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

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

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Austria

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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twiggamortis420

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

500 mL bottle without a freshness date. Pours an uber-light yellow color like a witbier with clarity. Frothy head recedes slowly and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

Nose is disappointingly only of lemonade. I cannot detect even the slightest hint of malts, hops or yeast. More akin to a lemon meringue pie.

Wow, much sweeter than I was expecting. I was thinking maybe a lighter lager with some of the nice puckering sourness of a fresh lemon. Nice tangy berlinerweiss it is not! Instead, this tastes like the bastard offspring of a drunken affair between Natural Light and a box of Lemonhead candies. I do not like this in a box, or with a fox. Rarely do I leave a beer behind, but this wounded soldier needs to be put to rest.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 00:37:35 | More by twiggamortis420
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

1.73/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A: This beer, when poured, looks very light and pale, almost a sun-washed gold. Head, once poured was fairly large, about an inch to an inch in a half on a straight pour, however, it settled incredibly fast.

S: Smells just like it should, with an overwhelming amount of lemon.

T: I do not drink soda, I drink beer, I was intrigued by the introduction to lemon soda, in hopes that it would brighten, without over-sweetening my beer, this wasn't the case. The beer, if I could taste any in there was more of a side note than the main character, and the lemon stole the show.

M: Since this is brewed with lemon soda and is "50% Stiegl-Beer and 50% Lemon-Soda" made the drink overly syrupy in my mouth and reminded me of a bad cough medicine. The carbonation at the beginning of the taste was slightly overwhelming.

D: This beer is not something that I'd suggest to my friends, nor is it something that I'd buy again.

Overall, interesting attempt at something slightly different, but overall a failure in my mind. I guess I'll just stick to good old regular Stiegl next time I'm in the mood for an Austrian brewed beer. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 19:00:46 | More by NicholasCasber
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Sue and Meg for sharing their case of Shandy. This is an old sub-style (lemonade+beer) I've wanted to try for a while. This one however, is more just an ultra-light lager with lemon syrup added. Instead of juice, the lemon tastes more like Lemon Drops and candy. The light lager is pleasant and clean, but this beer is too sweet. However, if you dig the thicker, sweeter fruit lambics, this might be up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 21:25:23 | More by tempest
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alkemy

Ohio

1.48/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Very pale straw yellow color. Effervescent...kinda reminds me of dropping a lemon/lime Alka-Seltzer into a glass of water in both scent and appearance. I wasn't sure what to expect as far as taste, but no way did I expect the utter foulness that washed over my palate. Virtually no beer taste. I was overwhelmed with sweet lemon. I really wanted to go dump this in the yard, but I gathered all my strength and powered through the bottle. Different strokes for different folks...this one just didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 13:04:52 | More by alkemy
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured into a pint glass to a half inch of head that was gone rather quickly. It is very pale and crystal clear. It smells sweet with a hint of beer fragrance. It tastes better than it smells although it is pretty sweet. It's like a Coors Light with sugar and lemon added. It is refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 20:25:29 | More by buschbeer
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morimech

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale straw color with a thin white head that settles quickly to a thin skin of suds. Virtually zero lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a combination of a grainy pilsner with a touch of lemon. Actually has an interesting aroma. Very light beer flavor with a sweet lemon finish. A bit cloying in the finish but thankfully does not last long. One bottle is refreshing but more than that and it would get old quick. Light body with fizzy carbonation. I would drink this over Leinenkugels's fruity beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 21:43:10 | More by morimech
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Brenden

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

THis is a 50/50 mix of pilsener and lemon soda. It might not be something you'd think of as a beer, but for what it is it's certainly done correctly.

It's a clear amber color with a light head that leaves minimal lacing.
The smell is all lemon soda with some wheat and a hops and malt profile that is more detectable than most seem to think.
The taste follows suit. It's sweet and very much like a soda, but the pilsener character and hops/malt profiles are there. Anyone who says they can't detect them may need to try again or work on developing that palate some more. Anyway, it's not that difficult to detect. I think people just don't like their beer mixed.
The mouthfeel is good and crisp, though in a beer I don't enjoy soda-like carbonation.
It's great for what it is: a beer mixed with lemon soda. Of course it's more like soda that you'd like in a beer. The pilsener malt, hops and wheat are clean, fresh and natural. That being said, it is more of a beer for people who don't like beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 17:32:23 | More by Brenden
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bigbelcher

Arizona

2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Much more like a 7 up than a beer. Color was a bright opacque yellow. Very small white head. Aroma was lemon lime with no real beer charecter. Flavor was much like the aroma. All 7UPish, no real beer flavor. Of course the beer is a mix of soda and beer but it is way too much soda and not enough beer. Mouthfeel was medium. OK to quench the thirst but not one to drink too many of. My girlfriend even thought it was too much like soda.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 06:27:27 | More by bigbelcher
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Offa

California

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is an interesting, overall enjoyable but rather schizophrenic beer with a character that can be both off-putting and pleasant. I like it but have to be in the right mood and normally wouldn't want to drink too much.

