Rock Green Light | Latrobe Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 151
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.18/5  rDev +16%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Sorry but this looks super weak straw yellow and a terrible thin 1/6" head that is gone before it arrives. Aroma was clean and watery, just like the appearance.

Lots of carbonation and water all over this one. I mean, there's no off flavors, there's barely "flavors". I guess if you need to drink something after running or whatnot you might like this. Step down from Rolling Rock OG, which wasn't all that hearty to begin with. Almost like mineral water.

If you want malt, hops or yeast, look elsewhere.

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Photo of Raime
1.29/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Remembering a few years back when I had rolling rock for the first time...ahhh yess, good role completely flavorless beer..

So I see a 16oz bottle of this is a local drug store and I get intrigued at how they could take something already flavorless and make it even lighter.


Look - Very clear yellow with a touch of soapy head with no lacing. Dead carbonation.

Taste - Bland as can be. Seltzer water.

Feel - Light bodied with no carbonation.

Overall - If a beer could talk this one would say " shoot me ".

Smell - Well it smells like.....maybe a bit of....wait a minute....hmmm...

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Photo of BMMillsy
1.36/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

What should I say? Rolling Rock was marketed well as a top level beer when I was back in college and I bought this thinking I could drink fancy beer but not get the calories. Honestly, I couldn't really even get this stuff down in college.

Green bottle, pouring a barely golden clear color with half finger white head. Aroma of skunks, a bit of hay and hops. Flavor followed pretty closely. While this was mostly just water flavor, it had an unpleasant skunk flavor and rather dirty, rough lager finish. Light mouthfeel for sure, but I wouldn't choose this even on the hottest of days.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.43/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Faint straw yellow beer, this one looks like it has lots of water/malt ratio, flimsy head. Aroma was clean, crisp, mild skunk, really thought this was the best thing about the beer, not bad at all.

Lots of carbonation, super easy to drink beer, not offensive, just nothing going on beyond a faint impression of a light adjunct beer and lots of water. Definitely has a place, its less than 4%, it doesn't taste like shit, its worthy when you need to cleanse the palate, or its super hot, or you want a beer but you have to drive your kid somewhere soon.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.41/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Poured into a pint glass.

The pour is a faint golden color with a two-finger white head that dies down quickly and there is no lacing to be seen on the glass. The nose is a bit of grainy husks and some light grass. The taste is really off and astringent. My goodness is that bad. Peels over to the feel and is just wrong. Does not taste good and has a horrible feel; this is just a bad beer and I'm glad it's retired.

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Photo of goblue3509
2.88/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost competely clear yellow color with a small head. The smell is very faint, maybe a hint of grain. The taste is very light, there is a sweet malt taste with a very little hop bite. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a lot of carbonation. Overall there is nothing to stop you from drinking this beer, however, the is really nothing to it either. The faint taste would grade it above other mass produced light beers.

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Photo of woodske1
2.82/5  rDev +50%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes a plain beer is all I want. This one is one of the better ones out there. There is no bad aftertaste...and it has a nice mouthfeel. It actually has an average taste for a mass prodcued beer that isn't trying to break any rules...go for one.

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Photo of ClavinCliff
3.05/5  rDev +62.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours very light and clear. Not too much in the aroma area. Lots of carbonation. Taste is actually pretty good I think for a Light beer, very drinkable. Does come though as a bit bland in the mouth. Not a bad beer to drink after a hot day working in the yard but that is about it.

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Photo of supercolter
3.07/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is ok, with a pale straw yellow color and no real head or lacing. Smell is ok, a bit skunky and a bit of hops coming through. Taste is pretty good, some hops and a bit of sweet malt. The skunkiness is gone. Mouthfeel is too light, but not awful. Drinkability is good.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.63/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body bordered by a thin ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Not much present beyond some light pale maltiness and vaguely floral hints.

Taste: Pale malts with a mild cereal sweetness. A touch floral. A quick, watery finish and it's all over.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Best club soda I've had in quite some time!

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Photo of rye726
1.33/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Doesn't have much of a head to cover the clear, straw yellow color. Light grainy/bitter smell. Flavor has a bit of yeasty grains with a very faint hoppiness. Not the worst malt selection. Light body and very fizzy. I suppose it is well marketed like most of the others. Drink it cold. Drink it very cold.

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Photo of jwc215
1.76/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

7 oz. twist-off cap:

Pours very light with a white head that sticks around a decent amount of time for the style. A bit of lacing sticks.

A slight whiff of corn husk - not much at all. Nothing too offensive, but - well - almost nothing.

The taste is ... some corn oil...tonic water. A vague hint of (grainy?) sweetness. No finish.

Some prickly carbonation is the only hint that this has anything going on. Watery, even for the style.

Carbonated water with a vague corn huskiness.
Wow - probably the most tasteless "beer" I've ever had.

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Photo of MQ4188
3.7/5  rDev +96.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer / pale ale gets blasted by folks trying to compare it to formal heavy beers. That is not the point with this review. This beer is what it is.

A light beer that must be served cold that has a light body and a fresh, clean finish.

Green Light carries 83 calories per 12 ounce serving so would be welcome for the average drinker who wants a beer without the average 150 calories.

In my opinion it is better than most of the mexican imports if that is your thing and may be even better if you add a lime slice.

