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:
1,586
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
18.13%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
369
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - translucent, pale gold with a fizzy head that quickly fades away

S - very faint malt and artificial lemon

T - faint underlying lager notes that are quickly over taken by heavy, artificial lemon

M - very heavily carbonated, crisp, light bodied

I'm not much for shandy-style beers. It's usually the artificial, syrupy qualities that throw me off. This one is better in that department, but it's still noticeable. It does exactly what it advertises. It's a light bodied lager with a distinct, lemonade flavor throughout. I'll pass in the future, but anyone enjoying this style should give it a try.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mklisz
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Sept. notched on label. Part of summer seasonal variety pack.

Pours golden yellow with a thin head that lasts for some time before fading. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of lemonade with grain and crackers.

The taste is of lemon with nutty grain and dry bread. Slightly tart with sweetness that leads to a semi-dry finish.

Creamy and smooth. Could be crisper, but has a "refreshing" element to it.

It mentions a radler. I don't think it is, but it is a lemony lager. Not bad if you want a basic beer with lemon flavor.

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Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
2.82/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of drabmuh
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Some day I might find a shandy I like, this was not it. Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Beer is yellow and hazy, really light in color, head, big bubbles, no retention, moderate to high carbonation, no lacing.

Aroma is lemons.

Beer is light and watery on the palate, aftertaste though, too sweet, too much like refined sugar and lemons. Odd beer although not as bad as some I've had in the past.

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Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of lemonade. Taste is the same, lots of lemons, a touch of tartness, refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a unique beer worth trying once, but I wouldn't want a steady diet of it.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Sweffin
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Samuel Adams Porch Rocker from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.31 out of 5 based on 1,586 ratings.
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