Chances are you may well associate the radler style with those cheap, nasty bottles we tasted when we turned 18 and were excited that bottleshops sold beer soft drinks. But the infused style was invented by the Germans, the masters of beer, and deserves another visit when it’s made properly. Radlers are a mix of beer and soda and designed to be one of the most refreshing drinks around. They’re also super sessionable – White Brick’s version comes in at 2.0 percent ABV – without being at all low in flavour.
Unlike the commercial varieties, White Brick’s Rothwell Radler is made with real lemon, which is blended with one of the brewery's other core beers. It isn’t sickly sweet like the mainstream versions, but retains a little of the sourness and tartness of the lemon, as well as some of the beer’s bitterness. The smell is fairly acidic, but the taste is smooth and zesty, with each batch carefully tinkered with to ensure the lemons share just the right levels of sweetness versus sourness.
- 14 IBU