When the wife came home from a recent trip to the LCBO, she pulled out all the cans and bottles and took a picture and sent it to me at work. When I saw the little pinky-yellow can and the word Steigel on it and a few fruits of sorts, I was confused. I had Steigel before, and I didn’t like it, so maybe adding fruit would make it better?
I did a little research into it and it turns out that a radler is a Bavarian form of a shandy, literally their word for cyclists. They liked to down these fruity concoctions after a race or use it as an alcoholic Gatorade. Fun.
When the party was in full swing, I stepped away from the beer path and grabbed this one as a nice little palate cleanser for the beer to come. It poured out a very hazy white with a hint of yellow. It smelled like fresh squeezed grapefruit. It tasted like chewing on the rind! I was three sips into it when Jackie said she had it before…and it’s only 2.5%! What? I went back and looked at the can….sure enough. Why bother with any at that point.
After so many beers that had more alcohol in them than a Listerine, I found it hard to finish the whole thing. But I still found it refreshing, like a sports drink.
Now, if it was first, it would have been pretty easy. Maybe I can find one of the other 40 versions they make!