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454. Samuel Adams Porch Rocker

Samuel Adams Porch RockerI heard about this beer last year but never grabbed one. For those that have not heard about it Porch Rocker is a Radler/Shandy style beer, basically a blend of beer and lemonade which sounds odd but refreshing. Last week I was in my local convenience store and grabbed a single. I opened it on a very hot Saturday afternoon hoping it would hit the spot.

Beer pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with minimal white head and no lacing on the glass. Aroma is all lemon which was quite nice on a hot summer day. Taste was OK but very sweet, lots of lemonade flavor initially followed by a bit of beer. Overall this was not a bad beer and was refreshing on a hot day but not something I would buy on a regular basis. 

Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV
Calories: 161
IBU (Bitterness): 8
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adams® Porch Rocker™ is bright and citrusy with a fresh-squeezed lemon effervescence and a refreshing finish.  Crisp & tangy, with its combination of lager & tart lemonade this unique summer quencher is our take on the Bavarian Radler, named for cyclists that originated this drink.