Lemon Ginger Radler
Karbach Brewing Co.

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From:
Karbach Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.51 | pDev: 23.08%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
41
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 13, 2020
Added:
Mar 04, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  20
SCORE
81
Good
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Rated: 3.07 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.02 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Aug 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.19 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.45 by szk17 from Texas

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 2.01 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Featherman_78 from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
When rating a Radler, you’ve got to grade it as a Radler, not a beer. And if you’ve stayed or lived in Germany long enough, you’re going to have and eventually like Radlers. Sometimes nothing else will do - especially on a HOT day. A Radler (cyclist in German) is a mix of citrus soda and beer, and they are hugely popular throughout Germany and Austria in the summer. The idea is to provide cyclists and hikers with something of lower alcohol (for safe riding) and higher sugar for refreshment after high exertion.

So how is this one? It would be just OKAY in Germany - middle of the Bahn. It tastes a little artificial and a tiny bit over sweet. And German Radlers usually use a Weißbier as a base, so the “beer flavor” comes through stronger. But this is the US of A - you can’t just go find a Radler anywhere and a shandy IS NOT THE SAME, so we’re grading on a curve. If you NEED a Radler in the US, this is probably the best you’ll find!
May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a very cloudy yellow color with a small carbonated head with very minimal retention and mild lacing. Artificial lemon aroma with definite ginger. Not much else. Taste follows the same way. Tastes more like ginger ale with lemon added. Drinkable and may be refreshing on a very hot day but not what I would call a beer. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 06, 2019
 
Rated: 2.39 by aatazebeats from Texas

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very light yellow color with a large bubbly cap that rapidly diminishes.

Aroma primarily of lemon and ginger.

Tastes like a very mild light beer that has been flavored with lemon and ginger along with some sort of sweetening agent. If that was the goal they succeeded. It actually works very well in that regard.

Light texture with balancing carbonation.

I honestly believe that those who don't like any beer at all would find this palatable.
Jan 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.19 by jeschaefer from Texas

Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
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Reviewed by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Too gingery for my tastes but the lemon does do a good job at blending them together so it's not as an intense ginger flavor like some other beers out there.
Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by hornsdude77 from Texas

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by mamaraza from Texas

Jun 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by kkarimi from Texas

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.88 by elprofe from Texas

May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by depechemode1983 from Texas

2/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pours out semi cloudy golden in color. Head is white and soda pop like and is gone in just a few seconds. No lacing.
The nose has ginger and lemon as advertised but not much else.
The taste is sweet like a ginger ale with lemon.
The mouthfeel is that of a well carbonated ginger ale. Is this a pop?

"No sir I don't like it" -Mr. Horse-
May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by Kips from Texas

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.34 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 2.35 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Apr 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by Freedom_Flower from Texas

Mar 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by gilgar from Texas

Mar 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by Cizoc from Texas

Mar 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.94 by Stout_Scout from Texas

Jan 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by ryan_kg from Texas

1.64/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
I gave this beer a low rating for one simple reason...it does not even taste or feel like drinking a beer. Im very open to every beer and beer style. This is pretty much not a beer...its rather a lemonade soda.
Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.54/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Quick rating from a can:

Artificial lemon. Pleasant ginger.

Very simplistic fare. A decent summer sipper, but it won't dazzle discerning drinkers.

C- (2.54) / BELOW AVERAGE
Dec 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Jodio from Texas

Nov 30, 2017
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Karbach Lemon and Ginger Radler has a thick, quickly-dissipating, white head, a hazy, yellow-gold, appearance, bubble streams, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of yeasty cracker malt, subtle lemon & ginger, and a seawater note, oddly. Taste is the same, with lots of sugary sweetness. And, there is the odd seawater note, again. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Karbach Lemon and Ginger Radler finishes crisp, refreshing, easy going, and interesting. Unique.

RJT
Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Actually a decent beer, white head, gold/yellow toned ale. Smells like.. Ginger, citrus.. just like the name suggests. Quite similar to a soda with the carbonation. A thick, syrupy kind of flavor and consistency. Hint of tropical flavor. Not a bad beer.
Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.04 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Sep 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a Radler so it is somewhat soda like. I wouldn't recommend it with dinner or for slow sipping in front of the TV, but it is good for fast chugging in the Texas heat. As such it does its job.

Look: cloudy light yellow hue with a thick bubbly snow-white head.

Aroma: ginger and lemon

Taste: It is pretty much ginger ale with some lemon and some wheat beer character. However, it is a radler. The ginger blends in very nicely, not too much and not too little.

Feel: light body, significant carbonation
Sep 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 08, 2017
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Reviewed by subafly from Washington

4.74/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
If you're buying a radler you should know what you're getting - a half beer, half soda concoction. It's going to be sweet, high calorie and low alcohol. I've seen more and more on the market but this is the best I've found that can match the standard that's set by Schöfferhofer. A lot of radlers made by US breweries taste like a beer with a splash of flavoring. Karbach did it right and this is a nice, sweet beer with good lemon flavor. I don't notice the ginger as much but overall the taste is well balanced. The smell is right on. Great radler.
Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Texter from Texas

1.83/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Bought this beer after seeing it's score on BA, I don't know what "beer" those other reviews drank but this concoction is terrible, way too lemony and sweet. I can't even call it a beer. Figured it would be a sessionable float in the pool beer but it pales in comparison to the Shandy line from Leinenkugels.

Will never buy this again.
Jun 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by kristopher3 from Texas

May 14, 2017
Lemon Ginger Radler from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 55 ratings