Amsterdam Sweetwater Squeeze Radler - Blood Orange | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Sweetwater Squeeze Radler - Blood OrangeAmsterdam Sweetwater Squeeze Radler - Blood Orange
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jotora on 06-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,710
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Cylinsier:
Photo of Cylinsier
3.97/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap at the brewery

Pours a cloudy lemon gold with no real head.

Aroma is of citrusy orange and lemon over wheat malts.

Flavor is identical.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This is a really great fruity wheat beer, very refreshing and sessionable. Great flavor. Not going to be for everyone, but if you like citrus and beer, this is hard to turn down.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MJ63
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mintjellie
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque orange body, the colour of a Mimosa or Buck's Fizz cocktail. Finger-thin pale white head dissipates fast. Smells like oranges. Tastes like carbonated orange juice. Blood orange, but with a little bit of citrus zest bitterness in the aftertaste. Very natural tasting. It's not very beer-like, but I don't think it's supposed to be. There's a slight hint of bubblegum or banana underneath it all though. Maybe a wheat beer used for its base? Mouthfeel is light but not overly fizzy. Once again, it's like carbonated orange juice. It's refreshing and very natural tasting, and definitely succeeds as far as being a beer-based mimosa can go.

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Photo of Sammy
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mscudder
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a golden color radler with a medium bubbly head. Aroma of light grapefruit/orange notes with residual sugar notes is OK for style Taste is a mix of lightly tart orange and grapefruit juice with light cereal notes with some residual sugar notes but not as much as I had expected. Body is light with OK carbonation. A little bit less sweet then some other example of the style.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of CurtisD
3.01/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of headlessparrot
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Borderline miscategorized, this is *barely* a radler, opting for a soda contingent rather than the standard (lemonade/grapefruit) juice addition. But the results are interesting, and more-or-less palatable. Cloudy, juice-ish colour, carbonation like a soda (basically zero head), beery, wheaty, yeasty flavours mixing with mineral soda and orange fruitiness, much of which comes through on the taste. Lightly flavoured, surprisingly tart (almose gose-ish), and generally enjoyable.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RedAleMan
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of FRANKIE65
2.06/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Almost my first actual drain pour. I love wheat beer, love blood orange...did NOT love this radler. Might have to try it again in case the can I had was off, doubt it though as this just became available at the LCBO.

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Photo of BigBry
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft selection at the Brew House in Toronto.
Pours a murky and hazed yellow with a small white head.
Aroma is sweet, citrus, that must be what a blood orange smells like.
Flavor is light and refreshing. Basically orange soda combined with a beer base.
Average body, quite high level of carbonation.
Good, fits the style of a radler.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; dated Apr 18 2015 and served well-chilled. Seems like everyone is jumping on the radler bandwagon these days.

Pours an opaque, ripened-banana yellow colour, producing one finger of short-lived white head. A thin collar remains, but that's basically it - not the most appealing-looking radler I've ever seen. On the nose, I am not getting much of anything at all - citrusy blood orange and orange zest both barely come through, along with a muted, bready grain sweetness.

This one tastes a lot better than it looks and smells. Cane sugar sweetness blends nicely with the predominantly citrusy flavour profile - blood orange, pink grapefruit and orangepeel all come to mind. There is some grainy barley malt sweetness underneath it all; it finishes with a mixture of orange sanguine and orange Crush sweetness. Fairly saccharine, but still not nearly as sugary as most mass-produced radlers. Light-bodied, with fizzy, assertive carbonation a step or two below that of your average soft drink. It's quite refreshing, but the flavour of blood orange has an inherent niche appeal.

Final Grade: 3.4, a B-. I've been trying a lot of radlers over the past couple of weeks, and while I wouldn't say Amsterdam's Sweetwater Squeeze is my favourite of the bunch, it's definitely the most interesting one. It's ugly and doesn't have much of an aroma, but it has a charming flavour profile that keeps me coming back for another sip. I wasn't enamoured with this one right off the bat, but in the end I'd say it's definitely worth a shot - at least, if you're in to these sorts of beer:soda blends.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for about $2.90 CDN.

Appearance - extremely hazy orange colored beverage is poured. A decent 1 finger head is poured and sticks around for more than a minute, so consider me impressed.

Smell - Orange, blood orange, maybe some starfruit. Smells kind of like one of those smoothies from Booster Juice or its ilk. I know it's a texture, but this beer smells well ... creamy.

Taste - Blood orange, with little bits of starfruit and other tropical fruits. Not as much flavor as I'd have thought. Definitely has a thick creamy feel like a smoothie. Organic Blood Orange Creamsicle anyone?

Mouthfeel - Smooth and very creamy, but quite heavy despite the lively carbonation. This is going to be gassy.

Overall - While a good idea, the blood orange just doesn't quite "pop" enough for my liking and the mouthfeel is too heavy for this to be enjoyed in any sort of quantity. An interesting concept and certainly one of the better radlers I've had, but at the same time it doesn't separate itself from most of the radlers it is better than. As a result worth a try while in stores, but I probably won't be coming back to the Sweetwater Squeeze.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mel_Lee
4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque orange when poured from the can with no head. Does not smell strongly, just slightly yeasty and fruity. Tastes fruity, refreshing, and thirst quenching when you're looking for something sweet to cool you down. Great for patio or afternoon drinking. The hops taste quickly dissipates, to bring through a juicy bready taste to savour. Has a mild solid better grapefruit aftertaste that stays, but not too long. Feels smooth while drinking. An easy to handle summer drink, that is a nice alternative to too sweet coolers.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nullbort
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Amsterdam Sweetwater Squeeze Radler - Blood Orange from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 34 ratings