Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon) - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 180
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Austria

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: moulefrite on 07-30-2003

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Photo of Treath
4.77/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- It looks like a light yellow color bubbly liquid in a glass

S- Smells like fresh lemon soda and a little beer-ish

T- Tastes like beer lemonade, very light taste. There is a pleasant sweet lemon soda aftertaste.

M- Light mouthfeel

D- Very good drinkability

I really like this Radler a lot.
Great to enjoy it on a summer night or day.
I will buy more of this. (367 characters)

Photo of unclejimbay
4.44/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Label reads "Salzberg beer with lemon soda"

Appearance is pale straw in color with impressive clarity. Definite lager qualities almost like a brightly clear cider. 2 finger head with mediocre head retention.
Smells of fresh lemon meets lightly sweet pale malts. Impressive natural aroma, quite a surprise for me.
Tastes as I would have hoped, fresh lemon joins a balance sweet pale malt base.
Mouthfeel is light body with a sweet light lemon finish along with a dash of sweet slickness.
Nice version of a low abv pre-made Shandy, this one caught me by surprise. Impressive for the concept, but not really my kind of beer. (622 characters)

Photo of pixieskid
4.4/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color with a frothy white head.

Very crisp and clean with nice carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouth feel.

Really not much to say about the taste of the beer, other than awesome (if you like lemonade/lemon soda).

Very simple and flavorful; a nice German pilsner brewed with lemon soda; it is what it is.

Very refreshing and drinkable, especially on a hot day here in the desert. (404 characters)

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.37/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Spaten mug at Hessen Haus

If you go into this just looking for a fun beer you'll enjoy it. The color is clear dark yellow with plenty of white foam. The aroma is a smack to your nose of lemon and maybe some of the carbonation tickling your whiskers if you're too close. The taste is lemon but sweet with a touch of grain alcohol. The lemon packs a punch right away, then falls of for a few seconds, then comes back strong, an upside-down bell curve of flavor. The body is on the thin side but it seems fitting for this beer's theme. A tartness lingers that balances the sweetness.
If you're in the mood for something light and enjoyable this is a good choice. Prost! (679 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.27/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PT 0.9 FL. OZ. 16.9 FL. OZ. 0.5 LITER bottle from Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago, IL for $3.49. Poured from the Yellow Tableclothed labeled bottle w/ Lemons & the Red Stiegl sign & " 50% Stiegl-Goldbrau Premium Lager & 50% Lemon Soda" on the back into a Stemmed Wine Glass. Has 05.01.12 on the back in a silver box (looks like a best by date).

Aroma- Strong malts and evident that there is lemon added in. Has a lemon drop candy aroma and hits the nose very sweet.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that dies very quickly. Has a light golden body with great clarity. Sudsy lacing is left behind. Quite average.

Flavor- Has an extreme candied lemon and lemon peel taste from the beginning. Sugar and malts come in toward the middle of the drink and then a easy, clean finish concludes the drink. Fantastic!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and VERY refreshing! Leaves the candied lemon taste on the palate afterwards!

Overall Impression- Just like I remembered from living in Wien! I'm so surprised that it gets distributed to Chicago but not St. Louis... Upset also. I used to enjoy this brew while hanging on the beaches with classmates or even enjoyed this with Wiener Würstchen at one of the local stands. If you see this one, don't pass it up! Very refreshing and perfect with or without a meal. (1,352 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.22/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite Sunday morning pre-football beverages, especially if I am going to be out in the sun getting dehydrated.

A - Looks like pale lager, but appears less carbonated.

S - Smells like lemon soda, but not Sprite or 7up, with a hint of grain.

T - Tastes fantastic. Not very beer-like, but it's only half beer, so what would you expect? It has a flavor more like a Stewart's, Jarritos, or Jones lemon-lime soda, coupled with a dry, clean pilsener.

M - Sharply effervescent and thirst-quenchingly refreshing.

D - Awesome. Unless you want to get drunk. (572 characters)

Photo of beersensei305
4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Stella glass, this is a light lemon with a lot of carbonation with a small white head. Slight lemon nose, smells like a lemon soda. Tastes like a sparkling lemonade, not overally sweet. Overall, a very light refreshing lemon soda-beer mix. (251 characters)

Photo of mmckee82
4.14/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Mild to minimum lacing. Color is almost a faded bright fellow with a light popping head.

S - Smells like sweat citrus, lacks the bitter abrasive smell of many shandies.

T - The taste is very sweet and refreshing. Surprisingly, there isn't the same tartness you get when mixing a homemade shandy with lemonade.

M - This beer is a bit smoother then a light beer, very clean, with an every so slight creaminess.

D - Extremely Drinkable. Because of its low ABV and refreshing sweat taste, you are able to drink this beer without worrying about overconsumption or it wearing on your taste buds.

