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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Bmaximus

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells strongly of grapefruit and the taste is very light. It is one of the few beers my girlfriend would drink because it is basically like drinking juice. Love the smell and love the taste but it doesn't seem like much of a beer at a low 2.5% ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 02:41:33 | More by Bmaximus
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is somewhat hazy light pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The beer mostly tastes like grapefruit soda, but isn't tangy like grapefruit juice. A very slight amount of sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This doesn't taste much like a beer but is very easy to drink and would make for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:28:32 | More by metter98
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours straw yellow in color and is slightly hazy. It is topped with an inch of white head.

S - It smells like really sweet grapefruit soda.

T - It tastes like the soda "Squirt" with sugar in it.

M - Moderate and creamy.

O - This beer would probably be more refreshing in the summer than on a 5° winter day. It is a little too sweet for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 05:55:57 | More by buschbeer
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Florida9

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very light pastel straw or hay in color. Cloudy, but still quite transparent. Barely forms any head. No lacing.

S: Aroma is of grapefruit soda, which I guess isn't overly surprising. Citrus zest and maybe a little hay, but in reality it's just grapefruit soda.

T: Well the taste is of grapefruit soda also, which I guess shouldn't be surprising either. Moderately sweet, but not cloying. Lightly tart, like an effervescent lemonade made with grapefruit juice instead of lemon juice and sparkling water. Almost candy-like, but in a good way.

M: Lighter bodied. Medium carbonation. Light tartness.

O: I remember my first Radler in Germany and have been enjoying them since. Typically I make up a batch of my own to enjoy over the hot summer months. However, with that said I hesitate to call this a beer. More like a bottled beer cocktail. Never-the-less, its still a pleasant drink. Light, refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:30:34 | More by Florida9
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Looks yellow... kind of like Fresca. Yeah, this looks like Fresca for sure.

SMELL: Smells quite like grapefruits, if I had to compare the smell to anything I'd say it smelled a lot like Fresca.

TASTE: Taste is very grapefruit heavy, very much like Fresca. Are we sure this isn't Fresca?

MOUTHFEEL: feels like a soda... a certain soda...

OVERALL: This beer is literally Fresca. Someone put Fresca in a bottle and told me its beer. You're saying this isn't Fresca? Bullshit, its Fresca. That's not a bad thing though because Fresca is great.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2013 03:43:20 | More by valianes
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, enjoyed chilled in a stemless wine glass.

the color is like a lemondrop -golden hazed with quick falling snow white head that becomes a ring of beads. The smell is a mix of sweet grapefruit -tropical and floral odors with slight citrus element like grapefruit soda. The feel is vibrant with moderate carbonation and light body with citrus tanginess and light wheat creaminess in the middle with moderately dry finish

The taste has a sweet citrus flavor which is tangy but not bitter with some light wheat flavor adding to the sweetness of the grapefruit and presenting some malt in the flavor with a more lemony flavor middle to finish with slight efferscent spice in the background. Overall a very well balanced radler - nice mix of wheat with citrus fruit not going overboard it starts like citrus/grapefruit soda and finished more like lemon/wheat -enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 15:41:32 | More by Slatetank
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GreggT

California

4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful summer brew that always tastes great, very refreshing. Enjoy the citrus grapefruit taste. It blends seamlessly with the beer enhancing the overall taste and experience. Very crisp! Also enjoy the Lemon Radler from Stiegl, but the grapefruit is my favorite!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:26:30 | More by GreggT
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml can. Pours a cloudy and fizzy yellowish color with no head. Nose is full of grapefruit with some lemon, notes of Sprite, and not much else. The taste is even brighter with nice grapefruit notes. The grapefruit has a bit of pucker but is sweetened up by the soda. I really don't detect any notes of the beer that is somewhere hidden in here, but I guess that's okay because this is incredibly tasty and refreshing. Mouthfeel is effervescent and light. Overall, this is my first Radler and it is quite delicious. This drinks much more like a soda than a beer.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 08:36:21 | More by homebrew311
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Fizzy head, hazy yellow straw

