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

Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon)Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon)

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.37%

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: moulefrite on 07-30-2003)
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Photo of Colt45


3.75/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 15:25:15 | More by Colt45
Photo of damndirtyape


3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. Batch stamp: 24312

Appearance: Clear pale gold. Barest thin white head. No lacing.

Smell: Hint of sweet lemons with an equal hint of herbal hops.

Taste: Lemon soda up front, moving into a crisp lager middle with a slow lingering noble hop (but muted) finish. Light and refreshing, but a bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Soda-like, but with a bit more thickness and not quite as fizzy.

Overall / Drinkability: Very easy to drink, but I want something more beery. This beer is exactly what it describes itself to be - a 50/50 blend of lemon soda and German (Austrian in this case) lager. I think it would be great when outside in the heat, but otherwise not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:01:59 | More by damndirtyape
Photo of RoamingGnome


3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stiegl Radler

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into Weiss flute. Served cold...

A) Pale yellow brew, with nearly a finger of soapy head that quickly dissolved to nothing. No lacing... Looked like a macro...

S) Pale malt and lemon. The lemon is balanced with a sweetness that is like a marmalade. There's like a kiss of honey.

T) Follows the nose... There is a fleeting citrus zest, followed by a nice table sugar sweetness.

M) Light and quite smooth. This is quite refreshing and easy drinking. The mouthfeel falls off a bit with some warmth. I'm not sure how I let that even happen.

O) Had the grapefruit on tap, so I figured this would be pretty good. If radlers are in your wheelhouse, this is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 22:51:38 | More by RoamingGnome
Photo of mfnmbvp


3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on or freshness date present. Found this at the local beer store, and since I enjoyed the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, and also the Radler Warka, I figured this would be a good way to go. My bottle is a little different than the one pictured and is labeled simply as Salzburger Stiegl Radler Lemon.

Poured into a Blue Sky Wineyard miniature wine glass.

A - Pours two fingers of quickly dying fizzing bone white foam for a head. Body is a pale clear straw yellow color.

S - Smell is pretty bland: some lemonade, white sugar, honey, and some slight honeyed malt and yeast "beer" smell in the end.

T - Taste follows the nose, only is more exciting. Crisp carbonation, strong honey presence, lemon-lime soda, and light sugary lemonade. Aftertaste reminds me of a lemonhead candy, and rings of some artificiality, which is a slight let down. No actual "beer" taste present, aside from the honeyed malt.

M - Feel is crisp & clean, with some lingering tartness and some honey sweetness.

Overall, highly drinkable, but not as good as the other two I mentioned above. Out of the three radlers I've had so far, this one has been the least impressive. Not as tart and sour as I would have liked, and too much honeyed sweetness. I look forward to drinking the base beer, Stiegl Goldbräu, which I have a bottle of. Still, this is exceptionally light and drinkable on a hot summer day; I will have no trouble finishing this bottle.

Stiegl Radler Lemon ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 22:28:41 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of mdaschaf


3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Having had the grapefruit version, I decided to grab this when I saw it at the store.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head on top, which reduces to a thin ring on top.

S: Mostly lemon and some sprite on the aroma.

T: Pretty similar to how it smells. Growing on me as at warms up a little bit.

M: Light to medium bodied, pretty easy drinking.

O: Its not bad, but I much prefer the grapefruit version. Probably won't grab this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 03:27:00 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of barnzy78


2.2/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500mL bottle, shared with my wife, but I ended up drinking most of it. Pours golden in color, nice clarity, and is topped with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is lager beer and lemon, some yeast. Tastes are very odd, biscuity, yeasty, lemon soda. Tastes more like someone dumped some Sprite into my beer. Mouth-feel is thin bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, not a fan. I won't buy this one again, however, the grapefruit radler is pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 03:18:36 | More by barnzy78
Photo of DrDemento456


3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for a buck. Watered down lager eh? Hope it at least has a lemon twist

A - Bright clear pee yellow with a full inch of head that seems to be fizzing out rather quickly.

S - Has a bit of hops and yeast but mostly smells of lemon zest with a bit of sprite soda.

T - Yet it drinks more like a soda with lemon leading into a somewhat sugary base and some malts in the back. Little to no hops either man it's what I guess people want beer and lemonade.

M - Light, crisp, and somewhat like beer.

