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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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 ďradler.Ē The name radler translates to ďcyclist,Ē A 50/50 (ish) blend of beer and lemonade. (Like a shandy). Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adamsģ 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1791) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2012
12oz bottle - pours like a pale lager with white head that doesnít completely go away ASAP and some lacing. Nose is carbonated lemonade (a "diabolo citron" as I know it). Flavor adds light malt. Sweet but not too much and a tart acidic. Light bodied and watery. Iím a sucker for Radlers. Very refreshing considering the 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38C) heat today.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle. Some lemon grass, some skunkiness, some sweetness that finishes tart. It was a little thin in the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Almost clear golden yellow with a short-lasting foamy bright white head. Not-so-subtle, almost manufactured, lemon aromas with a whisper of black pepper. Tart, almost sour lemony flavors with a decent malt characteristic. Light body, effervescent, soft on the palate, and a crisp finish. Not bad, but the lemon is too powerful for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Aroma: mostly booze and grains, canít smell many of its constituent ingredients, but nothing offending in the smell; Appearance: nothing spectacular, looks like most pilsners, maybe even a watered-down pilsner, pale to clear yellow, medium bodied white head on pour that quickly dissipates; Taste: pretty good, its natural to compare this beer to Leinieís Summer Shandy (which Iíve had on several occasions but havenít yet rated), theyíre quite different actually, the Summer Shandy is much more tart, whereas this is sweeter, you do immediately pick out the lemonade, but thereís also lot of honey packed into this as well, which I think youíll either like or hate, thereís not much else I can think of to say about the taste, thereís enough grains in the taste to make you feel like youíre still drinking a beer; Palate: watered down, unfortunately, but thereís enough carbonation action to take away a bit of that overall watered down impression; Overall: not to bad, Iíve been drinking a lot of these now that the Midwest summer is in full force, my secret, add a slice of lime, not lemon, and you can down these like a power hour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle, best before November 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly lemon peel and lemon candy (like lemonheads?), along with a bit of sweet malt. But itís mainly an artificial lemon aroma, not that it smells bad at all. The brew tastes like slightly sour lemon candy, and thereís also some sugar substitute noticeable. Tastes a little worse the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is light, itís easy enough to drink, I guess. Mostly average overall, I only tried this because one of my friends gave me a couple bottles. I wouldnít pay for this brew, but I wouldnít turn one down if someone gave it to me, either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Crushed with my own damn self.

Pours a golden color with a medium white head that fizzes out a bunch but whatís left leaves a little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is weirdly malty, very doughy, some lemon candy, Itís just really malty smelling in a really weird way.

The flavor is also a lot of that weird maltiness with some tart lemony character. There is a mild hop bitterness to it. At the very least this should be refreshing but itís sort of too weird to be.

I donít know.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2012
A little thin and the grain doesnít mix well with the lemon. Still, it is very refreshing and good on a summerís day. Certainly not Bostonís best but enjoyable all the same.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle. Lemon-lime soda aroma - just a hint of beer. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet lemon-lime and barley malt flavor. Decent body. Two things prevent this from being like a typical German Radler - itís not nearly sweet enough and has too much beer flavor (neither of which is a bad thing).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of light lemon, grass, and a touch of sweet cereal notes. It pours a transparent gold with a three finger white head that fades to a thin film within 30 seconds or so. There is some decent webbing left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with some light-moderate sweet grainy notes. The finish has light sour lemon mixed with a touch of lemon grass. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, the sweet grainy flavors donít blend well for me with the lemons. If sweet grain notes were eliminated, Iíd probably find it an okay summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours a light pale yellow. Aroma is mild and lemony. Flavor is light and lemony. Sweet sour and light. Not bad.

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