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

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1,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 120 | 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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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
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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
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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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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BigGingDrinker, Aug 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Skud, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

12 oz can pours a clear gold color with a large cap of fluffy white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose smells like a Lipton Brisk Iced Tea. Sweet and lemony.

Taste has a bit too much lemonade-esque flavor and the lager a bit to biscuity, bordering on light toast. Id like a less sweet version with a more neutral malt profile. This is far from my favorite radler and Id probably rank this below Lienenkugel's Summer Shandy on my request list.

twiggamortis420, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hugh37, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best before date" December 2014.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear golden color with a one finger white head that dissipated slowly until a thin broken layer of bubbles remained, a higher amount of carbonation with moderate lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread and citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, sweet bubbly lemon, no hop profile that I can detect, more like a soft drink than a beer.

PALATE: lighter body with higher carbonation.

OVERALL: this is the second Radler style beer I've tried, I enjoyed this beer, it would appeal to people who do not normally like beer because it tastes like a soft drink, the modest 4.5% ABV means you can enjoy more than one. I would not drink this often but it's a good beach party beer.

HoppyBastard, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

blackmathdavey, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

KrissyKat6, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Shannon73, Aug 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +28%

rpenterics, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bp4171, Aug 19, 2014
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.