Swill American Radler | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Swill American RadlerSwill American Radler
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Swill American RadlerSwill American Radler

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mactrail on 06-20-2014

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale amber yellow in the big chalice. Modest foam but very carbonated. Aroma of candied fruit.

This does taste exactly like San Pelligrino orange soda. The label talks of "American Sour and multiple waves of citrus." Well, maybe, but there is nothing sour about it. Quite sweet. Really sweet with sugary fruit flavors. Tangy and fizzy. Just a faint beeriness.

It's a little strong for an orange soda, but quite drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Metropolitan Market in Kirkland, WA.

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Photo of ChugMan
2.44/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Important note: After drinking this beer I discovered it had been recalled by 10 Barrel (viewable on their Facebook page) due to over carbonation.

A - Lemon-amber. Extreme head erupts out of the glass even with a mild pour!
S - Sweet, soft citrus
T - Sugary sweet. A little tart like Cook's champagne. Sprite, apple juice, candied white grapefruit. Some light yeasty / breadyness on the end. Not nearly as sour as expected but there is a faint lactic zing present.
M - Syrupy and fizzy. Very comparable to a sticky high fructose soda.
O - Light but not refreshing, fruity but tastes artificial. Too similar to Smirnoff Ice for me.

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Photo of LeGranFromage
2.1/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Looks apple juice and smells like it too with heavy citrus notes. The first sip was very sweet, too sweet for my liking. This is the first beer by 10 Barrel that I have not liked. Might consider mixing it with some hard liquor. I am to blame for buying this beer. Thought I was getting a variety pack, but was in a rush and was not paying close attention, so I got whole case of it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, from a random grocery store in Sandpoint, Idaho. Maybe a strange introduction to this brewery for me, but they was sellin' it, and I was buyin'.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with just a few teensy floaties, and one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some minor low-lying raincloud lace around the glass as things quickly settle.

It smells of semi-sweet lemon and lime juice, bready pale malt, a soft stoney flintiness, and an ethereal and rather indistinct bitterness. The taste is fairly sweet lemon/lime, perhaps a bit of those sugary candied orange slices for good measure, an underwhelmingly malty graininess, and a still hard to detect, wan, and let's just say leafy and earthy bitterness.

The carbonation is pretty much inert for the most part, barely a frothy tickle to be bargained for, the body a so-so middleweight, but bolstered by that heady saccharine character, so of course it's smooth, smooth, smooth! It finishes sweet, but on the downswing, as my palate, being North American, is now duly acclimatized, and I now find this not to be all that.

Yeah, a simple fruit beer, one where the underlying brew is more or less obfuscated, in that it's hard to determine (or just not worth it) if it's even a lager or a blonde ale in there. Kind of flat, overall, and not in the same league as the better domestic citrus radlers currently available, if you look around.

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Photo of JMar_10
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.32/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drichardson
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swill has an odd aroma, but it's crisp and clean. Nice golden color, clear. Yes, it's lemony and sweet, really sweet, but that's exactly what it was intended to be and it's well executed. Wouldn't want it all the time, but it is something I'll pick up once a year, at least - and I also think the 2015 version is the best one yet.. The scores here, in my opinion, are a tad unfair. Bonus points for no exploding bottles this year.

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Photo of bombventure
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Beardo
3.21/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RyanK252
2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours super clear light golden straw with a kinda fizzy off white head that quickly settles to a thin layer and before you know it has disappeared, not really leaving any lacing.

S: Sugary sweet, a little citrus, lemon, and a little light malt.

T: Pretty sweet, like lemonade, with a pretty minimal malt presence.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Basically, it just tastes like lemonade soda. Nothing wrong with that, but I would prefer some more hop bitterness and malt presence to counter all the sweetness. Good choice to bring to a bbq for people who aren't beer fans.

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Photo of RGT77
2.12/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Patrickd
2.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MattSlem
2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of RHVC59
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of BakaGaijin
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bis4beer70
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of DudMan
3.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a good tasting, easy drinking summer beer. It serves it purpose. I like it and would buy it again.

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Photo of Brazenbookbug
2.54/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

smh! I coulda had a wine cooler.

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Photo of travolta
1.34/5  rDev -54%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of camarocrazy67
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Metal_N_Brew
4.96/5  rDev +70.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Swill American Radler from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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