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RATINGS: 431   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (230) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours yellow. Aroma is. Citrus fruit, lemon, hay, grass. Flavor is about the same but lighter. There’s nothing bad here its just not exciting. Would be good for when your really hot working out in the yard or something.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (391) - - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma, lemon,tangerines. Appearance, clear orange, No head. Taste was sticky orange lemon tangerine. Some hops, but mostly a light summer beer, though the overly sweet taste made it less refreshing than advertised. Feel, flat, thick for a lighter beer. Drinkable, but medium-low on the totem pole of summer fruit beers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma: Mild Sweet Lemons, Mild Wheat Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Lemonade, Wheat Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
355ml bottle poured vigorously with a 2 finger white head that settles to leave a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon and grass. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness and a light lemon tartness in the finish. Like a typical German style lager with a bit of lemon, moderate aftertaste lingers a bit long. Otherwise, a decent brew for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drfabulous (4052) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Light color. Light body. Big lemonade taste. Lemonade beer, for the most part.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted on 6/20/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours. clear golden orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is a nice mixture of classic beer malt and sweet lemonade, much like any other radler or shandy. The flavor is about the same, with the lemonade sweet and tart. The body is light with fizzy carbonation and a short lemonade and light beer finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed on 6-3-12- Poured from glass into pint glass Appearance – Pours a clear straw color with a huge billowy white head. The head has big carbonation bubbles entrapped within which pop to give a medium to light amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy in lemon with lighter hints of wheat. The lemon aroma is of a sweeter nature resembling that of lemonade. When mixed with the wheat and a light hop aroma it makes for a very nice aroma. Taste – A sweet malt flavor of some wheat and lemon meet the tongue. The citrus lemon makes for a very lemonade like quality. While sweet upfront it sweetness even more toward the middle with heavier flavors of lemon. The sweetness is of largely white sugar giving the brew and even more lemonade flavor. As the taste advances beyond the middle however, it loses a bit of the sweetness (although it is still sweet) and becomes a bit more bready in nature. This sweet lemon and wheat flavor mixed with a very light grassy hop finish off the taste. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light and the carbonation is a bit below normal. Both give the beer a more lemonade like flavor. Overall – It is refreshing, but not something I am typically looking for in a beer. It is much better then something like a Mike’s hard lemonade, so if you are in the mood for something of that like take this instead.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
This is a step above, say, Leinenkugel’s shandies but still not exactly a top notch beer. It is orange yellow in the glass and its head is small and made of fine bubbles. The nose is pretty mild and it is mostly lemon zest and a bit of grassy hops. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish qualifies as actual beer character and thus makes this an improvement over much of its ilk. Rather than just tasting like lemon soda pop, this actually tastes like lemon flavored soda-pop mixed w/ a reasonably well-hopped lager. It is medium bodied and a little bit sweet but vigorous carbonation helps to lighten the texture a bit. This is definitely not the worst thing I will drink this month but I still prefer to mix my own raedlers if I drink them at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1060) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear yellow pour with a thin white head, looks good. Aroma is of sugar and lemons. Medium carbonation, light bodied. A bit tart up front, lemonade flavor, some light toasted maltiness, cane sugar finish. Exactly as described. Honestly, I would be more interested to try the helles before it was mixed with the lemonade. I’m sure it’s pretty refreshing on tap, like a lemonade version of shock top. Good for what it is.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Not one of Sam Adams better brews. Sweet and uninteresting with a light malt flavor.


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