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

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1,576 Ratings
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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:
1,576
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
362
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,576 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of q33jeff
2.22/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

**
06/29/14
Aroma, lemon,tangerines. Appearance, clear orange, No head. Taste was sticky orange lemon tangerine. Some hops, but mostly a light summer beer, though the overly sweet taste made it less refreshing than advertised. Feel, flat, thick for a lighter beer. Drinkable, but low on the totem pole of summer fruit beers.
**

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Photo of NordicViking913
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Rjk00
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just not a good summer beer not even as good as summer shandy.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
2.27/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bendover80
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wingnut93
4.73/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of futiledevices
2.59/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Kinda knew what I was getting into with this one, but sometimes ya just want to try something cheap and refreshing on a hot day. This beer is very sweet and lightly tart with a slightly zesty aroma with some light malt. Somewhat of a metallic tartness on the end with a sickly sweet aftertaste that (fortunately) dissipates within a few seconds.

Not great, not completely offensive. Might pick this over other nationally distributed shandies.

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Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peppercorn_Bingbong
1.91/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Surprisingly bad.
Reminiscent of cheap beer vomit with an aftertaste of lemon.
Hints of effort do shine through, though its veiled by the taste of average beer with a modicum of metallic vomit and a general feeling of disappointment. Crisp carbonation can hide some of the terrible flavor if its cold enough.

Far from being something I'd drink again, but not so terrible I would kill myself.

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Photo of ScottP
2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JustinSparks
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.13/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a glass

Clingy white foam layer sits atop a clear golden liquid with a constant stream of carbonation.

Aroma of tart lemons

Tart, crisp, lemony refreshing

Had just returned from Munich where had been drinking radlers and russns in the bier gardens, this beer is so similar in taste , a great representative of the style. The only reason I can attribute to the low ratings is that folks might not like the style. For the style, this is spot on. Go to summer beer for me.

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Photo of DocD
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Radler style! All around nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. This had a really nice presence of the Helles beer, vs other Radlers I’ve had in the past. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of opieo
4.33/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When Sam Adams brews something, they do a hell of a job. This Porch Rocker is light, crisp, and refreshing. Just enough lemon.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.06/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - amber/yellow color. Two finger head with a vigorous pour. No lacing due to the lemon.

S - sweet lemon, light malt. Sweet with a hint if sour. Not a familiar beer smell.

T - mostly lemon, not lemonade but more lemon juice. Helles lager balances very nice with the acidity. Could be lemon peel or zest.

F - medium carbonation, no alcohol burn, juice texture, crushable, no lingering flavor either

O - one of my favorite summer beers. I look forward to this and Summer Ale each year. Completely blows Summer Shandy away, much better beer feel and taste. A beer drinker's Shandy

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.69/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejk99
3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.64/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
2.62/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.3 out of 5 based on 1,576 ratings.
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