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Bitburger Radler - Low Alcohol Beer

Bitburger Radler - Low Alcohol Beer

2.5% ABV | 500ml Cans

Regular price £30.75
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Bitburger Radler is a unique and refreshing low-alcohol beverage that ingeniously combines the crisp and malty goodness of Bitburger beer with the sweet tanginess of lemonade. With an ABV of just 2.5%, this radler provides a lighter drinking option that doesn't compromise on taste or quality.

Bitburger Radler pours a cloudy, pale straw colour, a visual testament to the marriage of beer and lemonade in the glass. On the nose, it greets you with an invigorating aroma of fresh lemons, subtly underscored by a grainy malt backbone.

When you take a sip, the lemonade component takes centre stage, delighting your palate with sweet and tangy citrus flavours. This is balanced by a light maltiness and a hint of hop bitterness that reminds you of its beer origins. This perfect balance makes Bitburger Radler not just a drink, but an experience - one where the refreshing zestiness of lemonade meets the classic notes of a well-crafted beer.

Despite the sweetness of lemonade, Bitburger Radler concludes with a crisp, clean finish, leaving a slightly dry, beer-like aftertaste that makes you reach for another sip. Whether you're enjoying it on a warm day, after physical activities, or simply as a lighter beverage option, Bitburger Radler is designed to refresh, delight, and satisfy.

Bitburger Radler is not only a unique and refreshing low-alcohol beverage, it's also vegan-friendly! This delightful blend of crisp Bitburger beer and tangy lemonade is made without any animal products or byproducts. Whether you're living a vegan lifestyle, or simply looking for a lighter, more conscious drink, Bitburger Radler is an excellent choice that lets you enjoy great taste while staying true to your values.

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Tasting notes

Bitburger Radler Tasting Notes:

  1. Appearance: It pours a cloudy, pale straw colour with a fluffy white head that recedes gradually, leaving lacing on the glass. The slight haze is a visual testament to the blend of beer and lemonade.
  2. Aroma: On the nose, Bitburger Radler offers a lively burst of lemon zest and citrusy notes, backed by subtle grainy malt undertones that whisper of its beer component. The aroma is fresh and inviting, perfect for a refreshing drink.
  3. Taste: On the palate, the lemonade component shines, delivering a sweet and tangy citrus taste. This is balanced by a light malt character and a hint of hop bitterness, providing a beer-like backbone to the flavour profile.
  4. Finish: Bitburger Radler leaves a crisp and clean finish. The lemonade's sweetness gradually gives way to a slightly dry, beer-like aftertaste, encouraging another sip.

Overall, Bitburger Radler offers a pleasing balance of sweet, tart, and malty flavors, making it a refreshing and delightful beverage, especially on warm days or after physical activities.

Food Pairings

The harmonious blend of light beer and zesty lemonade in the Bitburger Radler pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, enhancing your culinary experience. Here are some detailed food pairing suggestions:

  1. Light Salads: The effervescence and refreshing citrus notes of the Radler complement fresh, crisp salads, especially those with a vinaigrette dressing.
  2. Grilled Seafood: The Radler's acidity and lemon flavours beautifully balance the richness of grilled or fried fish, making for a delightful seaside-inspired pairing.
  3. Spicy Dishes: If you're partial to a bit of spice, the Bitburger Radler can provide a cooling contrast to dishes like spicy BBQ wings, Thai curries, or zesty tacos.
  4. Vegetarian and Vegan dishes: Given the Radler's vegan-friendly nature, it pairs well with a range of plant-based dishes such as stuffed bell peppers, vegetable stir-fries, or hearty vegan burgers.
  5. Light Desserts: For a surprising pairing, try the Bitburger Radler with light, fruity desserts like a lemon tart or strawberry shortcake. The beer's lemony tang can highlight the sweetness and fruitiness of the dessert.

These versatile food pairings make Bitburger Radler a great companion to a wide range of meals, enhancing your dining experience and the overall enjoyment of this uniquely refreshing beverage.

Serving Suggestions

The Bitburger Radler, with its refreshing combination of beer and citrusy lemonade, can be served in various ways to amplify its taste and presentation. Here are some detailed serving suggestions:

  1. Proper Glassware: Serve this Radler in a traditional beer glass or stein to showcase its light, golden colour and effervescent bubbles.
  2. Chilled: For the best taste, serve the Bitburger Radler chilled. This enhances the refreshing qualities of the beer and lemonade blend and makes it perfect for a hot day.
  3. Garnish: For an extra touch, consider adding a slice of lemon or lime as garnish. Not only does this enhance the citrus notes of the drink, but it also adds a touch of visual appeal.
  4. Outdoor Events: Given its light and refreshing nature, Bitburger Radler is perfect for outdoor events like BBQs, picnics, or beach outings. Serve it straight from the cooler for a satisfyingly cool sip.
  5. Social Gatherings: The Bitburger Radler is a great option for social gatherings, providing a lighter, more refreshing alternative to traditional beers. Serve in a large pitcher for guests to help themselves.

These serving suggestions aim to enhance the enjoyment of Bitburger Radler, providing you and your guests with a refreshing, satisfying beverage experience.

About Bitburger

The term "Radler" doesn't pertain to a particular company, but instead to a popular type of beer blend that originated in Germany. A traditional Radler comprises 50% beer and 50% sparkling lemonade, providing a refreshing and lightly alcoholic beverage.

The inception of the Radler traces back to the 1920s, with its creation credited to Franz Xaver Kugler, a German innkeeper. Kugler had built a bicycle trail from Munich to his establishment in the small town of Deisenhofen. One sunny day, around 13,000 cyclists made their way to his inn.

Faced with the prospect of running out of beer due to the unexpected influx of patrons, Kugler had a moment of inspiration. He decided to extend his beer supply by mixing it with the large quantity of lemon soda he had on hand, which had been selling slowly. The resulting mixture was an immediate hit with the cyclists due to its thirst-quenching and lower-alcohol properties, making it the perfect beverage for their ride back to the city.

And so, the Radler style was born. Kugler's innovative solution is now enjoyed in many countries, with numerous breweries worldwide producing their versions of Radler, including the well-known Bitburger Brewery with their own Bitburger Radler.

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Delivery & Returns

How Much is Delivery?

Enjoy free delivery on orders over £69 when placed before 5 pm.

For orders below £69, a standard delivery charge of £4.99 applies.

Most orders placed by 5 pm will typically be delivered on the next working day.

Do you deliver at the weekend?

Saturday Delivery is available for £8.99. To ensure timely dispatch, please complete your order by 5 pm on Friday, allowing enough time for picking and packing. Please note we don't ship or deliver on UK Bank Holidays.

Are there any restrictions?

Our next-day delivery is available for 99% of the UK mainland. However, some Scottish mainland postcodes may incur higher charges. Saturday delivery serves mainland England, Wales, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Regrettably, it doesn't cover Aberdeen, the Highlands, or the following postcodes: PA, FK, DD, AD, PH, IV, KO, HS, BT, KA, and KY.

Do you make deliveries to Northern Ireland?

Certainly, we do deliver to Northern Ireland. Kindly allow 5 to 7 working days for your order to arrive.

Do you make deliveries to more remote areas of the UK?

Indeed, we deliver to the Islands and Highlands. Delivery times for these areas are based on your order's weight, and typically take 7-10 working days.

I want to make a very large order.

We regard an order as large when it consists of 20 cases or more, with each case containing 12 bottles/cans. Although next-day delivery isn't guaranteed for such orders, we'll ensure delivery within three working days from the order date.

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