Samuel Adams Porch Rocker - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.3/5 rDev +0.6%
clear as day golden color with a thing wispy white head which fades away rather quickly.Bitter lemon peel and coriander on the nose. As the beer airs artificial tart lemon scent becomes abundant.
Not nearly as tart and lemon-like as other "shandy" beers. Thin crisp body with bright effervescence. Beer starts with sweet malts and a touch of lemon followed by a slightly tart lemon flavor with a lactic acid feel to it. Dry grainy malts coat the side of the tongue. A touch of citric and piney hop pop up at the end for balance.
The beer is pretty decent but has some off flavors on the finish of band-aids and wet cardboard but their faint and don't take away from the beer too much. In my opinion much more drinkable than other fruit beers. Sam Adams has allowed the fruit to still be the star without overpowering. Not my cup of tea but for what it is, pretty refreshing and well brewed.
05-31-2012 01:50:58 | More by jtierney89
3.18/5 rDev -3%
Poured into a perfect pint.
Appearance: A two finger head that has fair retention. The head is white and creamy with some foam. The head left no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is medium yellow color and the clarity of the beer is clear. Some carbonation bubbles are visible. Overall the appearance is just okay, the head could have had better retention.
Nose: The malt has a toasty note with some biscuit, grain, and grassy notes. A mild fruity aroma, similar to a white wine. Lemon is present, with some floral aroma.
Taste: Toasted malt with biscuit, grain, grass, and yeast notes. The lemon flavor brings a fruitiness to the beer. The hop profile is subtle but has a floral note that is more forward.
Mouth feel: The beer is kinda creamy, with carbonation, and coating.
Overall: This is beer is just okay. I just find this beer meh. Nothing in the beer stands out.
11-15-2013 08:10:24 | More by colts9016
3.31/5 rDev +0.9%
A- pours a blonde-straw color with a small fizzy white head that retains decently, before settling completely
S- lemonade, wheat, toasted malt with some grassy hop aroma
T- slightly tart lemonade flavor up front mixes with a sweet malty base with a hint of grassy hops on a dry finish
M- medium/light body with moderate spritzy carbonation leads to a dry and crisp finish, high drinkability
O- it's an easy drinking beer that will only appeal to most on hot summer days, which is what it was intended for. For that, I'll probably drink a few this summer
05-29-2014 03:42:11 | More by Treyliff
3.61/5 rDev +10.1%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best by October: P0934052633E)
A: Blonde yellow that is transparent. A bit of a frothy head on a good pour that rapidly vanishes.
S: Smells slightly citrusy, but more like the pith part, with some Helles in there. However, when I added the rest of the bottle on a hearty pour it smelled like lemon zest (or that little mist you get when you scratch the surface). That fades to a nice mellow citrus flavor.
T: Great mix of beer and lemons (lemonade). It is a Helles lager base, with a nice lemon twist in there. Drinks well and is a nice blend, without it seeming like a fruit drink that happens to be beer. It is like a beer version of half-and-half.
M: Not a lot of carbonation, it drinks a bit like lemonade.
05-28-2014 06:11:41 | More by gillagorilla
3.28/5 rDev 0%
A- clear golden amber with a thin fizzy quickly disappearing off white head! Expected though because of the citrus.
S- toasted grains, a bit of grassy hops, and a touch of lemon candy
T- nice lemony tartness throughout balanced by malt sweetness. Hop flavor is there but lacks bitterness. Not soapy at all.
MF- seems a bit light for the "helles" base beer but that's ok I guess. Highly carbonated and lemony burp inducing. Slightly filmy on the palate.
D- shandies, radlers, etc easily my least favorite style. At least this one has a decent base beer beneath it.
07-17-2013 02:50:10 | More by hustlesworth
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,202 ratings.