Monteith’s Radler is a refreshing fruity lager beer. Radler, originates from Bavaria. It was first created in the early 1920’s by the owner of a Austrian Gasthaus, Franz Xaver Kugler. In search of an invigorating brew, he developed an easy drinking lager bier with a citrus twist – flavoured with lemon and lime. The perfect treat for the many cyclists (Radler in German) and mountain hikers who visited his alpine guesthouse.
Monteith’s Radler Bier faithfully recreates the experience, it’s a lager beer, brewed to full strength at 5% alcohol by volume as you are used to from Monteith’s. The beer is brewed with a small amount of natural lemon juice, giving it it’s refreshing zesty citrus finish.
Monteith’s Radler Bier has a level of residual sweetness to complement the added lemon juice. This combination provides balance and a degree of complexity to the flavour mix. Radler is only lightly hopped to ensure the bitterness character does not dominate the flavour.
After a hard days work (or a hike on the mountains), the refreshing citrus taste of Monteith’s will go well with asparagus rolls or a nice light spring salad. Or, you could match it the German way, with spicy sausages, cheeses and fresh bread.