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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   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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Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Super light pour, bright and golden, lightly active, but with little to no head. Drinks with a super essence, definitely titled towards the lemonade. I’m too often seeking a shandy, but not sure why Americans interpret the "lemonade" component in the American vernacular, instead of using less acidic lemon sodas as is usually the case on the other side of the Atlantic. Chicks might like this. (#5058, 6/18/2013)

2.1
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
12oz bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Best by: October. Clear golden, slightly orange color. Good thin one-finger white head. Respectable, more full lace. Head soon fades to minimal. Medium body. Light to moderate, kind of crisp carbonation. Somewhat dry texture. Much spicier flavor than excepted. Big lemon, pretty sweet taste. Not great, even as far as shandies / radlers go . Come on, Sam Adams... you’re above this.

2.5
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Sampler pack in Springfield. Very refreshing summer beer. However maybe a bit too lemony acidic. Serving: bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Yeah, it taste like a beer with some lemon juice in it. Fruity and smooth, easy to drink, but really there is nothing memorable about it. However, for what it is - a beer to drink in large quantities in the summer time - I would probably not refuse one.

3.2
lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours gold with little head. Smell is a bit of artificial lemon. Taste is like a pale lager with artificial lemon and light bitterness. Crisp carbonation and thin to medium body. refreshing Easy drinking. Decent for a hot day but tastes a bit fake favored.

2.5
daniellunsford (105) - - JUN 16, 2013
This beer pours a clear watery gold with a nonexistant head and lots of carbonation. The first sip is surprising. Sweet and tart comabination, lemon, malt liquor, citrus zest, simple syrup. Really strange brew. The more SA strays from the roots, the worse it gets.

2.1
spilledpint (352) - 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.

2.9
Iphonephan (7471) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Enjoyed on a hot summer day. Lemonade dominates the aroma and the flavor of this "beer". Quite refreshing really. It has been too long since I had a true German radler to know this stacks up.

2.5
gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Smells like lemon. Tart and not bitter. This is strange...tastes like 95% hard lemonade 5% beer.

2.9
vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Hmmm, this is 50/50 blend? From the sweetness I believe it, but I can see the base of this being 9% beer. Pours crystal clear yellow with a small white head. It smells like lemonade with a mere hint of beer and alcohol. It has a light body that’s still a bit smooth with lots of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with lemon and spice dominant. There is some blonde ale malt detected beneath lemony stuff. The finish is quite phenolic. Okay for what they were trying I guess, but this isn’t for me.


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