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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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 “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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Transparent light golden color with thin foam. Smells string of lemons and cleaner. Taste is an overpowering sweet lemon flavor. Almost like pine sol. Harshness lingers a bit on the palate. Not as refreshing as expected higher alcohol content might be appropriate to complement the intense flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1429) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a decent full white head that thins out pretty quick. Some lace. Aroma of Lemon Pledge. Taste is sweet pale malt, bisquits and a little lemonade. Meh.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2013
Golden, pretty clear. Lemon artificial nose. Yup, it’s a radler. Sweet and doesn’t really rock mine....

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a very small white head. Artificial lemon aroma with strange grain and salty notes. Slightly tart lemon flavor followed by strange salty and grainy notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1889) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
This is a high (for style) ABV radler with, I think, more lemon flavor than average. It pours a clear, golden-amber color, The small head has weak retention and leaves little lace. Lemons dominate the background of wheat malt in both the aroma and flavor. More lemonade than beer, it has a rather sugary taste. I feel it is indeed a little too sweet, with lemon flavor that seems too artificial and lacking sufficient balance from hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Enjoy before: 11/12. A piss-yellow pour with a thin off-white head. Artificial lemon juice, wheatgrass, candi sugar, and one of those tubes of frozen orange juice concentrate dominate the aroma. A thin and crisp body. Extremely light. Overly sweet and sugary upfront in the taste. A mildly wheaty middle. Tart & tangy artificial lemon and orange juice concentrate finish things off. Refreshing, but almost sickeningly sweet. Strange stuff. Vaguely reminiscent of Zima, though not quite as gay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1319) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Faint aroma of lemon. Tast was lemon with a bit of sugar. Nice balance between the sourness and sugarness. I liked this better than the other 2 lemon sandys I’ve tried from leinenkugels and hoppin frog.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with no head. The aroma bubbles with vague fruity soda like notes and sugar and little else. The taste has a big pulse due to the above average carbonation delivering sweet sugar, vague berry juiciness and an overall soda like experience. I don’t see this filling a thirsty need under any circumstance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7138) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, paler golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up lemonade paired with fresh floral and salty notes.. smelled refreshing, but not so much like beer. The flavor found tart and tangy lemon throughout, with a wheat and bready base.. a touch of honey down there too.. sour, salty, and refreshing on the fairly long, dry finish.. I enjoyed it. Light-bodied, tangy, and salty as mentioned on the palate.. remarkably easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5101) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. A medium clear gold body with a bright white head. The nose is dominated with the smell of fresh lemon juice. There is also some nice yeasty dough. The taste is fairly bright with a slightly salty lemonade, especially in the finish. The beer is light with some dough and a little hint of nuts. This is refreshing, fresh tasting and clean. Nice summer refresher.


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