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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,277 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 131 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

melleblond, May 22, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Much better the 2nd time around. First time I tried this beer, I was not a fan. A friend left a few in my fridge over the weekend, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Much better this time.

A - Pretty average. Dark yellow, good amount of carbonation. Almost no head.

S - A typical SA smell, to a lesser extent. Hops, and some lemon. Really not much else.

T - Given the situation, good. When I was sipping this beer for the first time, I wasn't a fan. But in the situation of my 2nd sampling (being very thirsty on a hot day), the beer tasted pretty good. It's still a bit too "light" for me, but the taste isn't bad. Wheat very prevelant, with just a tad of hops. The lemonade mixture is decent. Not overpoweringly sweet, nor does it totally take away the taste of the beer.

F - On a hot day when you're thirsty, it's solid. Light, crisp, refreshing, light on the stomach.

O - Really depends on the situation. This will never be a beer I'll sip when I'm in the mood for quality, strong tasting brew. But on a hot day, or any other time your thirst calls for a beer refreshment, I can see myself going for one of these. I guess to summerize, this beer is good for what it is.

stella77artois, May 22, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

tbone1384, May 22, 2013
Photo of Erice78
2/5  rDev -39%

Erice78, May 22, 2013
Photo of HopsConley
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

HopsConley, May 21, 2013
Photo of jonkerbaugh
5/5  rDev +52.4%

jonkerbaugh, May 21, 2013
Photo of DruC4
3/5  rDev -8.5%

DruC4, May 21, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly clear deap straw into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Shows a touch of haze and offers a thin white cap which shows brief retention. Light carbonation emanates from the bottom of the pour.

Strong lemon aroma through and through. Light malt character and mild hop character through some foam with a more simple lemon oil/pledge after the beer settles. Flavor is decent and not quite overwhelming in the lemon department though it is certainly well represented and more notable on the finish. Decent body for a style within a stlye, easy drinking and perhaps even robust for a Lemon Shandy given the ABV. Overall a bit sweet to have a few of and might actually do well over ice. Would prefer a more robust carbonation otherwise. Cheers..

HalfFull, May 21, 2013
Photo of jharris0624
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

jharris0624, May 21, 2013
Photo of squeakmeister
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

squeakmeister, May 20, 2013
Photo of MooSully
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of sugar and lemon in the nose.
Less sugar in the taste but some lemon in there.
Very similar to summer shandy and I could see myself slamming a sizer of this in the heat of summer.
The taste dies off real quickly, no real after taste.
It should be good for summer.

MooSully, May 20, 2013
Photo of montrealbcr89
2/5  rDev -39%

montrealbcr89, May 20, 2013
Photo of ClayO
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

ClayO, May 19, 2013
Photo of yankinwis
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

yankinwis, May 19, 2013
Photo of TomG2751
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

TomG2751, May 19, 2013
Photo of cornpone
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cornpone, May 19, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This offering is golden in color with straw highlights. I got about an inch of white head the settles to a thin layer on top.

S - I get some overtly sweet lemon meringue and what smells like wheat, even though not is present.

T - The taste is sweet, reminds me of a lemon dum dum pop. It really tastes as advertised, lemon soda and helles beer.

M - Moderate with biting carbonation.

O - I thought this would be refreshing after mowing the lawn. It is decent. It is not hitting the spot as I'd hoped it would.

buschbeer, May 19, 2013
Photo of Juice-O
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Juice-O, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

yankhawk, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

DannyDan, May 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

williamjbauer, May 19, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

sparx1100, May 19, 2013
Photo of RobinLee
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

RobinLee, May 19, 2013
Photo of mjurney
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Bright golden color, clear. Tons of fine bubbles rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Fruity, lemony, pale malts.

Taste:
Lemonade through out the taste, a little tart and sour. I taste some pale malts, cracker, grainy. Bitterness is mild. Finish is crisp, a little dry. Body is light-medium, crisp, semi-dry, refreshing.

Overall:
It's above average beer.

mjurney, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

bshiban, May 19, 2013
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 1,277 ratings.