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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   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.

MacDouglass' rating

   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, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1992) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pretty good shandy flavor, if a tad weak. Of course aroma and taste consist of lemonade and light beer. Decent, and refreshing, but far surpassed by Boulevard’s radler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (413) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color is a clear yellowish gold with less then a finger of foamy head and no lacing on the glass. The smell is pretty muted with some hints at straw and wheat in the nose but is not giving much more. The taste has a fruit flavor that is hard to place. There is a sweet strawberry flavor that seems to come out in just a fraction before dumping a big sugary smack toward the end. There some touches a bready flavor at the front before the flavor bomb hits the tongue and covers up any other flavor that’s there. The feel if the beer pretty light and goes down easy. It’s low ABV makes for a good session beer if you enjoy the almost candy-like flavor that is the driving flavor of this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikerominiecki (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Perfect for the summer. It tastes like drinking lemonade with a little bit of a beer taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Eberndt (174) - - AUG 17, 2014
Picked this up out of the cooler without reading the label. Was not expecting the lemon flavor... Not bad but probably won’t drink again

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (813) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
bottled - not bad. A good summer beer. Lemon flavor, refreshing. Decent - but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours light amber with a ring of white head. Lemon and a bit of corny malt. Fairlu sweet. Same taste--lemonade and corny lager. Pretty refreshing though the base beer seems pretty gross. Medium bodied with tons of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours s gold with an orange tinge, Nose of lemon. Light in body. Flavor is like lemonade with some wheat. Radler for sure. But tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is some malt wheat and lemons. Flavor is really sweet with lemons and malt. Drinkable but not likable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle on a balcony: hot sunny day in Orange County. 7th July 2014. This golden refreshing brew had a thin white head after 20 seconds. It started off with a good deep looking covering but faded very quickly. Loads of lemon esters in both the nose and taste. Not my usual sort of tipple, but it did the job on the day. Pleased I had one, but we didn’t become lifelong friends and we both moved on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
I cant find any signs of the base beer, just some slightly artificial lemony aromas. The mouth feel is fine, and the carb is good.mthe finish is quite sweet, with a big lemon drop finish. Not my thing, this is just juice.

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