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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BA SCORE
86
very good

460 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-12-2011)
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-22-2013 19:55:59 | More by BeerMeFitz
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-18-2013 12:31:26 | More by InspectorBob
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-17-2013 22:52:06 | More by MNBeerGeek
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-17-2013 21:42:46 | More by cofeeguru
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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-17-2013 20:29:54 | More by kodt
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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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kevwcamp

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-16-2013 20:55:42 | More by kevwcamp
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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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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-14-2013 21:50:41 | More by dfillius
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tbergsli

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-13-2013 02:56:08 | More by tbergsli
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-13-2013 02:49:42 | More by Knapp85
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-12-2013 21:12:07 | More by josephwa
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-11-2013 16:55:06 | More by ubenumber2
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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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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-11-2013 01:22:00 | More by Beezee
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-09-2013 02:34:32 | More by mzeld
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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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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-05-2013 23:05:30 | More by imperialking
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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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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-05-2013 00:34:35 | More by twelveinches
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2013 23:21:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-03-2013 14:23:23 | More by aasher
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-03-2013 00:46:16 | More by whatname
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bcheng

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-02-2013 22:59:19 | More by bcheng
Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.