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Monteith's Radler - Monteith's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 2.41
pDev: 28.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jahsausage on 08-14-2004)
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Photo of vancurly
3.05/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I could be reviewing beer, softdrink, or iced earl grey tea... the lines blur with this offering.

Looks good. Pours a honey colour with good bubbles; a white frothy head.

Smells...yikes... firstly like ginger ale, then lemon peel/lemongrass, then something herbal, like bergamot, which I guess must be from the hops.

Tastes as it smells, if not more intense. Very fragrant, perfumy citrus, fruit tingle, soft drink.

Very dry, crisp finish, enhanced by the citrus acids. A very late soft, bitterness akin to a herbal tea. And there is this persistent perfume feeling, which makes me instinctively feel I've ingested something I probably shouldn't have....as if someone has sprayed toilet freshener into my mouth when I wasn't looking...

It would be a good thirst slaker, having no cloying body (except for that lingering, perfume feeling).
It would appeal to the "younger" drinker more inclined towards RTDs (some of which, funnily enough, also taste like toilet freshener).
It would also appeal to those who drink Corona and lime wedges. In fact, Radler is far more interesting than that abomination.

I personally do not like it, but I will judge it on what it's attempting to do.

vancurly, Sep 17, 2006
Photo of btmo
3.85/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a fun beer!

It isn't designed to be complex, it isn't designed to be challenging - it simply designed to be something a cyclist can enjoy after a journey over the Southern Alps, if the story on the back of the bottle can be believed.

It has a very pleasant citrusy smell, and an acidic twang that is quite refreshing.

My major criticism is that it is a little over carbonated, but it is still very drinkable, and worth a try.

btmo, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of alexgash
1.08/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Lemony yellow, clear; bubbly white head. I was afraid of this. The bottle says “Lemon Lime Flavoured” and the nose certainly supports the claim: lemons, limes, Sprite, 7-Up, mineral water, blech. Sprite with a shot of cheap vodka in it. Soda fizz carbonation. Monteith's should ask itself if a gold miner would drink this.

alexgash, Mar 03, 2006
Photo of jarmby1711
3.55/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this beer sets out what it states it is going to do.
Give you a beer with a lime /lemon /citrus character.
THe lime predominates smell and flavour , and blends reasonably well with the mildly hopped beer.
Whilst there seems to be little carbonation in the glass the mouthfeel is well carbonated , which combines with the citrus characters to deliver a stimulating mouthfeel.
Nw , would you like to drink a lot of this ?. I wouldn't , however it has appeal as a beer to go with a salad for a summer lunch.

jarmby1711, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of diablo14
1.53/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

i could quite easily sum this all up in one word....no.
however,in endevoring to keep with BA standards, i shall pass comment on the beer.

i actually dont know it i should call it beer. it was more like lime cordial with something kinda malty in there. it looked limp, smelled like, you guessed it, lime! and i dont think i need to tell you what it tasted like. it was weak weak weak. cept for the infernal lime. and i dont know what hops they used but when you get the end of the beer, it just tastes sweet and cloying.

i wouldnt even call this a chicks beer. i wouldnt even call this a beer. its a wart on the butt of brewing this one. a major disappointment from a brewer i normally have a lot of respect for.

diablo14, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of BeerNutta
1.45/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this at the BEERTOPIA.

Looked like pale apple cider. Had a lime smell to it.

Right off the bat I sensed crapness. The taste of lime fused with the weak beer. Yup tastes as good as it sounds. The guy behind the bar said that it was for the new "hip" clubber. They can keep it. Awfull, awfull.

BeerNutta, Jun 29, 2005
Photo of jahsausage
2.95/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is something new to me, presumably going by Monteiths usual naming style it is a "Radler" whatever that is. It is a lager infused somehow with Lemon & Lime. I came to it expecting something along the lines of a pre-made lager & lime but was suprised. In appearance it is a very clear, mid to pale colour with a lightweight head. The packaging makes much of the citrus notes which are certainly dominant in the flavour - yet not overpoweringly so. It finishes with a short hop note with a residual citricy aftertaste. On the whole I found it drinkable but not really exciting I found that it was hard to disassociate the lemon and lime flavours from cordials so this may well have influenced my score. .

jahsausage, Aug 14, 2004
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Monteith's Radler from Monteith's Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.