Grapefruit Special Edition

Warsteiner Grapefruit Radler beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A 50/50 blend of WARSTEINER Premium German Pilsener and Grapefruit flavored soda, lending itself to high drinkability and a refreshing taste.  Nicely balanced with a mildly hoppy taste and a clean finish, mixing crisp tartness with hints of sweetness.

Profile

ABV: 
2.5%
IBUs: 
10
Judges Review 
Sandy Cockerham's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was presented to me as a 50/50 mix of grapefruit-flavored drink and premium German pilsner. Upon smelling it there was a moderate citrus/grapefruit aroma and a floral, perfumy hop aroma. I also smelled clean, pils malt aroma at a moderate level. It was lightly sweet. The radler was medium gold and hazy with a moderate, frothy white head and medium-low retention, but it was easily roused to a new foam stand.

The flavor was moderately sweet. Light, grainy pils malt, a bit bready. Moderately bitter, it had a slight pithiness to it, but not unpleasantly so. Grapefruit was noted (not quite rising to medium level) but the fruit was really more of a generically citrus character in the flavor. As it remained on the palate, the sweetness was tempered more by fruity acidity. With a medium body and a zippy, medium high level of carbonation, it had light, refreshing acidity that danced upon the palate. There was a light, drying, pithy astringent note at the end.

This was an enjoyable and refreshing beer. It had a touch of excess pith in the flavor, but was still an excellent thirst quencher and would be a popular choice among the workout crowd.