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Ginger-Lemon Radler - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 337
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 45.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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 nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft, pours a bright straw yellow with a fluffy white head that sits on the top.

The nose is lemon zest, ginger root, candy, sugar lemonade and more citrus. The flavor is lemonade with some ginger. Very sweet, sugary. Not very acidic which is nice. No alcohol present, just spicy lemonade. Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Overall, not bad but too sweet for this style.

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Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
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 StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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 TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Served from the bottle in a Lagunitas mason jar.

After missing several opportunities to have this on tap during a recent bachelor party bar crawl in Chicago, I was pleased to find it included in the mixed 12-pack I bought. It pours a hazy gold topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose is a simple torrent of sweet lemon juice. The taste confirms this, though some mild ginger does seep through occasionally near the finish in short bursts. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, nearly sticky finish. Overall, a nice enough radler, but I would prefer the ginger to play a larger role, serving to balance the lemon a bit. Still, I could easily see enjoying a few krugs of this in some beer garden somewhere.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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 WoodBrew
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The Ginger Lemon Radler is not a beer style I prefer. The beer poured a unfiltered lemon with white head. The scent was dominated by lemon....very faint spice. The taste was like a fizzy lemon ade with a ginger ale finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was nice to try but I would not pursue trying this again.

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Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another canned beer from the master of all things canned, well beer anyway, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, light ginger. Taste is tart lemons up front, some ginger and wheat at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Brenden
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Filling Station. Poured into a plastic cup (oh the woe). Very refreshing and easy to drink. Sweet and full of lemon. Very carbonated. Have it in a hot summer day.

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Photo of Zach136
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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 BeerLover99
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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 mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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 hosehead83
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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 AlCaponeJunior
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

slightly cloudy and yellow, head started pretty good but didn't last, not much lace.

Aroma big whamo of ginger, much like a couple really tasty ginger beers I've had over the years. Lemon pretty obvious too. Not a whole lot else going. Flavor follows but with a bit more lemon than ginger, opposite the aroma.

Body is light and carbonation is pretty high. Overall this ain't bad but ain't the best ginger beer I've had either. As with any good ginger beer, this would go well with sushi.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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 Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

"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 BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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 KevChiTown
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
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 TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%

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 Mortarforker
2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a fan of this beer.Not sure if it's true to the style but just not what I expected.Someone that doesn't like the taste of beer might like this one but I'll pass on this one.

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Photo of tlema1
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: nothing special here
S: sweet lemonade, faint ginger
T: see above
F: lots of carbonation dancing on your tongue
O: for a Radlet it's good, I'd like more ginger

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Ginger-Lemon Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.