Radler Beer | Detroit Beer Co.

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Radler BeerRadler Beer

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Detroit Beer Co.
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by GRPunk on 05-21-2012

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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2.94/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Detroit Beer Company's Radler Beer last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. It's a hot night in Mid Michigan and I need something light and refreshing, I have never had a Radler before but I have had many Shandy's which I heard are pretty similar, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I know it's a fresh spring release. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is pretty clean and simple, it's not that eye catching, but it also isn't bad looking. It poured a fairly clear golden yellow color that took on a more of orange color when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of fast fading head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and didn't leave any lacing. This is an OK looking beer, the color was ok but the head was a little disappointing.

S- The aroma starts of with a noticeable lemon and lime soda aroma that is quickly followed by a good amount of malts that have a medium amount of sweetness and impart some bready and grainy aromas with a slight biscuit aroma. Next comes some lemon and lime soda aromas followed by a spicy aroma that may be from some hops. The aroma isn't too bad, the lemon and lime stick out and the added spicy aroma makes this beer smell quite unique.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma. It starts off with a sweet lemon and lime flavor that is similar to Sierra Mist, next comes the malts that have a medium amount of sweetness and impart some bready, grainy, and biscuit like flavors. After that comes a some more of the lemon lime soda flavors along with a slight spicy flavors that I am pretty sure is from some spicy hops. It had a pretty light amount of bitterness with a grainy, bready and lemon like aftertaste. The flavor is a little above average, the lemon lime aspect and the added spicy hops are what makes it above average.

M- Smooth, crisp, slightly creamy, on the medium side of being light bodied and it had higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok and the extra carbonation worked well with this beer.

Overall I didn't mind this beer and I thought it was a slightly above average example of the style, it had some some nice aspects that saved this beer from just being your average lime lager. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth and refreshing, I could see myself drinking a couple of these on the disc golf course. What I liked most about this beer was how much the citrus stuck out in this beer and the added spicy aspects from the hops, they are what sets this beer apart from the average. What I liked least about this beer was that it didn't have a more flavorful malt base, I wish it was a little more complex. I might buy this beer again, when looking for a citrusy refreshing summer time beer, but I don't think it will be a regular in my fridge for the summer, I do recommend giving this beer a try to see how you feel about it. I don't have the greatest history with this brewery, but this beer turned out to be better then I thought it would be, they took this beer in the right direction, good job guys, this is a solid summer time brew.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours murky gold with a moderately fast receding two finger white head. Left no lacing.

S - Artificial lime up front, slight amounts of salt and artificial lemon.

T - A good amount of artificial lime up front followed by an equal amount of cheap malt.

M - Medium to heavy body with light to medium carbonation.

O - Overall, It was definitely artificial. Compares to a Bud Light Lime in a lot of ways. It's a beer for people who can't drink beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: golden yellow orangey looking- meh

S: smells like limes and bud light...

T: crisp 7 up flavor mixed with limes and a tart finish.. not hoppy at all

M: extreeemely light and mild. Very drinkable but at the same time not impressive..

Overall a crisp lime beer nothing extrodinary but a good summer session type beer/shandy

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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of GRPunk
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A- A normal pour created a 2-finger, cream colored head. The body was a slightly hazy, deep gold with medium-heavy carbonation. The head sustains at 1/4-finger and leaves nice rings on the glass.

S- A balanced mix of lemon-lime soda pop and a doughy/biscuit malt backbone. Spicy hops are present, though quite light.

T- Definite pop of lemon-lime soda. Doughy aspects are present, maybe lighter than the aroma suggests (though upped with warmth). Hopping is quite light, getting a little lost by lemon-lime flavor.

M- Clean with moderate-heavy carbonation. Fruit brings a sweetness without a sticky feel.

O- As pre-made radlers go, it's quite good. The lemon-lime isn't overdone (my wife would prefer more fruit flavor). It's still tough to beat a homemade one.

Great hot weather drinker. Perfect for this unseasonably hot spring. Could drink a few in any one sitting.

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3.75/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Sark
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- wonderful carbonation, yellow-orange with an off-white finger and a half of head

Smell- Sprite, the lemon and lime are more than prominent, hops and malt are hidden under the sweet citrus

Taste- very interesting flavor for a beer, sweet lemon-lime on the front and mid tongue of very slight maltiness, finish is lightly sweet and quick

Mouthfeel- playfully carbonated, light bodied, clean finish

Overall- well, it says "lemon/lime flavored" but I'm not really sure where the German style lager comes in. I might get this again for a really, really hot day to have ice cold

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Radler Beer from Detroit Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 21 ratings