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

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Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker

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1,202 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,202
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 109 | 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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New Jersey

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
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-14-2013 13:29:55 | More by ChrisL24481
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-17-2012 00:18:44 | More by leinie13
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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
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West Virginia

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
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

01-23-2013 22:03:39 | More by PHBoiler
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-16-2014 22:01:37 | More by lucasj82
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-13-2013 03:32:48 | More by Nolen12
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-02-2013 12:47:23 | More by Proclarush
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

07-22-2013 03:10:30 | More by larryi86
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-07-2014 02:26:30 | More by vrbulldog22
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-06-2014 00:05:02 | More by JamieDuncan
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2013 02:11:29 | More by Zuidman
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-09-2014 10:17:30 | More by rudabegga9
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-09-2014 23:15:10 | More by DOCRW
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New York

4/5  rDev +22%

06-03-2013 15:26:11 | More by JoeMans
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

05-07-2013 20:42:44 | More by dalepryor
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

12-17-2013 07:45:13 | More by bmjivi221
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

05-14-2013 00:38:58 | More by deadliest
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4/5  rDev +22%

05-11-2013 16:40:42 | More by hockeyfighter19
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-06-2013 05:32:47 | More by Sweffin
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

05-03-2013 16:16:40 | More by hopley
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-09-2012 21:53:44 | More by gshackles
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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