Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #859
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
76
Ranked #49,765
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 17.96%
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
1,773
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety 24-pack Costco $27.99
3 months before month date on can
Smell of citrus, lemon, oranges
Clear golden color
Light-medium mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Tastes of citrus, lemon, oranges
Overall a refreshing beer made for summer.

Aug 07, 2021
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Zopiac from Michigan

2.19/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Can't shake the feeling that it tastes like the glass was cleaned with lemon scented soap and not rinsed properly. Doesn't seem fresh enough to be a refreshing lemon beverage or 'beery' enough to be beer.

Jun 30, 2021
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. OCT 2021 printed on glass of neck.

Appearance - Pours thin white head with weak patchy lacing and no stick. Clear gold body. A little plain and boring. 3

Smell - Thin, almost no smell at all. A swirl gives some faint citrusy notes. Not a bad smell by any means, but it loses points for just being so faint. 3.25

Taste - Delicious. Refreshing. The citrus fruitiness almost came across as grapefruit at first due to the slight sweetness, but it's just lemon-lime. Which actually makes it finish cleaner and more refreshing than grapefruit would. 4.75

Mouthfeel - Light and refreshing. 4.75

Overall - Extremely sessionable. This one might actually be better straight from the bottle, so I'l have to try that. 4.75

Jun 19, 2021
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Jeez from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those beers that isn't much like a beer at all. It certainly has the appearance of one, pouring a clear yellow with a medium head. The typical lager look. Its smell is probably its weak point. The lemon is there, but we also have an industrial quality. Like the beer has been sitting in the vat for more than the recommended amount of time. It tastes purely like lemonade with a slight touch of toasted malt. It feels a bit thin, but also tingles the tongue to make up for the plain feel. I can totally picture myself sitting on a porch on a summer's day at a gathering I don't really want to be at. I would say this a solid sidegrade of Mike's hard lemonade. However, unlike Mike's Hard, you can actually review it on BeerAdvocate.

Jun 12, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a nice summer ripper, but not a great take on the style overall, the beer part is really minimal and the citrus character tastes a little cheap, not quite fake, but seems a little less than fresh squeezed. they say the base beer is a helles, but i dont taste much german lager yeast, so it leaves a little something to be desired in the beer department. that said, this is nice and light, crisp and pretty clean on the finish, not sweet at all, a little tangy and quenching, and the mouthfeel is right with effervescent carbonation and a barely there body, i could see drinking a dozen of these on a boat when they are ice cold or something, high summer refresher, but being critical, more helles character would be rad, and a more natural lemon finish too. its been awhile since i have dipped into a sammy a twelve pack, and while this isnt my favorite in the mix, im sure the other bottles wont last long. its a style everyone likes so even average takes on it are generally well received. this is close to being really good but is a little safe and light on all counts for my personal preference...

May 22, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by September 2021, so plenty fresh.

Another crystal clear golden yellow beer from SA. And another poor head retention with no lacing.

Not much on the nose. A little lemon if I try hard.

On tasting, this is lemon-lime soda with lower carbonation.

Mouth medium, finish lemon-lime.

Overall, if it was 95 degrees outside, this would go down a treat. Then again, so would Sierra Mist.

May 16, 2021
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MetalHead7734 from South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pale yellow. Clear

Smell: Funky citrus. Refreshing soda like quality. A little off-putting.

Taste: It tastes strongly of Mtn Dew or another similar lemon-lime soda. There's a touch of malt that adds a nice layer of complexity and balance. It's very refreshing.

Feel: A bit light on the CO2.

Overall: This is a bit of an odd beer but it's fun to drink. It's refreshing and tastes like soda.

May 15, 2021
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange with a white head.

Lemon, citrus, malt, backed by floral notes.

Lemony citrus pop with nice soft floral notes and a biscuit malt backbone.

May 01, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ive had better and will have better but this was pretty decent still. Like many I was introduced to craft in a way from Samuel Adams. Lemon feels a bit poppy but eh not bad

Apr 25, 2021
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear straw yellow. No head, just a fizzy ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Lemon juice with a bit of malt.

Taste: Malty lager background with a lemon peel flavor consuming everything else. Hops are nonexistent.

Mouthfeel: Average body, very high carbonation.

Overall: For a bottled radler imitation, this is a nice sipper.

Apr 16, 2021
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Surprising decent for a Fruit and Field Beer. I had no idea that is what it was when I bought it. I sampled it before I came on here to look it up. A bit sweet/fruity in the initial taste but it is not a bad thing. I have to say that it is actually an okay beer. I would drink it again.

Nov 14, 2020
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christinamaria from New York

1.3/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not my taste. The color is light; the smell is neutral with no warning of the taste. It doesn't taste like beer; it has a watery harsh flavor. Overall tart and thin. Stuck with more of it as I bought it in an assortment case.

Jul 25, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Must be materially improved since its debut. It's great.
A) Mostly clear straw body, as with fruit added loses its head and lace.
S) Lemon and orange peel, on a bright hop, helles lager base.
T) It's cleaned up nicely with peppery hop.
F) A bit thin, but clean, totally beer-like.
O) I like this and the women and summer afternoon guests would too.

Jul 16, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a translucent, golden yellow body with no real head to speak of.
S: sweet, lemony citrus smell, like a spiked lemonade.
T: light, peachy and lemony taste with a tangy aftertaste.
M: refreshing, crisp, and very light.
O: cool and refreshing beer, but not much too it.

