On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, cloyingly effervescent lemonade-related radler pleases sugary summertime thirsts, but gets redundant flavorwise. Light ginger herbage seeps thru lemon-candied hop oiling (and lagered yeast) alongside syrupy pineapple, peach and grapefruit snips as frothy vanilla head recedes, leaving lots of tart lemonade sugaring.
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BRONX SUMMER PALE ALE
On tap at Growler & Gill, light-bodied ‘poolside’ pale ale spiked with zesty lemon peel masquerades as lemonade/beer-concocted Radler hybrid. Lemony grapefruit-orange tartness ensues, riding atop musky lemongrass-herbed hop resin and daintily dry whole-grained pale malting.
JACK’S ABBY BLOOD ORANGE WHEAT
On tap at Growler & Gill, tart blood orange adjunct and earthen grain musk perks up dry radler-styled light lager. Mildly spiced lemon spritz as well as peach-pitted pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, rose petal and tangelo illusions flutter by baked breaded white wheat backbone. Juicy blood orange template stays subtle yet continuous.
GREAT DIVIDE ROADIE GRAPEFRUIT RADLER
Top-grade soda-beer combo reveals juicy grapefruit permanence that gains sweet orange peel drift and crisply carbolic 7Up-like lemon lime sugaring. Zesty morning sunshine.
OWL’S BREW RADLER SHORT & STOUT
Unique stout-radler ‘beer and tea’ mix regales masala chai tea likeness with molasses-sugared cocoa nibs, coconut-watered pineapple juicing and agave nectar sweetness. Initial brown chocolate-y cinnamon bun blurt fades fast as tropical pineapple-coconut conflux gains latent red licorice-licked spiced tea
OWL’S BREW RADLER THAT’S MY JAM AMBER ALE
Advertised as ‘the perfect double brew,’ a Beer & Tea blend, utilizing floral darjeeling tea, lemon-peeled agave nectar and hibiscus flowering, it may put-off some with its (nearly) cloying molasses-like sugaring. Ginger-leafed amber ale base underscores above-mentioned adjuncts as well as tertiary apple-juiced cantaloupe, raspberry, white peach and nectarine fruiting. Interesting concoction for sweet-tart fans.
OWL’S BREW RADLER THE BLONDIE BEER & TEA
Tart amber brown-hazed lemonade/ wheat ale hybrid blended with subtle English black tea earthiness spreads botanical citrus-juiced agave nectar all over heavily sugared malt syruping. By the finish, eye-squinting lemon lime juicing recedes to Orangina-like mandarin orange zestiness.
RIGHT PROPER KODACHROME DREAM(ING)
On tap at Ambulance, curious lo-cal lemonade concoction given parched farmhouse leathering and easygoing herbal respite. Subtle lemon-limed souring and tart yellow grapefruit wisp add some zest.
FLYING DOG HIBISCUS GRAPEFRUIT RADLER
Soothing summertime softie offers dry grapefruit aromatics, subtle hibiscus flowering and tart mandarin orange tingle to dainty salted lemon bittering. Light pilsner-wheat malting underlines zesty citric finish.
BOULEVARD TASTING ROOM GINGER-LEMON RADLER
Not a slickly cloy shandy despite overriding lemon-candied tartness, sugary lemon soda fizz and distant lemonade sweetness. Instead, dry ginger herbage, salty Berliner Weisse-like coriander spicing and musty lemongrass musk bring certain bittering to acidic limoncello liqueur likeness. Light minty freshness nips at increasingly sour lemon-oiled finish.
STIEGL RADLER WITH GRAPEFRUIT
Easygoing summer session malt beverage (in a can) loads sugary yellow and pink grapefruit tang above soda-like spritz. Sparkling water crisping brightens citric lightness. Latent lemon-juiced wisp not far removed from a salted margarita. A worthy grapefruit-derived ale-ternative.
Despite contrarian rumors, syrupy soda-like spritzer successfully plies sweet lemonade adjunct to light-bodied summertime radler. Reminiscent of a lemony tea-leafed ginger ale, its explosive carbolic hop thrust adds salty astringency to the citric pleasantries. Deep in the mix are mandarin orange, navel orange and tangerine notions that affix the candied lemon sugaring.