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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,233 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 116 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Basoos1, Saturday at 10:59 PM
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Brams17, Friday at 09:17 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

vwbus7, Friday at 03:08 AM
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

Vpr5002, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

lilsmizzul1225, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

hsus0225, Sep 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BeenTired, Sep 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

cdm1313, Sep 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Bigdood33, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

MattWatson37, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Ice_cyclops86, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev +3%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

Best by was notched at October on the label.

Poured out a nice gold color with fine carbonation and a thick, white head (4.0). Lemon and grass aroma, rather mild (3.25). Lemon drop flavor atop a mild cereal grain base; mildy tart and acidic (3.3). Medium body with a noticeable residual sugar feel; dry finish (3.25).

As a beer and lemonade combo, this is probably okay. As a go-to beer, many people will probably by-pass this as it just doesn't satisfy the taste buds like either a light summer beer or regular lemonade would by themselves. You get more of a slightly sour, past-its-prime skunky beer flavor more than anything else. I don't know. Why ruin a good malt beverage by adding lemonade to it? I don't get the appeal...

beergoot, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
1.25/5  rDev -61.9%

BcOneSeven, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Jon_Hendricks
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

APPEARANCE: pours a clear golden color

TASTE: Of course this is Sam Adams version of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. It tastes like beer with a nice touch of lemon flavor. If you are a Summer Shandy fan stick with it. If Summer Shandy doesn't have enough of a beer taste, go with Porch Rocker.

OVERALL: I enjoyed this beer. Good Summer beer. It's a good beach beer.

Jon_Hendricks, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

WoostaBia, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

basaywhat, Aug 28, 2014
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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.