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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,082
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
1,655
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
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31
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Photo of G-Style
4.67/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely love this beer. Its exactly as they advertise... a great summer beer. Great for chillin' on a hot day. Its sweet, lemony, a little tart. Great beer for a hot day with friends.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.96/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dogdrule
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everyone has a guilty pleasure beer - this might be mine. That corner store 6, 12, or 24 pack you can grab on a hot summer day and crush and won't feel guilty about spilling or leaving half finished on the yard or beach somewhere.

Usually a Jack's Abby 15 pack is my go to for a great value, but on a balls-hot summer day a shandy really hits the spot. Trouble is, most shandy's that see wide distro are pretty ass (looking hard at you, Leinenkugel and Narragansett...)

For me a real German radler is the ultimate summer drink, and this is a passable America try at it. Nowhere near as good as the real deal, but for something I can grab at any store and kill a six pack on the beach for less than 10 bucks it can't be beat. Certainly nothing to savor and go nuts for, but I'm always happy when its back on the shelves, ushering in the start of summer.

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Photo of PMakowski
2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 Oz bottle poured into a glass
Look - clear golden appearance, couple inch foam head fades rather quick not much lacing
Smell - Doesn't say on the bottle as to whether or not this is brewed with lemon or not. Aroma is basically lemonade. Tart sour wheat. Lemon peel. Strong lemon aroma for sure.
Taste - I gotta be honest, it tastes more like lemon flavor than actual real lemon. Like a cleaning solution. It's not so bad that I won't drink it but this beer is not for me. It's a lot more lemony than it needs to be. Highly carbonated but not prickly. Certainly drinkable in this hot weather. No other discernable tastes other than lemon and some sweet grass/wheat

Overall, not a beer i would like to drink again, if they can fix the taste to make it more natural i will re-visit it.
I give this beer a C

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Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Fruity pebbles. Maybe better on a porch, on a 95 degree day, facing west.

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Photo of Krusader
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: lemon, grapefruit artificial sweetness, slight hop notes. Citrus and grassy nose. Gold, mostly clear with average head and lace. Light to med/light body.

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Photo of Trailboss76
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden color. Pronounced lemony, citrusy, foamy head. Real smooth drinker. Very refreshing. Almost a beer / lemonade combo and it looks like that's what's intended. Still enough beer going on to please he who imbibes. Though I don't have a rocker, I drank it on my porch on a summer afternoon and I was happy.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.6/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Sam Adams Porch Rocker tastes like a cheap malt liquor. It's got that unmistakable, syrupy-sweet fusel alcohol taste but without the extra kick of a high gravity brew. Don't get me wrong, I like a cold Steel Reserve every now and then, but my $2 better get me 40oz instead of a single 12oz glass bottle. I'd recommend passing on this one.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmaxjm
4.43/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VivaTheHate
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma was lemon peel,lemon soda, sweet malt. First sip made me think I was drinking lemon soda, not beer. It's okay, would even have again but it really does taste like lemon soda. Refreshing in a weird way and it is very sweet but I'm a hot summer evening it worked

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Photo of rdub
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jdhilt
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three-finger white head that fades quickly leaving a little lace. Color is crystal clear amber. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Nose is light lemon and flavor follows with same. Easy session beer. Part of mixed 6-pak $9.99, 12 oz bottle from Shaw's Supermarket Concord. NH.

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Photo of LostPassion
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of seakayak
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpdKilz
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.46/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 1,655 ratings