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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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Photo of BeerAdvocate


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
More User Reviews:
Photo of thagr81us

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
Photo of MotoGuitard


3.25/5  rDev -5%

12-13-2013 15:53:51 | More by MotoGuitard
Photo of cantfindme

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-07-2012 16:02:35 | More by cantfindme
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Another in a series I am working my way through this weekend. I went for the lighter fare right after dinner. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/06/2009.

The pour was yellow straw colored with a good amount of carbonation rippling throughout into a big fizzy white head that settled dwon to leave a bare top after a few moments. Light wet hay in the aroma, hints of banana and maybe clove? Clean crisp flavor here with a very light body and a clean and very quick finish, leaving almost no flavor behind as it moves past the tongue.

Overall this is not bad at all, but put in the category of a Kolsch and I have had much, much better. Still I would go for it in a pinch.

06-07-2009 14:02:22 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of metter98

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
Photo of devilben02

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
Photo of DavoleBomb


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
Photo of Enola

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%

This beer was very light colored and light bodied. The smell was like a light beer. The taste was thin and watery. The mouthfeel was not too harsh. I could drink this beer again. Not an every day beer but perfect for when a lighter beer is called upon.

06-25-2006 04:56:44 | More by Enola
Photo of woodjm

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
Photo of dhd1491


3.13/5  rDev -8.5%

Rockers entry into the "lite" beer category, at "just" 119 calories. This one I found the least enjoyable of the six Rockers brews I sampled. It is pale and weak with no standout flavors. On the plus side, however, it does go down easy without any strange off-tastes. I would consider this brew in about the same class as a Coors...easy enough to drink, but nothing to write home about.

04-24-2008 14:33:25 | More by dhd1491
Photo of Mojo


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
Photo of jaswilson2

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +46.2%

10-02-2012 23:54:03 | More by jaswilson2
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden color and a mainly clear texture. This beer had a small head that dissipated quickly.

S: Slightly hoppy quality to the aroma, but not a lot other than that.

T: Tasted a little of hops at first, but it was mainly just thin and not very complex.

M: An average amount of carbonation and a slick, oily finish.

D: This is just another blazingly average beer without much personality. Not very interesting at all.

09-16-2008 12:57:35 | More by avalon07
Photo of Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-14-2013 20:54:40 | More by Falcone
Photo of UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

03-12-2012 19:19:53 | More by UltimateLivewire
Photo of ali1987


3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-07-2013 21:20:43 | More by ali1987
Photo of sendbeer


2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

12-09-2012 19:48:00 | More by sendbeer
Photo of buckyp

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2013 01:08:59 | More by buckyp
Photo of LauraAlberts

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +26.6%

Appearance: Light Mango/Yellow

Smell: Yellow/Sweet Bell Pepper

Taste: A little pepper with light lemon.

Mouthfeel: Thin - but not watery. Refreshing light beer with a little more body than most.

Drinkability: Session. Session. Session! This beer is great for the weather and not filling.

05-04-2009 23:26:15 | More by LauraAlberts
Photo of brentk56

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
Photo of StarSAELS


3/5  rDev -12.3%

Threes across the board. Out of the four brews in the RJ Rockers sampler pack, this one was the most enjoyable... and that's only in comparison to those in THAT sampler.

It looked like a kolsch, had a light kolsch aroma and taste. There was a better bite with this one than the others, mostly due to better effervescence. Finish was clean and slightly dry. All in all, just what I'd expect.


03-06-2009 23:36:01 | More by StarSAELS
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a very slightly hazy golden with no head, but no carbonation problems. Light. grainy, and dry in the nose. Light and clean in flavor with some light floral hops at the finish and the very slightest bit of slightly sweet, but clean grain throughout. Not bad for the style at all. Smooth rather than crisp and a little soft, but a different take on a hot weather beer that works pretty well.

04-08-2009 17:41:26 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of Pelletben


3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-17-2014 15:55:29 | More by Pelletben
Photo of SouthernBeerGuy

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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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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