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

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.59/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Clear gold with an insta-vanish thin white head. My beer is naked. Naked on the porch.

Smells like smooth lager pale malt and initially apple juice caramel. Lemon becomes more discernible after some warming.

Tastes like a solid Helles with some herbally lemonade as an afterthought.

Needs more lemon. Or less. As I see it SA could have gone two ways with this - a great Helles with a mild hint of lemon or a lighter beer bursting with lemon. They took the middle and the beer and the lemon compete rather than merge.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Tiernan
1/5  rDev -69.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of rossracing
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BcOneSeven
1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of jsanford
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light gold with a sudsy white head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate aromas of fresh lemon, crisp grain, and slightly doughy malt. Very crisp and fresh. Taste is similarly lemon-forward, nice and fresh, with more light, grainy malt and clean yeast. Lemon flavor is nice and authentic, not sweet and fake like other Shandys on the market. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a thin body and good carbonation. Overall a very refreshing and welcomed addition to the Sam Adams line-up. Hopefully this will be out again next Summer!

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Photo of Burkbom23
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: lemon with a hint of bread behind it;

T: lemon is predominant; sweeter at the beginning, a little tartness toward the end; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation;

O: thirst quenching; a nice beer for a hot day;

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Photo of bluehende
3.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rangerred
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a one finger white head. Decent lacing and head retention.

Aroma is on the sweeter side with lots of lemon and a hint of tea. A little orange is in there too. Not much to let me know this is a beer.

Lemon/Iced tea on the flavor with more orange. A very tiny bit of malt in the background but it is faint. Sweet with some tartness from the lemon. Sticky mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish.

Overall, a refreshing summer beer although the sweetness limits drinkability somewhat. i would get it again, though.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hoppymcgee
2.78/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,611 ratings
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