Lightshine Radler | Wibby Brewing

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Brewed by:
Wibby Brewing
Colorado, United States
wibbybrewing.com

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lightshine Helles with a splash of raspberry lemonade.

Added by Todd on 06-29-2017

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wibby's take on a traditional radler blends their Helles with a splash of raspberry lemonade. 12oz can from the brewery.

Pours with a slight haze and a creamy white lace. Smells like powered drink mix. Opens up very light on the palate with low carbonation. Malty, bready base that's slightly sweet with notes of raspberry, limes and semi-tart lemonade. Like most radlers, while the base is beer the beer gets lost in the blend. And that's okay, because it's a radler. Finishes dry, lemony and moreish.

I'd love to see more carbonation and the raspberry lemonade ratio dialed back just a bit, but overall Lightshine Radler is refreshingly crushable.

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Photo of japa2434
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very refreshing and chuggable craft brew. You can mess around and send a 6 pack, which is a shame considering this is the arnold palmer of the beer world

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Photo of habaceeba
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i am generally not a fan of a brewery taking one of its staple beers and bastardizing it with some fruit or whatever. it always seems like a reach, a marketing ploy or something, but this is better than most, and the raspberry element in there along with the lemon makes a lot of sense. the smart thing is that there isnt too much of it, the helles lager underneath is still the main point, but the lemonade aspect just gives it a lighter summery tweak that isnt out of place or forced. the lemon seems natural and tart, and it cuts the somewhat hearty grain base just right, while the raspberry adds a little sweetness, but also seems real natural, somehow harmonizing with the lager yeast here for something quite rustic despite its modern fusion. the fact that its still real simple and direct lends to high drinkability, and the perky carbonation is important to keep it that way too. these guys are making some really nice beers right now, i need to find time to get up to their taproom and dig a little deeper, but everything i have had so far has been well ahead of expectations. nicely done here, wise to tread lightly with something as polarizing as a fruity radler...

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shraggy
2.82/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: Hazy yellow with a slight orange tint; mellow head that goes away quickly; no visible carbonation.

Smell: Strong notes of raspberry and roses with undertones of lemon and other mixed floral scents

Taste: Very sweet with a dominant, candy-like raspberry flavor; floral notes; strange medicinal undertone; sweet, slightly shrimpy (?) aftertaste; doesn't really taste much like beer...

Mouth Feel: Very light, watery feel with moderate, fine-grain carbonation that quickly dissipates.

Overall: I must concede that I am not the biggest fan of overly sweet/fruity beers. While I love the flowery nose and refreshing drinkability, I found the flavor to just be too sweet to the point that I didn't even finish half of my glass. For anyone who can stand the sweetness, though, this would be a very nice, aromatic Helles for summer session drinking.

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Lightshine Radler from Wibby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 7 ratings