pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Tap @ Flying Pie: I know this gets low ratings and you're not supposed to like it. But on a hot summer day this tastes great with a pizza. Sure, it's not a stout or an insane IPA, but aren't we allowed to enjoy the fruity ones as well? Cloudy yellow with a lemon aroma. Squirt soda turned into beer. Tasty man, I tell ya, tasty! JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Cloudy, pale straw color with a wispy white head. Citric soda scents, squirt somebody? Sweet light lemon flavor with a hint of malt. Radler, yup! 8/13 theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Aroma is grapefruit, I dont know the appearance because Im drinking from a can like an animal. Taste is grapefruit juice forward, really just tastes like a squirt. Pretty delicious. Palate is light crisp and refreshing. Overall excellent. I bought it on a whim, incredibly refreshing. My can says it 3.2% alcohol, I cant taste any. This would be wonderful on a hot day. poisoneddwarf (2671) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2016
11.2 oz green bottle from the grocery store. Aroma is Fresca, faintly lightstruck. Pours cloudy pale yellow-orange with a medium white head with decent retention. Tastes pretty much exactly like Fresca, but it has more of a beery mouthfeel than a soda one. A little thin and watery. Refreshing. badhack (571) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2016
This was basically orange/grapefruit soda with a malty or maybe wheaty finish. The balance is nicely done but a bit heavy on the soda side. Barely any reminder that beer is there. I believe the side of the can said 60% juice / 40% beer.
tmalaher (309) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Sampled this at 5th annual East Kootenay Fairmont beer festival 2016. Nice lemon flavour JDBaker11058 (2404) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2016
appearance: pinkish yellow orange, with a finger of frothy white head. aroma: tart grapefruit, orange juice with a hint of cracker. taste: tart and dry grapefruit, but slightly sweet general citrus (though less sweet than the regular, I think?); a very subtle undertone of peppery, grassy hops and a slight crackery pils/lager note. finish: lingering tart grapefruit, slightly dry, lively palate. notes: A solid radler indeed. To go really crazy, mix 50% with the Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen. Tallboy from Total Wine & More in McLean, Virginia. BeerRenter76 (1044) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Didnt have high hopes for this so i bought a single 16.9 oz. can. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, but what i like was that it wasnt overly sweet, or watery. In fact it was blended quite well, very nice balance between the flavors. Overall its the best Radler/ shandy i have tried so far. Vertoule (6) - WINNIPEG, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
Perfect balance of beer and grapefruit flavour. A summer must have for any beer drinker. Good cold or at room temperature.
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I’m not a huge fan of shandies and radlers since they taste so much like alcopops (flavored malt beverages) that I don’t really consider them to be real, true beer. That’s not usually a problem since most of these beverages I don’t particularly like because they’re overly sweet or just faux-tasting. But in the case of Stiegl Radler I’m torn because it actually is really tasty and fun to drink. I guess I can make an exception for this one.
I poured a 500ml can into a large mug. A four-pack cost $8.99 ($2.25 per can or $0.13 per ounce). The fresh code was indecipherable (what does 03735 mean?).
Appearance: Nearly identical to lemonade: pale yellow hue with extreme cloudiness. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which evaporates quickly and leaves no lacing. No carbonation visible.
Smell: Akin to real grapefruit, this seems totally authentic. Perhaps a little sweeter than the real fruit, though (it’s made with grapefruit soda, after all, not fresh-squeezed juice).
Taste: I’ve never had grapefruit soda, but from what I can tell, this beer is comprised 40% of lager and 60% of grapefruit soda. It seems closer to a 10/90 ratio since I get next to no lager character or other “beer” flavor here. The grapefruit taste completely dominates the palette, but it’s remarkably tasty and in no way cloying. Light tartness up fruit with real grapefruit taste which becomes stronger throughout the swig. There’s a taste of real juiciness as it finishes and a pleasant dry tart sensation in the finish. It would be easy to fool someone and tell them this isn’t even alcoholic at all. Certainly there’s no malt or hop presence that I can find. That’s okay, because this is delicious and refreshing and doesn’t carry the douchiness of an alcopop.
Drinkability: There must be an export version of Stiegl Radler that we get in the USA since the can mentions a 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4% alcohol by volume). Most websites indicate a 2% ABV, but this is clearly stronger than that. Although I will say it certainly drinks that easy. The mouthfeel is light and crisp and the beer is refreshing every time it crosses the tongue. It leaves a clean aftertaste. I could easily throw back several of these on a hot summer’s day – especially at this price!