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

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Samuel Adams Porch RockerSamuel Adams Porch Rocker

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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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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.25 A: Clear dark yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention isn't great, but a short ring of lacing is left.

3.25 S: Smells like ginger ale with lemon in it. This seems like something Budweiser would make. It doesn't smell bad (just like Bud Light Lime), but it also doesn't smell like beer (just like Bud Light Lime).

3.0 T: Again, this is ginger ale with lemon. Not bad, but not beer.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritziness to it.

3.0 D: This is an alcoholic soft drink. That said, it isn't really a beer, so I didn't know how to rate it.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.79/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Part of another Sam Adams marketing gimmick. 12 pack shared 6 ways.

The beer is orange with a small off white head. The aroma brings wheat, fruity sugars, grain, lemons. The flavor brings lemon candies, fruity pebbles cereal. Really sweet with artificial fruit flavoring. Like a wine cooler. Not my thing.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Mavigo
3.36/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got the summer variety pack, figure I'd try this one since it's a limited release. Served in a chalice.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a short, white, fizzy head that retains for a few minutes before dissipating to a thing white ring with small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, grains, grapes, lemon, reminds me of champagne a little.

T: Fairly sweet, crisp lemon flavor, wheat, grains, grapes, lemon, zesty, though one little catch is the ricola-lemon herb type after taste at the finish, making it a bit weird.

M: Medium bodied, with medium carbonation, bit on the sweet side with a cough drop after taste.

O: All in all, this was alright, tasted good at first but afterwards the ricola feel kicked in and my feelings were mixed. I'd say its worth a try, not horrible and I could defiantly drink more, I'd save for when I have a cold, lol. .

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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2.04/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

I've fallen out of love with most Sam Adams beers over the last couple years and this may be the final straw. I really can only tolerate the true original Boston Lager.

The Porch Rocker is sickeningly sweet, akin to Country Time powder being poured into a light kolsch. Artificial tasting and cloying.

Some shandies come off quite good when mixed into a weiz beer, and this one has a nice color and decent smell up front. But the taste falls far below the bar and a big disappointment.


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3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got this yesterday on a whim. Honestly I was a little leary of getting it, because the idea of lemonade and beer mixed just didn't quite appeal to me. I'll say though that I was pleasantly surprised.

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pale honey yellow color with a half inch head. Fair retention and little lacing.

Smelled like sugar and lemons with a little malty beer scent in the back. Think lemon squares with a beer poured on top.

Taste was better than I expected. Very refreshing. The lemonade isn't overpowering, balancing nicely with the lager.

Mouthfeel was balanced, not so thin that you can't tell you're drinking beer, but not so full to feel like "liquid bread".

Overall this is a good brew, appropriate for a hot summer day while you do some yard work.

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, light malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong lemony citrus sweetness up front. Then some breadiness comes in from a very thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but there’s enough of it to provide some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily since it’s so light, not filling at all, very mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer considering what it’s intended to be, but there are other lawnmower beers I would pick first.

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 1,620 ratings