Mini Beer Review: Stiegl

This one is for you, Lynn, over at The Inked Autist.

We have a four-pack of Stiegl beer. There are two flavors: “Radler” and “Gold”.

Lets start with the Radler. (Grapefruit flavor.)


In short, I hate it. (But terrible memories make me biased.)

One sip and I’m punched with the flavor of Smirnoff Ice. Memories of high school and puking out of the passenger-side of a Geo Metro, come rushing back at me.

To be fair, anything that slightly touches on “malt-beverage” makes me heave.

My husband really likes it though.

Now, the Gold.


It is pretty darn good. Light and refreshing. It has a clean taste and isn’t bitter. I will definitely drink it again.

The Stiegl story is pretty darn cool. It’s been privately owned since 1492. According to their website, Stiegl is Austria’s largest and most successful private brewery.  They use local, raw materials to craft their beers.

Yes, I will buy more Stiegl, but I will avoid anything with “malt”.


Author: Rachel McKee

I love reading about everything. I'm not a book snob. Lately I have been "reading" a lot of picture books to my toddler and baby. In my past life before motherhood, I was a professional technical editor and writer.

3 thoughts on “Mini Beer Review: Stiegl”

  1. Hey! Thanks for that. I’ve not seen this beer around here but I might look for it. I’m not much for flavored beers so I doubt the grapefruit would be to my liking.

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  2. I am a beer/liquor snob. I only drink Absolut or Grey Goose vodka, Bailey’s, and light beers like Stella Artois and Hoegarden. Trust me, you’re not the only one who avoids certain beverages based on bad experiences. Also, I get tipsy very easily, so when I do drink, I want to be able to enjoy it, so you won’t catch me ordering heavy-malt stuff, either.

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