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RATINGS: 481   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (16510) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a clear, pale golden drink with a dense, two-finger, off-white to white head. Some lacings occur. That’s where the good part stops. The aroma is more or less exclusively lemonade, just a faint hint of beer reach my nose. The flavor has the same problem, the lemon overpowers the beer completely. It’s dry, effervescent and medium bodied on the palate, finishing with lemonade and a beery twist. Ok, so they accomplished what they were aiming for, that authentic German radler taste and aroma. Plus more body due to the higher alcohol level. But I still don’t think it’s a good drink. At least it’s not awfully artificial like some of the Germans. 130819

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
The pour is a clear golden straw color with a short lived white head. Definite lemon on the nose with a strong sweetness. Light tartness, so sweet bready malt, and a very light floral hop aroma. Very fresh lemon note to this. The taste is actually very lemonade like. Sweet and sour flavors with some hints of grass, light bread, and a touch of hop flavor. Ever so slight biscuit malt notes, too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of lemon and light white sugar. Not much else going on. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly orange tinged gold with a creamy white head. Has that Radler lemon drop aroma. Med minus body. There’s a initial lemonade taste - folllowed by what seems to be a lot of wheat. Finishes mildly sweet/tart. Would never doubt this was a Radler.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured hazy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good lemon citrus green tea aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet lemonade flavor with light to medium citrus sweet finish of short duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, yeast and lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and lemon with a crisp lingering lemon finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/lemonade, light straw, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some lime, light bread. Light body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12oz bottle-pours pale yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma is soft citrus, some grain. Taste is lemon, grain/light malt, spme spice hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized fizzy head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart lemon and pale malts. The taste is pale malts, some caramel, lemon finish. Medium bodied. Doesn’t seem like a true shandy... there’s actually some beeriness to this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Clear pale gold color with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Lemonade aroma. Light body with flavors of lemon sports drink and wheat. The finish is sweet with a lemony aftertaste. Slightly below average overall.

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