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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
boulevard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mkf629 on 05-10-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
455
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
39.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
104
For Trade:
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 455
Photo of MzKitty421
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer but it's hard to come by in area, only two stores sell it, so when you buy it you have to stock up.

It's a very refreshing beer. I hope Boulevard continues to make it.

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Photo of TrojanRBWife
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well balanced raddler. Lemon and ginger complement one another well and aren't too heavy. Perfect for a hot summer day outside. Smells more Meyer lemon. Light carbonation adds to refreshment.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pineapple-yellow color with a quickly dissipating white head. Aromas and flavors of ginger and lemon zest, plus some grapefruit-soda style sweetness which is equally refreshing. A very refreshing and enjoyable radler.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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 +14.4%
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 MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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 StoneTSR
4.06/5  rDev +10%
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 +8.9%
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 +8.4%
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 Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 1.79 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.149/oz) at The Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI
Best by 6/24/16 at 42 degrees into a Lager Mill snifter
Aroma – lemon and some ginger
Head large (Maximum 4.3 cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing to a two mm ring and small partial layer
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, hazy and translucent
Flavor – refreshingly lemon, ginger not apparent; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – light, watery, soft carbonation

It’s a radler and that speaks to its limitations. For a past date radler, however, it’s still quite refreshing and, dare I say it, good.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +8.1%
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.

YUM; TRY SOME!

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Photo of ZBowden
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
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 spotfred93
3.95/5  rDev +7%
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 +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.

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
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 brureview
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a yellow-golden color with a 3 F head.
Good aroma: mostly ginger, some malt, and sweet.
Moderately carbonated.
The taste is similar to ginger ale- not much different.
There is also a certain sweetness to the taste which some craft beer drinkers may not appreciate. The ginger was overwhelming to me- the beer tasted more like ginger ale and not beer.

Overall, it's actually a well brewed beer. Lightly carbonated, sweet, heavily ginger.
It's just not my style.

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good tasting beverage. Lots of lemon with little zings of ginger here and there. Smells delicious too, like sweet lemonade. It reminds me of a shandy, but with even more juicy lemonade flavor. It's hard to think of this as a beer, reminds me more of a mixed drink, but boy it sure does taste good.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Unfiltered opaque deep yellow body color, with a touch of haze and fine carbonation. Creamy one and a half finger bright white head, which is fairly tight in appearance settles to a very thin puck and collar.

Aroma smells like straight up ginger beer. Large amounts of ginger and a refreshing snap and bite, not unlike a good quality ginger brew. But is this a radler or a ginger brew, or beer? I am confused.

Palate gets a bit more closer to radler concept. Lemon light tartness with a mild sweet tangy flavor. First sip is light malts and a good depth, followed by a nice lemon sweetness. Ginger isn't so big on the palate compared to the nose, but follows later after subsequent sips. Light bodied but with a touch of slight prickly carbonation, but decent almost chewy mouthfeel.

A solid radler, and even a touch of beer malt character depth to go with it too.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +3.8%
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 barczar
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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 TreyIsWilson
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%

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 +3.5%
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 +2.7%
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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