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

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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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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clarity not all up in this one. Cloudy, yellow, like those aspirin commercials. Lemony aroma. Is this a shandy?

Soft grain accompanying the lemon and minimal citric presence. Mouthfeel is thin, but still allows the flavor all the way through the bottle. Couldn't imagine drinking one of these if it was less than 75 degrees outside.

From those summer variety packs of yesteryear.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheProgGuy
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of CHager94
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Get them cloudy yellow feels ready, here it comes, like a more camoflauged hefeweizen. Lemony, a tad bit of sweetness. Is this a shandy beer? Its like the most non sweet one I've had, score.

Lemon and citrus come out in the taste even more. Enjoyable, soft edge of wheat possibly to it. Even a little bit of tartness to pair with the minimal sweetness.

Cool early in the day, or hot part of the day beer. You can score these in the summer variety pack from whenever. Summertime kinda beer.

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Photo of Techichi
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boston Beer Co. "Samuel Adams Porch Rocker"
12 oz. brown glass bottle
$8.99/six-pack @ Atlantic Liquors, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The name kind of says it all. Porch Rocker is an easy drinking, low alcohol beer that's great for relaxing in the shade on a hot summer day. It's surprisingly quite lemony despite the fact that that's not stated on the main label, but it's not really sharply tart... it's got a bit of an edge to it, but it's also sweetish, and that makes it seem a little artificial (kind of like lemon flavor that might be used for making a cake or something). Apparently it's their take on a Bavarian railer, so the sweetness makes sense. At 4.5% abv it's a little lighter than some beers, but not by much (Budweiser is 5.0%), so it's not like you can just drink them all day, although you might want to. Personally I lost interest about halfway through, but given that I was at the beach and just hanging out it didn't really matter. My wife, however, and everyone at the house loved it, and so we ended up making a runt to get more - that for me is a selling point. Worth trying.

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Photo of direwolf00
2.3/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RMD579
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sandlin73
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickySop
2.46/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschnab
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 travis875
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MtOrion
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ShawnOfSulfur
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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