Samuel Adams Porch Rocker - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.38/5 rDev +3%
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.
05-09-2013 03:11:32 | More by barczar
2.49/5 rDev -24.1%
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.
05-09-2013 02:44:16 | More by noel2977
3.53/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
05-08-2013 00:59:17 | More by Ruger
2.99/5 rDev -8.8%
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a short wispy white head that settled into a light cap. Looks like fizzy yellow beer.
The aroma is of sweet lemons. Very similar to lemonade. It is a refreshing aroma but doesn't remotely smell like beer.
A slight bready malt base, perhaps a touch doughy. The rest of the flavor is lemonade. Again, its is refreshing but really borders on being a beer.
Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Drinks fantastic which a radler should do.
A lemony beer soda, which it is supposed to be. Its tough to rate just due to the style. This is not a real style on this site. The lemony flavor is very enjoyable but it really doesn't have enough beer characteristics. I guess a good change of pace beer during the summer.
05-06-2013 01:19:34 | More by Gmann
3.68/5 rDev +12.2%
An unsung hero of Cinco de Mayo. Straight from the bottle with this. surprisingly refreshing. it's not nearly as sweet as a " beer with natural flavors added" sounds. way better than leinenkugels summer shandy. tart. crisp. a crowd pleaser. great for what it is.
05-05-2013 17:35:36 | More by NardiByNature
3.83/5 rDev +16.8%
Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. The beer pours clear golden with a finger length white head and an enormous amount of tiny bubbles. The aroma is of fresh lemon and some malt. It's pretty straightforward. The taste follows the nose, which is lemonade meets beer. There's the crisp lemon flavor that mingles well with the light malt profile. The body is light with strong carbonation. The finish is clean and crisp. The beer is very refreshing. For what this is, it's a good refreshing summer beer.
05-04-2013 22:35:36 | More by acevenom
3.55/5 rDev +8.2%
Porch rocker is a refreshing, light tasting beer that is great for warm weather and lighter-flavored foods. It delivers what it says on the bottle: "fresh squeezed lemon taste" and "sweet and tangy" helles lager.
The flavor profile isn't as deep as some others but there's enough flavor to make it something you'd seek out if you're looking for a zesty, moderately carbonated citrus beer to complement something on your summer menu. The malt flavor is present, but not overbearing.
The appearance is good, but not much head or aroma to speak of. I bought this in a sampler pack but it's definitely worth buying on its own.
05-04-2013 19:25:13 | More by kristenspaintings
3.91/5 rDev +19.2%
Big on the lemonade flavor. I could see some people liking this in the summer but it is more along the lines of a Shandy I would think....think lemon drops covered in sugar...nothing real tart or anything...but not overly sweet or cloying. I'm not much into beers like this but rating it on his merits for what it is it is solid.
Scores reflect for what it is designed to be. Personally I would not buy this.
05-04-2013 04:26:22 | More by ZAP
3.09/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours a polished dark straw golden.. almost no head and no lacing.
The nose is lemon zest and a hint of pale maltiness.
Flavor is pretty much the same.. the lemon is sorta powerful up front and dies quickly leaving just the essence lingering on the palate.
Body is light with a bigger carbonation.
Interesting enough take on a "Shandy" without actually adding lemon juice and sugar.
Bashing notes despite my above decent review:
-tastes like essence of Lemon Windex.
-Is SA doing this one as a test to take on Leiny's Shandy success?
-If you are not fishing with the girls, this is a man-card surrender immediately.
05-01-2013 04:10:11 | More by JohnGalt1
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.