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

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1,232 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,232
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 shand
4/5  rDev +22%

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

dhep16, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- pale gold, bubbly, thin head that bows out quickly

S - lemony, like the old tequilza beers. Or, should I say, malt beverage?

T - lemon up front, chewy malt on the finish and some strange sweetness.

M - slightly thin and on the slick side, light on the carbonation.

O - tolerable, especially if its super cold and it's very hot out. Otherwise, I would steer clear.

Apellonious, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light gold with a sudsy white head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate aromas of fresh lemon, crisp grain, and slightly doughy malt. Very crisp and fresh. Taste is similarly lemon-forward, nice and fresh, with more light, grainy malt and clean yeast. Lemon flavor is nice and authentic, not sweet and fake like other Shandys on the market. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a thin body and good carbonation. Overall a very refreshing and welcomed addition to the Sam Adams line-up. Hopefully this will be out again next Summer!

jsanford, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is probably one of my least favorite beers that Samuel Adams has brewed. I have tasted this kind of beer before but I can't remeber which brewery....maybe Magic Hat....either way...very fruity, some spice. Definitely a summer beer. Just ok for me.

WoodBrew, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Liz8646
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Liz8646, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Nihilistkid
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Nihilistkid, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of andrewj17
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

andrewj17, Jul 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mbs11, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of MilkManX
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

MilkManX, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint.

A: Medium-dark clear cold with an effervescent white head.

S: Smell is of bread, slight hint of hops and lemon.

T: Tastes like a lager with lemons (duh :D) There's fresh cut grass, yeast, cracker malt, kiss of hops and a kiss of lemon rind and lemon. The lemon wasn't too crazy, but it was present.

M: Honestly, I think the mouth is a bit off. It's a bit too thick and creamy for the style. A little crisper and lighter, and this beer would be perfect.

O: This isn't a true Radler...there isn't any lemonade in it. It's a lager with a bit of lemon zest and lemon flavoring. However, I would say that I enjoy this more than, say, Leine's Summer Shandy. There's a bit more depth and complexity here.

TTAmod, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a stein

Appearance: Light amber with one finger of white head. Light spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell:Strong smell of lemons with hops in the backround.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light Bodied and smooth. Lemon is the most dominate taste with this radler. Trace amout of hops could be tasted.

Overall: Very Enjoyable beer. Found myself a new favorite.

Cavanaghty, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of brewcrew12
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

brewcrew12, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw yellow with a fizzy white cap. Some lingering foam, scant lacing. Big lemony aroma, zesty with notes of less harsh citrus (a bit of tangerine sweetness perhaps). Slightly peppery with slight wheat sourness. Lemonade character really overpowers the flavour, but it's tasty and refreshing if you like that sort of thing. Bitterness was lowish up front but lingered, and there was a hint of white pepper in the finish. Mild maltiness throughout and wheat character. Light bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly sticky and sweet texture. Overall, it was interesting, but not something I'm likely to go back to.

DrJay, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Punkyg0608
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Punkyg0608, Jul 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Franticc, Jul 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Trent, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

1mrbeer, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Acuity
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Acuity, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, clear, bright yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: big time lemon juice and slightly sweeter lemonade

Taste: toasted malt, light hops, and big time lemons and lemonade

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness, high carbonation

Overall: Almost like they took a watered down Boston Lager and spiced it with a bunch of lemonade. Some of the taste is full out lemon sugar drink, but there is easily enough beer in there. I could have several in a row, but could not see myself stocking this as an everyday beer.

tigg924, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

SFC21, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

ZachRusk, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -8.5%

enelson, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of yamar68
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear as a bell... lots of beading, no lacing and a big fizzy head.

Definite lemonade character on the nose. Faint, leafy hops... pretty basic.

Really pleasant actually - nice citrus presence without getting too acidic, sweet or sour. Nice pilsner type qualities beneath that. Nothing too exciting but I would love one of these after a long run or something (who am I kidding, I don't run).

Super drinkable. Not thirsty for another one but it was pretty refreshing.

yamar68, Jul 08, 2012
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.