Over all I really enjoy this beer and make sure it's available at my summer parties. It is equally great on a relaxing day of nothing or after an afternoon of hard work. (767 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this. Poured out to a light yellow color with no traces of lace or much of a head. Lower carbonation. Floral notes were the most obvious odor, as was a touch of hops. Not too much to speak of it appearance or smell, but the flavor and drinkability is where it's at for this brew. Exceptionally refreshing, with notes of the obvious lemon soda adding sweetness, but the beer is still in the mix, with some light malt and hops making it in on the finish. Very thirst quenching. Smooth, light and easy mouthfeel. This is for sure my new summer beer. Recommeded. (573 characters)

Photo of ATPete
4.02/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml brown bottle

Pours a light yellow with a small white head. A light nose of lemon and a mild grassyness. Light, refreshing and very easy to put down, a little sweet but by no means cloying. One of the best bottled versions of the style ive come across. Worth a try. (271 characters)

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.01/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 500mL bottle to Pilsner glass on 5/3/12
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A: Pale straw golden. Brilliant. What a lovely glass of beer. It looks like a very pale grower's champagne. A good pour yields a bone white two finger head that leads to no lacing or collar.

S: Would you be surprised if I told you that this smelled like freshly squeezed lemons, and lots of 'em? A touch medicinal, like a lemon cough drop. But it in no way overwhelms the freshness of the fruit.

T: Off-dry lemonade kicks the fore into gear. It carries to the mid, where a touch of malt (or maybe a bit of corn mash) arrives in the background. The finish is creamy, like a dollop of fluff atop a lemon meringue pie. One of the most refreshing and crisp libations I've ever had the pleasure to quaff.

M: Quite light and very bubbly. This drinks like a lemon mimosa.

O: I can't wait to crush more of these on the dog days of summer. Wonderful, wonderful stuff. I understand some of the negative reviews - this isn't something that would appeal to all palates. But it certainly appeals to mine. Easily recommended for hot summer days and warm evenings where you're looking knock back more then your fair share of suds. (1,177 characters)

Photo of chickencoop
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Love Stiegl on it's own, add a little lemon for a hot day and your good. Obviously this is dominated by a sweet lemon taste, but it's taste is authentic, not some sugery nasty extract or candy. Like the front, you get a little pilsner in there, but domintaed by the lemon in the finish. This is drinkable, but I can't imagine more than 3-4, but still good stuff. (362 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sort of a pleasant surprise. Very un-beer-like up front with a sweeter than usual lemon aroma and fizzy carbonations. head retention is null, but I didn't mind after I began to understand the brew. Lightly wheat-beer like in the aroma and never gained boldness. Instead a lemon drop (like the candies that we ate as a kid; and maybe still do) flavor with a selzer water texture, made for a very efforvescent, light, flavorful, sweet, summertime drink. The malt (wheat or barley) never really came through, neither did the esters, yeast, or bread characters. As I finished the bottle, I began to describe this beer as a German-ish san gria. A mix of a German Kristal Weiss and a lemon Shandy. Tasty, but not really what I look for in a beer. (740 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear pale honey colored body. Efferfescent, champagne bubbles rising. No head.

S - Tart, sweet lemonade nose. Mild bitter pilsner/kolsch hop aroma. Light and acidic.

T - Delicious. Sweet and mellow, light and lemony. Very pale beer flavor comprable to kolschbier, and the lemon soda is sweet and tangy but not overpowering. A nice blend of the two.

M - Very light and drinkable, this "beer" is like drinking Italian soda. Effervescent, clean, sweet, crisp.

O - Ok so you can't really rate this among beers. I know it is technically in the beer category, and is mixed with soda but it's still a tasty drink. Still enjoyable for what it's worth. Pizza from major pizza chains isn't authentic pizza, but it's still satisfying to eat. (747 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Another entry in the fishing weekend beer fun. This one, bringing back memories of Germany and Austria from a decade ago, pours a pale jaundice topped by a half-finger of quickly-dying white foam. The nose is a simple combination of corn syrup, very light floral hops, and lemon zest. The taste closely resembles that of Lemonheads, though a small bit o' flowery greens is in there as well. Clearly, the limo (as the Germans call the lemon-lime-ish soda added to radler) overpowers the light lager it's mixed with, but it still tastes great to me. The body is very light, with a moderate carbonation and a ridiculously smooth and easy-going feel. Honestly, you've gotta like radler in order to enjoy this beer. I do, and I subsequently have never encountered a more drinkable beer. I suggest more people learn about what radler is and ought to be...maybe more would like it as much as I (and others in the German-speaking world) do. (967 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. The number 11011 is on the back label which I hope doesn't translate to 1/10/11 since the ABV is the lowest I've ever seen and thus wouldn't hold up for even close to a year.

A- Pours a gold color with a full finger's worth of head that has trouble retaining before retiring to an 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge and medium-sized bubbles on the surface. Not bad lacing for a beer mixed with soda.

S- Highly citric lemon blast followed by some malt. Odd combination.

T- Interesting. Not a lot of kick, but certainly tasty if you like soda. A very sweet, nearly cloying, lemon flavor gives way to a light malt finish. Literally tastes like lemon soda mixed with beer but in a good way.

M- The fact that the beer half is a lager accentuates the soda's crispness. Medium carbonation.

