste the lemon/lime syrup that was injected into a bland beer. "This beer’s not very good, Mr Monteith. Should we tip it down the drain?" "No son, try and disguise it with something. This dishwashing liquid should work, plus it will aid the head"

Bygers (1184) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a golden color with a longlasting white head. Fruity citrusy malty grainy aroma. Sweetish malty dry citrus taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
Barely a beer, a bit of the "premix" type sweet drink throughout (think west coast cooler for those familiar). But actually not put that badly together to make it interesting enough

anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
On tap. Pours orange. No nose that I would notice. If there were some malt and hops taste in this I’d say it was balanced, because the lime taste (despite feeling artificial) is well blended into the rest. But like this? No no no.

KansaiBeerLvrs (5373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from Ueda. A deep copper gold with a light beige head that has a HUGE ginger ale/citrusy sprite like aroma. Nice enough but kind of overpowering. The body is the on the thin side with a club soda-ish carbonation. The flavor is a ginger ale/7 up with some cardboard, lime and light malts.Overall the flavor isn’t bad but it is more soda than beer like which isn’t so strange or off-style for a radler I guess.

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Strong fruity aroma, apple and pear. Clear yellow gold colour with ok head. Hard to describe flavours, apple and pear with some passionfruit. Light body with medium to high carbonation.

GoufCustom (2176) - HONG KONG - JUN 28, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Great Food hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty during the ’New Zealand food festival’ promotion.

Shandy-like pale dull golden colour; Half finger head with soapy white foam which faded in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and very slight carbonation; Very sweet smell of Shandy-like lemonade, with sugar, carbo, light malt, artifical lemon, lime, soggy bread and very stale light grass; Light sweet taste of very light malt, with thin lemonade, aspartame, 7-Up, strong carbo, soggy bread, faint bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is quite stale light lemonade and thin malt. Sweetness is low, but has that diet-coke like astpartame palate which annoys me a lot; Strong carbo and 7-Up taste isn’t very endearing, either... Hoppiness is faint grass in nose and taste. Notes of bitterness in background. Soda-pop finish; Wet after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Wanna say something good about this one but it’s tough, when it’s Shandy from start to finish, annoying artificial sweetener and still-life lemonade to impress? If you don’t like aspartame like I do, then stay away from this one. The horror!

BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Not a bad little beer, refreshing as all eff. Much better than macro offerings with lime flavour already added. Still fake tasting. It’s a pale yellow zippy thing with a light spice and lots of citrus and lime. Hops were not too distinguishable over the additives but the malt was decent. Great on a scorcher but I try to avoid beers with artifical flavours now.

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