Light Rock Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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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 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.

Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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 Falcone
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of StarSAELS
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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

Photo of Pelletben
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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 jwill303
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Photo of Enola
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of dhd1491
3.13/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of CNeilP09
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first off,

not the best beer in the world. not the worst either, however.
looked like the sam adams light, to be honest, and drank like it as well. no nose whatsoever, cereal grains and a bit of a flavor boost on the finish's exhale, but nothing really worth writing home about. the only good thing about this beer is that the women will enjoy it because they will drink a dung-ton of it to get a buzz, knowing that it's a "light" beer, and it is crisp and basically flavorless. the palate provided by this beer is comical. good try, rj rock, but anybody who gives a damn won't be fooled.

here's to budweiser!

Photo of MotoGuitard
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of maxwellyourtheman
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 ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MSchae1017
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured from the new 12oz bottles into a rockers pint glass. Thanks to Jason at the brewery for the sample.

Clear Golden. Stark White head. The head holds a nice foam, but does not leave a lot of lace. The smell is faint with a sweet bready maltiness. The taste is similar to the smell. Very light with a distinctly bready malt flavor and virtually no hop presence. The mouthfeel is light-medium, bordering on medium. Lively carbonation, without being overcarbonated. A drinkable Kolsch. Quite refreshing with no off flavors (such as corn or rice) that would normally find in a "Light beer". Drinkable and refreshing, just not all that complex or interesting.

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 ChainGangGuy
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of chaz410
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on bottle and sampled with members of the Charlotte Beer Club.
The beer is a clean amber body with well retaining pale head. Pretty Kolsch
The smell is a little muggy. It has some obvious hops that smell pretty bitter and some pale malt notes too.
Taste is very crisp and clean. Smooth malt background and some mild hops layering throughout the swallow. Malty end. All flavors are fairly subtle, this is a good session beer and one you could have after a long day of work. Good beer, nice drinkability

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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