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RATINGS: 441   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Sam Adams summer variety pack. Ar: Stale lemon gatorade aroma. Ap: Pours a clear light gold with little head and no lace. T: Moderately sweet up front, tastes like lemon gatorade. Seems these prepackaged lemon beers always either taste like reallemon or lemon gatorade. A touch of tartness on the finish. P: Medium body. Moderately assertive carbonation. O: I’ve never had a beer advertized as a radler/shandy that hasn’t sucked. This isn’t an exception.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (215) - Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
This rendition of a shandy is heavier on the beer than most. The base is a pleasant enough lager and the lemon element is tart rather than sweet, which is pleasant because these drinks have a tendency to be too sweet. It’s nothing extraordinary but it is drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Light golden pour with white head. Citrus and light sweet aromas. Flavors are mostly lemonade, light carbonation and sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1323) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Smells of lemon. Taste is sweet lemon, bitter grasses, sugar.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1170) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
July 12th, 2013 - The Porch Rocker is a beer with lots of natural lime zest decorating the aroma and to a lesser degree, the flavor. At first I thought it was the result of brewing a pilsener with a strong lime character, but once I referenced this brew on Ratebeer I found that there was some railer heritage in there as well. That explains some of the acidity and fruitiness, which expresses itself as a sugary key lime pie smell. The flavor is much plainer, and basically a sudsy, corny wheat beer with a touch of lime, but similar but superior to those lime infused lagers that appear on beer market shelves during the summer.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Rated on 9-14-2013 at Fort Wayne, IN RateBeer gathering) (Bottle) This beer has a very small white head with a long retention, yellow body, very little carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is grainy, sweet, lemonade, and lemons. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer is lemon, lemon, and more lemon. Next!!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dal9000 (226) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (605) - - DEC 28, 2014
This is pretty much a shandy. A little too sweet for me. On a hit day I would like it more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (960) - 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.

1.5
   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


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