It is pale gold, it has a large, somewhat fizzy white head dissipating slowly to nothing.

The aroma is a mild lager aroma with grain and hints of honey, along with a light lemon-7-up quality.

The taste is rather like a lager mixed with 7-up, making it interesting and rather complex, but also very light and refreshing. It has a definite grainy lager taste mixed with 7-up/lemon soda, both at the ame time, but the beer-grain quality dominates the finish. I like it but it's not something I'd drink often and I can see why someone might hate it.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 18:37:51 | More by Offa
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shadow1961

Minnesota

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

Stiegl's Radler pours a big stiff white head over a clear yellow brew. Carbonation is very active and spritzy. The nose is light lager malt and a bit of lemon. The flavor is about the same- mild light malt and mildly sweet lemonaid, with a shadow of an herbal hop backing it up. Mouthfeel is clean, light, and crisp. Very refreshing without being cloying- this is not a particularly complicated brew, but it does what it's supposed to. It refreshes and doesn't make you stupid. Gorgeous label artwork too!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 07:42:04 | More by shadow1961
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at Knightly Spirits in Orlando on our vacation in September.

Me and my wife shared a bottle and paired it with a homemade garden quiche with pancetta.

Poured from a 16.9oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pale, yellow gold with an average white head.

Smell: Pale citrus and lemon.

Taste: A bit zesty, light and definitely different. My wife tastes some buckwheat honey in it. Me? A bit of sweet lemon but more soda-like than anything.

Mouthfeel: A bit lacking after the lemon not much else. A little bit of honey in the background. Pretty much a one note beverage.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink. I would have another from time to time but not too often.

Overall: Definitely a change of pace and i kind of liked it though i wouldn't rush to go out to buy more. It went really well with the quiche.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 12:55:05 | More by papat444
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emerge077

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold with fizzy carbonation. Foam looks a little like soap bubbles, and dwindles to nothing.

Faint grain aroma, not much lemon or soda to speak of.

Sweet spritzy lemon soda similar to Italian Limonciata soda. There was a hint of pilsner malt in the back. Low acidity from the soda, sweet aftertaste. Well carbonated, light bodied. Ok to try on a summer's afternoon, but ultimately too boring to return to. The base beer lacked flavor. I actually preferred the hefe wheat base of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 19:17:04 | More by emerge077
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gpogo

California

3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear pale gold, small white head dissipating to almost nothing. No lacing

A- Lemony

T- Woah! Starts out with a crazy lemon taste and follows up with a malty taste. No alcohol taste(especially at 2.5%) are you sure this isn't a soda?

M- Light with low carbonation

D- If the taste was better I could easily pack these away, but I've had better radlers than this. I'd recommend at least giving it a try once, good on hot days...especially if you are biking.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 01:21:48 | More by gpogo
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hero27

Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

17oz bottle.
50% Stiegl and 50% Lemon soda

Pours a very pale gold color. Fizzy white head that hangs around briefly.
Aroma is faint and hard to pin down. Grainy malts and a slight lemon, but not anything too exciting.
Very sweet initial lemon flavor..sugary. Pale malts and grassy hops in the finish. More lemon soda flavor than beer flavor..but I didn't have real high hopes when buying this, so I wasn't too disappointed. Light body, crisp clean mouthfeel.
I had a couple of these on the beach today and they were alright..being 90 degrees outside helped this one out a lot.

This is a decent low-alcohol, refreshing summer beer for people who don't really like beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 21:52:05 | More by hero27
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Zorro

California

2.63/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear extremely pale yellow colored beer with a minimal head formation that almost completely disappears. This looks remarkably like American Light Beer.

The smell is pretty much like what is on the label 50% Stiegl beer and 50% lemon soda." Scent of German lager and lemon. A little grain and bread and a little Nobel hop and the scent of lemon.

The taste begins beery and sweet with a strong lemon cola taste. The beer flavor here isn't totally obliterated the bread flavor comes through fairly strong. Lots of lemon taste with mostly beer aftertaste. I could see drinking this to kill thirst and the Stiegl beer does a great deal better at standing out from the soda than a lesser beer would.

The mouthfeel is OK.

An OK beverage but I wouldn't recommend drinking this for just anyone. Kind of a kindergarten beer. Worth trying but not stuff your refrigerator full out it though.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 04:46:31 | More by Zorro
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear pale lemon yellow; looks more like a soda than a beer and acts like one too

Smell: Lemon soda with a slight yeasty aspect

Taste: Tastes more like a watered down soda; lemony and sweet, with a honey aspect

Mouthfeel: Light and watery

Drinkability: I had a radler on draft once in Munich so I should have known what I was in for; didn't like it then and don't like it now

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2007 23:17:53 | More by brentk56
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mcallister

Ohio

2.4/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I would get this mixed up with an average american macro if I saw it just sitting at a bar. Piss fizzy yellow with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

Aroma is very laid back with bready type malt and very little in way of lemon. Can actually smell the carbonation in this.

