Paulaner Weizen-Radler Non-Alcoholic

Reviewed by on June 16, 2016 in Summer Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

  • Origin: Munich, Germany

  • Rated On: June 16, 2016

  • Best Before: end of March 2017

  • ABV: <0.5%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Weizen-Radler

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

The Bavarian brewer Paulaner has released this offering, which is a mix of two summertime beer staples (wheat beer and radler), all with less than 0.5% ABV, for anyone that is looking for such an option.

This 330ml bottle pours a murky, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy dirty white head, which leaves some broad coral reef patterned lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of European lemonade (lemon and some chalkiness, though not particularly sweet), a soft grainy wheatiness, and maybe a suggestion of earthy generic spice. The taste is fairly sweet grainy and lightly doughy wheat malt, slightly zesty lemon and lime soda, a further bit of hard water flintiness, and an echo of indistinct bitterness.  The carbonation is quite sedate, but supportive all the same, via its gentle frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and actually rather smooth, with a nice airy creaminess kicking in once it warms up a tad. It finishes sweet, sure, but moderated well enough by some fruity tartness and subtle graininess alike.

Overall, a pleasantly refreshing, and enjoyable alcohol-free brew (or blend, I’m not going to stoke that fire), something that would indeed be very welcoming when you want to have absolutely all your wits about you when ‘imbibing’, y’know? A very good example of the low-alcohol style.

Brady White



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