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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Samuel Adams is currently in the process of brewing up a German style called ďradler.Ē The name radler translates to ďcyclist,Ē A 50/50 (ish) blend of beer and lemonade. (Like a shandy). Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adamsģ Porch Rocker was inspired by traditional Bavarian Radlers that mix beer with German-style lemonade. For our bright and citrusy Radler, we blended a Helles beer with lemon for a fresh-squeezed lemon taste, effervescent sweetness, and slightly tart, refreshing finish. A light malt character and hint of hops balance out this summer brew.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2013
Got it in the Seasonal 12-pack at Krogers on Broadway. Pale yellow. Small, fast white head. Aroma: Ginger ale, lemon. Flavor: The same with a hint of yeast, tart. Clean finish. Very drinkable... TOO drinkable. It seems more like a lemon soda than a beer. I would take it over a Macro-brew any day but Koch has done better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillHick420 (440) - North Dakota, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
Pours pale straw with a white head. Citrus nose, sweet lemon, lemon drops. Aroma of sweet lemon drops. Quite tangy, sour. Good drink, but not good beer score, too artificial, not reminiscent of beer at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1390) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. The best before date was notched at September.

Appearance: Crystal clear, dark gold hue. Plenty of visible carbonation. Forms a small, white, soapy head which almost completely dissipates and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Fresh lemon aroma that seems to be authentic. Itís not quite as chemical or faux-smelling as some other lemon-flavored beverages Iíve had.

Taste: Itís difficult to review a bottled shandy, since itís the kind of drink thatís better when mixed by a bartender, rather than something pre-packaged by the brewery (same thing with black & tans). Samuel Adams Porch Rocker tastes a little less fake than most brews of the sort that Iíve had. From front to back all you taste is lemonade but without any real tartness to it. Judging by the description, this appears to be just lemon flavoring. That being said, I have to admit I kind of like this flavor. Sure itís one-dimensional and repetitive, but the net result is a rather tasty beverage. Nothing cloying, nothing overly sweet, so itís well-balanced and drinker friendly.

Drinkability: This is a beer that you definitely drink for its performance value; as a liquid refresher in warm weather. In that respect, Samuel Adams Porch Rocker works well. The mouthfeel is thin and slightly crisp, but never watery so itís comfortable. Itís refreshing while in the mouth and leaves a clean aftertaste. At 4.5% ABV itís highly sessionable, though why they only sell it in summer mix packs so you get two bottles at a time I donít understand.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 26, 2013
Description on the bottle fits. Far too lemony and sweet. Not a fan for this as an everyday beer. May be better too sip on a hot day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pleasant beer, right for summer. Nice aroma of grass and lemon; taste light and dry with nice balance of malts and lemon; good and different

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4703) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Rodmanís, 4/20/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and fruity, with plenty of lemon, and some yeast/grains as well
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a decent sized white head atop it
Flavor: The taste is sweet and lemony, a little bit of yeasty flavor, and a some tart hints as well
Palate: The body is light, it is easy to drink, but a little too watery
Overall Impression: This stuff is only mediocre, even for what it is trying to be. It felt lacking in some way. It does an alright job of being being a shandy/radler, but at the same time, it just lacked a little of what I was looking for.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
A clear yellow with honey, lemon, and tart citrus on the nose. The beer seriously tastes like a mild pale ale mixed with lemonade.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured an aggressive fizzy looking color. Smells and tastes line sweet artificial sugar. Reminds me of the leinenkugel summer shandy and that awful curious traveler ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike67 (910) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours pale straw with white, long lasting head and soda like carbonation. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is lemonade and pale malt. This brew does not resemble beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 22, 2013
Strange. Sweet and soft but quite disturgbinng. i do not know exactly what was it. INTeretsing sweet features.


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