Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)

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very good

716 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 32
Gots: 149 | FT: 1
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Austria

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-12-2011

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Ratings: 716 | Reviews: 108
Photo of W_Des
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a can. Nice grapefruit radler. Not too sweet and just tasty all around. Nice medium carbonation for a soda-like mouth feel. It's refreshing.

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Is this Squirt? This is closer to a grapefruit soda than a beer.

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy light yellow, airy head, ok lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Lemon citrus pledge. Tastes like lemon drop candy.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing, not too much residual sugar.

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great beer. Good for hot summer days

Photo of robgutie
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh, light feel with loots of carbonation. Lots of citrus, with a mix of sweetness and bitter grapefruit. Aftertaste maybe a bit to bitter, but thats to be expected with grapefruit. Really refreshing and tasty.

Photo of safaricook
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really refreshing Radler. I like the bitterness and its moderate fruity sweetness. The underlying Pilsener/Austrian Märzen can be found if you know what to look for. However, this is a Radler how it is supposed to be, nothing more.

Photo of Beejay
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light pale yellow, very cloudy with a nice white head.

S: Grapefruit juice with a nice orange peel sweetness. Sweet, and packed with grapefruit character...

T: Sweet grapefruit juice, but very bright and sweet. Lots of citrus with a nice champagne character as well. Flavorful, and easy drinking.

M: very light body, high active carbonation, and a light freshness in the finish.

O: Overall, this is just damn tasty, basically alcoholic grapefruit juice. It's light, refreshing, and easy drinking. This would do very well on a summer day.

Photo of yetijosie
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this thing is perfect, its a high quality soda with some beer in it. The grapefruit and the beer blend to create the perfect summer drink.

Photo of pvo
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very good for what it is: a light, crisp, low ABV, grapefruit flavored beer-like drink. Ideal for a mid-afternoon barbecue.

Photo of tykechandler
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So sweet, blech! One of my least favorite things

Photo of Franziskaner
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Faintly yellow and extremely hazy in appearance. No head but vigorous carbonation bubbles up to the top. Aroma is strong and could be described as similar to lemon lime soda. I take another sniff and I can see that being more grapefruit in nature. The taste is very similar to soda and is very sweet in character. The carbonation and citrus nature is so abundant in taste and in scent that each sip cleanses my sinuses. It's very refreshing and would be nice on a blistering hot day. It's. Bit sweet for my taste.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Quick review here. This stuff is barely beer but I love it with the right people in the right place with the right weather. Sweet & super-carbonated it is totally crushable. Grapefruit flavor is amazing here.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

4/2/15 (Can) - Murky blond pour, minimal head and carbonation. Citrus and grapefruit aroma and pleasant taste. Feel smooth, light taste, ABV and kick. Nice relaxing summer radler offering.

Photo of twreed2
2.47/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like fruit beers but this had no beer taste at all.

Photo of gopens44
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

So my rating of this is based on what it is, not what other beers are (kinda how it should be, right?). What we have here is the perfect summer day beer (which I tried in the winter...). A beer that shandys likely were designed to emulate. My rating is also a little all over the place. First off, the beer looks tragic. Barely fizzy piss. Perhaps drinking straight from the can is a good route to take. Get past the look and take a whiff to find a pleasant fruity fragrance that seems far less contrived than most shandys I have had. Move on to taste and it is light, fruity, refreshing and crisp. All this at 2.5%!!! As for finish, here's another bonus - not cloyingly sweet as the taste may suggest! Look, this isn't something you will crack open and have an intellectual moment over, but if you have a summer drinking marathon in your future, you have GOT to get a few of these. Especially if that marathon starts before noon!

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes just as advertised. Drank from a can. Quite refreshing and tasty.

Photo of dagubna
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Idk if I'd consider this a beer really but it does taste great and it def has beer in it. Good enough for me.

Photo of JustSomeSkank
4.93/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is phenomenal out of the tall boy cans! In the glass bottles the taste is different and carbonation seems less preserved.
In a bottle I'd rate it about a 3.0
In a can: 5.0

Photo of OliviaMcKee
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great on warm/hot evenings!

Photo of rogacks
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not a big grapefruit fan, but this is nice on a hot day.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy yellow-orange color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades almost instantly, leaving almost no foam or lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a grapefruit citrus smell with some other smells of lemon and orange. Along with the Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet citrus flavor with the citrus being a blend of orange and a little bit of grapefruit. These flavors create a base flavor for the brew remaining throughout to the end. A very light herbal and grassy flavor join these tastes later on, producing in the end a rather sweet and fruity spiked citrus soda like flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is quite high. For the fruity soda like nature of the brew the feel is fantastic and makes for a very refreshingly sweet brew.

Overall – While more soda like then beer, it is a good summer beverage that would be fantastic for a hot summer day when doing yard work.

Photo of Svingjo
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beverage is 50% beer and 50% grapefruit juice and had people turning their nose up at it in the beginning of a recent tasting I held but this tasty treat converted a lot of the people by the end. It's mild beer and pink grapefruit taste changed a few minds. Like I said to the crowd, I'd rather drink this than a fake fruit cider or cooler and obviously the majority agreed.

Photo of AuntBea
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing in the Summer. Nice color and easy pour. Not much foam.

Photo of Immortale25
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottom of can says 16934.

A- Pours a lemonade/pineapple juice yellow with a 1/8 inch white head that barely retains at all before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass with minimal wispy surface foam.

S- Grapefruit juice with the faintest bit of malt presence.

T- Moderately tart grapefruit juice flavor with nearly no actual "beer" flavor. I wouldn't even be able to tell you this had alcohol in it if I didn't know prior to drinking it. The sweetness comes through just enough to keep the grapefruit from being too much. Kind of wears on the palate after a while.

M- Has a juicy citrus tang to it with medium carbonation and the lightest of bodies.

O- Not bad, and this is coming from a guy who usually hates the taste of grapefruit. I've been hearing so many different people rave about this stuff I had to give in and buy a can. After half the can, it gets to be too grapefruity but they certainly accomplished what they were going for.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 330 mL bottle into a pint glass, golden with a short white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: slice a pink grapefruit, smell it, that is all

T: sweet and sour grapefruit flavors up front, finish has a malty wheat beer quality

M: thin and refreshing

O: love it, totally different take on a fruit beer

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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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