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Krombacher Radler - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher RadlerKrombacher Radler

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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 23.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by Everydayoff:
Photo of Everydayoff
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass with freshness date on back label.

Clear dull gold, rather small white head with short retention and left with small lacing. Carbonation is low.

Only lemon note stand with subtle grain. Malt and hop are hardly detectable.

Lemonade upfront feel like synthetic lemonade follow and backing by grain, bread malt and hop. All those backing notes are in mild touch.

The body is light with pricky mouthfeel.

The mix between pilsener and lemon give a not too bad result. It reminds me of lemonade soda but with alcohol additive.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.33/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This is the best example of a Radler i know, much better than others like Veltins...
However it is a Radler and would only drink it as a BBQ refreshment, and it be one and only one unless i was driving...
Looks smart and simple on the Krombacher bottle, pours just like a Pils, but slightly more carbonated and a little more thicker looking, prehaps because of the sugar content.
Smells like krombacher, slightly hoppy, floral but with the lemonade being the main note, nice and fresh citrus burst ! The taste is just as you'd imagine a Radler/Shandy, the taste of beer is overwhelmed by the sweetness of the lemonade, really crisp and refreshing but too sweet for my taste
Overall a great Radler, if you like that kind of thing.

Photo of biboergosum
3.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500ml can, the latest radler entrant into the local market, trying to capture some of Stiegl's luster, it would seem.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with a handful of puffy, loosely foamy, and eventually bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some minor cobwebbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty, chalky lemonade, again that not-so-saccharine European sort, weak pale grainy malt, and a subtle flinty mineral character. The taste presents as a big uptick in the sweetness realm - more pithy, candy-like lemon fruitiness, a hint of lime (or that may just be my childhood Slurpee associations), and a faint gritty graininess, one hard to ascribe to any particular sort of malt.

The carbonation is quite low and mostly ineffectual, the body on the light side weight-wise, and just a wee bit cloying in its smooth and fruity creaminess. It finishes off-dry, and not really all that sweet, the lemon notes starting to turn towards the stale and expired corner store shelf variety.

For the proto-style, this is actually all right - it's not altogether natural seeming, but neither is it overwrought in its fruity sweetness, and the underlying beer, while not exactly making waves, does provide a certain gravitas that others in this category usually lack. I could enjoy a few of these on a patio in the summertime, if ABV was ever a concern - otherwise, what's the point?

Photo of crossovert
2.7/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle. Mindestens haltbar bis: 05.05.12.

It is a clear gold.

It smells like lemon.

The flavor is a mix of sweet malts and lemonade. There is a bit of hop flavor that also comes through.

It is easy to drink, half beer half lemonade. It isn’t awful, especially for such an industrial-type brewer.

Photo of Bendurgin
1.52/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

My landlord went to Germany and came back with some beers for me. This was one of them. Poured into a pint glass. Very clear golden straw color with about a finger of fluffy white head. A bit of sticky lace.

Smells really sweet. It reminds me of lemon pez or a cheap store bought marangue. Not pleasing at all. This taste bad. It's sweet like a lemon cough drop with honey. It actually reminds me of what my mom used to give me when I had a cough; hot water with honey and lemon. I know I may be being redundant but that's what I get.

The body is light and still somehow sticky. Nothing wrong with the carbonation but I hate the way the flavor lingers.

Well, it was nice of my landlord to think of me but I could have gone without this one. Just pass gang. Even if it's free.

Photo of ZachT
3.54/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light refreshing summer beer, not the best radler out there but its refreshing

Photo of Evil_Pidde
1.38/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Pour is pale golden, almost straw-colored. THe small white head sinks quickly leaving almost no lacings.

S: Artificial lemon, and grainy malt - nothing else.

T: Offensive unbalanced malt, is dominated by artificial lemon.

M: Lingering aftertaste - not a good thing!
Body is very light and carbonation is rich, and offensive.

D: Avoid!

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Krombacher Radler from Krombacher Brauerei
73 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.