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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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.


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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, 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


1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thought it was lemony. Fruit loop she gave .2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bright amber. Minimal head. Fresh lemon scent. Refreshing beery beveridge. Lemony. I guess it depends on your fruit likes. More beer and less silly than Beerita.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"This is the kind of beer that maybe I enjoyed a little more than the score would indicate, but I can’t see giving any aspect an 8. Liked the lemony fresh aroma, light fizzy feel, and fruity slightly tart flavor. This is simple and light, but refreshing and exactly what Id want when watching a summer baseball game. 2nd time not a charm. Medicinal lemon."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iggynelix (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottled. Clean clear amber with little head. This is bright and citrus with almost a Shandy style.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tlarussa13 (2) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Best beer I have ever had. Only bad thing is its only brewed in summer months, citrus smooth.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Alcoholic carbonated lemonade. Real lemon flavor and somewhat refreshing, but beer it ain’t. Homemade lemonade is better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
This Porch Rocker . . . is really good!! It had a great look when I poured it into a pint glass. the aroma was inviting but not overwhelming. the big hook was the taste. This beer was truly meant for summer. it was an excellent pour that was matched by its flavor. it had a great fruity zip that was a perfect match for summer. the color was a perfect golden yellow. this is now on my list for summer enjoyment.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2016) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duhast500 (414) - 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.

4.8
   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.


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