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

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76
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Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,584
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
367
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0
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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of bnes09
3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light straw lemon color. Thin head with weak retention and a few, small lace spots.
Aroma ifs one dimensional with lots of lemon and weak grains. Flavor follows the nose. Lots of lemon, hint of citric, leafy hop. Light and smooth. Crisp flavor and finish in the end. Pretty refreshing. A solid session beer or for a hot summer's day.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of kristougher
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of WesMantooth
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of hoppymcgee
2.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ScottP
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Furley80
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Burkbom23
2.25/5  rDev -32%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Devman171
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMS1512
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright shiny gold body, topped by a billowing pure white rocky foam head. Plenty of stretchy lace.

Pleasant lemon aroma.

Taste is soft light sweet malt body, mild noble hops, and a shot of lemonade.

Light soft mouthfeel.

Not bad on a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So the biggest American craft brewery enters the "shandy-stakes" with this lemon-accented lager, and it's not bad.
Upon pouring a clean golden, I get a nice and fine white head and some pleasing but thin lace.

Nose is citrusy, but not overbearingly sweet.

Flavor is well-balanced with the lemon being not so forward as in other similar brews I've had. Enjoyable.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden yellow. Two inch white head disappears quickly. Thin rings of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Freshly squeezed lemonade. Pilsner and light malts. Slight Noble hop aroma. Very clean.

T: Lemon zest and lemonade at the outset. Tastes of wet grain and stale bread follow. Touch of grassy hops with a spike of citrus bring bitterness that almost gets lost in the lemon. Lemon zest, lemon peel, and that wet grain taste in the finish.

M: Light in body. Strong, aggressive carbonation has a real bite to it. Mildly creamy, but thin overall and really lacking character.

O: Guess the Boston Beer Company wants a piece of the Radler/Shandy pie. They're going to have to do better than this if they want to compete with Miller and AB. Really a lackluster attempt.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
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 wonothesane42
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of FreshHawk
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.31 out of 5 based on 1,584 ratings.
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