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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

1,290 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 134 | 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)
View: Beers (117) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Samuel Adams Porch Rocker Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,290 | Reviews: 201 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Nofear048
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of FreshHawk
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bubseymour
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice 1 finger head with fizzy carbonation and yellow clear body

S - just malt. Nothing else

t- Taste like lemonade mixed with Budweiser or adjunct. Lots of graininess. Doesn't taste like a Sam Adams lager. Light and refreshing however.

M - light and not much to critique

Overall - A decent summer offering. Seems like Sam Adams is really pushing the lemon zest in alot of their beers lately. Time to stop.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of trevorpost
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Punkrckr281
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

Photo of jnr011
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of casadebia
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear with a white, 2 finger head. Almost no head retention or lacing.

Lemonade smell dominates the nose. Malt and hop profile pushed to the back.

Taste leans towards lemon sweetness with a tiny bit of crisp, hop bitterness underneath. Malt profile masked by lemons.

Mouth feel is crisp and refreshing as you would expect, even with the level of sweetness.

Refreshing beer that is just a little too sweet to be a session. Good for summer time, and one of the better shandy styles I have encountered.

Photo of spinrsx
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle from CJ's NY for 1.75$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Corn, bread, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/wheat mixed with lemon and a touch of ginger. I'm not getting any of the hops advertised on the bottle. It ends with a grainy lemony slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Reminded me a bit of a bud light lime. It's better though.. but not by much. It's drinkable but not something I'd buy again. It's probably good for the style.

Photo of GatorHopper
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jason
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Bight and clear golden hue, sufficient lacing that lasts the duration

SMELL: Lemon juice, citric zest, faintly nutty, crackers, lemon oil

TASTE: Smooth, slightly creamy, moderate body, full-on lemon, light breadiness, herbal, mildly tart, lemonade, quick to aftertaste

Not much depth and does not pop like a Radler does obviously due to this being pretty much a full on beer. Perhaps if the body with lightened up a bit and a crisper carbonation this would be great.

Photo of tzieser
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: clear gold color with a tiny little lacing. not much to speak of.

s: sour lemonade aroma with a subtle hint of grains. nothing special to speak of.

t tart lemonade flavor with a noticeable cereal-like graininess. the lemon flavor is tart and not too sweet thanks to the malt flavor. finishes a tad dry. reminds me of a San Pelligrino Lemonata soda with some beer. not bad for what it is.

m: very carbonated.

i'm reviewing this based on what its aiming to be: a summer thirst quencher. this would be a giant F if i were to rate this as a beer, but as a refreshing beverage it seemed to have accomplished its objective.

Photo of KaTerp
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of EricClayton
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: no head on a clear bright golden body.

S: honey, ginger, wheat and pale malts. a lot of lemon.

T: another alcoholic lemonade beer. I dont really like these. tart, some wheat comes through

M: light body and ridiculous carbonation

Overall: not a fan of this one at all. simple and not really a beer. more of a mike hard watever variety.

Photo of BeTheBall
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Nice pale color with lots of carbonation. The smell was for me of grass and lemons. Taste was good, for a lemonade, but this is beer? If I want lemon I'd buy a Mike's. For a beer, this didn't do it for me, and I don't even understand the point of brewing this. The mouthfeel though was pleasant, and as a drink in the summer, I did like it. I however am reviewing this as a beer, I think?

Photo of bluejacket74
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, best before November 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly lemon peel and lemon candy (like lemonheads?), along with a bit of sweet malt. But it's mainly an artificial lemon aroma, not that it smells bad at all. The brew tastes like slightly sour lemon candy, and there's also some sugar substitute noticeable. Tastes a little worse the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's easy enough to drink, I guess. Mostly average overall, I only tried this because one of my friends gave me a couple bottles. I wouldn't pay for this brew, but I wouldn't turn one down if someone gave it to me, either.

Photo of BEERchitect
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

If you designed an adult beverage around the warmer days of summer, nearly all of them will become a fruit derivative of wheated ale. Since lemonade is already synonymous with the season, there's a predictable marriage to be found.

Pouring the expected hazy straw color, the beer's partly fizzy, partly froathy head speaks to the schizophrenic nature of the beverage. Light on head formation, retention, or lace it's probably not fair to compare to strict ale.

Lemons and simple syrup aromas abound with a slight rebuttal from white pepper, orange peel, and an obvious citrus character. A background of wheat malt seems somewhat bready but not as pronounced as even American wheat ales- the lemonade aromas just take over.

Flavors are even more balanced toward the lemon flavor and sugary taste. Medium sweetness allows the true character of lemon to shine. Delicious yet one-dimensional, the beer offers too slight of a peppery balance or earthy hop notion to make any meaningful impact. Only a rise of bready wheat malt in aftertaste remind me that this beer is at least partially a beer.

Sugary sweet to texture as well. The syrupy feel coats the palate lightly but much less clean than most beers. The carbonation helps with the creamy impersonation but the lack of alcohol dryness, hop dryness, or developing malt character keeps the beer as much wine cooler-like as it is beer-like.

I really enjoy these beverages but on a completely different level than beer. This Sam Adams version is perhaps less sweet and slightly more beer-like than most but it's still a beer coctail and likely deserves separate criteria.

Photo of pburland23
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm a fan of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy during the warmer months do thought I'd give Porch Rocker a try.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Very light, slightly hazy yellow. Looks like a run of the mill BMC product. Thin, almost non-existent head.

Smell: Mildly lemony and not much else. A touch of malt perhaps.

Taste: The lemons are there and actually I think they're done pretty well. Faint malt tastes and a mildly soapy aftertaste. Not bad though.

Mouthfeel: Extremely light bodied. Fizzy and refreshing.

Overall: Not bad, but I'd rather have a Leinie's.

Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of DocG
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mgroothuis
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,290 ratings.