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Light Rock Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.73%
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 TaylorWhite
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

Photo of Pelletben
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jwill303
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of MotoGuitard
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mojo
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of cantfindme
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of devilben02
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SouthernBeerGuy
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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 ?

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.03/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.