Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit)
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by biboergosum on 04-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
931
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
235
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 931 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of jmartinger
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
1/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So sweet, blech! One of my least favorite things

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Faintly yellow and extremely hazy in appearance. No head but vigorous carbonation bubbles up to the top. Aroma is strong and could be described as similar to lemon lime soda. I take another sniff and I can see that being more grapefruit in nature. The taste is very similar to soda and is very sweet in character. The carbonation and citrus nature is so abundant in taste and in scent that each sip cleanses my sinuses. It's very refreshing and would be nice on a blistering hot day. It's. Bit sweet for my taste.

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Photo of EN27
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUTINY
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1/2 liter tallboy can into a solo cup.

A: Pours a truly unenticing hazy straw producing little-to-no head. Retention & lacing don't even apply here.

S: Sweetish grapefruit soda aromas. For what it is, I find it to be fairly appetizing & not terribly artificial-smelling.

T: A nice balance of sweet & tart. Very saccharine up front but as it progresses across the palate, a very bright, tangy grapefruit note takes over. It finishes citrusy & off-sweet with a pronounced sour grapefruit note lingering on the palate. Honestly the flavor profile here is pretty evolved & impressive.

M: Super-carbed & only just slightly syrupy. It drinks light & easy, finishes crisp.

O: Artfully crafted for what it is. Vastly better than any domestic Radler or Shandy to have passed my lips.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnbrewery
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

4/2/15 (Can) - Murky blond pour, minimal head and carbonation. Citrus and grapefruit aroma and pleasant taste. Feel smooth, light taste, ABV and kick. Nice relaxing summer radler offering.

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Poloplaya
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twreed2
2.47/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I like fruit beers but this had no beer taste at all.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of arcos9000
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

So my rating of this is based on what it is, not what other beers are (kinda how it should be, right?). What we have here is the perfect summer day beer (which I tried in the winter...). A beer that shandys likely were designed to emulate. My rating is also a little all over the place. First off, the beer looks tragic. Barely fizzy piss. Perhaps drinking straight from the can is a good route to take. Get past the look and take a whiff to find a pleasant fruity fragrance that seems far less contrived than most shandys I have had. Move on to taste and it is light, fruity, refreshing and crisp. All this at 2.5%!!! As for finish, here's another bonus - not cloyingly sweet as the taste may suggest! Look, this isn't something you will crack open and have an intellectual moment over, but if you have a summer drinking marathon in your future, you have GOT to get a few of these. Especially if that marathon starts before noon!

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Photo of CurtisD
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tetelestai
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CoryNPratt
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidST
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes just as advertised. Drank from a can. Quite refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of intovert2438
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emergency_beef
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
3.74 out of 5 based on 931 ratings.
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