Cranberry Orange Radler | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Cranberry Orange RadlerCranberry Orange Radler

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Boulevard Radler series is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a flavorful, thirst-quenching beverage. Radler was tailor-made for those with an active lifestyle, but you can enjoy our version even when doing nothing more strenuous that lifting it to your lips.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 50
Photo of SB2017
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hazy, rosy, this beer is the color of sunset. What a beautiful pour. The bubbly head quickly dissipated, however. It smells pretty nondescript. A little like mild blue moon. As fruity as you would expect from the name. It tastes pretty okay, a little sweet for me, but very drinkable. Feels a little like a soda. Decent summery beer.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy orange with a finger of khaki head that actually retains pretty well. Great lacing left behind. Aroma is orange, and punchy cranberries with light lemon zest and biscuit malts behind. It smells almost like a tame sour. Flavor profile is orange and cranberries, which carry a pleasant, but unmistakable tartness. Biscuit and earth malts form a "beery" base. Mouth feel is a little fizzy, but is otherwise crisp. It has a medium-thin thickness. Overall, lovely notes of orange and cranberry with modest malt notes combine with a crisp feel to keep this drinking super smooth and clean.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of ordybill
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a semi clear Amber color with a small white head. The aroma is cranberry. The taste follows the nose with some mild hops thrown in.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cranberry Orange Radler pours a hazy light copper color, with a small, but long lasting head. Big fruity aroma. Flavor hits you with a big orange note, then cranberries, and a bitter finish from the cranberries. Good body and feel. Overall, its a very full radler, big fruit flavors, the sweet and bitter doesn't meld that great.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can
Best By: 02/22/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pinkish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is nice, malty, kinda yeasty, with some nice touch of cranberry/orange, slightly tart. The taste is nice, malty, kinda yeasty, with a nice touch of cranberry/orange. kinda tart, some sweetness. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, a tasty one.

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: hazed dark orange/copper, large creamy one finger head.
N: cranberry tartness and orange upfront, soft wheat, oats, slight salty gose like notes.
T: sweet and tart cranberry and orange, soft oats, wheat, very simple.
B: soft body, medium to well carbonated, thin mouthfeel, good for abv and style.
Overall: a touch too sweet at times, drinks easy and is well done.

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Photo of bnes09
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light orange color with soda like bubbles. No head to speak of. Wheat and orange soda aroma. Plenty of orange flavor but cranberry is faint. No hops detected. Very sweet. Soda like feel. Carbonation is relatively short lived. Sticky finish. True to style but only slightly above average and too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A rosy orange sunset hue with haze in the appearance and thin white head with fine bead.
Smell is a lot of cranberry and a little orange like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving
Mouthfeel is tart tangy juicy and Fruity with moderate carbonation and mild sweetness with lingering tart berry
Taste is a great mix of wheat flavor and juicy cranberry with orange complimenting both in a refreshing flavorful yet light tasting and slightly puckering blood orange and cranberry fanciness long after the swallow
Overall a very enjoyable radler with fruit tart taste that is quenching and satisfying

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy pinkish burnt orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy pinkish white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer (a little more than 90%) and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of slightly sweet orange citrus, slightly sweet cranberry, and slightly sweet grainy malts along with light aromas of lemon citrus and wheat malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat and grainy malts with a light amount of grainy + simple syrup sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of slightly sweet orange citrus and slightly sweet, slightly tart cranberry along with a hint of lemon citrus. No discernible hop presence and minimal amounts of bitterness which fade away almost instantly leaving a light hint of cranberry orange cocktail in the finish.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Reminds me of Ocean Spray Cran-Orange from my childhood in the 1980s - sweetened cranberry juice mixed with orange. Easy to drink with just enough tartness + sweetness to be balanced and quite refreshing. Enjoyable.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had been meaning to try this one's CANterpart, Ginger Lemon Radler for a while & when I found both of them in CANs, I just knew that I needed to add them to The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Kansas City * Since 1989"; "Like our original Ginger Lemon Radler, Cranberry Orange Radler is a bright, uniquely refreshing beer. It's beautifully hazy and slightly pink in color, with sweet blood orange and a hint of cranberry."

I did a little in-CAN agitation before performing the Crack! I then gave it a hard Glug to generate two fingers of pinkish-white head that foamed up & then slowly fizzed back down. Color was a cloudy pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A). Nose was sweet with orange, but the cranberry gave it a slight tartness, causing it to have a potpourri-like scent in total. The mouthfeel was thin & watery. The taste was like an Ocean Spray juice cocktail - orangey, but mainly cranberry! I remember my maternal grandmother as always having one of their blends on-hand when I was a kid. I really liked the way that this kept the tartness in check with the inCANporation of the blood orange. Finish was semi-dry & I found this one to be MUCH more refreshing than the original. I CAN definitely see this on a hot, humid day following a bike ride.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin fizzy head. Head retention is non-existent. Lacing is very mild. Can get the orange and cranberry aroma. There is virtually no hops. As expected, cranberry up front with orange on the end. Good flavor but not what I look for in a beer. Light bodied with heavy carbonation.

