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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker

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220 Reviews

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Reviews: 220
Hads: 1,475
Avg: 3.3
pDev: 47.27%
Wants: 22
Gots: 285 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden body with nice carbonation, but no head.

A- Beer + Lemonade smell. Pretty typical smell for a radler.

T- Sweet tart lemon flavors with a light beer backing. The lemonade dominates and the lager is so light and in the background. If the base beer was a bit heavier it might be more noticeable.

M- Light body, but the sugar makes it hang around in your mouth. Carbonation is medium to low, similar to if you mixed your own.

D- It's enjoyable, but I'd prefer to mix my own radler and make it as beer heavy as I prefer. I also typically mix radlers using american wheat beers.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.56/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From bottle to pint glass. Like 50% lemonade and 50% stale beer. Just noticed I am approaching 500 beers. Glad this wasn't the 500th.

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

Appearance: Clear medium golden body, with a massive, fine beaded, white head. Slight carbonation drifts lazily to the surface. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: There is a notable presence of lemonade in the aroma, I am not sure why this beer is listed as a 'Munich Helles Lager' rather than a 'Fruit / Vegetable Beer', as by the aroma, this seems clearly to be an example of a Radler. Also present in the aroma is lightly toasted malt, as well as distinct lemon rind. There is a faint herbal hop note.

Taste: Bright notes of semi-sweet lemonade open the taste. Lightly toasted malt is present throughout and vies with juicy notes of lemon rind. Later in the taste, there is an understated herbal hop presence, which serves to offer some balance against the lemon flavors. Finishes with a mild toasted bread note, accentuated by a wave of mildly bitter lemon.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Quite refreshing, for me it edges too closely to a "malternative" or "alco-pop", rather than a beer. That being said, Radlers are well-respected in Germany, so there is something here. This would be perfect for sending macro beer-drinking friends for a "walk on the wild side". Even with my skepticism and the fact that Autumn is well at hand, I enjoyed this. I think it would be delightful on a hot summer day.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Sensory glass.

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Photo of Radome
2.59/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A - Straw colored with just the slightest hint of orange. Perfectly clear. Head is initially moderately thick and made of huge bubbles. There are also many bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass. The head quickly fades to just a wisp in the center of the surface. Very little lacing. The appearance is more soda-like than beer-like, except for the color.

S - Aroma is full of lemon-tinged sweetness, like a Sprite or 7-Up. No malt or hops. There is a faint earthy, herbal note that could be some spices.

T - I find nothing beer-like in the flavors. The tastes follow the nose, giving the impression of a very light, inoffensive beer that has been watered down with lemon soda. Nothing off or bad, it's just that there's almost nothing beer-like either.

M - Light body. Crisp, sharp carbonation. No alcohol presence. Very low hops bitterness. Slightly cloying sweetness in finish.

O - Now that I read the bottle label (after starting the review), I see that this beer perfectly matches its description. It is a light beer that has been lightened even more with some lemon soda or at least lemon flavors and water. Why? I don't know and I won't be looking for this one again. If I want a shandy, I'll mix my own and at least not have to pay full premium beer prices for something that was conveniently watered down before I bought it! This is a mega-brewer tactic that is not worthy of Sam Adams.

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Photo of Beer_Johnston
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Very very very sweet beer

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Photo of jewellrunner
1.75/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tasted terrible. Wanted to spit it out.

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Photo of Turbo
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OhioBobcat
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of npala86
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Tiernan
1/5  rDev -69.7%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of jonny1138
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of squeakmeister
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of orm56
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Bight and clear golden hue, sufficient lacing that lasts the duration

SMELL: Lemon juice, citric zest, faintly nutty, crackers, lemon oil

TASTE: Smooth, slightly creamy, moderate body, full-on lemon, light breadiness, herbal, mildly tart, lemonade, quick to aftertaste

Not much depth and does not pop like a Radler does obviously due to this being pretty much a full on beer. Perhaps if the body with lightened up a bit and a crisper carbonation this would be great.

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Photo of Justinn13
4.47/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the best beers I have ever had by Sam Adams. Can definitely drink this all day every day. Taste is outstanding and the aroma is overall exceptional. Perfect for a hot summer day sitting on your porch...just as the name suggests. Overall a perfect beer. Top notch panty dropper

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.