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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,282 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,282
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 131 | 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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Photo of Radome
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Radome, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Iamjeff6, Yesterday at 06:01 PM
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

Alpha309, Yesterday at 03:01 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Very similar to their Summer Ale, but better IMO.

MorgothBauglir, Thursday at 10:40 PM
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4/5  rDev +22%

jiggidy, Thursday at 01:36 AM
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3.32/5  rDev +1.2%

TPusty, Wednesday at 03:00 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

a77cj7, Nov 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

dabarton, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

spycow, Nov 15, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -28%

corywalston, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

JKV96, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

TrixieBean, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

RinZo, Nov 08, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

glass_house, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

Refreshing summer beer. I prefer this over the Sam Adams Summer Ale.

Jimmyc5723, Nov 05, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

TheSubDude21, Nov 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39%

R11415, Oct 31, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -14.6%

ApertureOfMyEye, Oct 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

TWStandley, Oct 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Has a sweet lemon taste, easy drinking.

Spify, Oct 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Nichols33, Oct 29, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +5.2%

kplooki, Oct 28, 2014
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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.