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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   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.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2013
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a fake lemon flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
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)

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2013
Got it in the Seasonal 12-pack at Krogers on Broadway. Pale yellow. Small, fast white head. Aroma: Ginger ale, lemon. Flavor: The same with a hint of yeast, tart. Clean finish. Very drinkable... TOO drinkable. It seems more like a lemon soda than a beer. I would take it over a Macro-brew any day but Koch has done better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pours pale straw with a white head. Citrus nose, sweet lemon, lemon drops. Aroma of sweet lemon drops. Quite tangy, sour. Good drink, but not good beer score, too artificial, not reminiscent of beer at all.


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