Not bad tasting at all but not great either. A little sweet and very thin. I think more carbonation in the mouth would greatly enhance this. Lemon stands out more but to much RS makes it slightly cloying. At least it is unique which earns extra points albeit little.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2007 00:30:36 | More by mcallister
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cabsandking

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear pale golden with a white frothy cap reducing to some surface lacing. Zesty lemon soda aroma is dominant with some floral, earthy hops and faint grains poking through. The taste is similar to Sprite flavor but actually much better real lemon used, not tart. Lightly toasted grains and cereal show up in the middle complimenting the lemon soda well and then a little a slight hop flavor arrives. Sweetness of simple syrup and maybe honey, refreshingly pleasant. Light body and a good beer texture turned out well. Soft lemon notes coat the tongue on an otherwise clean finish. Pretty good for what its worth but I was wanting something more beer than soda as the beer used seemed to be light to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 17:55:10 | More by cabsandking
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured with little head which faded to almost none. There is no lace. Very well carbonated. Clear, yellow gold color. Tastes like what it is, except that maybe, it tastes better than I thought it would. Beery natural lemon aroma. Clean and well balanced. Short finish. Would be very easy to drink lots of these on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 21:04:18 | More by drpimento
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Lots of carbonation...has a similar look to ginger-ale.
S: Skunky with an ever so slight smell of lemons.
T&M: I know it says 50% Stiegl-Beer and 50% Lemon-Soda, but the lemon flavor overpowers the beer (which might be a good thing). Not too much you can say about it other than it's got lemon flavor in it.
D: I could see drinking a few of these on a hot day, when you want to play it safe. Imagine Mike's Hard Lemonade without the sweetness. Overall, not too shabby...for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 02:08:59 | More by July2Nov
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xav33

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Stiegl Gaudi-Radler Zitrone
Half liter bottle
Medium pour in a stein
Recent brewing, squeezed out 02/07

Poured a clear yellow with a fizzy mostly diminishing white head.

Smell was moderate lemon candy.

Taste was upfront strong sweet lemon soda and moderate bitter perfume hops followed by a strong cloying sweet lemon finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, watery to oily.

Overall, this is mostly a lemon soda with a slight German gold lager taste upfront. The majority of l the girls on this particular night who sampled it loved it. Interesting, but not a fruit beer, hardly even a beer. Fun for the girls though (hence bonus point).

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 08:04:42 | More by xav33
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jettjon

Florida

2.23/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presented in a 500ml bottle with no freshness date. Poured into the pilsner, it’s a transparent yellow-gold color with light carbonation. Thick white Champaign-like head of fine white bubbles fades at a quick pace leaving a spotty cap and no lace. I suppose this is to be expected from a shandy, but it looks a whole lot like your garden variety macro lager. Nose of sweet lemon soda and orange juice; no malt, no hops, just fruit juice. Again, in style maybe this is acceptable. Tastes very sweet, like carbonated fruit juice, light fruit flavor like lemon-orange juice. Mouth is very thin and watery, and sticky-sugary. Drinkability is pretty good despite all this; it’s definitely an easy going “beer” and is enjoyable, though it really has no substance. At 2.5% ABV, don’t expect a buzz. Could I drink more than one? Sure, and I’ve enjoyed a “session” of shandies in the past. But what’s the point?

Overall: Textbook bitch beer. Looks like a nice import beer, drinks like a seltzer. Much like a black and tan, this style is hugely better on tap than in a bottle. Worth a try if you haven’t had the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2007 02:54:48 | More by jettjon
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DogFood11

California

1.58/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I will try just about anything once and this falls into that category. A shopping trip with my wife produced this offspring as she is a lemon/citrus fan so in the basket it goes. Poured into a pils glass it is very macro lagerish looking. Pale and yellow with tons of fast moving carbonation below a white head that falls to nothing very quickly.

Certainly lemon is the theme. There is a grainy husk type backdrop that is annoying and the lemon is more like sweet lemonade. There really is nothing all that Citrusy or sour or biting about it. Green grapes creep into the picture only to be squashed again by the over sweet lemons.

Notes: 1 and done. I suppose Radlers are technically beer but if your looking for any lager characteristics about all you'll get is some husk. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 19:07:55 | More by DogFood11
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PBRstreetgang

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2006 08:03:40 | More by PBRstreetgang
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 17:13:56 | More by BEERchitect
Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
77 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.