Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Night Suds - Samuel Adams Porch Rocker



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.

The Porch Rocker is a German Radler style of beer, which goes to show you that even the brewmeisters sometimes get something wrong. (For more on the definition of Radler style, click on the Saranac Shandy post - kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-night-suds-saranac-shandy.html).

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

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver. If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable). 

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2 comments:

Daniel Rosenbaum said...

I think you nailed your review right on the head. I had a hard time giving this stuff away. Everyone that i have seen try it makes the same face. Somewhere in the lines of what happened to this beer, are you sure this was made by Sam Adams brewery. GROSS!!

Avrahom said...

I was at a Sholom Zachar recently and whoever had Porch Rocker was raving over it. I personally found it to be extremely refreshing while still have that Sam Adams beer taste.