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Krombacher Radler - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher RadlerKrombacher Radler

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BA SCORE
73
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005)
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4/5  rDev +42.3%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.06/5  rDev +8.9%
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?

Serving type: can

03-25-2014 02:39:55 | More by biboergosum
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2.5/5  rDev -11%

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Maine

1.45/5  rDev -48.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 23:25:48 | More by Bendurgin
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2.73/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Everydayoff

Thailand

2.83/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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

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

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

M:
The body is light with pricky mouthfeel.

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

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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

1.38/5  rDev -50.9%
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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