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RATINGS: 457   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.


1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Decent radler. Pale golden color , small white head. Aroma of lemon and malt. Sweet citrus taste with hint of hops. Good for hot days.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
This looks fine, a heavily bubbling yellow body with a thick white head. It smells like lemonade. It tastes like lemonade. Over all, it’s pretty much of a carbonated lemonade. Not for me. Burp.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigFatOgre (13) - Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2014
For what it is, this is a tasty summer brew. Nice lemon taste, with only a hint of hops. I could easily drop a six pack on a hot summer day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft. Nose of citrus. Perfect clarity. Minimal head. Pretty tasty. A subtle sweetness lasts into the finish. Ok. Perfect when you’re thirsty but frank too much the day before.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
The aroma is dominated by a strong sour lemony smell. There perhaps is a bit a wheat smell behind it. The color is pale straw with some lacing. It is strong in the lemon taste department. The lemon taste is dominate over everything else the brew may present. If lemon is what you want, this is it. If not, you may want to pass on. For me, it’s okay.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1057) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma of an Arnold Palmer, amber color no head. Taste like a lemon shandy with no real palate. Would be nice on a hot summers day.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bubblehouse (776) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pretty lousy. Taste to strongly of lemonade. Could probably drink this on an 100 degree day floating in a pool but other than that i pass.


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