MadRobin (2413) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
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Silverbush85 (63) - - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Not good in a beer way, very sweet and artificial, like you dumped a few ounces of Country Time lemonade mix in a boring, bland Sam Adams beer. Almost has apple tones, but stays firmly planted in artificial sugary lemon. This is a pretty insipid, unappealing beverage.
Lowe1983 (1391) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of caramel hops, grassy tones, and some lemon. Flavor is strong of lemonade with some grassy tones. In my opinion, too much lemon on this one.
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A golden color with a large white head. The aroma contains some lemonade and grassy notes. The flavor is a bit sour with some lemons and some more grassy notes. This would be a pretty darn good beer on a hot day. Some herbal notes in the finish. Overall ok beer.
JohnGalt1 (833) - , Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a polished dark straw golden.. almost no head and no lacing.
The nose is lemon zest and a hint of pale maltiness.
Flavor is pretty much the same.. the lemon is sorta powerful up front and dies quickly leaving just the essence lingering on the palate.
Body is light with a bigger carbonation.
Interesting enough take on a "Shandy" without actually adding lemon juice and sugar.
Bashing notes despite my above decent review:
-tastes like essence of Lemon Windex.
-Is SA doing this one as a test to take on Leiny’s Shandy success?
-If you are not fishing with the girls, this is a man-card surrender immediately.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a fake lemon flavor.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Rating #165. Golden color with a little white head. Aroma is a little lemon and citrus. Bland flavor up front, a little lemon and a light graininess followed, easy drinker. (2718)
demitriustown (1140) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has the scent of lemonade with a hint of hop backing and a very light bready malt note. Appearance i s a clear golden with a thick white head that diminishes slowly. Taste is lemonade with a decent hop note, sweet. Palate has got medium to high carbonation with a slight lemon aftertaste. Overall, It’s a radler. Refreshing but kind of straight forward. Cheers!