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

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BA SCORE
75
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1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 12
Gots: 93 | 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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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Sept. notched on label. Part of summer seasonal variety pack.

Pours golden yellow with a thin head that lasts for some time before fading. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of lemonade with grain and crackers.

The taste is of lemon with nutty grain and dry bread. Slightly tart with sweetness that leads to a semi-dry finish.

Creamy and smooth. Could be crisper, but has a "refreshing" element to it.

It mentions a radler. I don't think it is, but it is a lemony lager. Not bad if you want a basic beer with lemon flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 20:00:04 | More by jwc215
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DbbC

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2013 03:48:24 | More by DbbC
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2013 21:13:44 | More by BeerLover99
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sam Adams summer mix pack. Twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant gold with fast fuzzy bubbles. Swirls out to just liquid. See through. Helles nose, some citrus notes. Crisp lemon tart taste that fades into a chalky lager. Really smooth. Half lemonade half beer all the way. But real good. Refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 14:09:32 | More by KTCamm
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2013 09:49:49 | More by schopenhauerale
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2013 03:12:28 | More by SocalKicks
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CountryRock2001

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-12-2013 00:08:10 | More by CountryRock2001
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-11-2013 16:40:42 | More by hockeyfighter19
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-11-2013 12:18:52 | More by George2744
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-11-2013 03:18:45 | More by Slay40
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-11-2013 02:30:28 | More by alex_hart
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, but the notch on the label says best by August 2013. A radler inspired type beer from Samuel Adams, one I hadn't heard of until this year. My first beer out of the Samuel Adams summer sampler, and I'm looking forward to it.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a clear sparkling lager gold color, with a faint hint of lemony murk to it, and streams of bubbles rushing to the top. Finger of foamy bone white head dies out quick. Very thin, tiny amount of webbed lacing.

S - Smell is of dusty malt, some genuine lemon juice, and some notes of a floral presence.

T - Some sweet tart lemon presence, but not very much. After the lemon washes away, all we get hit with some generic malt and corn adjunct tasting lager. Aftertaste tastes to me like peaches or apricots. Crisp and light bodied, just not enough tart lemon to satisfy me, especially after my encounter with Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, which was a far more genuine radler than this beer.

M - Feel is crisp, tart, and goes down clean.

Overall, an inoffensive summer sipper with a low 4.50% abv, I could definitely toss a couple of these back. Not a complex beer by any means, nor does it bring anything really new to the table, but it is decent enough for what it is.

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:22:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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mfigueroa713

New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-11-2013 00:19:33 | More by mfigueroa713
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to September 2013.

Smells just like lemon Pledge furniture polish! (Which is not a bad scent!)
Pours very pale yellow body with a thin and quickly dissipating white head.
Tastes too sweet and citrusy, overly tangy. Good idea but either reduce the lemon or add some hops, Jim! Cloying aftertaste!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:16:48 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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rainfairy

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-10-2013 06:25:07 | More by rainfairy
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adamwn

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-10-2013 02:13:03 | More by adamwn
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-09-2013 20:02:34 | More by vegasmac99
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barczar

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant light golden with copper accents and a foamy half inch white head that leaves minimal lacing.

Wheat, lemon zest, lemon juice, a bit of skunky hop, and grain form the aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of furniture polish.

Flavor is sweet and slightly malty throughout. Toasted malt provides respite from the initial lemon zest and sour lemon juice bite. There's a bit of grainy astringency at the finish.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch on the high side.

More malt flavor and sweetness than expected, but it delivers on the citrusy lemon promise. Grainy character is slightly offputting, and I would actually like the lemon character to linger more.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 03:11:32 | More by barczar
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Kpitevl

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-09-2013 02:57:38 | More by Kpitevl
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noel2977

Pennsylvania

2.49/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This is like drinking sugary cereal - a maltbomb of fruit loops. I feel my teeth aching from the sugar. There is a crispness to it - perhaps this needs to be consumed on a super hot summer day outside without any AC.
S - Lemon - but almost artificial, overwhelming any malt profile.
T - Lemony, with a thin profile of malt behind it. Finish doesnt really exist, except for a underwhelming cloying last of sugar

Ah - I dont like it. Not sure if this is supposed to compete with the lager-shandy crap produced today, but this isnt good. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:44:16 | More by noel2977
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-08-2013 22:39:12 | More by Hellpop65
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-08-2013 02:56:35 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Ruger

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Poured with minimal head that goes away completely with no lacing at all. Color is a light brown and it is completely clear.

S - Very light malts, lemon, it almost smells exactly like sprite.

T - Strong lemon it overtakes everything finishes with a bit of grain towards the end. Its a very good refreshing taste for a hot summer day.

M - Light bodied good carbonation very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:59:17 | More by Ruger
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dalepryor

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

05-07-2013 20:42:44 | More by dalepryor
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-06-2013 13:14:08 | More by sanitarium16
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.