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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aggiebob (631) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiddleBrau (1128) - 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 doesn’t come off as lemonade well. Not to my liking.

   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 doesn’t leave an aftertaste. Will continue to enjoy as long as Sam Adams brews it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2562) - 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, it’s like lemonade with light grains and mild booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spindelphia (16) - Lambertville, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2016
A Radlerthat seems like it just sort of misses the mark. It’s tart and sweet, but other than that there’s nothing that really stands out. Tastes like a beer with a lot of lemon flavor added to it. Meh.

   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 I’m not a real fan. Might Be OK for what it is but I’ll pass it Next time...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle off the Brook Falls singles rack. No bottle dates on this one. As much like a wine cooler as anything. sweet, lightly fruity. not much in the way of body. 11.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not sure that I like lemonade with my beer, but it is a good balance of both. Maybe good for a hot summer day? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1245) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Golden, clear, with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of lemons,malts and biscuits. The taste is certainly consistent, lemon is predominant. Refreshing and quite decent on a warm summer day but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Light brassy pour. Fizzy full white head. Almost no lacing. Nose is lemon candy, touch of pale malt. Very light mouthfeel. First sip is lots of lemonade, faint noble hop, followed by bready malt. Not bad for what it is.

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