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Sam Adams Porch Rocker – Brew Review

As the voice of our generation Will Smith once said “Summer summer summertime, time to sit back and unwind”. The beauty of that simple prose is that “unwind” could mean anything: chilling out, maxing, even relaxing all cool. But I like to think that it signifies that glorious age-old pastime of drinking a crisp summer beer on a hot day. So I went and tried Sam Adams Porch Rocker, and boy did I get “Jiggy with It”.

Porch Rocker 1I am whiter than this guy

I’ve written about Sam Adams before; I’m a huge fan of their Cherry Wheat because  mixing grenadine in an IPA tastes like shit, and a Shirley Temple wont get me drunk. The Porch Rocker is a limited release beer, it’s described as a combination of “lager & tart lemonade”, and based on a mixed drink called the Bavarian Radler.

The Porch Rocker pours a light golden color with a dense, white head. The smell is all lemonade; any beer notes are overpowered by the sweet, lemony aroma. The taste follows suit, with tangy sweet citrus dominating the flavor, with just the slightest bit of a bready malt.

Porch Rocker 2

Should I Drink It?

I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. I think the tartness of lemon can bring out a lot of great flavors in a brew, and a lot of great beers  balance the two flavors. The problem was Porch Rocker was all lemonade, and I missed the beer flavor. It is refreshing, so not a bad choice for a hot day,  but also not the best.

Good news though, the Huffington Post has a list of a couple of great summer beers you (and lets me honest, I) should try before the seasons over. Take a look, and try something new.


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