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

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Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yellow color and heavy moderation. Heavy citrus aroma. Initially tastes like carbonated juice or soda. As it moves over the palate you're hit with sweet citrus beer. Really refreshing yet at the same time the carbonation can be overpowering. A great summer beer for those who like or don't mind a lot of carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a light gold, big head of foam, good lacing.

S- very much a lemonade aroma, kind of on the sweet side.

T- has a decent taste of semi sweet lemonade, a bit more sourness would be nice. I get a bit of a grainy flavour a well.A pretty simple brew that's not bad and somewhat refreshing.

M- light bodied, medium carbonation, it fits.

O- an interesting try at a Radler but not worthy, imho, of any revisits.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Porch Rocker is slightly darker than straw- colored brew with a nose of lemons and a slight head of foam that is quite impressive at first, but doesn’t last for long. There is some bread in the background, but the scent is mostly that of lemons.

With the taste, it’s more of the same- the flavor of lemons dominates. But there is also some pale malt and almost a ginger- ale component to the taste. And again, there is some bread character, but it is difficult to think of anything other than lemons as you consume.

Porch Rocker is a lemon- accented beer and it ranks as one of the least- bitter brews I have ever tasted. It certainly has some redeeming qualities as a summer beer, but it isn’t the type of taste I go for on a regular basis. I might try it again when the heat and humidity of summer are at a peak, but other than that, I will likely pass on this one more often than not. The sweetness and taste of lemons are not beer qualities I want in an everyday beer.

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3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a pale yellow color with great clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: lemon and lime juice aroma, some spices, and pale and bready malts.

Taste: Lemonade and beer, sure. Tastes like a shandy, but there is a lot of sugar to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light, low carbonation, a little chewy, lemony sweet, crisp, and refreshing on this sweltering Boston afternoon.

Overall: A refreshing beer I could really only have a couple due to all the sweetness that this beer is characteristic of beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz fruit beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This ale poured a bright clear golden color, produced a nice white head and lacing that stuck to the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh squeezed lemons and fresh baked bread. Light in body, the ale had a foundation of light fluffy bread, lemon and i mean- a heavy dose of lemon. Very tart, crisp , smooth , refreshing- One of the best summer or lawn mower beers i have ever sampled. I will have to pick up a full 6 pack of this.

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4.47/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of the best beers I have ever had by Sam Adams. Can definitely drink this all day every day. Taste is outstanding and the aroma is overall exceptional. Perfect for a hot summer day sitting on your porch...just as the name suggests. Overall a perfect beer. Top notch panty dropper

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.31 out of 5 based on 1,601 ratings.
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