This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Porch Rocker.
There is just something about beer mixed with lemonade that just does not work for me. I have tried various lemon infused beers with fair to poor results. There was the passable lemon infused beers such as Samuel Adams Summer Ale which was made with lemon zest so it did not go too far over the line for me (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2008/07/sunday-night-suds-sam-adams-summer-ale.html) the Saranac Summer Ale which also was made with lemon zest (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunday-night-suds-saranac-summer-ale.html).
The next level down were the OK type beers which had some lemon flavor added. These beers I would drink if I did not have anything better, but were not first choice brews. Some beers in this category were the Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/10/sunday-night-suds-samuel-adams-coastal.html) and the since discontinued Blue Moon Spring Blonde Ale (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2011/01/blue-moon-spring-blonde-wheat-ale.html).
But there were also the awful shandy beers such as Saranac Shandy (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-night-suds-saranac-shandy.html) and finally the Leinenkugel Summer Shandy (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-night-suds-leinenkugel-summer.html) which to me tasted like it was brewed with lemonheads and MrsKB thought tasted like Pledge.
This brings us to the Samuel Adams Porch Rocker which looks Ok on the porch of a model palace that my kids built, but should not be served to anyone you might want to see again.
I do not intend to finish this brew, nor would I recommend pairing it with anything other than the drain.
The Samuel Adams Porch Rocker is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the label. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/81388.
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