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Ginger-Lemon Radler - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ginger-Lemon RadlerGinger-Lemon Radler

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 345
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 45.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mkf629 on 05-10-2014

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 345
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Bright yellow body, moderately hazy. Small white cap. Huge ginger aroma with lemon. Lemon drops and ginger candies. Light sweetness. Light bodied with a delicate, prickly carbonation. Quite flavorful and enjoyable. A great way to kick start a tasting session. Delicious.

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Photo of KevChiTown
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't care if a Radler is a lame ass way to drink beer...however this one is so damn tasty. I thought I was gonna hate it and the opposite happened. The ginger off sets the lemon and it all balances perfectly.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: The heads foams up a LOT more than I expected from a beer like this. It fills about half the glass and looks and acts more like the head of a soda than a beer; big, aggressive, lively bubbles that pop very quickly and might even send a few small geysers into the air. The color is a hazy, straw, pale yellow. The head goes away fairly quickly (in 30 seconds or so) and the head is negligible.

SMELL: We have a farmer’s market in my town that always has these really great ginger-lemonades for sale. I truly cannot think of anything else when I stick my nose in this glass. It smells exactly like that really delicious ginger lemonade. Not very complex, but who cares? It smells fantastic.

TASTE: The lemon is extremely strong, but a slight sugariness covers that and makes it very drinkable. The ginger holds it all together. Again, this is not the most complex beer, but it the flavor is aggressively delicious.

MOUTHFEEL: The lemon is strong enough to provide a bit of a pucker, which is instantly followed with a nice bite of ginger. Yes, lemonade is typically overly sugared and very sweet, but this is a more “natural” lemonade flavor. The bitterness of the lemon still shines through and the bite from the ginger pitches in to help keep this beer balanced.

OVERALL: This beer won’t completely blow away most craft beer lovers. It will, however, surprise some of them who thought this was just another shandy. The is certainly a crossover beer that can be enjoyed by both craft connoisseurs and novices. Also, it’s dangerously gulpable.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Best By" date 11-6-14.

APPEARANCE: hazy, straw-yellow with a 1 finger white head that slowly dissipated leaving a ring of small bubbles around the glass, the head disappeared completely after about 15 minutes, no lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: a dominant smell of sweet lemon, almost like lemonade.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose and is quite true to it's name, it's a nice wheat beer with lemon and ginger, it's pleasant and not overpowering and has almost no hop profile.

PALATE: medium carbonaton, lighter body, finishes dry.

OVERALL: I thought this was a beautiful beer to look at and I enjoyed drinking it too, it could stand a higher level of carbonation, in my opinion. This is a nice summer beer that I could serve to beer lovers or people who don't normally drink beer, kind of tastes like a soft-drink and with 4.10 % ABV you can enjoy a few throughout the evening.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours cloudy straw under a quickly dissipating 2” white foam cap that leaves very little lace.
S: Has a really big ginger-lemon nose.
T: The flavors are primarily ginger and lemon with light malt and grains in the background.
F: Light bodfied and effervescent O: Suprisingly easy to drink – a good bicycle beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, lemon, and ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour lemon and ginger flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of ginger bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and refreshing.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw, pale yellow, finger white head
solid lacing

S: lemon peel/lemonade, ginger, light wheat

T: same as nose, sweet up front/refreshing
pucker, semi-dry finish

M: light/med body, bubbly/semi-dry

O: So refreshing! Would love more of these
during the brutally hot Midwest days of summer
in July and August.


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Photo of spotfred93
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The lemon and the ginger flavors complement one another rather well. Occasionally I felt the lemon came off a tad too strong but I'm not sure if a stronger ginger element would be any better. The carbonation was moderately high although this is the sort of beer that needs that extra bite. A higher level of carbonation might even improve it.

There was a normal amount of white foamy head. I'd say roughly 3/4inch to an inch. The color was very similar to the boulevard wheat. Possibly a bit murkier. The smell wasn't particularly strong but the lemon seemed to be the primary scent.

Overall this is a great beer. It would pair well with seafood, salad or grilled chicken. I would definitely purchase this beer again.

Poured from bottle to mug.

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Photo of Zach136
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours opaque yellow, white head, OK lacing.

S - Medium-high intensity levels of ginger and lemon pledge.

T - Toned down from the nose, like drinking a fairly tart lemonade with a slight ginger finish. Little to no hop, malt, yeast character.

M - Light bodied, airy and refreshing.

O - Might as well appeal to the demand. This is a delicious adult beverage that I'm sure will sleigh it in the market place, I thoroughly enjoyed my pour in the +90*F and 90% humidity of a GA summer.

