Stiegl Radler Zitrone | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Stiegl Radler ZitroneStiegl Radler Zitrone

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Stiegl Gaudi Radler Shandy (Lemon)

Added by moulefrite on 07-30-2003

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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Love Stiegl on it's own, add a little lemon for a hot day and your good. Obviously this is dominated by a sweet lemon taste, but it's taste is authentic, not some sugery nasty extract or candy. Like the front, you get a little pilsner in there, but domintaed by the lemon in the finish. This is drinkable, but I can't imagine more than 3-4, but still good stuff.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sort of a pleasant surprise. Very un-beer-like up front with a sweeter than usual lemon aroma and fizzy carbonations. head retention is null, but I didn't mind after I began to understand the brew. Lightly wheat-beer like in the aroma and never gained boldness. Instead a lemon drop (like the candies that we ate as a kid; and maybe still do) flavor with a selzer water texture, made for a very efforvescent, light, flavorful, sweet, summertime drink. The malt (wheat or barley) never really came through, neither did the esters, yeast, or bread characters. As I finished the bottle, I began to describe this beer as a German-ish san gria. A mix of a German Kristal Weiss and a lemon Shandy. Tasty, but not really what I look for in a beer.

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3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear pale honey colored body. Efferfescent, champagne bubbles rising. No head.

S - Tart, sweet lemonade nose. Mild bitter pilsner/kolsch hop aroma. Light and acidic.

T - Delicious. Sweet and mellow, light and lemony. Very pale beer flavor comprable to kolschbier, and the lemon soda is sweet and tangy but not overpowering. A nice blend of the two.

M - Very light and drinkable, this "beer" is like drinking Italian soda. Effervescent, clean, sweet, crisp.

O - Ok so you can't really rate this among beers. I know it is technically in the beer category, and is mixed with soda but it's still a tasty drink. Still enjoyable for what it's worth. Pizza from major pizza chains isn't authentic pizza, but it's still satisfying to eat.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Another entry in the fishing weekend beer fun. This one, bringing back memories of Germany and Austria from a decade ago, pours a pale jaundice topped by a half-finger of quickly-dying white foam. The nose is a simple combination of corn syrup, very light floral hops, and lemon zest. The taste closely resembles that of Lemonheads, though a small bit o' flowery greens is in there as well. Clearly, the limo (as the Germans call the lemon-lime-ish soda added to radler) overpowers the light lager it's mixed with, but it still tastes great to me. The body is very light, with a moderate carbonation and a ridiculously smooth and easy-going feel. Honestly, you've gotta like radler in order to enjoy this beer. I do, and I subsequently have never encountered a more drinkable beer. I suggest more people learn about what radler is and ought to be...maybe more would like it as much as I (and others in the German-speaking world) do.

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3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. The number 11011 is on the back label which I hope doesn't translate to 1/10/11 since the ABV is the lowest I've ever seen and thus wouldn't hold up for even close to a year.

A- Pours a gold color with a full finger's worth of head that has trouble retaining before retiring to an 1/8 inch ring around the glass's edge and medium-sized bubbles on the surface. Not bad lacing for a beer mixed with soda.

S- Highly citric lemon blast followed by some malt. Odd combination.

T- Interesting. Not a lot of kick, but certainly tasty if you like soda. A very sweet, nearly cloying, lemon flavor gives way to a light malt finish. Literally tastes like lemon soda mixed with beer but in a good way.

M- The fact that the beer half is a lager accentuates the soda's crispness. Medium carbonation.

O- I am pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't have bought this were it not for my fellow employee at Total Wine & More who recommended it when I asked if shandies were any good. Apparently they are. Not recommended for a heavy night of drinking but rather for a refreshing beverage to drink on the beach. And this whole time I thought the Europeans were insane for mixing beer and soda. Don't knock it 'til ya try it!

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3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First things first when approacing this beverage, DO NOT ask it to be beer, as it is NOT beer!! Instead it is beer brewed with lemon soda. the beer pours a summery pale golden, with an average head. The smell and taste are distinctly of lemon. The beer attacks straight off with a refreshing, rather carbonated (here's where the soda part comes in) lemon soda flavor then fades into a finish got it-Beer! This a a great, low alcohol, summer sipper that offers superior refreshment and won't bog you down. It is also awesome with sausages off the grill or even a roasted chicken stuffed with perhaps-Lemon!

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3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good white foam that go aways right away. Very, very pale yellow with great carbonation. Decent lacing as well.

Smell: Wonderful sour lemons with a hint of floral hops as well. This stuff fills the room with the smell. Excellent!

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet lemonade and some beer flavor. I'm a bit disappointed since the smell really impressed me. The mouthfeel also fizzles out. It's a bit too thick because I think the lemonade portion of this dominates and leaves a sticky feeling in your mouth.

Drinkability: Wouldn't be surprised if kids sell this at lemonade stands in the United States, let alone Austria.

Overall: Great promising initially, but disappointing in several aspects. That said, it is easy to drink this and definitely does not gross me out.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow color with a moderate head that falls fast and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Very active carbonation. The aroma is mostly of lemons with the faintest hint of malt in the back. Very sweet. The flavor is pretty sweet as well with lots of carbonation. Lots of lemon and slight spice. Very crisp and very clean. Easy to drink. This isn't really a beer, but I think it's pretty tasty.

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Stiegl Radler Zitrone from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 204 ratings