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Stiegl Radler Zitrone | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria
stiegl.co.at

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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#42,883
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
203
pDev:
17.91%
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Photo of drabmuh
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like beer and lemon soda...why not? Served in an Erdinger weizen glass.

Beer is light yellow and very carbonated with a three finger head of medium and small bubbles that is slowly falling into the beer, aggressive and steady carbonation, color is really light and it is crystal clear. Interesting...

It kind of smells like 7-UP. Lemons for sure, maybe some sugar and lime...

Beer is sweet and has a citrus flavor at the backend which is unfortunately connected closely to a grainy acidity and some aftertaste. It is an unfortunately husky finish. Otherwise, for what it is, this beer nails it's purpose in life, it tastes like lemon soda.

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Photo of tempest
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Sue and Meg for sharing their case of Shandy. This is an old sub-style (lemonade+beer) I've wanted to try for a while. This one however, is more just an ultra-light lager with lemon syrup added. Instead of juice, the lemon tastes more like Lemon Drops and candy. The light lager is pleasant and clean, but this beer is too sweet. However, if you dig the thicker, sweeter fruit lambics, this might be up your alley.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very clear, very pale gold body with a big cap of quickly settling fizzy white foam. Surprisingly nice lacing. Still, looks more like a glass of ginger ale than a beer.

Nose is simple, a split between tart and lightly sweet lemon and grainy malts. Vaguely reminiscent of lemon pledge. Very basic flavor as well; fizzy lemon soda on top of light and generic malt. A little artifical tastingbut nowhere near as unpalatable as something like shock top shandy. Pretty much no bitterness whatsoever and the acidity and sourness of the lemon is smoothed out by the sweetness if the soda.

Very light body with ginger ale level carbonation. Crisp and semi dry finish; the lemon soda sweetness lingers just a bit. Easy to drink and refreshing but not really a "beer" experience per se.

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Photo of WesWes
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an almost clear color with a hint of yellow along with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light and refreshing lemon zest scent, but no sign of malts or hops. The taste is good. It has an unique flavor that is very refreshing and very smooth. It tastes nothing like beer, but it goes down easy anyway. The mouthfeel is good also. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine lemon brew. It has average appearance and aroma, but the taste makes up for it.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Zorro
2.64/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear extremely pale yellow colored beer with a minimal head formation that almost completely disappears. This looks remarkably like American Light Beer.

The smell is pretty much like what is on the label 50% Stiegl beer and 50% lemon soda." Scent of German lager and lemon. A little grain and bread and a little Nobel hop and the scent of lemon.

The taste begins beery and sweet with a strong lemon cola taste. The beer flavor here isn't totally obliterated the bread flavor comes through fairly strong. Lots of lemon taste with mostly beer aftertaste. I could see drinking this to kill thirst and the Stiegl beer does a great deal better at standing out from the soda than a lesser beer would.

The mouthfeel is OK.

An OK beverage but I wouldn't recommend drinking this for just anyone. Kind of a kindergarten beer. Worth trying but not stuff your refrigerator full out it though.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rudzud
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very interesting beer. Picked up two bottles of this brew at Julio's Liquors as a nice summer shandy can really feel good during the grueling heat. This though...hmmm.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear gold colour with a fizzy one finger head that rapidly fades, like a soda, to leave pretty much no lacing.

S - Well there's definitely lemon on the nose. So light malts too.

T - Uhhh wow. The bottle isn't kidding this is like a lemon soda that has a hint of malt in it. Very sweet and lemon fruit flavorful. Some light malts at the end but mostly is lemon soda.

M - Very fizzy feeling in the mouth, again just like soda. Not quite thin just feels like a sweet lemon soda.

O - I don't know what to make of this. I mean, it delivers what it promises (which is malt beverage mixed with lemon soda) but that doesn't necessarily make it any good. Glad I tried it for $2.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.01/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 500mL bottle to Pilsner glass on 5/3/12
*From notes

A: Pale straw golden. Brilliant. What a lovely glass of beer. It looks like a very pale grower's champagne. A good pour yields a bone white two finger head that leads to no lacing or collar.

S: Would you be surprised if I told you that this smelled like freshly squeezed lemons, and lots of 'em? A touch medicinal, like a lemon cough drop. But it in no way overwhelms the freshness of the fruit.

T: Off-dry lemonade kicks the fore into gear. It carries to the mid, where a touch of malt (or maybe a bit of corn mash) arrives in the background. The finish is creamy, like a dollop of fluff atop a lemon meringue pie. One of the most refreshing and crisp libations I've ever had the pleasure to quaff.

M: Quite light and very bubbly. This drinks like a lemon mimosa.

O: I can't wait to crush more of these on the dog days of summer. Wonderful, wonderful stuff. I understand some of the negative reviews - this isn't something that would appeal to all palates. But it certainly appeals to mine. Easily recommended for hot summer days and warm evenings where you're looking knock back more then your fair share of suds.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for a buck. Watered down lager eh? Hope it at least has a lemon twist

A - Bright clear pee yellow with a full inch of head that seems to be fizzing out rather quickly.

S - Has a bit of hops and yeast but mostly smells of lemon zest with a bit of sprite soda.

