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Retrofit Lime Radler

October, 2016
Judges Rating: 
81
Aroma: 
19 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
33 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Burnt City Brewing’s Retrofit Lime Radler was a good summertime drinker. It began with a low note of bready wheat, followed by some low notes of lime. No hops were noted and fermentation character was very clean. There was a slight hint of papery character in the aroma.

The radler poured out a dark gold and was slightly hazy. It had a low ivory head that fell pretty quickly.

The flavor was very lime focused. The malt was low and took a back seat to the lime. Medium low bitterness blended with the lime zest/pithy flavor and helped to give this a dry finish. I didn’t perceive any hop flavor but the radler did have medium low lime flavor that was very pleasant.

Medium body and just above medium carbonation (but not quite to the medium high level) and the low pithiness made for a fairly dry finish.

This thirst quencher had lime character that was firm but not excessive. The drinkability would be improved by a little less body and medium high level of carbonation. Those changes coupled with the aroma and flavor characteristics would help to make this one pop.

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