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Light Rock Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Light Rock AleLight Rock Ale

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36 Ratings

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.67%
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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3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-17-2014 15:55:29 | More by Pelletben
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-04-2014 14:07:00 | More by jwill303
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-13-2013 15:53:51 | More by MotoGuitard
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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.

08-24-2013 04:30:38 | More by Mojo
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-14-2013 20:54:40 | More by Falcone
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-07-2013 21:20:43 | More by ali1987
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2013 21:12:34 | More by kylehay2004
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-30-2013 12:43:22 | More by ADTaber
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2013 01:08:59 | More by buckyp
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

12-09-2012 19:48:00 | More by sendbeer
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +46.2%

10-02-2012 23:54:03 | More by jaswilson2
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-07-2012 16:02:35 | More by cantfindme
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-13-2012 23:25:56 | More by swgwilt
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-23-2012 00:10:40 | More by chasmandocharles
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

03-12-2012 19:19:53 | More by UltimateLivewire
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New York

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

03-03-2012 00:44:19 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

02-02-2012 04:25:58 | More by devilben02
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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 ?

01-26-2011 01:53:38 | More by SouthernBeerGuy
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North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

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

01-04-2011 02:35:34 | More by brentk56
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3.73/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

01-03-2011 15:42:10 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4/5  rDev +17%

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...

12-16-2010 22:54:52 | More by Tilley4
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2.03/5  rDev -40.6%

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.

08-12-2010 01:18:06 | More by DavoleBomb
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South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

06-14-2010 23:51:09 | More by thagr81us
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3.4/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

01-19-2010 16:36:48 | More by ChainGangGuy
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South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +34.5%

Decided to give this one a try after hearing about it's gold medal in this year's GABF. Pours a crystal clear golden color with fluffy, white head. Aroma is bread and mild hops. A really clean, crisp taste that is quite refreshing. Biscuty upfront and a slight bitterness on the back end that is really nice. Just enough body in this one which makes it a great summertime ale. Drinkability is outstanding. Definitely give this one a go and buy by the case!

10-11-2009 02:30:39 | More by woodjm
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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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