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

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1,156 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.54%
Wants: 12
Gots: 98 | 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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-22-2013 04:58:16 | More by Lazaro
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2013 01:15:31 | More by browniewithnuts
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3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl colored head

S: Lemonade & that's it

T: Shandy/radler up front, hints of breadyness & grassy hops as well. Some stronger, less sweet lemon flavors along with a little grassyness present as this warms. Finishes crisp, dry & lemony

MF: Light bodied, crisp carbonation

Easy to drink, refreshing. good for what it is. I would never buy a sixer of this though, I prefer my beer to taste like beer

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 03:37:17 | More by russpowell
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-21-2013 03:03:25 | More by BlueMoon10
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-21-2013 02:15:09 | More by JHurley
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has a very light color and a light taste that gives you a feel of taking another sip before you even finish the sip you just took. I really like the fragrance of this beer, it hits you as your nose enters the mug as you tip to sip. I get a nice citrus flaver in my mouth after each and every sip I take. Love it!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:55:13 | More by catmanben
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South Dakota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-20-2013 20:47:43 | More by Chucker17
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden body with nice carbonation, but no head.

A- Beer + Lemonade smell. Pretty typical smell for a radler.

T- Sweet tart lemon flavors with a light beer backing. The lemonade dominates and the lager is so light and in the background. If the base beer was a bit heavier it might be more noticeable.

M- Light body, but the sugar makes it hang around in your mouth. Carbonation is medium to low, similar to if you mixed your own.

D- It's enjoyable, but I'd prefer to mix my own radler and make it as beer heavy as I prefer. I also typically mix radlers using american wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 04:24:16 | More by gpogo
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-20-2013 01:52:16 | More by Stoutlad
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2.59/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Clear gold with an insta-vanish thin white head. My beer is naked. Naked on the porch.

Smells like smooth lager pale malt and initially apple juice caramel. Lemon becomes more discernible after some warming.

Tastes like a solid Helles with some herbally lemonade as an afterthought.

Needs more lemon. Or less. As I see it SA could have gone two ways with this - a great Helles with a mild hint of lemon or a lighter beer bursting with lemon. They took the middle and the beer and the lemon compete rather than merge.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 00:36:33 | More by donkeyrunner
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-18-2013 21:03:40 | More by justinm4bama
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

04-18-2013 01:48:00 | More by Adkins1203
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-17-2013 21:33:35 | More by Eriktheipaman
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-17-2013 01:15:51 | More by PortLargo
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-16-2013 22:49:49 | More by sgregory
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3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow gold in color. Fizzy carbonation has all but completely exhausted itself. Looks... like a shandy?

Tart lemon, tangy aromas, and beery malts. Nothing to talk about here. Is what it is. Smells pleasant enough.

Pale malts and tart lemonade. Some low-lying citrusy hops, but overall, some decent summer suds. Not as tangy as others I've tried. Lemon flavor is legit, if not a bit oily. Perfumey.

Slick and a bit oily Pastiness from the stick on the lips. Genuinely smooth and easy. Medium-high carbonation.

A good experience from a style I typically have bad experiences with. Recommended for all you Radler-lovers out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 13:53:08 | More by thecheapies
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5/5  rDev +52%

04-14-2013 22:25:52 | More by markallmon
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-14-2013 18:43:59 | More by SometimesIfart
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-14-2013 14:50:40 | More by rolltide8425
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-14-2013 02:14:45 | More by jmgault1
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2013 17:43:58 | More by DrunkinYogi
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2013 13:39:38 | More by jslice99
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-13-2013 12:06:19 | More by JohneHoodlum
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1.25/5  rDev -62%

04-12-2013 04:31:54 | More by BrewmanCapote
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3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $12.97 (w/ VONS card) for the summer variety 12-pack
Purchased: March 25, 2013
Consumed: April 5, 2013
Misc.: Enjoy by Aug. 2013

Poured a honey golden hazy color with two fingers of cream white head that dissipated almost right away. Lots of bubbles in the beginning, but that gave way to the surprisingly murky and not clear look. No lacing on the sides on the way down, very bad retention.

Smelled citrus notes, got lemon, lime and peach. Lemon zest and lemon/lime juice. Also some honey and clean, crisp grass hops. Reminded me of the days of cleaning a Mexican restaurant. Just those lemon and limes on the Corona’s and margaritas.

Tasted similar to the nose. Sweet lemon and sweet lime. Almost like a sugary, sweet cider or a Zima, but better. I’ll admit this is my first Radler type, but it’s nice and refreshing. Almost like a liquor mix.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Clean, crisp and refreshing finish.

Not a bad beer for the type. Definitely different and definitely good for summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 04:53:27 | More by BucannonXC5
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.