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

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1,229 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,229
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 116 | 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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Photo of StaveHooks
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%

12oz bottle served in a Great Divide shaped pint
Best before October 2013

A - Clear pale golden color with a fizzy white head vanishes quickly.

S - Lemon lime soda, kiwi, lemon alka seltzer, honey, medicinal phenolics

T - Follows the nose, lemon/lime soda, artificial honey sweetness, odd floral noes, medicinal characters, herbal hops, lager yeast, chalky mineral notes. Tries to finish crisp but the malty sweetness dulls it out.

M - Low stingy carbonation, wet body with a semi effervescent finish.

Kinda reminds me of sprite without less carbonation. The odd sweetness dull out any attempt of a crisp feel. I wont be revisiting this.

StaveHooks, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

aty11b, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

deadliest, May 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

russwilliam, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

EigenBeer, May 13, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

jwc215, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DbbC, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BeerLover99, May 12, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

KTCamm, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

schopenhauerale, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SocalKicks, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

CountryRock2001, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

hockeyfighter19, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

George2744, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Slay40, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

alex_hart, May 11, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%

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

mfnmbvp, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

mfigueroa713, May 11, 2013
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%

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!

CaptJackHarkness, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rainfairy, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

adamwn, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

vegasmac99, May 09, 2013
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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.

barczar, May 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Kpitevl, May 09, 2013
Photo of noel2977
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.

noel2977, May 09, 2013
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,229 ratings.