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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1846) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7352) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5165) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a golden yellow. Everything about this is lemons and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I guess I can’t say to much bad because that was actually the point to mix lemonade with a Belgian, but it ends up drinking a bit more like Sam’s Hard Lemonade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2012
(bottle) straw colored with white head. Faint citrus aroma. Flavor was light sweet malt, some faint lemon. Refreshing after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle:   Bright straw, fairly clear, lively carbonation, moderate foamy white head, little lacing.   Somewhat of a lemon/lime like aroma.   Very much like 7-up on the tongue, albeit not as bright and sugary.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Spritzy lemony finish.   Decent, but seems to me to be more in common with a wine cooler than a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a clear straw color with a fizzy white head that fades quickly and leaves light to no lacing. Smells of sweet malt, honey and lemons. Tastes the same as it smells with a slight hop flavor in the back end. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall this is a good refreshing summer style lemonade beer hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2012
The best "shandy" style beer on the market by far. Fresh lemonade and malts on the nose. Tastes like legit lemonade with beer not beer "with natural lemon flavor added." I was really impressed. I know a lot of beer snobs like to hate on fruit beers but this was an impressive brew that was very refreshing and well made. Don’t be a snob and step outside the urge to hate on fruit beer and you’ll see for yourself. This beer was delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Appearance was clear pale straw with creamy diminishing white tiny 1/2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas was citrusy lemonade and hops, hints of sweet helles malt. Taste are lemonade with citrusy orangish zest, then mild sweet helles malt backbone. Palate was crispy smooth CO2 with light-meduim body, then zesty lemony average length finish. Best Shandy this year(2010)...

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