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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:
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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 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 Czequershuus
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a full head. There is a solid amount of ginger in the aroma, a little lemon, and a wheat like base beer scent. The flavor offers a stronger taste of lemon juice, ginger, with some spice. It mild and very pleasant. The mouthfeel is very light and fizzy. Overall this is light, refreshing, and well done.

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Photo of EMV
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Lagunitas mason glass.

L: Pours a semi-opaque medium golden color. Thin white head.. no significant lacing.

S: Ginger and lemon... heavy on the ginger.

T/F: Lemonade and ginger... not a lot of 'beer' elements here. Semi-sweet and tart... not a bad sweet/sour combo. The only thing that's not working for me is the ginger. Zesty carbonation... thin in body.

O: A passable radler, that honestly would be better without the ginger. Good for a hot summer's day or after doing some yard work.... maybe good for some chill time on the beach.

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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 ajm5108
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I will hand it to Boulevard in the sense that they have made a beer that has a great amount of authentic ginger aroma & taste. That makes it all the more surprising how artifical & cloying the lemon flavor presents itself. There are very few discernible beer notes, but it's ultimately a decent, inoffensive "thirst quencher" that I'll give a pass to purely because i like ginger.

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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 JRed
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow in body with no head. Aroma of ginger, lemon, and cleaner. Tastes of ginger, lemon zest, Apple, and yellow Gatorade. Light bodied with high carbonation. Despite lacking in looks and aroma, it's refreshing and flavorful.

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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 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 StoutHunter
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I picked up a can of Boulevard's Ginger-Lemon Radler for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. It's pretty hot today and I thought it would be a good time to try a new Radler, so let's see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice design and it's eye catching. It poured a hazy pale yellow color that took on more of a brighter yellow color similar to lemonade when held to the light with under a half a fingers worth of off white bubbly head that faded to nothing and it didn't really leave and lacing behind. This is an ok looking beer, it seems to be pretty standard looking for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a sweet candied lemon aroma being the first to show up and it goes into more of a lemonade like aroma with the ginger being noticeable in the background and it had a little bit of ginger ale like aspect to it. Towards the end there's some more sweet malt like aromas with no other malty aroma showing up and it had a typical alcopop aroma. The aroma is ok, it's pretty standard for the style, but it's not very beer like.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with that same higher amount of sweetness with the lemonade flavors being the first to show up and it's just a little lighter than it was in the aroma and it's followed by the ginger which imparts that same ginger ale aspect that I got in the aroma and it's also a little lighter this time. Up next comes a slightly higher amount of medium tartness followed by some malt flavors with some grainy, pale malt and doughy malt flavors with some lingering tartness on the finish with a citrus and lemon like alcopop aftertaste. This is an ok tasting Radler, but to me that flavors to blend that well together.

M- Fairly smooth, a little refreshing, pretty crisp, not too acidic, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. This beer has a pretty nice mouthfeel, it;s what I would expect from the style.

Overall I thought this was an ok beer and I thought it was pretty average for the style, nothing really stood out about it except for the things I didn't like and it felt like it was just a little bit of beer mixed with half lemonade and half ginger ale. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel, it's pretty nice and it works well with this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the way the flavors blend together, they just clash a little and it isn't a flavor that makes me want to come back for more. I don't think I would buy this beer again and I might turn one down. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this beer, it's ok for the style, but it wasn't something that I really enjoyed. It's one of my least favorite Boulevard beers and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one just wasn't for me.

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Photo of DerekP
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks good, like a less cloudy witbier. Smells like citrus. Tasty ginger and lemon flavor. The body is very similar to a medium bodied brew. While a tasty drink, I'd probably stop after two.

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Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz can.
Rather pronounced ginger and lemon, with more ginger than optimal for most people, I suspect.
Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can at Lulu's. First impression is a ginger ale cut with lemonade. Doesn't taste like beer, but very refreshing. Not a radler, but in the traditional sense, but a nice summer quaff

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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 superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +3.8%
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 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 Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +7.6%
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 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 BlackBeerPirate
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.7%
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 Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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%
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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