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RATINGS: 355   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 “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 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.

   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 doesn’t mix well with the lemon. Still, it is very refreshing and good on a summer’s day. Certainly not Boston’s best but enjoyable all the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2305) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (4413) - 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. It’s light bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, the sweet grainy flavors don’t blend well for me with the lemons. If sweet grain notes were eliminated, I’d probably find it an okay summer thirst quencher.

   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, can’t 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 Leinie’s Summer Shandy (which I’ve had on several occasions but haven’t yet rated), they’re quite different actually, the Summer Shandy is much more tart, whereas this is sweeter, you do immediately pick out the lemonade, but there’s also lot of honey packed into this as well, which I think you’ll either like or hate, there’s not much else I can think of to say about the taste, there’s enough grains in the taste to make you feel like you’re still drinking a beer; Palate: watered down, unfortunately, but there’s enough carbonation action to take away a bit of that overall watered down impression; Overall: not to bad, I’ve 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
RedSox2004 (1137) - 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 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 it’s mainly an artificial lemon aroma, not that it smells bad at all. The brew tastes like slightly sour lemon candy, and there’s also some sugar substitute noticeable. Tastes a little worse the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s easy enough to drink, I guess. Mostly average overall, I only tried this because one of my friends gave me a couple bottles. I wouldn’t pay for this brew, but I wouldn’t turn one down if someone gave it to me, either.

   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 - it’s not nearly sweet enough and has too much beer flavor (neither of which is a bad thing).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Crisp, clean tasting beer. Went down well on a hot day. The lemon flavor tasted a bit artificial. Middle of the road beer, definitely not Sam Adams? best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012
The aroma is very lemon candy like with a malty base and a tiny amount of hops. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a good summer refreshment beer but seem like it’s more lemon candy flavor than actual lemon.

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