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RATINGS: 485   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle poured a very light golden color with a thin layer of white foam that fell right off. Aroma has light malt, lemons, and some sweetness. Somewhat like a ginger ale on the first whiff. Mouth feel is light and there is plenty of carbonation. Flavor has sweet lager malt, lemon juice, and a light tartness on the finish. More soda pop than beer but it is drinkable and thirst quenching.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
retinadoc (236) - - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Distinct lemony aroma. Interesting mixture of typical toasted caramel hoppy Sam Adams with sweet lemonade. Clean finish. Refreshing. However, if I wanted a beer Id rather reach for a Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA. If I was simply thirsty on a summer day, Id rather reach for an Arnold Palmer. Nevertheless, much more successful beer/citrus attempt than Samuel Adams Summer Ale. I might buy again this summer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2954) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 oz. pour from bottle at a Sam Adams dinner/beer pairing benefit at Old Line Wine's The Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Clear, golden yellow with a white head and good lacing. Aroma of key lime pie and lemon zest. Taste of key lime pie, caramel and lemon zest. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silverbush85 (65) - - MAY 3, 2013
Very flavorful, (Shandy) style beer. This beats Leinenkugel's "Lemonade Beer" This is perfect for the grill on a hot summer day. I could drink this year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2813) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Whatever a "Radler" is, I dont think Samuel Adams captured the style all too authentically with Porch Rocker. To me, its more like a Shandy with a twist.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Not good in a beer way, very sweet and artificial, like you dumped a few ounces of Country Time lemonade mix in a boring, bland Sam Adams beer. Almost has apple tones, but stays firmly planted in artificial sugary lemon. This is a pretty insipid, unappealing beverage.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowe1983 (1575) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of caramel hops, grassy tones, and some lemon. Flavor is strong of lemonade with some grassy tones. In my opinion, too much lemon on this one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shag (2977) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2013
A golden color with a large white head. The aroma contains some lemonade and grassy notes. The flavor is a bit sour with some lemons and some more grassy notes. This would be a pretty darn good beer on a hot day. Some herbal notes in the finish. Overall ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours a polished dark straw golden.. almost no head and no lacing. The nose is lemon zest and a hint of pale maltiness. Flavor is pretty much the same.. the lemon is sorta powerful up front and dies quickly leaving just the essence lingering on the palate. Body is light with a bigger carbonation. Interesting enough take on a "Shandy" without actually adding lemon juice and sugar. ****** Bashing notes despite my above decent review: -tastes like essence of Lemon Windex. -Is SA doing this one as a test to take on Leinys Shandy success? -If you are not fishing with the girls, this is a man-card surrender immediately.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
From a bottle poured a straw color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a fake lemon flavor.


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