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Photo of Shanex
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured the 12oz bottle into a teku glass.

No head, poor apparence yet the taste and the same made me pleasantly surprised. For a fruit beer full of cranberry and orange, it's quite alright. Keep them coming Boulevard brewing. CHEERS!

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 3-15-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, light pink color with less than one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is minimal lacing on the glass, highly carbonated.

SMELL: a pleasant citrus smell of oranges and cranberries, subtle and understated.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially tart with orange citrus and the cranberries seem to be more dominant on the finish.

PALATE: light body and highly carbonated.

OVERALL: I really enjoy the Radler style, this is a refreshing drink to have during the summer months after a workout, I love the low 4.1% ABV, it tastes like a soft drink, this one is not as good as the ginger-lemon but I would not hesitate to buy it again, would be a great Fourth of July drink to serve guests, would appeal to anyone.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boulevard Brewing Co. "Cranberry Orange Radler"
12 fl. oz. can, "Best By 01/05/17 and sampled late on 02/19/17
$2 @ Wegmans Market, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Looks like soda coming out of the can - pinkish. It brings up a pinkish head above a hazy pink-orange body. The head seems to hold fairly well. Aroma is tart-sweet with orange and what seems like raspberry, but which must be the cranberry. A radler is easy to make but this is an interesting twist. Let's see what it tastes like... tart-sweet and almost candy-like. It seems artificial, but it's supposed to as a radler is made with soda. I don't particularly find cranberry, and again, I feel it's more like raspberry, which is fine. Mmm, it's a little more like cranberry in the finish. There's not a lot of "beer" flavor to it, just some lightly-grainy sweet malt. Light-medium in body and crisp; very soda-like but with more body and a less zesty carb. Finishes fairly dry with residual acidity once the sugar has receded. Clean. Nicely balanced towards the sweet side. Minimal spotty lacing is left behind, again, kind of like a soda. Not bad overall. I like the 4.1% ABV but I could do with a little less sugar myself.

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Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is orange dominant, with tart cranberry accents.

Flavor is fairly sweet initially, lots of orange, with a slightly tart cranberry finish. Very refreshing.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/5/2017. Pours very hazy reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart cranberry, lemon, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of cranberry/orange, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart cranberry, lemon, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cranberry, lemon, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest, wheat, cracker, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness and balance of cranberry/orange, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is an outstanding radler! All around awesome robustness and balance of cranberry/orange, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Extremely flavorful and with a great mouthfeel for the low ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been a while since I've had Boulevard's first radler release (Ginger Lemon), but I remember it being an exceedingly refreshing beer/juice hybrid. Radlers and shandies are kind of a derided corner of brewing, but BLVD doesn't seem concerned with posturing to appease beer nerds and only beer nerds. They've been doing a lot of cool, unique stuff lately, and it's for that reason combined with my memory of their other radler being very solid that I picked up a single of this to see how it is.

Pours an opaque pinkish color with an orange hue to it. Tall frothy off-pink head that settles to a finger in my glass. Decent legs but no lacing. Carbonation streams upwards in busy rivulets, keeping the surprisingly-retentive foam apparent. Solid looking, but pretty much as expected for a beer-cranberry juice cocktail sort of deal.

Nose begins with fresh bog cranberries, slight orange peel with a bit of a medicinal touch to it and continues with an interestingly-robust wheat malt backbone. This doesn't just smell like juice, luckily, and, even though that aspect is definitely apparent, I like how balanced it comes across in the nose. Doesn't feel like it'll be overly tart either. I'm expecting slightly sweet with a zip of citric pucker.

Soft and round wheaty flavor on the tongue followed by fresh-squeezed blood orange juice and a slight bit of cranberry. Definitely not as desiccating or punchy as pure cranberry juice can be, luckily. This remains very refreshing and lightly-sweet. It's not a complex drink but it's a well-built one. I like the fuller-bodied mouthfeel and subtle carbonation, they really keep this in the "beer" realm which I feel is important so that you don't end up making an alcopop-type beverage when making radlers/shandies. Not much else to say about this one, but pick it up if you like the idea it sells, as it's very much a one-trick pony and pulls off its idea pretty damn well.

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Cranberry Orange Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 50 ratings