Ginger-Lemon Radler | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ginger-Lemon RadlerGinger-Lemon Radler
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mkf629 on 05-10-2014

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 5/23/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, ginger, wheat, and cracker; with light pepper, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of lemon/ginger, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, ginger, wheat, and cracker; with light pepper, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and ginger spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, ginger, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemon/ginger, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good dryness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.1%. Overall this is a very good radler. All around good robustness and balance of lemon/ginger, pale malt, and light earthy hop/yeast flavors; and very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is sweet, with ginger dominating and a lemon juice note at the finish.

Flavor is similar, fairly sweet, but the lemon starts sour and falls off mid palate, with ginger lingering in the aftertaste. A bit too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Not much of a head.

Smell: A crisp and zesty aroma with a scent of lemon and ginger. Upfront scent of lemon zest with some hints of lime and pineapple. Good scent of ginger spicing. Sweet hints of sugar. Pale malt with some hints of wheat and cracker. A solid ginger ale like aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and zesty Ginger ale taste with notes of lemon and ginger. Zesty notes of lemon along with some notes of lime and slight pineapple. Solid notes of ginger. Sweet taste of sugar. Pale malt with some wheat and cracker. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, prickly, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A very solid take on a Radler. Nice Ginger Ale flavor with balanced bitterness and sweetness.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow, minimal head.

This hits the expected notes spot on in both the aroma and flavor.

Ginger is deliciously refreshing while also cutting the tartness of lemon just enough to keep them well balanced. This is dangerously close to a soda, but a little more complex, also nearing sour territory but not quite.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale yellow small white head, smells of bright lemon and ginger, tastes of sharp ginger with a light complimenting lemon, thin mouthfeel high carbonation.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
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 BlackBeerPirate
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
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 kevintaraross
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ON DRAFT AT THE END OF AUGUST AT A D.C.BREW PUB.

THIS IS MY SECOND BOULEVARD BREWING CO. BEER. I'M NOT A FRUIT OR SHANDY TYPE BEER FAN BUT I MUST GIVE THIS DRAFT (SERVED IN A TULIP GLASS IF I RECALL) ITS PROPS.

IT HAD A VERY NICE AND REFRESHING MOUTH FEEL AS MY FIRST BEER ON THAT HOT SUMMER AFTERNOON IN D.C.

DID NOT PEER IT WITH FOOD.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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 tlema1
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Photo of trebbates
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A nice summer Radler. Not the best I've had but very nice. I drank 5 or six out of my growler while working around the house and never got buzzed. So a nice refreshing beer with out a high alcohol content.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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 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 mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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 KevChiTown
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
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 tone77
3.33/5  rDev -10%
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 metter98
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
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 infinitebruner
3.7/5  rDev 0%
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 pat61
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +2.4%
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 KSOZE
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
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 JuicesFlowing
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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 Mortarforker
2/5  rDev -45.9%
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 Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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 nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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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