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

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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 134 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012)
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12 oz bottle near the end of the best by date on the label: Nov. 2012.

It pours a clear, golden-amber color, The small head has weak retention and leaves little lace. Lemons dominate the background of wheat malt in both the aroma and flavor. More lemonade than beer, it has a rather sugary taste.

O: [2.75] This is a high (for style) ABV radler with, I think, more lemon flavor than average. I feel it is a little too sweet, with lemon flavor that seems too artificial. In addition it lacks sufficient balance from hops.

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Some day I might find a shandy I like, this was not it. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Beer is yellow and hazy, really light in color, head, big bubbles, no retention, moderate to high carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is lemons.

Beer is light and watery on the palate, aftertaste though, too sweet, too much like refined sugar and lemons. Odd beer although not as bad as some I've had in the past.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A late summer arrival beer by Samuel Adams, I have only found this locally at one store. According to the label, "Inspired by traditional Radlers that mix beer with German-style lemonade, our brew blends a Bavarian lager with lemons for a fresh-squeezed lemon taste, effervescent sweetness, and a refreshing finish. A malt note and hint of hops balance out the unique lemon character." Date ticked on bottle is November 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Served at 44º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Aggressive pour yields a crisp fizzy cream white head with below average retention, settling rapidly. Surface cover is bubbly and thin and the lacing is nonexistent. Body color is a pale straw yellow with some mild gold hues in the depth of the beer. Carbonation appears plentiful and excited. Overall, its an unimpressive appearance with rather poor head quality and faint color, although the head quality can likely be expected with a lemon-forward beer. 3

(Smell) Grassy hops and a mildly sweet pilsner malt base with a prevailing tart heavy lemonade character in the background. Quite well blended, there's aspects of both the beer and the lemonade, although the latter is most dominant overall, aside from the mild sweetness that is a bit unsuspecting of lemonades. Potency is medium. 3.5

(Taste) Tart lemons with a mild lemon cookie finish and some pepper. Mostly lemonade- it's very drinkable but not completely accessible to the beer-anticipating crowd, as the beer aspects are shallow and underdeveloped. I found the beverage enjoyable but was looking for more of a 50-50 blend of beer and lemonade. I found a lot less of the malt character and hop profile than I had hoped for. 3

(Mouthfeel) Mildly crisp, could be more so. Body is light for the style, light overall. Alcohol presence is light-medium. Body could turn up a bit without sacrificing drinkability in light of complexity. Decent texture makes for a good pairing for the style. 3.5

(Overall) If you like lemons, you're probably home. This beer is certainly a nice session choice for the summer months, a little less impressive for those who are looking for something of complexity and depth, but that may be asking for a lot of the style. Either way, it could have been improved with a more substantial malt body. While I wouldn't turn this down for the average beer-drinker, I wouldn't get it again in light of the many other summer offerings that are tried and true. 3

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker

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