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Rochester Mills Rochester Red - Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Rochester Mills Rochester Red
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rochester Mills Beer Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjohn27603 on 11-10-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-30-2013 04:08:19 | More by brandoman63
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-06-2013 22:38:41 | More by sjanowiak
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Had on-tap at Twisted Rooster in Chesterfield, Michigan. Only $2 for a pint, so why not?

Man... disappointed. That's all I can say about this beer. It had this... odd smell. Like dusty rocks/malts. It was unusual, and not in a good way. The taste was a bit better -- it had a very deep, almost stout/porter flavor with a kind of rusty aftertaste. Rochester Red isn't an awful beer, but I can't say it's something I'd have again. Just not made with the highest quality of malts..

12-30-2012 05:02:52 | More by Alextricity
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

10-26-2012 14:35:17 | More by dswion
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-22-2012 22:25:00 | More by ltltony
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

10-08-2012 02:27:10 | More by Zaphog
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-19-2012 03:06:20 | More by tectactoe
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-05-2012 04:26:38 | More by Kerrie
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-03-2012 09:54:48 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of FanofHefe


3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Clear amber body with a touch of red. About one-finger of light tan head that dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a cap and a small bit of lacing.

Not too much going on in the aroma department. A little malt, and a touch of earthy hops.

The flavor is interesting. Still malt forward, but more like a roasted flavor, bordering on a porter flavor. Sweet with hints of chocolate. Still, a touch of light hops in background. But, the bartender warned me it would not taste like a normal "red" so I shouldn't be so surprised.

Easy drinking brew overall. I would definitely have it again.

08-01-2011 22:18:08 | More by FanofHefe
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North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

A- Pours a very deep ruby red color, about two fingers of frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing.

S- A bit of sweet, caramel malts along with a hint of tart fruits like cranberries or cherries. Not much else going on.

T- Sort of bland, a bit fruity and sweet. Finishes off slightly tart.

M- Light bodied, a bit of carbonation. Almost feels kind of watery.

D- Good, pretty easy drinker, just wish it had a little more flavor.

I probably wouldn't buy this again, but it's not a terrible beer by any means, just a bit bland.

09-21-2009 00:54:01 | More by kbeals
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2.85/5  rDev -17.6%

Drank a ton of this on tap during Penguicon 6.0
I wish the people running Penguicon picked a better beer to serve but I think the reason it was chosen was because it wouldn't be that offensive of a beer to someone who is used to MBC beers. Typical red ale, bland taste with a bitter aftertaste. Smelled okay. Nothing to write home about.

06-16-2008 05:01:58 | More by tallmidget
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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours a transparent dark red. After a minute or two the minimal head is no where to be found. The scent I can pick up is sweet and malty, but the bar is too smokey to make a decent judgement. The taste isn't complex. It is your typical red ale. Hops up front finished with bittersweet malt. Mouthfeel is a bit higher than average, but still a bit thin for the style. This beer is very drinkable.
Notes: Not an exceptional beer by any means. The place seems to be almost a micro-macro brewery. It is a decent beer, but better suited for "having a few with the guys" than when you really want to appreciate a quality brew.

04-09-2005 06:54:24 | More by bozebus17
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3.23/5  rDev -6.6%

Drank on draught on site of Rochester Mills Beer Company. Reddish orange in appearance. Served with one finger height of head. Not much aroma. The flavor is malty with some caramel. Not much else going on in the flavor. A rather bland style. The freshness of the beer helps some. I probably wouldn't get this beer in a bottle and probably won't return to this beer again.

11-10-2002 16:44:49 | More by mjohn27603
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Rochester Mills Rochester Red from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.