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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   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 ďradler.Ē The name radler translates to ďcyclist,Ē A 50/50 (ish) blend of beer and lemonade. (Like a shandy). Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adamsģ 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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Aroma: mostly booze and grains, canít smell many of its constituent ingredients, but nothing offending in the smell; Appearance: nothing spectacular, looks like most pilsners, maybe even a watered-down pilsner, pale to clear yellow, medium bodied white head on pour that quickly dissipates; Taste: pretty good, its natural to compare this beer to Leinieís Summer Shandy (which Iíve had on several occasions but havenít yet rated), theyíre quite different actually, the Summer Shandy is much more tart, whereas this is sweeter, you do immediately pick out the lemonade, but thereís also lot of honey packed into this as well, which I think youíll either like or hate, thereís not much else I can think of to say about the taste, thereís enough grains in the taste to make you feel like youíre still drinking a beer; Palate: watered down, unfortunately, but thereís enough carbonation action to take away a bit of that overall watered down impression; Overall: not to bad, Iíve been drinking a lot of these now that the Midwest summer is in full force, my secret, add a slice of lime, not lemon, and you can down these like a power hour


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2016
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Radler style! All around nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. This had a really nice presence of the Helles beer, vs other Radlers Iíve had in the past. A very enjoyable offering.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5571) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle, best before November 2016, drunk 7/23/16, compliments of TJ.
Thin, white head quickly recedes to a ring atop a clear, light golden-hay colored body.
Lemonade and light grain with some pepper and floral notes donít smell particularly off-putting or fake, those thereís a touch of raw sugar, which I guess is the lemonade. But itís not soapy or anything like that.
In the mouth, itís sweeter than it should be, with raw sugar and honey-like maltiness, light floral and spice notes and a lot of lemonade. The lemonade tastes like lemonade, at least, not soap and corn syrup and artificial notes. Fizzy carbonation, watery (as it should be) but just way too sweet. Clean, for the most part, with no alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Can. Pours mostly clear yellow gold with no head. Nose and taste is mostly lemonade and maybe a little ginger. Okay.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
can8ianben (1465) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Aroma of fake lemon candy, flavor of cheap beer mixed with fake lemon candy. This is a beer for people who donít like beer.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aggiebob (670) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is lemony as is the flavor, but more like artificial flavori.g then lemon zest.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiddleBrau (1130) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 Clear gold little head. Hint of corn aroma. Lemon flavor, a bit soda like and lemon doesnít come off as lemonade well. Not to my liking.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Muddthummper (1) - Strattanville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
Delicious and refreshing. Light and doesnít leave an aftertaste. Will continue to enjoy as long as Sam Adams brews it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2586) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Six pack picked up at my local grocery, enjoyed right out of the bottle. Light and crisp body, light lemon juice, mostly sweet, itís like lemonade with light grains and mild booze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spindelphia (17) - Lambertville, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2016
A Radlerthat seems like it just sort of misses the mark. Itís tart and sweet, but other than that thereís nothing that really stands out. Tastes like a beer with a lot of lemon flavor added to it. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Clear Golden, Large Head, Lots of Thin Lacing. Faint Citrus Aroma. Starts Out Slightly Sweet Finishes Lemon Sour. Sweetness and Lemon overshadows all of Beer Qualities.While I like Shandies, Radlers Taste a little different, and Iím not a real fan. Might Be OK for what it is but Iíll pass it Next time...


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