sailracer (391) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This has a pretty mild flavor for a shandy. It wasn’t too sweet. Pretty light malt flavor. Not bad if you are in the mood for a shandy.
Nejhleader (1223) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh, has a bit of a sweet lemon aroma, taste is a bit of a lemon, sweet, some wheat. Kinda thin body, not really my thing
berkshirejohn (4404) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, Buffalo, NY. Pale amber with a ring of white head; grainy aroma; lemony taste with a grainy body; and a clean finish. Just what a Radler is supposed to taste like - light and refreshing.
firemarshal (146) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear light amber. Nose of wheat, lemongrass, straw. Just a little skunky at first but after it opens up that’s gone and changes to a dough aroma. Taste to me is a typical wheat beer with lemon concentrate added. Not too sweet. Not too sour. Has a bite on the tongue and leaves a lingering saccharin aftertaste. Great beer for hot summer days as advertised. Not too bad overall.
Tschn012 (3) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. It's a shandy with more of a beer taste. I also like the bright flair to it. It's a beautiful light amber color and and you can even smell a little bit if that lemony aroma. Great beer for the summer and super easy to drink!
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beertholomeus (706) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with a short lived white head. Fruit, grass, grain and malt aroma. Apple, lemon, sugar, pear, grain and malt flavors. Light body and moderate carbonation. Sweet sugary mouthfeel. Fruit and sugar finish. More like a cider than beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. This beer smells like fart. Hard-core sulfur with some Pine-Sol lemon cleanser. So imagine having the shits and missing the toilet and shitting all over the bathroom...then cleaning said shit with lemon cleanser. This is what this drink replicates. Transparent golden body with a pretty nice, foamy whitish head. Starts with a bit of a fruit banana ester flavor. Way too estery if this is supposed to be a helles to begin with. Sweet, sugary malts in the middle. Finishes with lemon soda flavoring. Not much else. This is an utter abomination.
hockeybeerguy (1708) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I got this in the 12 bottle Summer pack. There’s a best by date of August 2014.
I poured both bottles into a pint glass.
The appearance was a super clear yellow color with bubbles clinging to the sides of the bottle and a carbonation that shoots up like shooting stars to feed the head. The head starts at/about 2 fingers and rapidly dissipates to a foamy bubbly-ness with some foamy lacing kinda going all over the place.
The smell, was I think Sam Adams was going for the German Radler. Did they do that here? I’m pretty sure as it definitely smells like true lemonade with beer. Now, what style of beer, well, that seems to be up for grabs.
The taste is sweet refreshing lemonade. There isn’t any aftertaste but there is definitely a watery finish.
On the palate, this one sits extremely light and shows a definite refreshing sessionability running about my mouth and tongue. The carbonation is refreshing and crisp.
Overall, well, its a Radler by style, but in my opinion, there’s too much lemonade and not enough of the beer. I probably wouldn’t have it again. But if you like the fruitier Radlers, go for it.
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent radler. Pale golden color , small white head. Aroma of lemon and malt. Sweet citrus taste with hint of hops. Good for hot days.
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear medium yellow. Nose was nearly pure citrus. Faint head with decent lacing. In the mouth it is just a bit too citrusy, but as the style goes, it’s very refreshing.