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4





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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

radlers arent as common as they should be. we are all so used to shandy (lemonade), but radler (lemon soda) is such a different experience. the added carbonation does a lot in hot weather, and this is a cool version, done with ginger. blonde and bubbly, just how it should be, with a nose tickling fizz coming from the glass, just like a sprite. the taste is great, really it is, fresh ginger and lemon peel in combination, ultimately refreshing, and even some hops in there as it finishes, so as not to get too sweet. its insanely flavorful for how dry it finishes, which i think is its best feature. i never really expect to like these types of beers, so when one like this comes around, so good and so cheap, its something to stock up on. the ginger adds an element to the style that makes it catchy for me, feels almost nonalcoholic and healthy. this tasting room series is a great idea, and this first beer i have had from it is truly delicious. im not embarrassed to like it, its lovely. in hot weather i will be reaching for this all summer. i liked their entwined ale too, but this is next level. definitely check it out if you think you done like radler, its a game changer.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, best by 07/18/2015 printed on the bottom of the can. 4.10% abv also listed on the can bottom. "Hand-crafted and packaged under the supervision of Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, Missouri by Third Street Brewhouse, Cold Spring Minnesota". I love radlers, so I have good expectations.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours the typical cloudy pale lemon body. Three fingers of big fizzy white head that fizzles it's way down quickly. Looks nice for what it is, but radlers are hard to rate on a traditional beer scale sometimes.

S - The aroma is bit weak, as most in this style are. A touch of lemony citrus & ginger, white sugar, and even a bit of wheaty / grainy 'beer' base presence is there when given a nice swirl.

T - Taste is very smooth and clean. Hardly any traditional 'beer' flavors are present at all. No yeast, no hops, very little wheat / grainy malt presence. Mostly all lemon - ginger citrus soda pop. The ginger lends a sort of lingering spice that builds on the finish.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Light-bodied as can be and very easy-drinking. The higher abv for this style goes unnoticed.

Overall, a nice take on the traditional radler style beer from Boulevard, with a touch more abv. The ginger spice does begin to overwhelm me a tad towards the end, so I'm not sure how many of these I could go for, but very refreshing and recommended.

Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler -----4/5.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%

A - Pours a murky yellow with a two-finger foamy white head.

S - Aroma is dominated by the aroma of candied lemon.

T - Taste is a lemonade mixed with a wheat beer. Light ginger bite in the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - This was a very nice Radle. This is absolutely perfect for a summer afternoon. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of KSOZE
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For what it is, it's solid. Not my favorite style but it is one of the better radlers I have had. The lemon is there, the ginger is there.. Reminiscent of more of a flavored alcoholic beverage than a "beer".

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Photo of Brenden
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm ready for this beer to look like a soda, but the head actually shows a bit of substance rather than fizzing out. The color is a murky but bright pale gold. There's even a bit of spotting left behind on the glass.
Ginger doesn't bite too hard but adds plenty of character and not too much spiciness. It's all lemon underneath, though it seems there may be a kiss of grassy hops to even it out. As such, it is not even close to being too sweet, which is a good thing.
Crisp, bubbly, light and refreshing, it even feels a little like a soda with a bit more substance to it. As such, it really does the job, and it's going to be fantastic for hot weather.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Houlihan's restaurant as I waited for my to go order to be prepared. The advantage to a beer like this is that if my food is ready faster than expected, I can put it down pretty quickly. Served in a standard 16 oz tumbler.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy sunglow yellow, with just hints of hues on the orange-ish side of the yellow color spectrum, like apricot skin or peach flesh. Atop the body sits a creamy half finger of yellow-twinged white head that hangs out longer than I'm willing to wait to begin drinking it. As I drink it down, it leaves nice even rings of lace along the sides of the glass, with speckles of suds in between each ring. A permafilm of foam remains on the surface of the liquid until I'm almost finished with the beer.

Smell - Pretty standard for what you'd expect from a radler--the lemon and, in this case, ginger overpower any of the wheat base that makes up the beer half of this drink. To this beer's credit, the lemon and ginger spice are balanced quite nicely, in a way where neither outshines the other. The definition of synergy.

Taste - Continuing from the smell, this tastes exactly like lemonade that has been cut with beer, but the ginger provides a level of spicy interest-piquing flavor that kicks this up a notch from a "plain" radler. Thankfully, the sweetness is not overpowering either. There is just enough to keep the tartness of the lemon in check and not turn this into a pseudo-sour beer.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a sort of round feel from the wheat as well as a tiny twinge from the lemon tartness.

Overall, a fantastic radler. If this was available every summer or in stand-alone sixers, I can easily see myself buying some each summer. Even more so if it came in cans so that it could be taken to lakes and ballparks alike. This is Boulevard's second round of mixed 12-packs that have offerings from the tasting room, and for a second straight time, they've produced one that deserves it's own six pack. Keep up the good work.

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Photo of mdcrouser
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not ironically, it looks just like its base beer their Wheat - hazy golden, very little white head. Looks good in one of my Boulevard pints though.

Smells more like a lemon soda than a beer.

Tastes much like a lemon soda too, with only a zip of ginger and wheaty base to remind you that it's still a beer.

