Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #397
Ranked #28,996
3.32 | pDev: 18.07%
May 20, 2023
May 19, 2012
Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
There is a notch on the side of the label over "OCT" with the text "FRESHNESS MATTERS. ENJOY BEFORE MONTH NOTCHED."

Appearance: The body is a medium shade of gold with very good clarity. It has a short white cap with small bubbles and decent head retention. It fades out to a film with a thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass but it still manages to keep the surface somewhat covered. Some tiny spots form on the edge of the glass and disappear but no real lacing. The color and clarity are very good.

Aroma: There is a lemon-lime scent which is obvious but still somewhat subtle. It smells a bit like a limeade.

Taste: Lemon-lime flavor up front with a bit of a soft wheat flavor. The middle of the palate has a bit more of that sweet and gentle wheat-like flavor. The beer stays the same throughout drinking but it tapers off quite a bit towards the rear of the palate.

Mouthfeel: It is a light but soft beer which gives it a slight elevation in palate presence. It is easy drinking and enjoyable. The finish is a bit lackluster but the overall drinking experience is good.

Overall: The front of the label states that this is a "LEMON RADLER" and the rear label states that "THIS BEER WAS INSPIRED BY GERMAN CYCLISTS WHO MIXED BEER WITH LEMON-LIME FLAVORS." It definitely has a lemon-lime flavor and it is a good tasting beer. There is a slightly sweet wheat flavor to the beer which balances well with the light citric acidity. As a whole I would recommend giving it a shot and it's good enough that I would drink it again.
May 20, 2023
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Rated: 3.5 by bkwagie

May 18, 2023
Rated: 3.56 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 10, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by Rainintheface from Florida

May 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I know opinions are just that but. I'm calling BS on these low ass scores.. makes me think half the folks wouldn't know a Radler if it slapped them in the face.

Definitely not the best example of the style I've ever had but it's the best offering in the Summer pack for my money...

Light and refreshing. Lemon and lime flavors...crisp as all get out. Its 86 here today and humid. Super refreshing sipper while recovering from a long day of yard work.

Will buy this summer
May 07, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by fflopps from Iowa

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden color with a wispy white head that disappears quickly.
The aroma is lemon and light sweet malt.
The taste is sweet lemonade and light lager with a bit of herbal hops for balance. A little sweet but tasty and refreshing, a good summer cooler or accompaniment for a barbecue.
The body is light, moderate carbonation, smooth and easy to drink.
Altogether, this is a pretty decent summer cooler.
Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 3.46 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Apr 26, 2023
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sam Adams Porch Rocker is advertised as a lemon radler. It pours an off-yellow with a white head. The lemon aroma is strong. The aroma carries into the taste, almost soda/lemonade sweet. The mouthfeel is clean enough. It's not bad, but it's definitely not your standard beer.
Apr 03, 2023
Rated: 4.94 by pricha01 from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2022
Rated: 3.4 by Walnut from Missouri

Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Very clear golden, very small head gone entirely and very quickly, zero lacing. Lemon present on the nose but its not great. Taste is fine, a little lemony, a little malty. Finish is fine as is the feel, quite low carbonation could be a minus for some but I don’t care. Would drink again if offered.
Sep 03, 2022
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Rated by Mankowski from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The Porch Rocker is a great refreshing summer beer with lemon flavor.
Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 3.29 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by vincechan from Canada (ON)

Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 3.63 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Aug 15, 2022
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Rated by WYeates from North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wheat color, lemon wheat aroma. Crisp lemon taste, with a strong flavor. Clean finish, a unique, pleasant, and refreshing beer.
Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 2.89 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Jul 25, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nucleated Pilsner
Look: clear dark-Yellow in color pouring a thin cap for a head which dissipated into
Smell: Floral, strong lemon zest, lemon juice, toasted cereal grains, hint of yeast
Taste: sweetened Lemon juice comes first followed by a light yeast note. Finishes with sweet toasted bread with a hint of nuttiness to it
Feel: Moderate carbonation. Light mouth feel, and a slightly crisp finish
Jul 20, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
12oz bottle

Some sweetness I wasn't expecting, like powdered sugar. The smell is lemon juice concentrate and sugar. Tastes like old lemonade... Very unappealing drink. Stinks on ice
Jun 28, 2022
Rated: 3.36 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by VILJ from Florida

May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by mattjp03 from Alabama

May 11, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 10, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by Beer_Goblin from New York

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by KingJay25

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Like a Mike's Hard Lemonade without the heartburn. Like a girl you settle for because there's nothing else around. A solid middle of the road, right on the fence, won't excite nor offend anyone, alcoholic beverage.
Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by GABronco

4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm working my way through the Sam Adams Summer Squeeze pack. The Porch Rocker is the first one I'd buy again (still have the Beach Session IPA, but I'm looking forward to it). It's a dark yellow, mostly clear appearance. It only poured a thin head, that didn't stick around long. Aroma is a little lemon and a little bready/yeasty. The flavor of this one is really good, though--a nice, hoppy lager with just the right amount of lemon. Really tasty summer beer.
Apr 17, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by karsten61

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Faint grapefruit aroma. Pretty low carbonation. Inoffensive grapefruit taste.
Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 3.38 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Sep 25, 2021
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Rated by TheBelgianAler524

4.25/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Enjoy it. Favorite Sam Adams.
Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 2.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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