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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,288 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 133 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Porch Rocker is slightly darker than straw- colored brew with a nose of lemons and a slight head of foam that is quite impressive at first, but doesn’t last for long. There is some bread in the background, but the scent is mostly that of lemons.

With the taste, it’s more of the same- the flavor of lemons dominates. But there is also some pale malt and almost a ginger- ale component to the taste. And again, there is some bread character, but it is difficult to think of anything other than lemons as you consume.

Porch Rocker is a lemon- accented beer and it ranks as one of the least- bitter brews I have ever tasted. It certainly has some redeeming qualities as a summer beer, but it isn’t the type of taste I go for on a regular basis. I might try it again when the heat and humidity of summer are at a peak, but other than that, I will likely pass on this one more often than not. The sweetness and taste of lemons are not beer qualities I want in an everyday beer.

Photo of Flounder57
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: lemon and lime juice aroma, some spices, and pale and bready malts.

Taste: Lemonade and beer, sure. Tastes like a shandy, but there is a lot of sugar to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light, low carbonation, a little chewy, lemony sweet, crisp, and refreshing on this sweltering Boston afternoon.

Overall: A refreshing beer I could really only have a couple due to all the sweetness that this beer is characteristic of beer.

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.89/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz fruit beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This ale poured a bright clear golden color, produced a nice white head and lacing that stuck to the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh squeezed lemons and fresh baked bread. Light in body, the ale had a foundation of light fluffy bread, lemon and i mean- a heavy dose of lemon. Very tart, crisp , smooth , refreshing- One of the best summer or lawn mower beers i have ever sampled. I will have to pick up a full 6 pack of this.

Photo of Justinn13
4.46/5  rDev +36%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the best beers I have ever had by Sam Adams. Can definitely drink this all day every day. Taste is outstanding and the aroma is overall exceptional. Perfect for a hot summer day sitting on your porch...just as the name suggests. Overall a perfect beer. Top notch panty dropper

Photo of swinyeju
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Satsuma
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of broadway848
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of magine
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of cjac
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ChristopherLaughlin
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Scored in the summer variety pack.

Pours a cloudy yellow, a duller hefeweizen kind of appearance going for itself. Aroma of lemons. Its minorly sweet, for a shandy beer, its probably below average, which gives a bit of the beer aspects of the aroma to eek out.

Plenty of lemon in the taste, wheaty and other citric notes after that. A real soft wheat/grain/hop edge. Its surprisingly enjoyable, I'd rather drink this than Boston Lager on a hot day, a little tart, a little sweet. Call it a guilty pleasure maybe.

Still nothing I would drink more than 12oz of in any given 24 hour period. Its a nice beer to start out or have early in the drinking experience. Couldn't see it working in anything below 60 degrees outside. Carbonation good, beer neither too light or too heavy. I'd say my score goes up 1/2 grade on this beer when its 90 degrees or above outside.

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2/5  rDev -39%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BrianCuoz
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker has a thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden-straw appearance, and no lacing. The aroma is of sweet, citrusy flavoring. Taste is of sweet, citrusy "freezy-pop" flavoring and Quaker brand instant grits (butter flavor). Mouthfeel is fairly light and watery, and Samuel Adams Porch Rocker finishes crisp, refreshing, kid-pop, and drinkable. For those who favor these insipid, Flavor-Aid, gimmick "beers", this should do the trick. I rate it good, for what it is. And, what it is, is pretty-much what’s wrong with beer, which has "jumped the shark", so to speak. It's worth trying, if you're open-minded and can tolerate "all that".

RJT

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.