Overall much better than the Shady I had from Labatt so that's saying something. Worth picking up on the cheap for a pound able summer brew that wouldn't get you trashed!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:01:48 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of jsanford


3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very light, clear gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Getting lots of Sprite and perhaps a touch of grainy malt. Definitely more soda then beer. Taste is similarly soda-forward, and tastes more like a ginger ale then beer. Pretty refreshing, actually. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a thin body and good, spritzy carbonation. NIce Summertime brew, but you have to be in the mood I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 22:51:50 | More by jsanford
Photo of JohnnyHopps


3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am a little surprised that I liked this beer. It reminded me of a malt beverage. I image that on a hot day, this would absolutley delicious. Pouring a yellow straw color, the beer had a high level of carbonation. A synthetic lemon smell marked the aroma. The mouthfeel was very bubbly on the initial taste. It reminded me of lemon soda with a sweeter lemon kick. What was most disappointing was the carbonation was intense enough to sweep away the carbonation quickly. The aftertaste had some of the lemon notes, but the malt came to the front in the aftertaste. By no means is this an elite beer. Polishing off one of these after cutting the grass would be dangerously easy.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 23:26:01 | More by JohnnyHopps
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a moderate aroma of sweet lemons with some lighter notes of malts and a slight amount of tartness. Also, I can detect a light presence of floral hops as well.

T: Upfront the flavor of the lemon soda is most present with a light to moderate amount of sweetness but then the flavors of the beer start to come through... There is a light amount of malt with a hint of some graininess and just a touch of floral hop presence.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp, slightly thin/watery, and with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Not really a beer per se but it is quite easy to drink and very enjoyable. This is extremely refreshing and would go down super easily on a hot summer day. I could easily have quite a few of these in a session, especially considering the low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 20:26:52 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Damian


2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pt. 9 fl. oz./16.9 fl. oz./0,5 liter bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a pint glass

Brassy yellow and crystal clear in appearance. The liquid was topped by a fluffy, sea foam, one-finger, bright white head. For a beer that is comprised of half soda, there was a surprising amount of head retention.

The aroma was sweet and lemony. Simple yet decent. Lemon soda came to mind. Some bready malts were noticeable. Slightly tart. There was also a subtle yet unpleasant skunky quality. The sweetness became syrupy and cloying as the beer warmed.

The taste was simply sweet lemon soda. Slightly tart on front end, but the tartness was no match for the pervasive, syrupy sweetness. Some unexpected, bitter hops kicked in on the finish. This beer really lacked balance.

The mouthfeel was light and spritzy. Quite watery. It definitely felt a lot more like soda than beer. The liquid left a sugary, gritty feeling on my teeth.

I love a good shandy in the summertime, but this beer was just far too sweet. Had they dialed back on the sugar content, as well as on the hops, this could have been decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 04:27:35 | More by Damian
Photo of Drinkerofales


3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am hoping that I am reviewing the right beer, as the picture on my bottle is different, but listed as "Lemon", made with lemon soda.

The soda, err, I mean beer is clear pale yellow, headed toward colorless with this kind of clarity. A huge white head dissipates quickly to leave tons of thin lacing.

Smell is dirty malts, and a lemon citrus, at least it is what it says it is.

Taste is closer to soda than beer. Very lemony sweet, which gains some tartness on the finish. There might be some malts in there, but the lemonade taste is quite overpowering.

Feels thin and very fizzy. For this combo however, it's very hard to drink. The strangely crisp texture pulls at my mouth, and makes it a little uncomfortable to drink.

Uh, never again. Not only is this hard to drink, but it gave me a stomach ache from all the bubbles, like drinking too much soda. I might have drank this a little slower to avoid that, but I have a feeling this would get worse as it warms, but I could be wrong on both accounts.


Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:03:48 | More by Drinkerofales
Photo of jimmah120


3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a 5oz cup of this at a beer tasting.

Looks kinda like lemon soda, light yellow with plenty of rising bubbles. Smell is tart lemon with malt in the background. Taste is like a mix between a lemon soda and a wheat beer. I would have loved this when I was 15. Finishes with malt and a creamy beer-like feel.