SMELL: Fresh grapefruit juice, zest, faint graininess, soda, clean

TASTE: Crisp, slick, lighter body, tart, grapefruit zest, juicy, sweet, hint of alcohol, cereal, faint bitterness, almonds; tart, dry finish

Imagine working outside on a blistering hot day ... you want something that is going to quench your thirst, but also something sweet, not so alcoholic and still beer-ish. It’s as simple as cutting a beer with soda. Stiegl opted for grapefruit rather than the traditional lemon here. Surprised this style has not caught on in the US yet—good drinking for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 23:05:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Stiegl Grapefruit Radler a couple weeks ago for $3.19 at The Lager Mill. I've never had a Grapefruit Radler before, but I've always wanted to try one, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date, but it just showed up so I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks pretty nice, it's got some nice bright color and a good design. it's pretty eye catching. It poured a very hazy yellow color that took on more of pastel yellow color when held to the light with two fingers worth of bubbly head that quickly faded to nothing and it left pretty much no lacing behind. This beer looks decent for the style, but it's not an overall attractive looking beer.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by a huge grapefruit aroma that completely dominates this beer and it does smell like a freshly cut grapefruit. There's a slight wheat aroma in the background that's hardly noticeable. The aroma is nice and it's just as advertised.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a high amount of sweetness followed by a huge grapefruit aroma that dominates this beer again imparting that same freshly cut grapefruit aspect with a little more citrus flavors in the background. Up next comes a very slight wheat flavor that is barley noticeable. On the finish there's no bitterness with some lighter tart flavors taking it's place and it had a very sweet and grapefruit like aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Radler and it really showcased the Grapefruit.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, refreshing, not filling, on the fuller side of being light bodied with a slightly higher medium carbonation that was slightly prickly. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a nice example of a Radler, it really highlighted those fresh grapefruit flavors and I could see how this would be a nice and refreshing after doing yard work in the summer time. This beer, had great drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, clean, refreshing, not filling, and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these, but hopefully it doesn't trigger any heartburn. What I liked the most about this beer was the fresh grapefruit flavor and the true to style mouthfeel they both worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the sweetness, I think it would be a little better if the sweetness was toned down a little and let more of that grapefruit tartness shine through. I would buy this beer again, but I think I would mainly get it in the summer since I think it's very fitting for the season. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fruit beers, shandys, or grapefruits. All in all I was happy with this beer, it had all the makings of a good radler and besides the higher sweetness I thought it was pretty sessionable. This be made for a decent first impression of this brewery and I'll have to keep an eye out for more beers from them, nice work guys.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 22:22:04 | More by StoutHunter
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was surprised to see this and snagged a single yesterday afternoon. I had the lemon shandy some time ago and was pleased with it. Not blown away but remembered it to be interesting enough. Also, this is the second grapefruit radler I have seen in person.

Appearance is okay, fizzes up and blows off fast leaving no trace of head. Has a light dusty straw appearance.

Smells pretty sweet and pretty lemonadey. Hints of grapefruit rind and a slight lager beer like smell... but the beer smell is pretty overwhelmed by the sweetness which has a soda like quality to it.

Hits pretty hard with the sweetness. Pretty soda-pop like and not very well balanced with the beer. The sweetness flows through a balanced lemonade into a soda pop candy sweetness and then drops into a sweet white wine sort of sweetness. There is a lot of lemonade to me for this. The grapefruit is there, it comes in closer to the end but if someone hadn't told me it may have taken me a little bit to pick up on the grapefruit. I wish there would have been a bit more beer to this as well. The beer is pretty well muted and covered over. You can find it. But it all is pretty unbalanced. Not like I remember the lemon radler being.

Mouthfeel is okay, A bit on the sticky side with the sweetness but goes through a bit of a tartness and a dryness with the citrus. A bit grainy with the carbonation... and again... yes, soda-pop like.

