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

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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Ratings: 1,621 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the lemon with some wheat notes thrown in. The flavor is similar. This tastes more like lemonade than it does a beer, but there is a little bit of wheat and biscuit malt to make it somewhat beer like. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much to like here, but I guess it tastes about like what the brewery was going for.

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Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear as day golden color with a thing wispy white head which fades away rather quickly.Bitter lemon peel and coriander on the nose. As the beer airs artificial tart lemon scent becomes abundant.

Not nearly as tart and lemon-like as other "shandy" beers. Thin crisp body with bright effervescence. Beer starts with sweet malts and a touch of lemon followed by a slightly tart lemon flavor with a lactic acid feel to it. Dry grainy malts coat the side of the tongue. A touch of citric and piney hop pop up at the end for balance.

The beer is pretty decent but has some off flavors on the finish of band-aids and wet cardboard but their faint and don't take away from the beer too much. In my opinion much more drinkable than other fruit beers. Sam Adams has allowed the fruit to still be the star without overpowering. Not my cup of tea but for what it is, pretty refreshing and well brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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1/5  rDev -69.7%

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

I poured this beer into a perfect pint glass, it has a nice golden yellow body with a quick dissolving head that leaves nothing. The smell is of fresh lemons and some hops. The taste is tart of lemon and with a little bit of hop on the back of the tongue. This beer is well carbonated and the mouth feel is great and overall a really good summer beer.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tvljr
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always looking for a good Radler after my time in Germany while in the service and I try them as often as I can. I thought the name rather odd as the idea behind a Radler is that it's a good summer beer while participating in an activity like bike riding vice sitting in a porch rocker. But to the beer:

Pours a hazy yellow with a quickly dissolving white head that leaves nothing on the side of the glass.

Has a distinct lemon smell, more Real Lemon than German lemonade though.

Very light mouthfeel with lots of carbonation and a very lemony aftertaste. A hint of hops though.

A pleasant beer to drink on a hot day. Still not as good as its Geman counterparts but a good effort by the boys in Boston.

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Photo of OverToad
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Always have loved SA and always will. They aren't afraid to try bold things and you gotta like that.

Im not a big lemonade beer fan but I thought what the heck when I saw this in the store and I grabbed two 6 packs for the cookout.

A: Looks straw yellow very clear.

S: Lemons and a ton of them upfront.

T: I actually liked the taste a lot. very tart at the end. Goes excellent with BBQ.

Overall I like it. Its very different and good for what it is. Way better than Shock tops and even better than Leinenkugel's summer Shandy.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Brad007
3.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright yellow with a one-finger head into my glass. Carbonation level looks good.

Sweet malt with a touch of lemon essence in the nose. The difference here is that the lemon isn't supposed to overpower the base beer.

Clean, crisp and "lemony". Actually, more lemon meringue than Mikes. It compliments the grainy texture of the malt. Otherwise, nothing much else of note.

Lingering lemon and grain. Very faint.

I like it. Can't say that I'd rate it very high but if you must sample this style, go with this over the Saranac example. Of course, I'm expecting the Shock Top example to fall flat. Radler, Shandy, call it what you want.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hosehead83
3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale yellow in color, with a decent two-inch head of airy foam.
Aroma-lemon custard, faint honey
Taste-Lemon zest/honey, very light-bodied. Becomes a bit cloying upon warming. Best served well-chilled. Very shandy-like. Not great by any means but kudos to S.A. for putting different style out there.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Surprised to get this when I did today, and I'm a bit skeptical about it, despite my love of radlers (damn you, time in Germany!). Givin' it the ol' college try: It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger or so of short-lived fizzy white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, light cardamom, and what may or may not be cracked wheat. The taste leads off with a stark and somewhat artificial lemon flavor, followed quickly by a somewhat wheaty apparition that intertwines with the lemon for the duration, the two toning each other down a bit whilst working their conjoined way down the gullet. It's not necessarily bad, but not something that stands out as being particularly tasty, either. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation (bordering on fizzier) and a slightly watery feel. Overall, an okay neo-radler at best, something I wouldn't purposefully reach for again, but also something I wouldn't really spurn if offered to me in passing.

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