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Ginger-Lemon Radler - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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83
good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mkf629 on 05-10-2014)
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4/5  rDev +9%

MSandahl23, Aug 24, 2014
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.

BeerWithMike, Aug 24, 2014
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
3.75/5.00

Jadjunk, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

nheinzie57, Aug 24, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%

Extol, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Hootie159
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%

Hootie159, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of nerual96
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

nerual96, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

sneezye, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

cbcrunch, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

TMoney2591, Aug 17, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Honeybourne, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Zach136, Aug 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

LXIXME, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

ABO2012, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

adam_stokes, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AndyBeerGuy, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

jryanj927, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Ejayz, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jroberts8811, Aug 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

thefluker, Aug 04, 2014
Ginger-Lemon Radler from Boulevard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.