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Samuel Adams Porch Rocker

T hey predicted the drought would be continuing and it would be a dry summer. After 3 days of nasty rains and a flood warning out through tomorrow it just proves that weather prediction makes a fool of anyone willing to make one.

So, what am I going to do with a brew that hawks itself as one of those “it’s hot outside so you should sit and drink a nice summer brew.” Well, it is humid but only in the 70’s, and after all the rain I suspect that the mosquitoes are gathering outside my door looking for someone to pounce on.

So instead of sitting outside drinking a cool one I’m inside away from the humidity and the mosquitoes trying one variety from the Samuel Adams Brews of Summers seasonal pack.

I like this brew. First taste is like having a hard lemonade. Nice and refreshing. There’s an aftertaste which I think is from the “natural flavors” that they say have been added and not from the actual brewing. The aftertaste is more apple like. This starts as a lemonade and ends as a hard cider. I’d say that I taste honeysuckle.

I don’t like this brew. It’s a bit fruity and tart and I’m not in the mood.

I like this brew. As it warms up the hard cider finish moves a bit forward and starts to taste like a hard cider at the start.

I don’t like this brew. No, I like this brew. Heck. I can’t make up my mind. I think the lack of 90 degree weather and me sitting inside in the La-Z- Boy leaves me without context as to whether or not this is a great summer brew.

The great part is that I’m not stuck with a six pack. This sampler pack has 2 of each brew. I’ve already reviewed the Little White Rye. Two down, four to go.

Here’s what the bottle and the website say: “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.”–From their Website

Maybe it will warm up this weekend and I’ll drink the second one and see if it is really a summer brew. If not maybe Samuel Adams wlll create a “La-Z-Boy Sampler Pack.” Now that would be a sampler.

From: Boston, MA
Brewery: Samuel Adams

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