Race Rocks Ale - Lighthouse Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into English pub glass. A rich reddish bronze hue with a foamy beige head of moderate size and a decidedly malt-forward aroma, caramel and faint chocolate biscuit with some green floral English hops (Goldings to my nose). Palate is nutty, lightly roasted, and redolent with malt complexity, hops in a decidedly supportive role but this works superbly well here. There is hazelnut and perhaps a hint of almond initially, with these elements duly replaced by some light apricot and chocolate for the middle section, with the almond and cashew notes returning for the finish along with further earthy hops. Low to moderate carbonation and smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Wonderful English ale with a perfect degree of caramel sweetness, variegated nuttiness, and solid hop character. Also relatively easy to track down in Alberta and BC.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 01:56:15 | More by CalgaryFMC
British Columbia (Canada)
4.36/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
S- I've enjoyed this beer about a decade now and I'll pick it if I find it on tap a a local and they usually have it on tap. But I do enjoy it after most soccer matches and it's a favorite amongst the team after a win. In fancy, the squad will fight for the last one.
A- amber in colour and clear with a nice snowy head, (but harder to see if it's in a can!
S- some malty nose and sweetness but not too overwhelming.
T- creamy and a nice sweet roasted Carmel, with a slight touch of bitterness.
M- easy drinking and a great session beer. Goes down smooth.
O- Race Rocks has been a staple for many years and though the recipe has altered over the years, it's still a beer I'll ask for.
Nice work Lighthouse!
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 03:10:01 | More by MacBrew
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
355ml squat(ish) bottle, a nice find at that south side, open-late after soccer, haunt of mine.
This beer pours a crystal clear, medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of tightly foamy, bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves but a few rocky streaks of islet lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.
It smells of sweet biscuity, bready malt, nutty caramel, a touch of citrus flesh, ethereal dark fruits, ash, and leafy, musty hops. The taste is more biscuity, grainy malt, with a certain caramel/toffee stripe, soft citrus peel and pine needle notes, a bit of dry tobacco, and consistent musty, leafy hops.
The carbonation is even and just a tad spritely, the body an approachable medium-light weight, and fairy smooth, though a strange watery nature seems to seep in (sorry) as things progress. It finishes off-dry, as that refreshing biscuity essence persists, dragging the caramel malt and lingering, softly bitter hops with it.
There are so many pretenders in this style category, especially in Canada, so it is always somewhat of a surprise to come across an example possessing anything resembling a personality. Here, this is achieved by apparently stealing more that few pages from the ESB handbook - yet the crossover is a natural one, rendering a rather pleasant, peppy, and quite drinkable amber ale. I'd order another.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2013 19:52:52 | More by biboergosum
Race Rocks Ale from Lighthouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.