O- I am pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't have bought this were it not for my fellow employee at Total Wine & More who recommended it when I asked if shandies were any good. Apparently they are. Not recommended for a heavy night of drinking but rather for a refreshing beverage to drink on the beach. And this whole time I thought the Europeans were insane for mixing beer and soda. Don't knock it 'til ya try it! (1,245 characters)

Photo of moulefrite
3.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First things first when approacing this beverage, DO NOT ask it to be beer, as it is NOT beer!! Instead it is beer brewed with lemon soda. the beer pours a summery pale golden, with an average head. The smell and taste are distinctly of lemon. The beer attacks straight off with a refreshing, rather carbonated (here's where the soda part comes in) lemon soda flavor then fades into a finish of...you got it-Beer! This a a great, low alcohol, summer sipper that offers superior refreshment and won't bog you down. It is also awesome with sausages off the grill or even a roasted chicken stuffed with perhaps-Lemon! (614 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good white foam that go aways right away. Very, very pale yellow with great carbonation. Decent lacing as well.

Smell: Wonderful sour lemons with a hint of floral hops as well. This stuff fills the room with the smell. Excellent!

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet lemonade and some beer flavor. I'm a bit disappointed since the smell really impressed me. The mouthfeel also fizzles out. It's a bit too thick because I think the lemonade portion of this dominates and leaves a sticky feeling in your mouth.

Drinkability: Wouldn't be surprised if kids sell this at lemonade stands in the United States, let alone Austria.

Overall: Great promising initially, but disappointing in several aspects. That said, it is easy to drink this and definitely does not gross me out. (772 characters)

Photo of clvand0
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow color with a moderate head that falls fast and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Very active carbonation. The aroma is mostly of lemons with the faintest hint of malt in the back. Very sweet. The flavor is pretty sweet as well with lots of carbonation. Lots of lemon and slight spice. Very crisp and very clean. Easy to drink. This isn't really a beer, but I think it's pretty tasty. (411 characters)

Photo of Skidz
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out the sickliest, most pale straw color imaginable and sits crystal clear, tinted a slight beige-yellow in the glass. Good sized white head forms and fades to a decent skim, nice lacings.

Smells lemony, with bits of ginger here and there. Mild vegetal aroma. Very light malt background, fairly sugary presence.

Tastes quite sweet up front and comes out with a mild lemon zest flavor. Smooths out into some light malts, somewhat doughy. Hints of ginger, orange peel and dry, grassy hops. Finish is medium dry, with little noticeable bitterness.

Quite light and fizzy in the mouth with a sugary syrup kick to it. Exactly what you'd expect, a very light, refreshing beer, blended with a citrusy soda.

While not everyone's cup of tea, it makes for a nice early afternoon beer, or just something to sip on instead of a soda. (838 characters)

Photo of Colt45
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An excellent beer... For the ladies. This is not a bad thing, if you have a girlfriend or wife you want to introduce softly into the beer world then this a great example of a Lemon shandy. Nice on the palate well carbonated with a strong lemon presence. Something you expect of a mixed drink, my girlfriend detested microbrews until I had her try this and needless to say every time we beer shop she goes out of her way to grab a few. The appearance of this hybrid is deceiving, seems like a low calibre lager fizzy and yellow. (527 characters)

Photo of EvilKeith
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

17 ounce brown bottle- No freshness date (not required :-)

Pours into the tumbler a crystal clear pale golden color. The head is a fizzy white with no retention. You can really hear this one. It fizzes like a 7-Up.

Smell is sweet and lemony. Taste is much the same. Very little evidence of beer being an ingredient or flavor.

This is probably one that Stiegl put out when Zima was a big deal. It is very drinkable and quite refreshing. I suppose that was the intent of the brewer. (492 characters)

Photo of NotMyRealName
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice summer drink. A shandy is on the surface a simple drink to make: combine beer and lemonade. But getting just the right balance is something that some bars get right and some bars don't. The Stiegl Radler achieves that balance right out of the bottle. If you're not a fan of shandies, this beer probably won't change your opinion, but if you like shandies this is a light easy drink. (389 characters)

Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.69/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an albino straw hue, with pristine clarity. Fizzy one and a half finger head with very poor retention and almost no lacing. Effvervescent zesty-lemon and citrus nose, but that is about the extent of the aroma. Highly sweet pale malt and tropical fruit sweetness at first; this is followed by an assertive fresh squeezed lemony tart flavor. Semi-dry and clean aftertaste, not much hop character, but the acidic citrus charcter balances the ample sweetness fairly well. It tastes like a Euro pale/Weizen hybrid with plenty of lemon rinds. Light in body with a soda-pop carbonation that accents the sharpness of the fruit for a very crisp, fruity mouthfeel. Hints of wheat malt in the minimally residual finish. This is a succesful attempt at a light but interesting beer meant to quench the thirst without inebriating. (822 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an almost clear color with a hint of yellow along with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light and refreshing lemon zest scent, but no sign of malts or hops. The taste is good. It has an unique flavor that is very refreshing and very smooth. It tastes nothing like beer, but it goes down easy anyway. The mouthfeel is good also. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine lemon brew. It has average appearance and aroma, but the taste makes up for it. (538 characters)

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Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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