MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: mostly booze and grains, can’t 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 Leinie’s Summer Shandy (which I’ve had on several occasions but haven’t yet rated), they’re quite different actually, the Summer Shandy is much more tart, whereas this is sweeter, you do immediately pick out the lemonade, but there’s also lot of honey packed into this as well, which I think you’ll either like or hate, there’s not much else I can think of to say about the taste, there’s enough grains in the taste to make you feel like you’re still drinking a beer; Palate: watered down, unfortunately, but there’s enough carbonation action to take away a bit of that overall watered down impression; Overall: not to bad, I’ve 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
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting Sep 14 2013 - Pours clear gold and smells like lemon hard candy. The flavor is like lemon candy and some light malt. It’s bubbly, light bodied, and kind of watery. The aftertaste is still sweet. This... is not good.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is what it is. It is very sweet with a near soda pop quality. This extends to the then ear non-existent head and similar lace.
Thin bodied and highly carbonated, I think this would be an easy beer to drink for a first time initiate to beer. But to serious drinker, this is a clearly, overly sweet offering. It’s still tasty and easy to drink.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle served in a Great Divide shaped pint
Best before October 2013
A - Clear pale golden color with a fizzy white head vanishes quickly.
S - Lemon lime soda, kiwi, lemon alka seltzer, honey, medicinal phenolics
T - Follows the nose, lemon/lime soda, artificial honey sweetness, odd floral noes, medicinal characters, herbal hops, lager yeast, chalky mineral notes. Tries to finish crisp but the malty sweetness dulls it out.
M - Low stingy carbonation, wet body with a semi effervescent finish.
Kinda reminds me of sprite without less carbonation. The odd sweetness dull out any attempt of a crisp feel. I wont be revisiting this.
Serving type: bottle
pumpmaster (1061) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Plantation, FL for $1.37 Not bad for a radler.
cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taken for what it is, this on a hot summer day on a porch would be great. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus. Taste is tarte citrus and lemon with a small grainy malt finish.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light straw yellow under a fizzy white head which fades into a thin layer with thick edges. Swirls thick but without any lace.
Lemon bread and lemon cake. Hard lemon candies. Lacking the sweetness of other radlers/summer shandies. Crisp crunchy white crackers underneath and along the sides.
Lemon all around with a surprisingly dense amount of chewy white breads in the middle. Spritzy along the edges for an interesting mouthfeel. Lightly viscous.
I’m still on the fence regarding this beer. I kind of like it and I kind of didn’t. It was certainly refreshing though and is worth a try for anyone who likes an easy session.
RRRozie (22) - Cortland, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin head that soon dissipates. Mild aromas of white bread and lemon. Taste is mouth filling and crisp, with a perfect balance of Helles lager and tangy lemon. Palate is smooth and rich, with a lingering taste of lemon. Very refreshing and drinkable, an excellent example of this style of beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma is heavy lemon and grain. Taste is of lemon, sugar, grain.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. The look is clear, white head, and golden in color. The smell is so sweet, lemonade, sugar, lemon, and perfume. The taste is sweet, sugary, Arnold Palmer, and ok.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden straw color with nice clarity (chill haze aside) and vibrance. A slightly rocky one finger head of white shading fades away relatively quickly, leaving some lacing behind on the glass.
S: There’s a definite lemon character here, along with a strong tea leaf note. A small touch of crackery malt hints that this is a beer, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d reckon this is just lemon-flavored iced tea. To be fair, I like lemon-flavored iced tea - just not when it smothers its base beer.
T: As with the aroma, a finishing note of pale malts suggests this IS a beer - but only just. The first 2/3rds of the flavor profile are pure lemon iced tea, somewhat drowning out the base beer. This is better than, say, Mike’s Hard Lemonade at least.
M: While it is quite sweet (very sweet, really), it makes an excellent thirst quencher. The wet finish suffocates the palate pretty strongly, but this remains easy to drink.
O: If nothing else, this would kick ass on a hot day. As a rule of thumb, though, I don’t rate beer/something else hybrids or malternatives highly; this being no exception. I’d drink it over commercial ciders, BMC, or the like in this weather - but NOT over a well-done pure lager. Which incidentally, Sam Adams has a few of.