Krombacher Radler - Krombacher Brauerei
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3.06/5 rDev +8.9%
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?
03-25-2014 02:39:55 | More by biboergosum
2.73/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
06-26-2011 19:01:49 | More by crossovert
2.83/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
04-06-2011 13:51:13 | More by Everydayoff
1.45/5 rDev -48.4%
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.
08-23-2011 23:25:48 | More by Bendurgin
1.38/5 rDev -50.9%
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.
10-29-2010 18:35:00 | More by Evil_Pidde
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