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Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version) - Moab Brewery

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Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version)Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version)

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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 5.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moab Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2012)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (TM) rolls on, thanks in no small part to tone77, my local, in-person trader who keeps me hooked up with new and different CANs.

From the CAN: "Amber Lager"; "Sit Down, Shut Up & Hold On"; "Say Mo[h]-ab, you pilgrims!"; "!0 Million Years In The Making"; "Our Steam Beer is a unique 100% Ameri[CAN] style. Brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in America when refrigeration was a great luxury. Amber in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness and a crisp clean finish. ENJOY!"; "Save The Planet, Recycle This C[AN]".

The Crack was music to my ears and so an inverted Glug was CANducted to really get things moving. Following a pseudo-cascade, two fingers of dense, rocky, light-tan head formed, evincing decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled of dried pineapple, caramel and fresh baked bread. Oooh. Mouthfeel was medium and the breadiness of the malt really jumped out on the tongue. I let it roll around a little bit to allow the sweeter aspects of it to begin to assert themselves. It worked! The pineapple and caramel flavors really started to pop and I was pleasantly surprised. The finish was semi-sweet, about as close to sweet as I will put up with in a beer. I understand the style and until Anchor begins CANning their products, this would do in a pinch.

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 20:47:47 | More by woodychandler
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Utah Beer Blog helped with some info about this brew.. that is why I entered it in as a new brew in this database.... Thanks Mikey!!

http://utahbeer.blogspot.com/2012/09/massive-moab-update.html

Pounder can picked up tonight at the Meridian Brewforia on the way home from work... I paid an expensive $3ish. Poured into my slim tulip with a clear fairly dark amber.. nice 2 finger off white head.. nice retention and lacing.

Nose is pretty heavy on the malt spectrum for the style... toasty and some dry caramel/toffee notes.. Hops are there and seem sorta green or even woody..

Flavor mirrors the nose with a touch of roasty malt that seems out of place.. more malty than hoppy... could use some hoppiness IMO to make things a bit more balanced... but I dig it nonetheless..

Unapologetically NOT Anchor Steam, but I see the parallels and certainly like it.. I would buy this one again, especially if I didn't pay $3 for a 16oz can.

3.5/3.5/4/4/4

Serving type: can

10-19-2012 05:46:44 | More by JohnGalt1
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flagmantho

Washington

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with good retention that leaves a nice chunky lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: malty aroma which is rather toasty and biscuity. Maybe not my favorite malt element, but it's pretty clean and otherwise rather nice.

Taste: bready and a little biscuity with a little bit of a light fruit character. The bready maltiness fades pretty quick into a very clean finish. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation yielding a rocky effervescence which is refreshing enough.

Overall: a rather drinkable and refreshing California common.

Serving type: can

07-10-2014 03:01:48 | More by flagmantho
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, a bit of malts. Taste has a bit of hops up front, didn't get that in the smell. A good bit of malts kicking in at the finish, hints of caramel. Well balanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 21:46:46 | More by tone77
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harrymel

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned: unk

Its an amber beer with a solid sheet of toasted foam. Smells woody, creamy and like it has a slight hop kick, and almost herbal hop character. Flavor is much, much more robust than I'd anticipated with plenty of roasted malt character, bits of caramel, some more wood, tea, a little cream as well. Full bodied with velvety carbonation and a decently wet finish. A farily decent beer, I'd drink again maybe colder and if it were about 50 cents less (paid $2.75).

Serving type: can

07-27-2013 04:58:16 | More by harrymel
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-23-2013 06:26:31 | More by AlexChillton
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-17-2014 22:30:10 | More by heerboth
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-07-2013 00:26:11 | More by jkermitj
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lokieman

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-18-2013 02:33:57 | More by lokieman
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Knobs303

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-24-2014 04:49:34 | More by Knobs303
Rocket Bike American Lager (Non-4% Version) from Moab Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.