Wernesgruner Radler | Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

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Wernesgruner RadlerWernesgruner Radler

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Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Summer

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of garymuchow
3.34/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as some others I've had. The base pils is not as prominent. The fruit juice is about right though, not being over the top, esp. not too sweet or too tart. This is about as brilliantly clear as it can get. Very pale and full white head with nice stamina. Somewhat sweet and tart lemon that seems more real than artificial. Feels bigger than one would expect a 2.5% abv drink to be. Nice prickly bubbles with a very refreshing quality. Seems a little hopped too. Aftertaste is more sweet and then a little dry. The flavor is the weakest part of this drink. Many other aspects are pretty good.

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Photo of jsh420
4.03/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Can: Poured a bright super light yellow color beer with a bright white head which dissipates very quickly. Aroma of lemon syrup is quite overpowering with loads of sweet notes also easily identifiable. Taste is dominated by fake lemon syrup with loads of residual sugar noticeable. Body is light with spritzy carbonation. Worse than your run of the mills radler if you can believe it.

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Photo of TerryW
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Not so good. Sugary sweet over top of a standard pils. No real lemon bite and the saccharin character of the whole thing is just too distracting. Got that distinctive sucralose finish happening. Feh. Not a particularly good radler.

What does astound me though is how crystal clear the beer is. To look at it you could pretty much mistake it for an unadulterated pilsner. Clear straw brew under a chunky white head that settles to a heavy cap, lots of lace.

I'd just sidestep this one.

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Photo of liamt07
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Jotora
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $2.60 CDN.

Appearance - really light pale yellow color topped by about two and a half fingers of white head. A few bubbles are present and some nice lacing is left behind.

Smell - pop like lemon lime aroma. Nothing else of substance. Sugary smelling even from here.

Taste - overly sugary sweet some artificial lemony flavor. Not a whole lot else and the sweetness is overbearing.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated and the sugars cling to the mouth.

Overall - lacks the refreshing nature I've found in other radlers because the sweetness is too much. A pass in the future unless you really want to tick another radler.

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Photo of Cycle69
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WillAndSarah
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of thehyperduck
2.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

500 mL can picked up at the LCBO; best before May 16 2015. Served well-chilled.

Pours a pale straw-yellow, topped with two fingers of fluffy white head. It wilts steadily over the next few minutes, resulting in a filmy cap accompanied by a few rings of messy lace. The aroma is reminiscent of lemon dish soap, with some sugary sweetness and diet lemon-lime soda notes.

The taste is very similar - lots of lemon and lime, with a sugary sweetness that gradually transmutes into a chemically, unnaturally saccharine flavour from the artificial sweeteners. There's an out-of-place, oddly grassy flavour in the finish, which kind of reminds me of regular Wernesgruner. That fake-sweet aspartame flavour lingers in the aftertaste, even moreso than in most diet soft drinks. It's actually quite off-putting. Thin-bodied, with fizzy carbonation comparable to most soft drinks. Leaves a somewhat syrupy feel behind on the palate.

Final Grade: 2.2, a D. Wernesgruner's is one of the worst radlers I have ever had the displeasure of consuming, tasting more like a diet soft drink than a legitimate beer. What was wrong with using actual sugars, like a regular lemonade/radler? At 113 calories per can, this might be pretty light as far as 'beers' go, but there is no shortage of serviceable shandies and radlers made without artificial sweeteners. Do yourself a favour and try one of them, while avoiding this swill.

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Wernesgruner Radler from Wernesgrüner Brauerei AG
2.53 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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