Radler Trail Bier
von Trapp Brewing

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
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Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.79%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
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von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
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Notes: This beer is a refreshing blend of a light lager with grapefruit. Perfect for summer sessions, outdoor activities, and enjoying the day. Radler originated as a drink called Radlermass (cyclist liter) created by innkeeper Franz Kugler in the small town of Deisenhofen, just outside Munich. Enjoy our Radler on or off the trail!

20 IBU
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Bouleboubier:
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can; BB: 09/15/21; purchased cold single at Pinocchio's... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: extremely over-carbonated, huge head 2:1 to liquid; pink-amber liquid, hazy as helles; pearly white foam, builds high, crumbles quick... slippy lace, aka no lace

S: perfumy grapefruit drenched croissant... a subtle herbal edge of noble hop?... grapefruit upholstry

T: nutty yeast, grapefruit dandruff, crackery back note... an initial citrusy burst, splaying out away, leaving a dry, desiccated grapefruit peel, mildly nutty toast-tinged granola; fruity, lightly pingy-spicy, and quickly vacuum-dry...

F: juice with body... soft spicy warmth builds quick?... more juice than 'lager'?; subtly silky flow, long finish, delicately acidic afterglow

O: cloudiest, dirtiest, dankest Radler I've had, ever, and I'm grateful... it ain't quite a hefe-Radler, but it's got the look... won't zazz your senses, but it's full-flavored for its construct... may be able to throw back a 12-pack, idk (1760)

May 12, 2021
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bobv from Vermont

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch off white head over a peach colored body with scant lacing. Nose of grapefruit with taste of the same. Good feel and overall, a highly quenching summer refresher to be sure. I could drink a few of these in a sitting, most definitely.
Prost!

Sep 15, 2020
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SFHbeerME from Maine

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

May 10, 2021
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beerrat from Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Velivolus1 from Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 09, 2021
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Von Trapp folks added this beer. The can calls it a radler but the brewer categorizes it as a Helles. It tastes more like a radler. Not fruity enough at least in comparison to the German/Austrian radlers I’ve tasted.

Jun 17, 2021
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a giant mug for some reason.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of white head. No retention or lacing whatsoever.

Aromas of grapefruit, bready malt, and subtle spicy hops.

The flavor is much of the same. Grapefruit juice up front followed by some grassiness and a ton of doughy malt.

The feel is medium-light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Dry finish. Could use a bit more carbonation but very nice, nonetheless.

Overall, this is a nice radler. There is absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever, but I think it accomplished what it set out to be: A highly drinkable summer beer. Refreshing as a beer can get.

Jun 24, 2021
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.78. Best By 9/15/21, so hard to say when it was canned but seems to be relatively fresh and summer just started.

Look: Honestly doesn't look so pretty as it looks like what it is - beer with grapefruit juice. Then again, it doesn't look that different from a lot of hazy beers. It's peach colored and a bit murky....almost looks like a mimosa. No head retention due to the acidity.

Smell: The aroma is very citrusy, floral, and perfumy. Lots of pink grapefruit - very fleshy and pulpy, sweet, zesty and aromatic as well. Also a bit grassy and earthy from the Helles lager, but the pink grapefruit is the star of the show. Smells nice.

Taste: Very crushable and refreshing. The first sip was a huge gulp as I am thirsty and this is quenching my thirst and very tasty on my palate. Up front, it's juicy, sweet, and tart. The finish is mildly pithy and bitter, overall finishes semi-dry.

Feel: Nicely carbonated, it's spritzy and refreshing. It would be nice if the finish is crisper, but that's hard to achieve with the residual sugar in this beer.

Overall: There will always be people who hate on these types of beers. I don't care, I disagree with those people and think that these types of beers are delicious, especially in the summertime. This is a 3.9% ABV beer. You can either achieve a 3.9% ABV beer by diluting a stronger beer (as was done here with the addition of grapefruit), or you can achieve a 3.9% ABV beer by using just enough malt and other fermentables to yield such a low ABV result. To me, this is still a beer and as long as BA allows me to review it, that's all that matters.

From can:
A refreshing summer session blend of Helles-style lager with grapefruit.

Jun 23, 2021
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 25, 2021
Radler Trail Bier from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 9 ratings