beerfest5 (831) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shandys or radlers can be nice on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, but this was more of a fake lemon flavored soda than a shandy. Not the best, too sickly sweet at the end.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tastes a bit like a normal rafler. I think the base beer here was a little heftier than what you would normally use, 4.5 is atypical for a beer of this type. This probably is why it is so sweet and not as refreshing as a radler. And it doesn’t serve the purpose of drinking less alcohol. Sort of a fail on SA’s part.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shandy’s are everywhere these days it seems, and I didn’t think this one was very good. Very soda-ish, fake lemon character. Unappealing in the glass, a tea color with large cola-ish bubbles, minimal head. Fake lemon nose.
jandd1983 (1880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It poured a nice yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was of mostly lemon. The taste was a little lemon with a malty base. A very good beer for a hot summer day.
jhliesen (654) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle--tasted better at a picnic. It’s all pretty much lemonade based. The aroma is a bit odd, not foul, but an odd sweet smell. Gold color with a fizzy head that doesn’t last. Some malt taste, but mostly lemon head flavoring. Thin finish. Strack & Van Til.
joeyplush (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It pains me to say it, but I’d prefer a corona with lots of lime over this one. I get what the beer is meant to do but it creates a mis-matched taste in my opinion. The hint of lemon is refreshing, but the underlying lager is bland and doesn’t have much personality. Nice try Sam Adams - I’m a great fan of everything you do, but this one’s not worth repeating.
jmagnus87 (2027) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of lemon and wheat. Taste is light sweet. Lemonade is the dominate flavor. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Better than most of the other "shandy" style beers that are out there.
haugeberg (71) - - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from a 12 oz bottle. I really like the strong lemon taste to this beer. It is perfectly refreshing after an afternoon of yard work. Some other sweet and tart citrus elements offer a really crisp bite that reminds me of a Belgian lemonade. A good summer beer.
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Trev (1768) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pour is gold with a medium white frothy head.
aroma is nice tart citrusy lemon. hint of biscuity malt under that and a light grassy hop.
Flavour is nice, I get that base beer helles clean maltiness, hint of honey, and refreshing lemon and grassy hop finish.
I like it. Superior to the Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy that is available in these parts IMO.
Nephilium (1212) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong aroma of lemonade, pours a clear light amber with a full white head. This beer has a light mouthfeel, with a strong lemon flavor. There’s a touch of malt sweetness in the finish. If you like light, citrusy beers, this may be up your alley.