Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #396
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
76
Ranked #28,929
Avg:
3.31 | pDev: 18.13%
Ratings:
1,779
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 12:26 AM
Added:
May 19, 2012
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  440
SCORE
76
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4.04 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Wednesday at 12:26 AM
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3.38 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin on Tuesday at 04:24 PM
 
3.3 by Beer_Goblin from New York on May 05, 2022
Photo of KingJay25
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by KingJay25

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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4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GABronco

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
 
3.3 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
 
3.77 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on Oct 31, 2021
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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by karsten61

Faint grapefruit aroma. Pretty low carbonation. Inoffensive grapefruit taste.

Oct 05, 2021
 
3.38 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Sep 25, 2021
Photo of TheBelgianAler524
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TheBelgianAler524

Enjoy it. Favorite Sam Adams.

Sep 05, 2021
 
3 by mpenske from California on Aug 30, 2021
 
3.88 by CanadianGinge from Texas on Aug 23, 2021
 
2.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

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
 
3.34 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jul 22, 2021
 
3 by Marvicsin from California on Jul 17, 2021
 
3.65 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Jul 11, 2021
 
3.89 by Hazey92 from New York on Jul 07, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau lager glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on June 19, 2021.

Jun 30, 2021
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2.19/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by Zopiac from Michigan

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
 
2.83 by ravger from Illinois on Jun 28, 2021
 
3.59 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jun 27, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

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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3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jeez from Massachusetts

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
 
3.5 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Jun 05, 2021
 
3.84 by mattreitz49 from Florida on May 31, 2021
 
3.13 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on May 22, 2021
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 22, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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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3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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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3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
by MetalHead7734 from South Carolina

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
 
2.88 by saymike32 from New Jersey on May 08, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Captain69
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Captain69 from Illinois

refreshing raddler - not much taste

Apr 27, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by KT3418 from Colorado

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
 
2.92 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 21, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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
 
3.3 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 13, 2021
Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 1779 ratings