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Light Rock Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Light Rock AleLight Rock Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

37 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light-bodied ale brewed in the tradition of a German Kolsch, this is the perfect post-lawn mowing beer.

(Beer added by: Enola on 06-25-2006)
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Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -15%

On tap at the brewery.
Light amber with a decent head.
Aroma has both light malts and Saaz? hops.
On tap at the brewery.
Black and opaque with an excellent tan head.
Flavor is mildly hoppy, relatively high for style, with a faint malt base.

chinchill, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Pelletben
3/5  rDev -12%

Pelletben, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jwill303
3/5  rDev -12%

jwill303, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of MotoGuitard
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MotoGuitard, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12 ounce bottle -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - pours up a medium amber with a large two finger soapy head, good retention, and good lacing. There is quite a bit of sediment noted that goes straight to the bottom of the glass.

S - I didn't get much on the nose. Maybe some grassy notes.

T - very weak taste, very malty with no bitterness whatsoever. Finishes kind of dry.

M - heavily carbonated.

O - sorry I'll have to pass on this if it comes my way again.

Mojo, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -12%

Falcone, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ali1987, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +10%

kylehay2004, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ADTaber, May 30, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

buckyp, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -34%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of jaswilson2
5/5  rDev +46.6%

jaswilson2, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
3.75/5  rDev +10%

cantfindme, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -12%

swgwilt, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +10%

chasmandocharles, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high dense bright white head that has a Cool Whip-like consistency and has excellent retention properties.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has light flavors of grainy malts and is slightly vinous; the hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of dryness.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink, but the beer could have a bit more flavor and less carbonation.

metter98, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of devilben02
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%

Pours a hazy, peach-juice-like yellow-orange color, with a substantial yet quickly dissipating eggshell white head. The aroma is a combination of musty, earthy,and slightly citrusy aromatics against a light toast malt base. The dull, musty hop characteristics are likewise present in the flavor, but they are less pronounced, allowing the light, dry, toast character to come through more clearly. The texture is surprisingly substantial and resinous, but the sharp, prickly carbonation keeps the palate somewhat clean, although it is also a bit distracting. Overall, this isn't outstanding in the grand scheme, but is a great, flavorful alternative to other light beer options.

devilben02, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of SouthernBeerGuy
3/5  rDev -12%

Went into Brawley's and found this single bottle in the cooler, not for sale, its a sample, but he let me have it as long as I report back ! Split it into two glasses with a friend to sample, too.

A: Light golden haze, decent carbonation.

S: Smells slightly sweet.

T: Surprisingly satisfying for a light beer that has only 119 calories. The Kolsch flavor comes through even though the beer is watered down.

M: Light and easy but noticeably still an ale.

D: Best light beer I've had - maybe ever ?

SouthernBeerGuy, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +5%

Appearance: Pours a clear honey-gold color with a meringue pie head; plenty of lacing left behind

Smell: Bready, with a hint of hops

Taste: Bready, up front, with just a bit of grain and a hint of lemony hop in the back; slightly husky on the finish, with some residual sugar in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate, but zesty, carbonation

Drinkability: Refreshing and easy to drink; more of a crossover than a true Kölsch

brentk56, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #35 (Dec 2009):

Boasting a bit about its lightness, at the same time it tries to keep its crafty edge by having the Kölsch label.

Mild chill, hazed golden-hay color does not block the view of the bubbles racing to keep the head alive. Slightly grainy and husky with a faint grape skin and lemon edge. Light crispness accentuates the lighter body. Dusty husk, dried grass, grape skin, grape-nut and doughy biscuit all come to mind with each sip. Hops run in and out, but slap down a quick bitterness and light herbal flavor. Dry ending with a nearly clean aftertaste.

Easy on the palate--Southern craft session is reborn again.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Sent to me straight from the brewery by Case.... A big thanks to him for the generosity....

Crystal clear pour with an awesome head and globby lacing... Light golden... Looks almost pilsner like...

Faint hop aromas mingle with a pale maltiness and a bit of sweetness not unlike apples or grapes or something... Not too heavy or dominant in one area...

Very crisp and refreshing... Pale malts with the slight sweetness and a background hop presence... The bottle says its a perfect lawnmower beer I would agree with that for sure... Easy drinking and smooth yet very tasty and still full of flavor...

I had come down hard on this brewery after having a couple of bottles that lacked any carbonation whatsoever.. Case saw the review and offered to send me replacement brews and this was one of them.. Much obliged...

Tilley4, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.03/5  rDev -40.5%

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Clear golden yellow color. First pour gave about three fingers of white frothy head with pretty good retention and some spotty lacing.

3.0 S: Cider and cotton candy. I can't say I hate the aroma, but I don't think this is what they were going for. It's rather one dimensional and goofy.

1.5 T: Kinda taste like nothing. Slightly vinous and the cotton candy makes a slight appearance again. Hops are basically null and void.

1.5 M: Super light body with an unreasonable amount (on the high end) of carbonation.

2.0 D: This isn't the greatest style and it's hard to make a good one, but this brew doesn't even come close. Hops are nowhere to be found and malts are simple and weak.

DavoleBomb, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%

Served from tap into a standard pint. Pours a pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsides to minimal. There was nice lacing evident throughout. The aroma was comprised of light malt and an earthy note. The flavor was of malt and nutty notes. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was not a bad brew. It has been one of my favorite lighter beers that I have had. It is worth trying if you enjoy light brews.

thagr81us, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance: Pours out an essentially clear, gold body with a small-sized, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Extra pale malts with a hint of clean graininess. Spicy, floral hops, though these notes are quite light.

Taste: Simple graininess and sweet are my initial impressions. Like a Dixie Crystals sugar packet has been added. Oh, wait, there's only 119 calories, so, let's say ½ a packet of sugar. A thin trace of floral, spicy hops and bitterness to round things out. Drying, though very thin finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine for a light, not so great for a Kölsch. If nothing else, it does offer a bit more than the Budmilloors options.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 19, 2010
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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.