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

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76
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1,601 Ratings
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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:
1,601
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
381
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,601 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shy5
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IBUBrew
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MinerBob
4.28/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Porch Rocker is my favorite beer from Sam Adams followed closely by Cherry Wheat and Cold Snap. It pours a clear deep gold color with small white head and no lacing. Has a lemon smell and taste that is great on a hot day very refreshing. Smooth swallow and only a lemon aftertaste. This is a GREAT summertime beer.

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

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigedal60
2.41/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Adam1993
3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
2.22/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

**
06/29/14
Aroma, lemon,tangerines. Appearance, clear orange, No head. Taste was sticky orange lemon tangerine. Some hops, but mostly a light summer beer, though the overly sweet taste made it less refreshing than advertised. Feel, flat, thick for a lighter beer. Drinkable, but low on the totem pole of summer fruit beers.
**

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Photo of NordicViking913
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Rjk00
2.65/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just not a good summer beer not even as good as summer shandy.

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
2.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bendover80
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wingnut93
4.73/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of futiledevices
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Kinda knew what I was getting into with this one, but sometimes ya just want to try something cheap and refreshing on a hot day. This beer is very sweet and lightly tart with a slightly zesty aroma with some light malt. Somewhat of a metallic tartness on the end with a sickly sweet aftertaste that (fortunately) dissipates within a few seconds.

Not great, not completely offensive. Might pick this over other nationally distributed shandies.

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

Photo of frykid
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peppercorn_Bingbong
1.91/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Surprisingly bad.
Reminiscent of cheap beer vomit with an aftertaste of lemon.
Hints of effort do shine through, though its veiled by the taste of average beer with a modicum of metallic vomit and a general feeling of disappointment. Crisp carbonation can hide some of the terrible flavor if its cold enough.

Far from being something I'd drink again, but not so terrible I would kill myself.

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Photo of ScottP
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JustinSparks
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a glass

Clingy white foam layer sits atop a clear golden liquid with a constant stream of carbonation.

Aroma of tart lemons

Tart, crisp, lemony refreshing

Had just returned from Munich where had been drinking radlers and russns in the bier gardens, this beer is so similar in taste , a great representative of the style. The only reason I can attribute to the low ratings is that folks might not like the style. For the style, this is spot on. Go to summer beer for me.

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