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

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

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Ranking:
#42,451
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,655
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
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Photo of Mdadvoc
5/5  rDev +51.1%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours to a transparent light amber color with less then a fingers worth of head that dissipates quickly and leaves just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge.

S: Some nice toasted malt with a nice lemonade flavoring and a very pleasant wheat aroma.

T: Tastes like Sprite with a hint of lemonade and just a mild malty beer flavoring. Interesting. Not unenjoyable for the type of brew it is.

M: Moderate carbonation works well with the flavoring, everything is clean and crisp.

O: Again, not a bad beer for the style. Serves as a nice alternate to Leinie Summer Shandy or even to Corona at a cookout.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rook162
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Fakexican
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Rich540
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looks good: a completely clear golden brew with consistent carbonation raising up a head a little more than a finger tall that stays together and leaves legs of lacing in its wake.
Even with all the macros out there, the aroma is average for the style. It's a little dusty grains with some lemon. There is a light malts presence, though a little too light. The lemon is very fresh, though.
The flavor is pleasant, crisp and refreshing, and I suppose what I'd expect from a lighter beer mixed with lemonade. Again, the lemon is fresh, malts pick it up a little, and the faintest hint of hops sneaks through, but barely.
The feel is, as advertised, effervescent. I expect this beer to be light, which it is, and crisp, which it is, but it gets too filling and is a little difficult to swallow with all that effervescence. It tones down a little pat of the way through and gets smooth, but it also thins a little at that point.

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Photo of BDIMike
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color. A ton of never-ending carbonation throughout the drink ensures a fluffy white head that sits upon the drink the whole way down.
Smell is immediately of very strong lemon smells. The smell is a very natural lemon, not fake lemon smell. At second smell, a very nice wheat smell too.
Taste is very nice. A strong lemon taste, but much more beer taste in comparison to other radlers. The lemon is balanced by very nice wheat tastes.
Mouthfeel is good. Nice thickness and very smooth.
Drinkability is nice on a balanced beer. Other radlers are dominated by lemon tastes. Porch Rocker has a wheat base that balances the refreshing lemon very well. This is a limited beer and I would grab it if you ever get a chance.

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Photo of dgeebs07
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of CSFerrier
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of kynap55
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So the biggest American craft brewery enters the "shandy-stakes" with this lemon-accented lager, and it's not bad.
Upon pouring a clean golden, I get a nice and fine white head and some pleasing but thin lace.

Nose is citrusy, but not overbearingly sweet.

Flavor is well-balanced with the lemon being not so forward as in other similar brews I've had. Enjoyable.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Man it has a nice bright orange yellow color and a 1/2 inch of white head. Not very sticky overall.

S - Well it does have some distinct lemonade like smells but it is brewed with lemon added so it is pretty much the same. A Bavarian lager (light and crisp like water) with lemon added. Yep.

T - One of the more cleaner tasting radler I have had (I had Leinenkugels and paper city's and this one was better) With a distinct lemon like twang that does actually give you a puckering tartness next to mild cereal sweetness, grains, and a touch of yeast. Hops are mild.

M - Light yet refreshing an easy summer sipper.

Overall it drinks much better than their "summer ale" might consider getting a six next time I am at the shop.

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Photo of huskerfan76
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jlindros
2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a huge fizzy 2 finger head that rises right to the top of the sa perfect pint glass, fades semi slowly as it's reinforced by lot of bubbles rising from the bottom, nice lacing, crystal clear watery pale lemonade color.

Nose is like lemon cereal, sugary, cereal grains, fake candy fruit, light lemonaid. Reminds me of leinenkugels.

Taste is more of the same, very light overall beer, more lemonaid. Light sugary fake fruit cereal like taste, light cereal grains, juicy lemonaid. Finish is dry and kinda icky, fake lemon and fruit, bone dry, light cereal grains lingering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall bleh, fake tasting beer that I would expect from a macro company, not sam adams, but then again this is probably more to get the ladies from leinenkugel to switch to this, but not my cup of tea.

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fizzles out quickly

S: Light malts and big lemon (both peel and general lemon). Slight pepper as well

T: Follows the nose, definitely get both the beer and lemonade aspects, the malts are really the only thing holding the beer up and the lemon flavor really stands out. Still somehow balanced

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: One of the better radler/shandy beers I've had that are put out on the market. The beer actually stands fairly well despite having the lemon flavors slightly dominating. Fits the season well.

Side note: I think this should be a different style in itself, with all the different ones coming out on the market. It's difficult to rate it as strictly a fruit beer, but that's just my opinion.

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Photo of gunclubchris
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer
ABV: 4.50 %

LOOK: Golden colored brew, bubbly carbonation rising up and a decent wispy head forms.

SMELL: Lemon, malt, faint hops. Smells like lemonade blended with some type of pale ale or lager.

TASTE: The flavors you would expect from ale blended with a sugary lemonade. The tart lemon flavor is there with some malt backing and a faint suggestion of citrusy, herbal hop bitterness. Still, finishes slightly tart and lemony, with some grain elements as well. It tastes only slightly artificial and comes off a good deal more refreshing than offensive.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp and easy drinking. Drinks like Mike's Hard Lemonade almost, with a stronger malt bill.

OVERALL: More or less a Radler, with a more American ale feel. Good lemonade flavor with a beer, pretty tasty. Samuel Adams delivers another decent summer option.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale helles like golden color with a bright white head forming thick, this one seems to do the style justice, even talking visually by itself. Aroma has citrus zest pale biscuit malts, really smells like lemonade, but there's still a beer in there somewhere. Flavor speaks better of the actual beer brewed here, refreshing hints of lemon zest with quality biscuit toasted malts and mild light herbal hops in the back end. Mouthfeel is light with moderate to strong carbonation flowing forth, a bit of bitter zest left behind on the palate but nothing too sweet or cloying in this beer. Overall, a quality refreshing beer that goes down smooth, bubbly drinking summer beer blended with lemonade.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from glass into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear straw color with a huge billowy white head. The head has big carbonation bubbles entrapped within which pop to give a medium to light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy in lemon with lighter hints of wheat. The lemon aroma is of a sweeter nature resembling that of lemonade. When mixed with the wheat and a light hop aroma it makes for a very nice aroma.

Taste – A sweet malt flavor of some wheat and lemon meet the tongue. The citrus lemon makes for a very lemonade like quality. While sweet upfront it sweetness even more toward the middle with heavier flavors of lemon. The sweetness is of largely white sugar giving the brew and even more lemonade flavor. As the taste advances beyond the middle however, it loses a bit of the sweetness (although it is still sweet) and becomes a bit more bready in nature. This sweet lemon and wheat flavor mixed with a very light grassy hop finish off the taste.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light and the carbonation is a bit below normal. Both give the beer a more lemonade like flavor.

Overall – It is refreshing, but not something I am typically looking for in a beer. It is much better then something like a Mike’s hard lemonade, so if you are in the mood for something of that like take this instead.

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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 1,655 ratings