This beer is a good choice for a woman who is not a heavier beer drinker but wants a low calorie, refreshing tasting beer.

Again, it is what it is!!!

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Photo of dsa7783
1.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Although very bland, even in comparison to other light beers I've come across, Latrobe's light offering does score for being what it strives to be: a relatively inexpensive, low-calorie, low-carb, light offering... For the more health and weight conscious drinkers out there, this might be a good choice, but if you're looking for flavor and style, just pass this one up.

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Photo of thatguy314
1.05/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Ever had schwepps seltzer water? That's exactly what it tastes like. And mostly what it smells like. On one hand, that means it's no thinner than any other crappy light beer (yes, it earned itself a 1.5 on the mouthfeel category because it's no worse than 5 incredibly well-selling, but awful beverages). But for someone who doesn't care what their beer tastes like so long as it has some measure of alcohol and lets themselves keep their weight down, it serves as an easy to choke down party beverage.

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Photo of biggmike
1.77/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Why I tried this I will never know, I hate American pale lagers and especially light ones. Virtually no taste, subtlety, or character. Bland. I guess this was an attempt to keep up with the Michelob Ultra's of the world. Only 83 calories. I would rather have a hefeweizen packed with 200 calories than tasteless 83 calorie swill anyday. At first I thought I was actually drinking a no alcohol beer, but I found out it was 3.7 % abv. Avoid.

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Photo of Overlord
1.13/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I actually think this is the worst of the "low carb" beers (the best being michelob ultra amber ... by a wide margin).

Pours a thin, watery yellow. As you may imagine, the mouthfeel is pure water, with almost no carbonation and no real hops, malt, or other flavoring. Maybe a slight alcohol/malt taste to it.

The strangest thing, though, is that it just tastes like it was brewed from nothing that normally is used to make beer. I have no idea what substance this was concocted with, but it just doesn't turn out right. Completely unpalatable.

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Photo of zeff80
1.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a golden yellow color with a white, bubbly, one-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn and not much else.

T - Tasted of corn and a little watery.

M - It starts a little sharp and then becomes thin and watery. A very light bodied beer.

D - Not very good even for light lagers.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.72/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I used to drink a lot of Rolling Rock and to this day I still like to have Rolling Rock the other day. I saw the Green light in a bar and thought well I give it a try. I was very disappointed

Appearance- A very weak pale amber.

Smell- A very watered down odor barely anything at.

Taste- Hardly any at all

Mouthfeel- Slightly carbonated but a little thin.

Drinkability- Very easy to drink and hardly any aftertaste.

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Photo of Drew966
2.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rock Green Light pours a darker golden color than I would have expected from a green twelve ounce bottle. There is a thick white head that laces the glass as it fades. The aroma is adjunct. Tastes mostly of adjunct, maybe a little hop or malt toward the beginning, but not much.

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Photo of Durge
1.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I have always been a fan of the "Rock" Lager as a refreshing drinking beer with a unique flavor (compared to other mass produced varieties). So I tried one of these lights to see how it held up. Not well. A light golden color with a ridiculous arrangement of gigantic bubbles where a head should be. The bubbles burst away quickly and you see a steady, light carbonation. The aroma is pretty much missing in action, maybe a touch of mustiness. Although the 83 calories is impressive, the taste value took a big hit as well. I don't sense much of the old Rolling Rock flavor here, just a hint of rice, no corn. Very watery, fizzy. I would look elsewhere for a light beer if I really needed one (which I don't).

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Photo of Braudog
1.23/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Rerated 3/15/2007: Sharp and clear golden yellow beer with virtually no head. Big cooked starchy, grainy aroma, like a grain silo in the heat of summer. Very thin body, virtually no flavor ... just a bit of vegetable and malted grain. Not much here. Maybe not as bad as my original, but pretty bad. Original rating: Poured stark yellow, extremely still with zero head. Starchy aroma. Literally, this tastes like water with a bit of grass in it. Awful.

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1.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yes even these super mainstream beers need to be reviewed. Plain yellow body with off white head. Nose is a slight stink that is faint to pick anything up. Enters the mouth and you just keep searching for a distinguishable flavor. So you wait and do get a slight yeasty hue on the end twords the finish. Very crisp overall. Makes a refreshing summer water-like beer style. Good beer for someone who doesnt usually like beer.?

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Photo of Rudgers73
1.9/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured (not sure why) from a 12 oz bottle.

A- Pours a pale yellow color. Clear. Slight carbonation. Big foamy bright white head that settles to nothing.

S- Some sort of adjunct. Not sure if its corn, but it smells foul and rotten.

T- Almost nothing to speak of. If you want to taste this beer make sure you don't eat a chip or a pretzel or you wont be able to taste a thing. Slight hops and malt, metallic, plastic.

M- Feels flat when freshly opened. Ice cold is the only way to drink it. The carbonation doesn't seem to be anywhere.

D- C'mon, don't do it to yourself. The only reason I had this is because a friend had some and didn't want it and I took one to write this review. Horrible.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1.23/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sample at AleFest Dayton: Still trying to figure out why I wasted a ticket on this. Weak straw color with a minimal white head that dissipates quickly. Next to no lacing. Metallic smell. Light-bodied with hardly any flavor or substance. The finish is watery but is the only place where there is even a suggestion of hops. Worthless.

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Rock Green Light from Latrobe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 1.88 out of 5 with 151 ratings