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

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1,292 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 144 | 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

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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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".


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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle notched off at Oct 2013. Sampled on June 9, 2013.

It looks pretty good and within the style with a pale yellow color and a long-lasting foamy white head. Busy carbonation. The way it looked was my favorite characteristic.

Because the aroma was just way too fruity for my tastes even for a fruit/vegetable beer. I like it to be more subtle not explosive with citrus, lemon, and orange like this one was. I barely found any malts on the nose.

The body was typical for the style falling into the light range.

The taste was a lot like drinking recently squeezed lemon juice mashed in with pale malts and barley. I guess that's the way it was supposed to taste considering the style. This will find a definite audience because it would be refreshing on a hot and humid day. Maybe if I try it again in mid-July when it's 90 degrees I might appreciate it better.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tannish yellow and clear. One finger head died pretty quick and left a white sheen and not much lacing.

Smells pretty good, very lemony with a note of ginger, much like a glass of fresh lemonade.

The flavor is quite shandy-like, and somewhat lemonade like too. It's sweet with a lot of up-front lemons, and enough of a malt base to know that it's beer. I can't detect any real bitterness to speak of.

Body is quite light, refreshing, and easy to drink. Carbonation is medium and about right for this beer, and leaves a lightly soda-like lemony tingle on your tongue..

Overall it's tasty but isn't fantastic. A nice light addition to the summer 12 pack tho, I'll certainly enjoy the other bottle as well as this one.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LeRose
3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, 2013 vintage. Poured into SA perfect pint.

Appearance was nothing outstanding, pretty much average golden color, finger or two of foamy head that dissipated quick to a thin ring, minimal lacing if any.

Aroma was sweetness and lemons. Thought that was pretty good - nice, fresh-squeezed lemon aroma that I do enjoy during the summer months. Mingled in is some breadiness in the background. Very appealing, fresh aroma.

The taste was less impressive. Hit of sweetness and a substantial kick of lemon that reminded me of sweet lemon candy. The actual beer is the minor player here - very subdued except for the sweetness. Really have to search for the malt which is there, but pretty much the supporting actor. Fairly tart for being lemon "flavored", and no bitterness to speak of.

Mouthfeel - here we start to have problems. The flavor lingers and just won't quit. Eventually felt this turned to an artificial lemon candy type of flavor, bordering on fake lemon pie filling. Carbonation was just about right - lively enough, but the end result was refreshing for a bit then sort of coating and cloying.

Overall, middle of the road - not a total wash out, but no blazing success for a style I actually enjoy. The lemon is very pleasant at first but wears out its welcome with the aftertaste. Maybe needs to be dialed back just a touch on the flavor addition or spend a few more days in the fridge.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.