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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Waterloo Radlermass Lemonade Lager Review


I know this review comes in a bit too late into the summer, but better late than never. I have had this on several occasions but today was the first time I had the opportunity to sit down and jot down my notes.

Waterloo's Radlermass is a seasonal beer and it is seasonal because it is essentially a combination of lemonade and beer, or so does the description on the back lead me to believe.

The beer has a light golden color and pours with a thick and creamy head, which does not have an exceptionally long retention time. The aroma is lemony and strong with sweet malty notes - very inviting on a hot summer night...or morning. The beer is lightly carbonated which makes it very easy to drink in big gulps so that you can quickly get to the next one. The taste lemony right off the bat with beer-like notes arriving right after. Sweet malt and a distant hint of hops take a backseat to the the pleasant lemon taste. The finish is dry, which definitely makes you go for more, malty, light on the hops and heavy on the lemons.

Overall, this is definitely a summer beer meant to be consumed very cold. It goes down easy and hits the spot despite its dry finish.

Scores:
Cost - $2.50
Taste - 7.2/10
ABV - 4.8%

Overall - 7.2/10...enjoyable, refreshing, an excellent summer thirst quencher

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