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RATINGS: 436   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2013
Clear, pale gold pour with a thin, creamy, eggshell head that has poor retention despite a very high effervescence. Aroma of sweet lemonade, light toast and sweet, fruity Fruit Loops and floral notes. The flavor is not nearly as bright and fruity as the aroma, Fruit Loops, floury grain, doughy yeast and a lingering lemon oil finish. Lightish somewhat slick palate with a light, soft and blanketing carbonation. Not to bad as far as Shandys/Radlers go, but they are definitely not my thing. Could have been a little drier and more carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.25 A: Clear dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention isn’t great, but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.25 S: Smells like ginger ale with lemon in it. This seems like something Budweiser would make. It doesn’t smell bad (just like Bud Light Lime), but it also doesn’t smell like beer (just like Bud Light Lime). 3.0 T: Again, this is ginger ale with lemon. Not bad, but not beer. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritziness to it. 3.0 D: This is an alcoholic soft drink. That said, it isn’t really a beer, so I didn’t know how to rate it. DavoleBomb, May 29, 2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dal9000 (223) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Initial burst of lemonade. Soft creamy thickness of the tongue. The lemon sweetness continues on the tongue through the swallow. Some will like this but not for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (481) - - DEC 28, 2014
This is pretty much a shandy. A little too sweet for me. On a hit day I would like it more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit, coriander and slight sulphur. Taste is very light maltiness with slight citrus and grapefruit notes. Very pale bitterness, well balanced overall. Appearance is a clear straw/gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
AleTheWay (2) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
OMG, the worst Sam Adams ever -- they won’t be featuring this one on the TV and radio ads

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Bouteille de 12 oz dégustée chez Ray’s Seafood (Rye, NH) au coût de 4,25$. Arôme: Légère odeur de limonade aux agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une très légère pointe d’orange. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #5887)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4748) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6278) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iggynelix (74) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottled. Clean clear amber with little head. This is bright and citrus with almost a Shandy style.

   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.

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