This was a hard one to review, not really a beer as much as a malty lemon pop. Still, better than Mike's or the like.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 07:44:51 | More by jimmah120
Photo of mralphabet


3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pt. 0.9 Fl Oz poured into Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

A: Poured a very light pale yellow with a very visible carbonation. The good 2 fingers worth of head settles to a ring with pretty good lacing.

S: Straight up sour lemons with a hint of malt and floral hops. Smells very good, but not like beer.

T: OK, the Lemonade hits right up front followed with a light malt light hops beer... More lemon than beer.

M: Very light with a lively carbonation, with a sweet aftertaste.

D: I almost let my 13 yr old son try this one.... there is so much more lemon than beer here, but maybe the fact that it is 94 made this one taste pretty damn good. It is what it is and it is not a bad beverage.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 23:23:20 | More by mralphabet
Photo of tobelerone


3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very clear, very pale gold body with a big cap of quickly settling fizzy white foam. Surprisingly nice lacing. Still, looks more like a glass of ginger ale than a beer.

Nose is simple, a split between tart and lightly sweet lemon and grainy malts. Vaguely reminiscent of lemon pledge. Very basic flavor as well; fizzy lemon soda on top of light and generic malt. A little artifical tastingbut nowhere near as unpalatable as something like shock top shandy. Pretty much no bitterness whatsoever and the acidity and sourness of the lemon is smoothed out by the sweetness if the soda.

Very light body with ginger ale level carbonation. Crisp and semi dry finish; the lemon soda sweetness lingers just a bit. Easy to drink and refreshing but not really a "beer" experience per se.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 15:48:37 | More by tobelerone
Photo of zeff80


3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This is the palest of pale yellows that I've ever seen. Small, fizzy white head with no lacing to speak of.

S - It smells like lemon. Some overall sweetness, too.

T - It tastes like lemon soda with some beer like bite. Very refreshing on a hot day. Sweet with a touch of tart.

M - It was crisp and sharp. Very light bodied with a hint of pucker to it.

O - This is good for what it is. I enjoyed it. I'm surprised by the relatively low score. I didn't expect this to be very beer-like and that may be why I enjoyed it more than others.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 20:00:43 | More by zeff80
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 500mL bottle to Pilsner glass on 5/3/12
*From notes

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 22:51:51 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2.5% into tulip. 'Beer with lemon soda malt beverage specialty'.

This is bright, light gold and a huge fizzy white head rises. Settles pretty quick too, this looks like a fruit soda.

Smell is mostly light, bready malt and sweet lemon zest.

Taste follows, honestly not much here. A refreshing lemony soda. Beer is an afterthought. It kind of rounds out the flavor and mellows the bright lemon sweetness.

Very light and smooth, high carbonation makes this very refreshing.

Overall I like this beer- it's an unusual but tasty indulgence.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 00:33:59 | More by ShogoKawada
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 22:12:30 | More by Immortale25
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first radler,I should have bought this during the summer it would have been much more fitting.Poured into a pilsner glass a clear sprtizy lemon yellow with large fizzy white head that was gone quickly.Lemon lime pop and toasted cereal grain aromas wich really didn't amount to much.Tasted like 7UP with lighter lager toasted grain flavors in the back end,to me more pop than beer tasting.Fizzy in the mouth wich is a turn off but I could drink a few of these while out grilling in the summer,my wife loved it.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 19:40:55 | More by oberon
Photo of DCon


4.3/5  rDev +29.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 01:31:03 | More by DCon
Photo of TheBigBoy


3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in glass out of bottle. Interesting and much better than expected. This combines a typical German Region beer with, yes, lemon soda. Refreshing and something to be enjoyed for a beer or two. Sweet and European "beery" with a mike's hard lemondade like taste is the only way to describe this shandy. Give it a try. Definitley above average.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 15:23:10 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of OWSLEY069


3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean pale yellow with a small white head. In the aroma, sweet lemon syrup. In the taste, sweet lemon syrup and citrus. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Refreshing, interesting and different.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 12:31:06 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of NotMyRealName


3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 22:36:59 | More by NotMyRealName
Photo of Hopfenpeter


2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The color of this mix is very pale yellow with a white bubbly head building, but disappearing fast, leaving little lacing.
It smells more like lemonade than beer.
The taste is very lemony, with very little beer character. It is what it is designed for. A thirst quencher for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 04:46:59 | More by Hopfenpeter
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Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
76 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.