- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Grapefruit Radler – Tree Brewing, 2.5% ABV, 500ml, (Kelowna, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
printed on the side:
“Radler (German for cyclist) is popular in Europe as a thirst quenching mixed beverage. Our radler is a refreshing blend of beer and fruit juice. At 2.5% alcohol, you’re likely not to fall off your bike anytime soon…Enjoy!”
Ingredients: 50% beer; malted barley, hops, water and 50% grapefruit juice, Sulphites.
- Style: (grapefruit juice + beer) Fruit Beer
- Taste: Tangy-juicy yellow grapefruit citrus mild malt lemon squash bitter peel
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $12 – 4x500ml., Summer 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not crazy
Visual: 4pk cans. Pours translucent light yellow without any head, very thin ringed retention, slow steady streams.
Nose: pressed yellow grapefruit juice, tangy citrus, very bright and fruity. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: citrus-fruity sweet, fizzy-crisp-tingly, (lvl-5)-sweetness
Mid-palate: tangy bite, medium-sour, peel bitterness, (MAIN) yellow grapefruit, sweet barley malt;
Finish: bittersweet grapefruit oils & peel, long “lemon squash” off-dry exhale.
Summary: Much more tangy than Stiegl which I had side-by-side; I prefer this. A good juice-beer blend. Refreshing, don’t dilute with ice otherwise you’ll lose the subtle bitter peel flavour. Drink in a chilled glass.