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

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1,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 125 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of scm2787
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

scm2787, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
3/5  rDev -8.5%

AllHailBeercules, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of BeerTaster727
4/5  rDev +22%

BeerTaster727, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of JonSnowdon
2/5  rDev -39%

JonSnowdon, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
4/5  rDev +22%

Antonius08, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Dieck
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of thegrifter
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a crystal clear, light yellow-hued body with a medium-small, brief, white head.

Smell: Sweaty lemons mingled with the modest, mild, effusive maltiness. It smells lemony, what else do you want me to tell you?

Taste: Particular mild maltiness with a sliver of sweetness. Hint of lemony flavoring that, with the thin mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation starts to feel kind of soda pop like. A touch of Sprite, a hint of Squirt and it's gone.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Fizzy and a tad watery.

Overall: One of those it is what it is beers.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special to look at, if you've seen an American macro, you get the picture. Only difference is this has a huge fluffy head that resembles soap lather.

Citrus, cracker nose. Slight malt note as the bottle suggests. Again, nothing special.

Tastes like it's supposed to, the lovechild of a bland German lager and lemon soda. Biscuity, peppery taste with a lump of lemonade added.

Light bodied, watery feel early on; then some acid and spice with just enough hoppy bitter to kid you into believing it's a beer.

Not bad for the type, certainly not the worst I've had and as advertised, a good summer drink. Low alchol and palate-stripping clean taste make for a decent drink.

RickS95, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of BostonKyle
3/5  rDev -8.5%

BostonKyle, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of kuestegg
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

kuestegg, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of ristow3
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

ristow3, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The pour is a clear golden straw color with a short lived white head. Definite lemon on the nose with a strong sweetness. Light tartness, so sweet bready malt, and a very light floral hop aroma. Very fresh lemon note to this. The taste is actually very lemonade like. Sweet and sour flavors with some hints of grass, light bread, and a touch of hop flavor. Ever so slight biscuit malt notes, too.

womencantsail, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of TheOtherBob
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When I first encountered this beer, I thought "flavored Sam Adams? Oh no, it's going to be another Cherry Wheat." (For those who haven't had the pleasure, that stuff tastes like a beer that just kissed cough syrup.)

But I was pleasantly surprised. Not overwhelmed -- this is a beer for a very particular summer afternoon, and I doubt I'll be drinking a ton of it -- but surprised. It's actually quite good, in its way. It reminded me of college for some reason, and I don't know why -- it must taste like some sort of cheap mixed drink that I used to have when I was "21," but I can't for the life of me think what.

Now, you have to know what you're drinking -- if you take that first sip thinking "mmm, beer," you'll be disappointed. It's beer-esque, but there's no doubt that it tastes mainly of lemon. But once you recognize that, it's pretty decent.

I served it from a bottle into a glass, at a pretty cold temperature, and I think that's probably a good choice. Heck, I might even put ice in it next time, and I'm not even kidding.

Appearance is light brown. No head to really speak of after the first few seconds.

The smell is lemons, but not overwhelming. Lemonade, rather than, say, Lemon Pledge.

The taste is lemons. Lemons lemons lemons. If this beer did a movie, it would be Grumpy Old Men. If it did a TV show, it would be 30 Rock. Loooots of lemon.

The mouthfeel lets me down a little -- so much lemon seems to get in the way of it feeling like, well, beer. Which, as much as I can get on board with the lemon thing, I do miss when drinking this.

Overall, it's hard to grade this -- it's just kind of a unique beer. If you're the sort of person who can't get enough lemon, you'll be in heaven. If you like your beer to just be, you know, beer, it might not be for you.

TheOtherBob, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Duff27, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
1/5  rDev -69.5%

Tiernan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of Zach136
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Zach136, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nheinzie57, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle (best before Nov 2012) poured into a Shaker Pint glass.

Appearance: Pale clear bright golden yellow. Plenty of carbonation coming up through the beer. White head died back fairly quickly to just leave a ring at the edge. Occasional island of lacing here and there, but most of them slid back down and disappeared.

Smell: Lemony - very lemony but not overpowering. Maybe a hint of malt in the back.

Taste: Exactly like someone blended lemons into a lager. The flavors muddle together and it's hard to pull much out besides lemonade with some beer flavors. Tart up front, with some sweetness in the middle and some bitterness at the end. Interesting, but odd.

Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, almost fizzy. Good thickness under the carbonation though - maybe a bit sticky and creamy at the same time.

Overall / Drinkability: I've not had a true Radler before so it's hard for me to rate it according to that style so let me comment on it as a beer with a lot of lemon in it. It works for about half a glass, and then it kind of loses its charm. I think it would be better if it was hotter or I was outside enjoying this. Inside and after a meal it's just okay and not that drinkable - one is enough.

damndirtyape, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 11/2012.

Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain and lots of lemon, lemon juice, and lemonade aromas. Taste is of malt/grain, yeast, and lemonade flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer mainly for the fact that it's crisp and refreshing even if the aromas and flavors are not all that exciting.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +22%

shand, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of dhep16
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

dhep16, Jul 28, 2012
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.