By Chris Illich
For those unfamiliar with the ‘new’ trendy alcoholic drink called the Radler, it was an early refreshing blend of lemonade and beer –nearly a 50/50 mix that quenched the thirst of thousands of cyclists in Germany in the early 1900s as legend has it.
Nowadays, Radlers are one of the newest trends on the beer market, and some do it really well. For instance, the Waterloo Brewing Company’s Grapefruit Radler is sweet and delicious, and is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day. But, on the other hand, others don’t do quite as good a job.
Niagara Brewing Company’s Honeymoon Peach Radler is one of those drinks. While not offensive, it’s not very good either (much like the majority of their beers). It’s faintly sweet, with tastes of peach, but it really is not a refreshing drink to soak in the sun. In fact, it’s a tad heavier than I expected, and slightly hazy.
Although the Brewery is new and are likely still working on getting their recipes right, for how much they are charging and calling it “Craft Beer” on Clifton Hill (and charging a tourist fee on top of it), I would rather head down to the LCBO and pick up a Waterloo or Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, or even the off-tasting Amsterdam Blood Orange Radler before I head back down to the Hill for one of these.