Refreshing with strong carbonation - great in the summer.

It's ok - not great, fun to drink.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sampled this evening on 8/23/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'Boulevard" pilsber glass that I picked for for 49c in 'like-new' condition at my local Salvation Army Store about a month back.

Pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with a good white fizzy head that settles down to a thin layering on top. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is very pleasing and is of lemon zest, pale malts with a hint of ginger. More to the taste with a zesty lemon peel upfront with the perfect amount of ginger, not to over take the flavor. Followed up then by the pale malts that ends with a slightly dry finish. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation. Actually has a good taste and is a good brew for the summer months. Overall, it was tasty.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

"A zesty, refreshing take on the classic "cyclist," sessionable and full of character." Brewed in the style of a German Radler with natural ginger and lemon flavors added. Available in 12 oz. bottles within the Boulevard variety pack. Beer 4 of 4 within the Tasting Room series.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 39º Fahrenheit.

This beer pours a crisp, foamy ecru white head over a very hazy and cloudy straw yellow body with traces of dense sedimentary pulp settling quickly. Retention is average, lacing is light and spotty. The aroma is an enjoyable blend of light pale malt and lightly sweetened zesty lemonade with a touch of aromatic ginger generating a peppery and effervescent twist on the aroma. The flavor follows much the same route, with a moderately tart light lemon base with a touch of wheat and cracker malt for a distinct beer edge plus ginger coming through most on the finish as a perk. The texture of this beer is slick, mildly dry and moderately acidic with a zesty carbonation for a standard crisp mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly tart and peppery over sweet. Alcohol presence is very low, and off characters are indiscernible. Most lemonade-beer hybrids don't offer a lot of room for variation, as the lemonade comes through the most and aims to be slightly more syrupy sweet than balanced, but Boulevard's Ginger-Lemon Radler doesn't venture to these pitfalls, instead showcasing a nicely tart lemon profile that closely resembles traditional lemonade, and the ginger both accents and offsets the acidity and dryness of the beer giving it a slight noticeable flavor advantage over other beers within the style. This beer has made some serious headway at some of my local drinking spots and seems to be gaining popularity. Perhaps it's a great first step in the right direction for the otherwise one-dimensional Shandys and Radlers. I am looking forward to see what other useful ingredients can vary this drink further, but in the meantime it is worth giving a shot as one of the standouts of the Tasting Room Series.

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Ginger-Lemon Radler

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and a hint of lemon + straw yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus lemon (more lemonade than just lemon) and light aromas of spicy fresh ginger.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts with a moderate flavor of lemon citrus/lemonade with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of slightly spicy fresh ginger. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades away almost instantly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing. Pairs really well with spicy Indian food but I could see it matching well with many different Asian dishes. Enjoyable and very nice on a warm summer evening.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste is big lemon, ginger, sweet, citrus refreshing. Pale straw color, partly unfiltered. Citrus Grapefruit ginger nose. Lite body with smaller ringed lace to head.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 31, 2015

12 oz can, tulip glass

A – Yellow, medium gold. Very, very hazy, cloudy, nearing opaque. An inch-plus of thick pure white foam, made of tons of tiny bubbles, effervescent, with moderately short retention.

S – Lemon-lime soda, the nose of a fresh Sprite, with a dose of spicy ginger following and lingering. A bit of floury malt aroma.

T – Again, lemon-lime soda, but a much more natural fruit flavor than in a Sprite/7Up. Ginger is very light here, only contributing a touch of spice. No real evidence of malt or hop flavors.

M – Very high carbonation, but light and spritzy, which helps offset a very high level of sweetness, pretty well balanced between the two. No bitterness, just a very light snap from the ginger. Despite sugar, has a moderately dry finish.

O – Very refreshing, fairly bright and tart, a great alternative to soda on a hot summer day. Not sure this does much to differentiate itself within the radler/shandy style, but who says it has to?

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Photo of hosehead83
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. can into a straight "stange" glass.
Cloudy lemon in color, with moderate cap of bright white foam.
Aroma-Lemon and ginger notes
Taste-Pale malt,lemon, ginger adds a pleasant spicy note. Easy-drinking and refreshing, the ginger tamps down the sweetness nicely. A no-brainer with a sushi plate or light seafood dish.

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Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is rather hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of ginger are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of ginger along with some hints of lemon citrus.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. With ginger in the smell and taste, this probably would make for a good pairing with some sushi.

Serving type: can

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a .5 l mug.

Look: Opaque sunburnt lemon yellow body under a white airy head. Head recession leaves an even white film. Very light spots of lacing.

Aroma: Faint ginger with some spiciness, a lot of lemon zest, a clean grain bill.

Taste: Tangy, zesty lemonade with a hint of ginger.

Mouthfeel: Light, carbonated.

Overall: Quite refreshing, lots of lemon and citrus. Beer elements are unrecognizable.

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Ginger-Lemon Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.