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

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BA SCORE
75
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1,216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 112 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012)
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-29-2014 00:35:39 | More by maketheheartglad
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Radome

California

2.58/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

08-05-2014 02:52:58 | More by Radome
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Turbo

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

04-19-2014 23:59:19 | More by Turbo
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-03-2014 19:03:32 | More by Hoppin_mad
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.5%

09-26-2013 00:58:48 | More by OhioBobcat
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npala86

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-07-2013 20:38:45 | More by npala86
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Tiernan

Texas

1/5  rDev -69.5%

08-09-2012 21:40:26 | More by Tiernan
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-07-2014 00:41:31 | More by GameOfBeers
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

07-14-2013 18:07:20 | More by SuomiHobbit
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +52.4%

04-14-2013 22:25:52 | More by markallmon
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-21-2014 21:39:39 | More by jonny1138
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Lazaro

Florida

3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-22-2013 04:58:16 | More by Lazaro
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-30-2013 11:50:54 | More by DWolf
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

04-10-2013 02:31:49 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-11-2013 03:10:08 | More by TimoP
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-20-2013 21:49:03 | More by squeakmeister
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-27-2014 05:01:30 | More by Doomcifer
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orm56

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

07-01-2012 19:44:17 | More by orm56
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

06-26-2012 01:23:23 | More by Jason
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Justinn13

New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +36%

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

06-16-2013 17:13:52 | More by Justinn13
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jes167

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-01-2014 21:14:57 | More by jes167
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, clear, bright yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: big time lemon juice and slightly sweeter lemonade

Taste: toasted malt, light hops, and big time lemons and lemonade

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness, high carbonation

Overall: Almost like they took a watered down Boston Lager and spiced it with a bunch of lemonade. Some of the taste is full out lemon sugar drink, but there is easily enough beer in there. I could have several in a row, but could not see myself stocking this as an everyday beer.

07-09-2012 13:24:10 | More by tigg924
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UCFKnight

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-15-2014 14:29:46 | More by UCFKnight
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JayEvans813

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

08-26-2013 04:06:26 | More by JayEvans813
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.5%

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the lemon with some wheat notes thrown in. The flavor is similar. This tastes more like lemonade than it does a beer, but there is a little bit of wheat and biscuit malt to make it somewhat beer like. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much to like here, but I guess it tastes about like what the brewery was going for.

05-31-2012 04:52:05 | More by Mora2000
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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.