Jul 11, 2020
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Evan_Legere from Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not my type. Reminds me of a sour beer but more fruity, and not in a pleasant way. Reminds me of grapefruit juice. Is refreshing on a sip or two, but it makes me feel like im gonna get acid reflux after a bottle.

Jun 24, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a wheat glass.

Pours light gold and crystal clear. A nice head clears quickly.

Lemon, orange, ginger, and white pepper aromas.

The brew is sweet and lemony. It doesn't seem artificial at all which is good. Otherwise, it's basically a non-offensive beer-ish fruity lemony drink.

The mouthfeel is predictably good. Medium light, drying and decently fizzy.

I know I should try to "rate to style" but this isn't really a true beer. I've often thought--if someone would put one of these together but actually add some mild hopping, they would have quite the "thing." This isn't it. If you want a lemony shandy, Leine's is better.

Jun 13, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When it's just the guys hanging on the porch, what better beer than the properly named Porch Rocker. This Sam Adams radler is a refreshing option on a hot day. The combination of beer and citrus flavoring really satisfies your Summer thirst for a beer while also drinking like a sweet glass of grandma's lemonade. It has an inviting yellowish color with a frothy head that vanishes quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. With each sip you can't help but notice the delicious citrus smell. Overall a solid fruity beer!

May 25, 2020
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Pours a pale orange-straw with a big frothy white head, which dissipates rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

Lot of citrusy notes, particularly orange, lime, and lemon/lemon candy. Lemon and orange peel, Very basking in sweetness, and besides maybe somethig grassy, I smell no hops or anything dank that would be opposite of this fruity smell. Perhaps almost like a lemonade.

Sweet and tart lemon is basically mostly the flavor, along with some wheat too. Can taste the lime in it as well, which kind of reminds me of a Sprite or some other ginger ale somewhat. Slightly syrupy/sweet, not at all hoppy but pleasant. Body is light.

Apr 27, 2020
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Profundobaso from New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - 12 oz can, poured into a tulip glass. Pale yellow in color with a big frothy head, most of which dissipates and leaves behind some lacing.
Smell - Citrus, mainly lemon, and a fair bit of sweetness. Almost smells like a lemon candy, and a bit artificial. hops are not detectable.
Taste - indeed a Radler: sweet, slightly tart, and almost no taste of beer. light malts detected towards the finish.
Feel - light bodied, high carbonation, and low ABV at 4.5%.
Overall - it's a light beer, but appropriate of the style. a crushable and refreshing beverage at a summer BBQ.

Apr 24, 2020
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SergeantSuckdown from Virginia

2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A very unimpressive American take on the traditional German style Radler. Instead of a proper lemonade and beer, this is just a watered-down Sam Adams with very artificial lemon additive. Not sure how to describe it besides somehow tasting the scent of a Lemon febreze. Not very impressive, gut goes down much easier than most others. If you're looking for a refreshing can the way its supposed to be, look to the German imports

Mar 28, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A strong pour from a 12-oz. bottle was needed to reach a finger of fizzy and soapy off-white foam with short retention and sliding spots of lace. Dark orange-straw color, clear with fine rising bubbles.

Artificial smell of orange and lemon with fresh citrus in the background, malt is very faint.

The taste is semi-sweet with low bitterness, the citrus is more towards the fresh side. Pale malt is noticeable, tart and sour tastes of citrus with lime and under-ripe melon arrive with some bread and dough. The finish is quick and refreshing, a mild sour candy aftertaste lingers a while.

Light body with reserved carbonation throughout, nice balance of tart/sour and sweet. A summertime brew, for the sour fans.

Nov 20, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From notes 11/7/13: Pours a clear deep straw producing 2+ fingers of slightly off-white, frothy head that leaves motes and wisps of lacing. Aroma is citrus: heavy to lemon/lime in a background of pale malt and a hint of lager yeast. Taste is lemon-lime and as with many of these summer Shandy type beers is similar to original Gatorade with a splash of mineral water. Finishes thin and lemon-lime citrusy with pepper spice. Aftertaste is citrus and mineral in a thin bitterness. If I did not know better I might think I was drinking a low level ABV version of Sprite.

Nov 09, 2019
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Melovebeerbecaisritisgood from Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Consumed from a bottle tight after it was bought.

Look: Has more of a dark look to it.

Smell: Smells like lemons and limes. Great smell. Smells like it has a ton of flavor.

Taste: strong lemon and lime tasting. Well balanced. Sweet but not overly sweet. Does not have an overly powerful tatse.

Feel: Feels smooth. Went down perfectly.

Over all: was a great beer that was full of flavor. It was sweet but not overall sweet. Tastes strong lemon and lime flavor. It Went down smooth.

Oct 03, 2019
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moneymike928 from New York

1.86/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

My first experience with a Radler. I’m a bias reviewer, as I tend to only rate beer styles I like, and usually refrain from negative comments on styles I don’t drink.
Beer pours beautiful, leaving a crisp fresh head, and an explosion of lemon zest on the nose.
The taste, well, I can’t get past this one. It’s as though someone poured a splash of lemon pledge into a Stella. Syrupy fake flavor lingers on the tongue, forcing me to take another sip in the hopes to wash it away.
Not ever again.

Aug 29, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A clear copper with a large, off-white head with great retention and no lacing, this looks solid. The nose is lemony and bright with a definite lemonade character along with toast and a little honey. The palate opens tangy and lemony with lemonade to go with a deeper, maltier , breadier base beer than I was expecting. A light caramel note is also present. Light, crisp and drying on the finish, a little watery with some lingering lemon peel and candy present. Drinkable, exceedingly so, though not particularly deep.

Aug 25, 2019
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 1773 ratings