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 / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,669
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,634
pDev:
18.18%
Bros Score:
3.51
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Surprised to get this when I did today, and I'm a bit skeptical about it, despite my love of radlers (damn you, time in Germany!). Givin' it the ol' college try: It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger or so of short-lived fizzy white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, light cardamom, and what may or may not be cracked wheat. The taste leads off with a stark and somewhat artificial lemon flavor, followed quickly by a somewhat wheaty apparition that intertwines with the lemon for the duration, the two toning each other down a bit whilst working their conjoined way down the gullet. It's not necessarily bad, but not something that stands out as being particularly tasty, either. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation (bordering on fizzier) and a slightly watery feel. Overall, an okay neo-radler at best, something I wouldn't purposefully reach for again, but also something I wouldn't really spurn if offered to me in passing.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Although I've never been a real Radler fan, kudos to Boston Beer for making a valiant attempt at a drinkable version. It's a clear, utterly clear, light golden color. The head quickly disappears, and long chains of bubbles rush up through the brew. The smell is notable even from a distance. Huge Lemon scents....It smells more like a lemon soda than a beer. If you hunt, there is a bit of malt underneath, but but not a lot. The taste is similar...very reminiscent of lemon soda, with a little hop finish. Interesting...not bad...but not quite beer either. It's got huge flavor...lots of lemon, some grass and grain, hops in the mid-taste through the finish, and a little malt underneath. Interesting, but not my style. Light in body. I bet this would be a thirst quencher if it were 90 degrees and sunny.

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,634 ratings