In the end, I had hoped for a bit more of a potent grapefruit and not this sort of lemonade sort of thing. The sweetness was a bit too punchy as well. The balance between beer and fruit juice is pretty heavily on one side. But it is pretty clean and drinkable. I could imagine on a hot day next to a lake this may be a pretty favorable choice and a good crowd pleaser especially when there are people who may not drink a lot of beer around. Also the low ABV is nice, you can have one or two and feel good. Continue about your day without feeling sluggish. I won't go to grab more, I was satisfied enough to try it though. Not bad, but nothing crazy.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 22:48:40 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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emerge077

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Most shandies suck. I'll just come right out and say it. Saccharine sweet, candy tasting junk.
Not this one though, it's tart and refreshing, definitely not as sweet as most.

Cloudy golden yellow, thin fizzy head that audibly fizzles and fades out. Looks like lemonade, sans pulp. In the light there are stray bubbles here and there.

Moderately tart verging on sour grapefruit, similar to an Aranciata or Orangina. Unsweetened fruity citrus at first, though a hint of sweetness is there towards the middle. As it warms there's a hint of graininess from the 40% lager. Ample carbonation, dry through the teeth and gums. Drank one and wanted another, it's extremely quenching. A good low-alcohol alternative, especially if you like sour beers.

After a strenuous bike ride with 20 lbs. on my back, this was the perfect thing to cool down with... which is it's precise intended purpose. It's not an IPA, "not beer", whatever. More for me, because it's a fucking delicious beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 22:49:19 | More by emerge077
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml can from LCBO for $2.60 CDN into a pint glass

Appearance - weak yellowy color, medium pour yields minimal head and no retention time. Drink is hazy.

Smell - Strong Grapefruit (duh), maybe some soda smell in there for good measure. Faint traces of beer smell once most of it is consumed.

Taste - Grapefruit flavored beer. Beer is barely perceptible here tastes more like a soft drink than anything. Not unpleasant and surely refreshing on a hot summer day, but I can't imagine I will want more than one.

Mouthfeel - Very highly carbonated, nice fizzy feel to it. Nice at first, but after a few sips the carbonation is too much and its too much of one thing. The high carbonation and fizziness remind me of European Fanta only available at Polish delis. That is a good thing.

Overall - No perceptible alcohol but didn't realize until i came here that it was 2.5%. Suddenly everything makes a lot more sense now.A better offering in terms than many of the other flavored beers / shandies of the world, but unless it’s a hot summer day this is not a repeat purchase.

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 23:49:16 | More by DenisKolkin
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After trying Whistler's Grapefruit Ale earlier this year, I was ready to write off all grapefruit beers forever. Someone pointed out this one to me in a top five summer beers list, and then when I saw cans at the BCLS for 2.99, I figured, why not give it a try?

A: Yellow and hazy. Minimal head, very little retention. Kind of looks like pop, but hazy.
S: It actually smells like grapefruit! I'm picking up nothing beer-related at all, though.
T: Initial taste is pretty similar to grapefruit San Pellegrino. It's only in the after taste that I notice it's beer.
F: Like pop, but flatter.

Would I buy it again? Probably not. It's enjoyable, but it's closer to grapefruit San Pellegrino than it is to beer. Why drink beer that lacks the characteristics of beer?

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 00:38:39 | More by souvenirs
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500 mL can from the LCBO; best before 1/5/2014. Listed at 2%, this is probably the closest thing to 'near beer' I've ever bothered reviewing - but even still, I've heard mostly good things about this radler, so I figured I'd give it a shot while the last of this year's hot weather is in the process of winding down. Served well-chilled.

Pours a sunny lemonade-yellow colour, opaque with haze and topped with over two fingers of fizzy, white head. It wilts quickly over the next minute, with a thin, soapy film at the surface being its only remnant. I love the aroma on this one - juicy pink grapefruit is the most dominant contributor by far, with hints of lime soda and sugar. Not very beer-like, and pretty one-dimensional, but as a grapefruit fan it's definitely got my mouth watering - what more do you want from a light fruit beer?

