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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,142 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 12
Gots: 88 | 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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Lucular

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

06-24-2014 12:13:23 | More by Lucular
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THECPJ

Delaware

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

01-21-2014 01:49:33 | More by THECPJ
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

04-30-2013 15:31:50 | More by DuffDaddy
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.8/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Third bottle poured into a De Koninck chalice. I have also tried it straight from the bottle, as well as in a pint glass.

Appearance - A very saturated urine-yellow. Bubbly with less than impressive carbonation. Transparent with the straight look that someone whizzed in a glass. I suppose there is a bit of a sunburnt straw look to it as well.

Smell - Very light citrus and of course, lemon. A very faint watered down malt note. The scent of lemon cleaning supplies overwhelms all other smells.

Taste - As I said at the top, this is my third time trying this beer - As well as my third time being slightly dissapointed with it. You are first greeted with a bit of a sour lemonade taste that appears refreshing in the beginning. Unfortunately, that cleaning supply smell transfers over a bit to the taste. Light citrus sparkles on your tongue, but fades quickly into the same-old typical malt you taste in every other Samuel Adams beer out there. Light? Yes. Refreshing? Only when you can prevent cringing when the chemical taste finds you randomly.

Mouthfeel - As explained above, the chemical taste can really get to you. The taste of the beer itself isn't bad, but it is when I leave it in my mouth that I become appalled.

Overall - Another disappointing 2012 seasonal from Samuel Adams this year. To be honest, I loved the seasonals right up until last years Oktoberfest. I'm not sure what happened, whether to blame a taste-change or the brewery, but each Samuel Adams I try is filled with an unbalanced mixture of hops and malt. The lemon in this tastes very unnatural. I was disappointed with the Whitewater IPA this year as well, and Noble Pils hasn't tasted the same to me either. I will not be purchasing this again. It sits low in the fruit/vegetable beer category, and I would much rather drink a Leinenkugels Summer Shandy when it comes to a refreshing summer drink spiced with lemon.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 17:37:51 | More by Jesse13713
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Rukasu

District of Columbia

1.98/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

I've fallen out of love with most Sam Adams beers over the last couple years and this may be the final straw. I really can only tolerate the true original Boston Lager.

The Porch Rocker is sickeningly sweet, akin to Country Time powder being poured into a light kolsch. Artificial tasting and cloying.

Some shandies come off quite good when mixed into a weiz beer, and this one has a nice color and decent smell up front. But the taste falls far below the bar and a big disappointment.

Avoid

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 20:20:30 | More by Rukasu
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JonSnowdon


2/5  rDev -39.2%

08-30-2012 21:23:28 | More by JonSnowdon
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-20-2013 03:13:30 | More by montrealbcr89
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andysc83

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-13-2013 03:16:53 | More by andysc83
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Johnnyv310

New York

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-30-2013 05:17:01 | More by Johnnyv310
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EricClayton

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-25-2012 04:03:47 | More by EricClayton
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-10-2013 16:10:57 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Danny1217

Florida

2/5  rDev -39.2%

07-13-2013 21:03:36 | More by Danny1217
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-20-2013 00:44:33 | More by AleWatcher
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TheDoak

Florida

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-06-2013 06:16:33 | More by TheDoak
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lic217

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-27-2013 12:22:24 | More by lic217
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-30-2014 18:59:33 | More by tsgooch79
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-21-2013 19:46:56 | More by Andrew041180
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KaTerp


2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-25-2012 19:12:49 | More by KaTerp
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Vogie

Michigan

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-15-2013 21:03:01 | More by Vogie
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tut2528

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-26-2013 02:14:30 | More by tut2528
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doowhat

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -39.2%

07-20-2014 15:53:56 | More by doowhat
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.2%

07-11-2013 14:34:19 | More by GeoffreyM
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Erice78

Florida

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-22-2013 01:48:57 | More by Erice78
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -39.2%

01-15-2014 21:19:34 | More by AJ01923
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.2%

03-03-2013 21:13:29 | More by NeoZaZ
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,142 ratings.