Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #55
ABV:
2.25%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,828
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,016
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SCORE
86
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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)
Notes: Real grapefruit juice gives this deliciously refreshing Radler (mixed beer drink) its amber natural cloudiness and pleasant tangy taste. The refreshingly fruity taste makes Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit a wonderful thirst quencher.
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misteil from Ireland

2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

if you handed this to me blind and told me it was a fruit soda i wouldn’t think twice, nice hazy golden to amber colour, head dissipates very quickly, smell is fresh and vibrant, super citrusy, grapefruit and orange, but fruit soda-y, can barely make out the bready malt, and on the tongue it’s all sweet fruit flavour, very sweet, just about cloying, no bitterness, not really sour or tart in any big way either which is a little surprising, syrupy, light bodied, high carbonation, its definitely drinkable and refreshing, but it’s not for me.

Mar 24, 2021
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 16.9oz can $3.39 Foodland
Can stamped with 11330. It's 11/17/20 today
Smell sweet of grapefruit
Hazy light yellow orange color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Light-medium carbonation
Tastes sweet, lightly tart, grapefruit flavor.
Overall a very refreshing beer. Surprisingly not really tart.

Nov 18, 2020
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gatorbuck from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I live in hot, humid FLA and have been drinking shandys and radlers for many years. This radler looks and pours like an Orange Crush, but with a head, albeit short-lived. Grapefruit authenticity sets it apart. This one is tart, but not pucker-tart. More like a pink grapefruit vs regular. You don’t actually feel as if you’re drinking a beer. And with low alcohol, it’s hard to catch a buzz, which means SHE is okay with you drinking this while doing “chores” around the house! “I’m not drinking a beer, honey, it’s a Stiegl!” Can’t think of a better beer for hot, humid weather. I’ve been to the brewery and if you get a chance to go, you will see why this one is the bar by which other radlers and shandys are compared.

Sep 25, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat hazy light yellow. Smells of fresh grapefruit. Tastes like carbonated grapefruit juice, almost like squirt. Slightly heavy carbonation that works really well with the brew. Overall pretty good.

Sep 13, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a great beer for a hot afternoon, i wish other beers this low alcohol and good were common, especially this time of year. this one is a little more beer tasting than the raspberry one i had last week, which was a lot more juice, this to me has some grain element to it as well, but the grapefruit is really bold and natural in it too, quenching and refreshing, not too sweet, with some bitterness and even some light citric acidity to it, which helps it finish clean and bright, i was quite impressed with this and would definitely rank it ahead of a lot of other radler and shandy types out there right now, especially those of them with grapefruit, which always taste artificial and soda-like to me, but not this one, its like a mild wheat beer with real grapefruit juice blended in, very good. it doesnt warm up great though, and actually gets kind of weighty for something that is supposed to be a pounder, i like the best when its ice cold from the tap. i like this better than all of the alternatives i have had, and think it kind of represents the gold standard in the style. the fruit is the most natural and it still tastes the most beery of any of them. awesome on a hot day, well ahead of expectations, curious about other fruit editions of this now...

Jun 09, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stiegl is the epitome of what a classic Radler/ shandy should be, though I dislike buying 11.2 fl oz euro bottles for $12 a 4 pack!

This radler pours a semi pink yellow hue with a mildly aggressive nearly clear head that is gone within seconds of its pour.

You're left with a solid smell of grapefruit candy.

The taste is of high-quality grapefruit soda, highly sweet, nearly candy-like with nearly no acidic typically found in grapefruit. There are nearly no goldbraü flavor notes, you really need to dig deep to find them.

Mouthfeel ends up a bit sticky sweet with soda-like carbonation. This is a winner hand down, btw if you're an owner of a restaraunt bar that does brunch this would make for a worldclass beer option, just don't offer it unlimitedly.

Feb 27, 2020
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can with no clear born on date; into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance- cloudy straw yellow with champagne bubbles; thin, soapy white head that leaves little lacing.
Smell- grapefruit and orange juice!
Taste - loads of grapefruit and orange flavor!
Feel - light, fizzy, flavorful and so easy to drink!
Overall- low ABV, full of flavor and in a pint can...yes please!

Oct 12, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Whew! How do you rate a beer like this? Refreshing and juicy and crisp and so much of this is because of the grapefruit soda aspect, but man as a beer that would be great during a bbq cookout or by the pool or beach this would be hard to beat. Yellow-orange color with lots of foaming white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells predominantly of grapefruit and orange zest, also some lemon, muddled fruity hops, malt and vanilla. Tastes similarly, and again it quenches the thirst so well because it’s so refreshing and tasty and easy to drink. Light, crisp, mild mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation. Will look for more beers similar to this one for comparison.

Jun 09, 2019
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mishi_d from Romania

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale yellow color with a thick white head, aroma is grapefruit, taste is grapefruit, lightly bitter, lightly sweet, moderate sour aftertaste, light body, average plus carbonation.

May 27, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CAN
Hazy blonde; pink grapefruit rind; vague barley water, a big sweet citrus hit, and gentle lagery finish; crisp + fizzy.

4 x 5

What do you say about a beer that’s half soda? I wish it was a pils mixed in (rather than safe, dull lager like Stiegl) - the spicy hops might actual do interesting things. But if we’re calling this a beer - a big if - it’s somehow not cloying or saccharin and definitely quenches like crazy at 2% (not 2.5%, as indicated.) Wins by default.

