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Light Rock Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Reviews by southernbelle09:
Photo of southernbelle09
4.35/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one a few times at various spots around throughout the state. For some reason I always admire the appearance of this beer. It has a crisp, golden color with a full white head and looks very refreshing. Has some mild malt and hop notes in the aroma, but is full of flavor given the style. Mouthfeel is light and clean with a little bitternes that lingers. A lower abv/calorie levels leave this an easy drink on a hot day. Love it!

southernbelle09, Mar 26, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 03, 2011
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 thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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 MotoGuitard
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MotoGuitard, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
3.75/5  rDev +10%

cantfindme, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikesgroove, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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

devilben02, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.03/5  rDev -40.5%
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.

DavoleBomb, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of Enola
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Enola, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of woodjm
4.6/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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!

woodjm, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of dhd1491
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

dhd1491, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of Mojo
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Mojo, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
5/5  rDev +46.6%

jaswilson2, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

avalon07, Sep 16, 2008
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 sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -34%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

buckyp, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of LauraAlberts
4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

LauraAlberts, May 04, 2009
Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +5%
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

brentk56, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of StarSAELS
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

*S

StarSAELS, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Georgiabeer, Apr 08, 2009
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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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