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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
I just saw "German style lager" on the label - didn’t realize there were lemons added - if I had I probably wouldn’t have bought it - anyway, pours a clear gold - very fizzy - looks like ginger ale - nose is actually pretty promising, with some moderate honeyed maltiness, floral hops and just a touch of lemon that plays well with those hops - the flavor is not as satisfying - too much lemon and not enough lager character - winds up tasting more like a soda than a beer - too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly orange tinged gold with a creamy white head. Has that Radler lemon drop aroma. Med minus body. There’s a initial lemonade taste - folllowed by what seems to be a lot of wheat. Finishes mildly sweet/tart. Would never doubt this was a Radler.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on July 4th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours copper.
Aroma: Aroma is lemon.
Taste: Faint bitterness, lemon that tastes articifical at times.
Palate: Light body, fizzy.

Summary: I get the idea of a summer shandy, and it is supposed to be sweet, but the lemonade tasted artificial at times and it just wasn’t enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3910) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Ginger ale pour with no head. Nose is light lemon, ginger, kinda tea like, light guava and tropical fruits. Flavor is sweeter (than the aroma suggests) with a lemon flavor that is just a step above the one found in mikes hard lemonade. It's lightly acidic, lightly bitter and moderately sweet overall. This idea sounds gross and....surprise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Walked around Blind Rabbits for an hour and a half to try this .. . Pours a deep yellow .. medium foam .. . lemonade and light tart wheat ... a summer session, put in cans i’d buy this again .. . .

then i spent all my money on my $1500 day habit .. .

. i’d like another Faberge egg..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2495) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

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