There is a time and a place for something on the lighter side of craft beer. The explosion of the Radler style, beer based beverage, shows that that time and place may just be here and now. As a combination of a light and sessionable lager and grapefruit juice the Tree Brewing Radler is a tribute to summer in British Columbia. This Radler pours from the 500ml can a cloudy, straw colour not unlike that of a yellow grapefruit juice. Topped with a finger and a half of head which settles a little quicker than average pace the glass is left clean of any signs of lacing. The aroma here is all grapefruit. Bitter-sweet grapefruit tones with sour notes to fulfill the trifecta this Radler smells more of grapefruit than anything else. In fact, without knowing better one may not even guess that this was an alcoholic beverage by the smell itself. the flavour starts off with a carbonated sweetness reminiscent of a grapefruit ginger ale. The sour kick that you may expect though does not come around. Rather, a fairly sweet, grapefruit-lager tone builds into a sweet, grapefruit finish. This may come across a little sweet for some but at 2.5% on a hot day this may just be your best friend for the summer.
Alcohol – 2.5%
Size – 4 x 500ml
Price – $10.50 (Craft Retailer)