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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,216 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,216
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 14
Gots: 113 | 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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Ratings: 1,216 | Reviews: 194 | Display Reviews Only:
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TheBeerNation

New York

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

06-20-2014 18:44:33 | More by TheBeerNation
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I_Like_Beer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

06-20-2014 18:42:55 | More by I_Like_Beer
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warpig372

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-20-2014 18:28:39 | More by warpig372
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -25.3%

Thought this would be a great beer like the summer ale for the summer. Everything is there but very lack luster. this is the only Sam Adams that is a pour and drain. Very disappointed in this beer in thinking this would go along with the summer ale for my summer beers

06-20-2014 15:07:52 | More by yuenglingfan101
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-20-2014 02:47:18 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-20-2014 01:16:58 | More by Shafaegalo
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-19-2014 22:31:32 | More by HattedClassic
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RyanCrawford

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-19-2014 17:27:14 | More by RyanCrawford
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-19-2014 02:41:13 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Mtoogs

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-18-2014 17:04:29 | More by Mtoogs
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stedmala

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-18-2014 02:46:50 | More by stedmala
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TheHouseplant


3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-18-2014 02:29:43 | More by TheHouseplant
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paulish

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-18-2014 01:05:20 | More by paulish
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djchrismac

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-18-2014 00:40:28 | More by djchrismac
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.66/5  rDev +42.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
4.5% ABV, Best before Oct notched on label.

A - Bright goldenrod yellow in color and shimmering with clarity, Porch Rocker has a long-lasting white head despite the acidity from the lemon juice; a tough thing to overcome.

S - Porch Rocker is off to a great start with a fresh, tart lemonade aroma of Old Fashioned Lemonade from those white, green, and yellow stands so popular at fairs. The juice blended with the base of light beer is done very well, allowing the lemonade to stand out but not completely wash out the pale grainy malt; the beer base.

T - Simplistic pale lager undertones bring both grainy pale malts and sweet, bready nuances that counteract the lemonade tartness perfectly, removing the need for any artificial sweetener. While the aroma is more lemonade-focused, the flavor is wonderfully balanced towards the beer with just a subtle hint of floral hops on the back end.

M - Effervescent but not intrusive, Samuel Adams' Porch Rocker is a smooth and crisp brew with an exceptional balance of the beer's malty sweetness with the lemonade tartness and refreshment on the finish.

O - The Radler style doesn't seem to be very popular among the hardcore beer crowd and there are a few solid arguments I could see supporting that but, when a brewer is after a blend of lemonade and beer, one must to go into the experience expecting what the brewer is after, not something else. With that said, Samuel Adams' Porch Rocker is a near flawless example of a Radler; a well-made beer blended with lemonade that's neither artificial or overpowering. It's crisp and refreshing aroma make for a lively smell that leads right into a light kiss of lemonade tartness balanced with a bright and malty helles lager in the flavor. Still beer-forward, it's hard to ask for a more refreshing or sublime marriage of the two.

06-17-2014 23:46:24 | More by BeerFMAndy
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squack

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-17-2014 23:28:26 | More by squack
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear yellowish gold with less then a finger of foamy head and no lacing on the glass.

The smell is pretty muted with some hints at straw and wheat in the nose but is not giving much more.

The taste has a fruit flavor that is hard to place. There is a sweet strawberry flavor that seems to come out in just a fraction before dumping a big sugary smack toward the end. There some touches a bready flavor at the front before the flavor bomb hits the tongue and covers up any other flavor that's there.

The feel if the beer pretty light and goes down easy. It's low ABV makes for a good session beer if you enjoy the almost candy-like flavor that is the driving flavor of this beer.

06-17-2014 01:37:36 | More by Duhast500
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-16-2014 22:01:37 | More by lucasj82
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-16-2014 21:18:15 | More by thestoutmaster
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-16-2014 21:14:52 | More by lzepplin01
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Oldkentman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +22%

06-16-2014 18:57:48 | More by Oldkentman
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-16-2014 17:22:42 | More by JakeDebus
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-16-2014 04:05:28 | More by mmmbeerNY
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

06-16-2014 02:56:53 | More by JohnnyForeign
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

06-15-2014 23:21:15 | More by foghornleghorn22
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.