Pretty damn tasty, although the caveat of 'not being very beer-like' still applies. Some light lemon-lime notes come through upon the initial sip, followed soon after by a fruity sweetness that is quickly overwhelmed by grapefruit citrus, which stays strong into the finish. Some mild pale malts show up briefly toward the tail end, but citrus is obviously the focus here. The aftertaste is fairly acidic, with a mild grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers briefly. The body is light (as one should probably expect from a 2% fruit beer), with soda pop carbonation that provides the palate with a modest bite. Easily one of the most drinkable fruit beers I've ever had - very crisp and refreshing; the perfect pairing for a hot summer's day (or even a warm summer evening).

Final Grade: 4.00, just barely eking out an A-. Stiegl Grapefruit Radler isn't the sort of beer that is going to be knocking many BA's socks off, but it's still a fine radler that stands strong when compared to most other light, sessionable fruit beers. With its aerated, spritzy mouthfeel, miniscule alcohol content and a flavour that reminds me of a good (non-aspartame-sweetened) version of Fresca, this stuff barely even qualifies as beer - but it's still delicious, and I must therefore give it some well-deserved props. People buy light fruit beers because it's hot as hell out and they want something tasty to quench their thirst - not to experience the complex range of malt or hop flavours/aromas typically found in beer. This particular brew is a very solid choice for anyone in the aforementioned situation, and if you handed me one after a day of sweaty, exhausting work, I'd be one happy panda, that's for sure.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 23:49:56 | More by thehyperduck
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Maverick25

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I usually really hate fruit infused beers, they always miss the mark, that is until I had this Radler. Its fantastic. I would not rush out to buy a six pack for a single sitting, but its a great palet cleanser for a night of beer tastings. Its also extremely refreshing for hot summer nights. One can, or pint will usually do you good for 3-4 other brews. My wife likes beer, and loves this beer, so it is a little girly if you ask me. However I keep grabbing a few cans, when in stock.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 17:05:47 | More by Maverick25
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RickS95

Indiana

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Initially it's not bad looking as it resembles a regular hefe. Very cloudy, milky golden yellow with a thick haze. The head is thick and white. However, there's no retention, despite a couple fingers of head and once the bubbles are gone, it just looks like grapefruit juice.

Spicy, citrusy smell. Strong grapefruit scent as you might imagine. There is a wheaty smell to it.

The taste isn't bad at all. It's a bit strong in the grapefruit department, but I guess that's the point. Kind of hard for me to call it a beer.

I like the feel. It's sweet and tart at the same time before a carbonated, spicy, crisp bite develops. Lots of citrus and acid, with a tangy sweetness that never leaves. Light bodied. No hop or alcohol presence...again, sort of hard to call it a beer.

It is what it is, a hybrid more than anything. Great for a warm day. Pleasant taste, maybe a bit sweet. Is it a beer?

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 02:23:59 | More by RickS95
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a whiteish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very strong of grapefruit, some sweetness. Taste is soda like, grapefruit, sweet, some sour notes, tasty but not very beer like. Feels light and highly carbonated in the mouth and overall was pretty good, but I wouldn't want a steady diet of it.

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 00:18:43 | More by tone77
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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lemony hue with a pinkish tinge to it. Slightly hazy. A very short lived fizzy off white head briefly surfaced before fizzing away into nothing. Looks like soda.
S: Grapefruit dominates the nose as expected, with soda-like notes of sweet citrus coming through as well.
T: Refreshing grapefruit soda taste with a slight light-beer finish. Clean bready lager finish, sweet and lightly citrus pith bitter aftertaste. More bready beer flavors comes out as it warms.
M: Light body, tingly soda carbonation. Clean and refreshing mouthfeel. Scrubbing and crisp.
O: A refreshing combination that would especially be great on a hot day. Reminded me a bit too much of soda for me to get too excited about it though.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:55:08 | More by scottfrie
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was another big score recently at Binney's (South Loop) in Chicago on my way to the Great Taste of the Midwest (GTMW) as The CANQUEST (TM) CANtinues on its merry way!