Oct 18, 2018
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MoonlightShadow from Canada (BC)

1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Disappointed with this one. No alcohol % on the can. No wonder because if they put it on there no one would buy it for sure. It’s glorified grapefruit juice and Iv had better grapefruit juice. Doesn’t even taste like beer. Wouldn’t buy it again that’s for sure

Sep 27, 2018
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iamabeersnob from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a total surprise! I love the effervescence of this beer, it;s like a bit of fresca combined with beer. It is refreshing, light and has less alcohol. I like this beer only in a frosty mug or on ice. It's a great option when you want something lighter.

Jul 18, 2018
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BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Taste: refreshing, tangy, semi sweet pink grapefruit, citrus, orange, thirst quenching finish. Same with the nose. Pale gold, straw hue, unfiltered, smaller white head, some lace. Medium/light body.

Jun 26, 2018
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very tasty Radler (40/60 goldbrau Helles lager & grapefruit juice). The grapefruit flavor is nice with a bright and refreshing character. A good balance of sweet, tart and bitter, with a crisp finish.

Great refresher after a summer bike ride or hike.

Jun 12, 2018
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 mL can into a glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thick white head that very quickly goes down to a small layer of bubbles.

Smell - A sweet bouquet of grapefruit and citrus rind. Very pretty on the nose.

Taste - A weirdly bitter/sour generic citrus flavor that is kinda surprising with how sweet it smells.

Feel - Lively carbonation gives it a prickly feel. Light and very refreshing to drink.

Overall - A good refresher on a hot summer day, but a bit one dimensional and uninteresting for a serious sitdown.

May 17, 2018
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gibgink from Missouri

4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe I haven't rated this beer before, as I've had it many times. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Smells like the rind of a grapefruit. Grapefruit in the taste, but without the puckering bitterness that the fruit can bring. I do not care for the fruit, but this beer is a different story. I've had a few different radlers/shandies, but this original has yet to be beat.

May 09, 2018
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nklank from Maryland

4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dangerous beer that is extremely flavorful. It is not an overwhelmingly bitter flavor like most grapefruits. Even non beer drinkers will drink this stuff.

Mar 30, 2018
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MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don’t know why but I’ve never had a radler until tonight. I am thoroughly enjoying it. This isn’t something I would want all the time but as a “once in a while” beverage it’s quite nice. I think it would be most refreshing on a hot day. Thick white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of carbonation. Smell is grapefruit and so is the taste. Slight sweetness. Finish is tart and wet.

Feb 06, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

It is light in feel and abv. But the taste is so sickly sweet, and the body is syrupy and sticky. Like a melted down grapefruit lollipop. Decent carbonation makes me wonder if I am having beer or soda. Just feels artificial in almost every way. Still tastes decent enough, but don't need to have again.

Sep 23, 2017
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mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ABV% is super low which is about the only bad thing about this beer, otherwise it is quite refreshing and has a really good grapefruit flavor and a nice hazy look.

Sep 12, 2017
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Jtee from Canada (ON)

2.12/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From a 500ml can served straight from the fridge at 9 degrees Celsius into a tulip. Best before date: 17.2.2018.

Look: The beer pours a murky yellow/pale gold with 3cm of bubbly, white head that fades into nothingness in 1+ minutes. No lacing and overall poor retention. It doesn't get much worse than this.

Smell: Moderate strength and leaning towards sharp. Faint pale malts and strong grapefruit.

Taste: Moderate intensity and sweet. Again with very faint pale malts and tons of sugary grapefruit. The finish is short and sweet with faint intensity.

Feel: Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp with no apparent alcohol.

Overall: A simple summer refresher. Carbonated grapefruit juice. That is all. I'm interested in trying it in a cocktail.

Sep 11, 2017
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow/gold colour. Smells like fresh grapefruit zest. Tastes sweet, juicy, squishy, fresh grapefruit zest, white grapefruit, pink grapefruit, and a slight malt underbody, with a clean/dry finish

Jul 26, 2017
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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just starting to drink and learn to appreciate this style. I can understand why this particular Radler is popular. One could consume several on a warm day after a bike ride.

Jul 08, 2017
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely hazy dull yellow body with fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The nose is nearly pure grapefruit juice; a touch of wheat grounds this thought. The flavor better showcases the beer aspect by providing light malt akin to bread and a bit of yeastiness. It also has no tartness and even has mild sweetness. The soda 'Squirt' comes to mind, as offensive as that may be to the brewers. The body is light, a bit sugary, lightly carbonated.
A classic for a reason. While this is an abomination to purists, it is also a shining example of incorporating (hijacking) fruit into beer, to the point where it is difficult to tell whether it is alcoholic fruit juice or very fruity beer. Worth a try no matter what camp one finds oneself in.

Jul 06, 2017
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BeerBobber from Nevada

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy yellow with a scant pop of white head sitting on top. The head is quick to leave the scene.

The smell is a refreshing pop of grapefruit that does not overwhelm as it has kind of a whet bread undertone to soften it.

The taste is so darn good! Kind of like a Squirt soda with a bit more body to it. The grapefruit is prominent but like the smell does not overwhelm.

Mouth is light and fizzy. Seems to almost pop in the mouth with all of the carbonation.

There is a lot of good going on here. For a great summer Radler this one is a real nice offering. With such a low ABV a person could drink several of these and not worry about becoming a blubbering train wreck. The only bite is the price, I paid 10.99 before tax for a 4 pack of 16.9 oz. cans. i guess I could get over the price for the quality of this refreshing beverage.

May 06, 2017
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