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

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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 DocD
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 12/2015. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemonade, lemon peel, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Radler style! All around nice robustness and balance of lemonade, pale malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. This had a really nice presence of the Helles beer, vs other Radlers I’ve had in the past. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of opieo
4.33/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When Sam Adams brews something, they do a hell of a job. This Porch Rocker is light, crisp, and refreshing. Just enough lemon.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.06/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - amber/yellow color. Two finger head with a vigorous pour. No lacing due to the lemon.

S - sweet lemon, light malt. Sweet with a hint if sour. Not a familiar beer smell.

T - mostly lemon, not lemonade but more lemon juice. Helles lager balances very nice with the acidity. Could be lemon peel or zest.

F - medium carbonation, no alcohol burn, juice texture, crushable, no lingering flavor either

O - one of my favorite summer beers. I look forward to this and Summer Ale each year. Completely blows Summer Shandy away, much better beer feel and taste. A beer drinker's Shandy

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejk99
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
2.62/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of colbster92
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dreizhen
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmod81
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bfitzge2
3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nomis
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of matcris
4.09/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Golden, clear, finger of lasting white head, lots of carbonation rising. Mild lacing.
AROMA: Nice lemon scent, bready, a little grassy.
TASTE: Nice snappy, but not overdone on the lemon, bready malt, freshly cut grass.
FEEL: A little slick at first, then dry towards the finish. Medium thin body, plenty of carbonation.
OVERALL: Nice, lower abv brew for summer, nice flavor.

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Photo of MJ64
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent enough to not want to turn down but I won't be buying again.

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Photo of northos
3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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