From the CAN: "Beer With Fruit Soda Malt Beverage Specialty"; "40% Steigl-Goldbrau and 60% fruit soda from purely natural ingredients for an outstanding malt beverage specialty. Cloudy appearance."

A nice Crack followed by a decent Glug and I had a finger of fizzy, bone-white head that was really closer to soda pop than to a beer's head. Nose was fully grapefruit and my mouth was watering. I am more partial to pink grapefruit where this was a cloudy grapefruit-yellow color. Mouthfeel was thin, not watery, but very effervescent on the tongue. The taste was more sweet than tart, which was a negative for me because I like tart and not sweet. Finish was closer to tart, but I was still left with a sugary sweetness. I would CANsider this more of a novelty than a beer, but on a hot summer's day, it could be quite refreshing. I feel like now, I am ready for a beer.

Serving type: can

08-17-2013 16:48:03 | More by woodychandler
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange/grapefruit/lime smell. Very strong, almost overpowering aroma. Cloudy yellow color. Little to no head that fades quickly. Tastes like Orange Gatorade. That's the best comparison I can give. It doesn't blow me away. It's very sweet and easy to drink. Would be a good beer for people who don't like the taste of beer. With that said, it's not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:09:27 | More by Ryan_Graham
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 21 July 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a very pale straw yellow. Clear, with one fizzy finger of head. Loads of visible carbonation, looking like a soda, no surprise.

Smells like grapefruit soda. Tart, with only a little of that nasty bitterness that some grapefruits (and grapefruit beverages) have.

This tastes like amazing grapefruit soda, with a faint hint of beer. I really like this, but is it reasonable to call it beer? The only beer flavor I get is a mild malty sweet bend in the back.

Feel is nice, but again it's more soda than beer. Thin, fizzy prickly carbonation. Pleasant, even if it's heavily soda-like.

I don't know what to do with this stuff. Other than drink it. As for reviewing it, it's delicious, but it feels like a stretch to call it beer. But I will definitely call it yummy.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 01:54:51 | More by zeledonia
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voirinm

Texas

4.98/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Unusually strong fresh, light taste of grapefruit with a sweet, non-bitter finish. Very refreshing on a summer day. Beer is light and presents in a slightly frosted clarity--reminds me a little of Fresca when it wasn't a diet drink. Golden Amber color with a citrus smell. Served ice cold.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 18:20:42 | More by voirinm
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poued light in color, like a pink lemondae would, with a nice white head which dissipates quickly.

S: Loads of grapefruit juice with a note of Sprite like soda citrus.

T: Initial taste was grapefruit, but not overpowering grapefruit that would make you ppucker. Instead, this tasted like a blend of Sprite and grapefruit juice. A little sweet and somewhat dry on the finish

M: Light body, crisp, dry, high on the carbonation. All citrus here.

O: Not bad. I could see this being a good lawnmower or picnic beer for sure.

Serving type: can

08-07-2013 13:10:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of this because it is on sale at my store currently. All the ladies love this one, and understandably so because this does not really resemble beer at all. Not to sound sexist or anything. It's true though.

Anyway, I poured it from the can into a hefeweizen glass. In hindsight I should have just drunk it out of the can, but I kind of wanted to see what it looks like. It looks exactly like pineapple, but obviously not pulpy.

The smell is sweet and rich with grapefruit. Grapefruit is one of my favourite fruits to pair with beer, and there are so many great ones in my region (Alley Kat Grapefruit, Whistler Grapefruit ale for example) that settling for this seems a little odd. Regardless, it smells nice.

The taste is okay and certainly palatable, although it is really sweet, something I am not fond of with fruit beers. The grapefruit flavour is decent though, and the base beer they use is pretty good, which makes a huuuge difference.

Feel is good, mild carbonation makes this a real patio beer. There's nothing bad about this beer when you really look at it (except that it is a stretch to call it beer), but it's overrated. Still, if you can't stomach beer, this is something to try.

Serving type: can

08-05-2013 04:11:44 | More by Olek4374
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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.