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Offline gwccc

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NZ Monteith's Radler Clone
« on: May 01, 2010, 08:21:08 AM »
My daugher  was in New Zealand last year ( their summer ) and developed a taste for Monteith's Radler.  It sounds like lemon juice is added to full strenght beer before bottling, but I'm not clear if Monteith's Radler is a Ale or lager, and don't have any ideas for the Ratio of beer / lemon juice .  Has anyone tried to clone this beer , or have any knowledge of ingrediants ( I did a quick scan of the recipe wiki , fruit and specialy beers, but did not see any obvious match ) 

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Re: NZ Monteith's Radler Clone
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 12:50:20 PM »
I love Radlers (I think it is German for "bicycle").  It was a deep yellow/golden beer.
I understand it to be half beer (i.e., Munich Helles) and half carbonated lemonade.  But I'm not 100% sure of that.
I enjoyed many of them in the beer tents outside Kaufburen, Bavaria.

I've made it at home with any of the readily available carbonated lemonades.
I don't think the base beer matters; IMHO, it certainly works with any balanced or malty beer.  I don't recall it being hoppy.

Radlers are simply a great all-day (or lawnmower) beer in the hot summers.  Great on a long round of golf, too.