T - Yet it drinks more like a soda with lemon leading into a somewhat sugary base and some malts in the back. Little to no hops either man it's what I guess people want beer and lemonade.

M - Light, crisp, and somewhat like beer.

Overall much better than the Shady I had from Labatt so that's saying something. Worth picking up on the cheap for a pound able summer brew that wouldn't get you trashed!

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Photo of Immortale25
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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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a weizen glass)

A-This beer pours a very light pale yellow clear body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. There is a rocky active white head on top.

S- The soft smell of lemons is balanced with the nose of German hop bitterness and a hint of pale malt.

T- This beer has a very light taste with a sweet lemon finish. There is definitely some soda pop sweetness in the finish. There is a faint hint of German hops in the finish but it is a compliment to the lemon not the other way around.

M- The mouthfeel is medium with a fizz from the strong carbonation

D-This beer has a nice balanced nose but the taste is really one sided. It’s all lemon soda. If I want to drink pop this would be my choice but if I want to drink a light refreshing beer this would not be it. The sweetness of the soda doesn't really quench my thirst and it hides the flavor of any malt and barely lets the hop thru.

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Photo of whatname
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
2.23/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500mL bottle, shared with my wife, but I ended up drinking most of it. Pours golden in color, nice clarity, and is topped with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is lager beer and lemon, some yeast. Tastes are very odd, biscuity, yeasty, lemon soda. Tastes more like someone dumped some Sprite into my beer. Mouth-feel is thin bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, not a fan. I won't buy this one again, however, the grapefruit radler is pretty decent.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mynie
2.67/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

White like a macro with a big neonwhite head that dies quickly.

Smells like club soda, lemon juice, and Bud Lite.

Tastes like club soda, lmeon juice, and full flavor Bud. The lemon hits you up front, tart and sweet, and gives way to a creamy middle of very mild macro beeriness--light grain and hints of floral--and ends on dry, club soda carbonation. Meh.

This is a neat novelty, but it doesn't have much in the way of substance. It'd be cheaper to mix a Miller Light with 7Up.

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Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured with little head which faded to almost none. There is no lace. Very well carbonated. Clear, yellow gold color. Tastes like what it is, except that maybe, it tastes better than I thought it would. Beery natural lemon aroma. Clean and well balanced. Short finish. Would be very easy to drink lots of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of morimech
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale straw color with a thin white head that settles quickly to a thin skin of suds. Virtually zero lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a combination of a grainy pilsner with a touch of lemon. Actually has an interesting aroma. Very light beer flavor with a sweet lemon finish. A bit cloying in the finish but thankfully does not last long. One bottle is refreshing but more than that and it would get old quick. Light body with fizzy carbonation. I would drink this over Leinenkugels's fruity beers.

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Photo of Brenden
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

THis is a 50/50 mix of pilsener and lemon soda. It might not be something you'd think of as a beer, but for what it is it's certainly done correctly.

It's a clear amber color with a light head that leaves minimal lacing.
The smell is all lemon soda with some wheat and a hops and malt profile that is more detectable than most seem to think.
The taste follows suit. It's sweet and very much like a soda, but the pilsener character and hops/malt profiles are there. Anyone who says they can't detect them may need to try again or work on developing that palate some more. Anyway, it's not that difficult to detect. I think people just don't like their beer mixed.
The mouthfeel is good and crisp, though in a beer I don't enjoy soda-like carbonation.
It's great for what it is: a beer mixed with lemon soda. Of course it's more like soda that you'd like in a beer. The pilsener malt, hops and wheat are clean, fresh and natural. That being said, it is more of a beer for people who don't like beer.

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Photo of papat444
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at Knightly Spirits in Orlando on our vacation in September.

Me and my wife shared a bottle and paired it with a homemade garden quiche with pancetta.

Poured from a 16.9oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pale, yellow gold with an average white head.

Smell: Pale citrus and lemon.

Taste: A bit zesty, light and definitely different. My wife tastes some buckwheat honey in it. Me? A bit of sweet lemon but more soda-like than anything.

Mouthfeel: A bit lacking after the lemon not much else. A little bit of honey in the background. Pretty much a one note beverage.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink. I would have another from time to time but not too often.

Overall: Definitely a change of pace and i kind of liked it though i wouldn't rush to go out to buy more. It went really well with the quiche.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
1.81/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

500 mL bottle without a freshness date. Pours an uber-light yellow color like a witbier with clarity. Frothy head recedes slowly and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

Nose is disappointingly only of lemonade. I cannot detect even the slightest hint of malts, hops or yeast. More akin to a lemon meringue pie.

Wow, much sweeter than I was expecting. I was thinking maybe a lighter lager with some of the nice puckering sourness of a fresh lemon. Nice tangy berlinerweiss it is not! Instead, this tastes like the bastard offspring of a drunken affair between Natural Light and a box of Lemonhead candies. I do not like this in a box, or with a fox. Rarely do I leave a beer behind, but this wounded soldier needs to be put to rest.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured into a pint glass to a half inch of head that was gone rather quickly. It is very pale and crystal clear. It smells sweet with a hint of beer fragrance. It tastes better than it smells although it is pretty sweet. It's like a Coors Light with sugar and lemon added. It is refreshing.

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Photo of BdM
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatGreer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Stiegl Radler Zitrone from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 203 ratings
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