REVIEW: Grapefruit Radler

Photo: J.T. Wampler

This week’s beer: Grapefruit Radler by Stiegl.

This 2.5% alcohol fruit beer is brewed by Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg in Austria.

It pours with a honey color and has little-to-no head. The aroma is grapefruity and crisp.

The taste is of tangy grapefruit with a sweet, lemon finish. It has a light body and lots of carbonation. It’s reminiscent of Fresca soda, but with a little bit of a beer bite.

Honestly, I was all prepared to hate this particular beverage. I’m not a fan of fruit beers in general, but this one is really nice. It’s refreshing and tasty with just enough alcohol to make it interesting. It would be a great to drink on a hot day in the sun without getting sloshed.

Pair with key lime pie or fresh fruit.

Rating: 4

Last week’s beer: Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock

J.T Wampler
J.T. is a contributor for the Fayetteville Flyer. He is also the owner and brewer at the Tanglewood Branch Beer Co., located at 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.
For more beer reviews from J.T., see his author page.