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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Samuel Adams is currently in the process of brewing up a German style called “radler.” The name radler translates to “cyclist,” A 50/50 (ish) blend of beer and lemonade. (Like a shandy). Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adams® 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
12oz bottle from the mix 12 Summer pack, pours a really pale gold with no head at all, really no aroma what so ever, maybe just a little bit of fruit, the flavor has more to it than the aroma, but that’s not necessarily a good thing, slight spice with a little bit of fruit in the finish, ugh, this mix pack has been a huge dud.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A nice straw-yellow body with a white head that had some retention but no lace. A nice effervescence to it, very mild. Aroma had some nice breat malts and a little bit of hay, lemon was almost like citric acid, not unpleasant but it was certainly a little off. Flavor had some nice malts upfront but the lemons seemed to add a little too much sourness to it. Finish was smooth and the carbonation was mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (364) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
The porch rocker pours a clear golden yellow with a large white foamy head that lasts and leaves fair lacing. The aroma is lemonade and almost more of an Arnold Palmer. The flavor is lemonade mixed with a wheat beer. Somewhat intriguing. Overall this is a decent beer. It grew on me throughout enjoying the beer. Not bad for a warm sunny day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. Served cold. Aroma: Pretty sour/tart smelling. I’m not picking up much citrus or lemonade-y smells. Mreh. Appearance: Completely transparent bright yellow. Fizzy, soda-like white head quickly goes away. Taste: Actually quite nice! Good, real lemonade flavor. Definitely backed up by a nice refreshing light lager-y taste. Surprised! It’s pretty nice. Palate: Really light. However, it’s got some presence. Quite fizzy. Overall: I like the way this beer tastes. I wasn’t to keen on the way it looked or smelled; I felt like I was about to be horribly disappointed. I’m glad I wasn’t though! Good summer beer. Good for a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
LinusStick (3157) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Yuck. Bought a Sam Adams mix pack for my non-beer nerds and this was unfortunately one of the beers included. While I can admit if it was blazing hot, I was at a pool and there was this or Coors Light available, I would jump on it, that’s all I can say. The aroma was decent. Lemon and notes of generic beer. Pour was a clear light gold. No bubbles or head. Taste was just as the style would suggest. Tastes like someone poured a lemonade into a stale beer. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle poured a very light golden color with a thin layer of white foam that fell right off. Aroma has light malt, lemons, and some sweetness. Somewhat like a ginger ale on the first whiff. Mouth feel is light and there is plenty of carbonation. Flavor has sweet lager malt, lemon juice, and a light tartness on the finish. More soda pop than beer but it is drinkable and thirst quenching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
retinadoc (209) - - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Distinct lemony aroma. Interesting mixture of typical toasted caramel hoppy Sam Adams with sweet lemonade. Clean finish. Refreshing. However, if I wanted a beer I’d rather reach for a Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA. If I was simply thirsty on a summer day, I’d rather reach for an Arnold Palmer. Nevertheless, much more successful beer/citrus attempt than Samuel Adams Summer Ale. I might buy again this summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 oz. pour from bottle at a Sam Adams dinner/beer pairing benefit at Old Line Wine's The Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Clear, golden yellow with a white head and good lacing. Aroma of key lime pie and lemon zest. Taste of key lime pie, caramel and lemon zest. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silverbush85 (64) - - MAY 3, 2013
Very flavorful, (Shandy) style beer. This beats Leinenkugel's "Lemonade Beer" This is perfect for the grill on a hot summer day. I could drink this year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2373) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Whatever a "Radler" is, I don’t think Samuel Adams captured the style all too authentically with Porch Rocker. To me, it’s more like a Shandy with a twist.

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