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

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Added by Todd on 11-04-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 88
Reviews by alankwak:
Photo of alankwak
2.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale.
S: Low aroma, not much going on here.
T: Ahhh..less than Miller lite, a tad on the weak side.
M: Weak here.
D: Well then, I could throw many of these light beers back.

Overall if think this is the best of the ultra light beers. Aspen Edge and Mich Ultra light gives me a belly ache(water). Not this. I mean come on....who in the hell wants a belly ache from a beer!!??? I mean, what's the point. Yes...a watery beer goes down easiely with just enough flavor. I give it a C-....but that's just me. In my opinion...Miller lite over this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
1.78/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

They should call it Rolling Rock "Green Gut" or maybe "Rock Gut" rather than Rock Green Light as far as I'm concerned.

My body rejected this one and I was unable to finish the last two ounces.

It tastes of artificial, chemical corn to me, looks like garbage pale white beer, smells like watered down budweiser, feels like any uberlight beer, totally undrinkable.

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Photo of Todd
1.7/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Presentation: 12oz green bottle, twist-off top.

Appearance: Extremely pale, straw yellow in colour. Nearly as clean looking as water. No head, except for a very thin white lace.

Smell: DMS/cooked veggies -- you can smell the corn adjuncts bigtime. No real malt or hop aroma at all.

Taste: Very light-bodied. Smooth and very creamy on the palate. Sweet cooked corn flavours are followed faint dextrins, then something that is trying real hard to be a hop character -- it fails horribly. There's a very light bite, with lots of metallic flavours that follow and carry through into an unpleasant dry, grain tannin finish.

Notes: Is this really a beer? If you're looking for a beer that tastes like creamed corn, has no malt or hop flavour, then sticks you with a nasty-ass aftertaste ... you can have the other 5 beers in my six-pack.

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Photo of twi1609372
1.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not good! this beer is mostly flavorless. I do detect a hint of limey-skunk aftertaste. while is isnt as bad as corona, it has a distinct unpleasent aroma and aftertaste. As far as low carb beers go this isnt that bad, but it isnt good either, just average.

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Photo of Jason
2.51/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz green twist off bottle with no freshness date.

A- Pale straw yellow with a filtered clarity, big bubbled head dissipates into a thing ring of lace.

S- Faint sweetness ... floral? Dusty husk and faint corn.

T- Very little malt flavor on the palate, is this beer? If there are hops in this beer they are just of a faint bitter extract with no flavor. Faint brash water corn flavor rubs up against the carbonation. Finishes with an odd astrigent and mildly dextrin like malt.

M- Crisp and close to water ...

D- Very easy to drink, like sparkling water. But who wants to drink that all night?

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.43/5  rDev +25.3%
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 ADR
2.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very pale yellow, plastic wrap clear with a glowing sense in the late afternoon. Marginal head, mostly a ring with some slight lacing properties sticking to the glass in strings. Mouthfeel is abysmal in heft but the carbonation is more subdued than Michelob Ultra. Some Listerine aromatics interfere with the skeletal malt, corn syrup in neutrality but very hidden. Smell balances as much as hops, and the finish is like a disappearing act -- completely void. Not as fizzy in the stomach as some. Well, the aroma is worst, but there's not a lot good happening here.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Fizzy yellow beer color (less yellow and fizzy than Michelob Ultra) thin highly carbonated white head specks of lacing form after dwindling in seconds after the pour. Aroma: Grainy sweetness relatively clean but overall comes off bland not a hop profile to be found. Taste: Slight sweet grains and corn adjuncts empty flavor not much going on makes a light beer to compete in the Atkin's crazy world. Mouthfeel: Thin and spritzy extremely carbonated. Drinkability: Rather have an H2O.

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Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Labtrobe's entry into the "low carb" market amazingly retains the DMS character they're known for, while almost completely eliminating everything else. It's a great looking glass of beer (it even leaves some lace), and it's effortless to consume (just like water...), but it's almost entirely devoid of any flavor. In fact, it seems like watered-down Rolling Rock Light. But there are no flaws in it other than what they intended (they wanted the DMS, light body, and lack of flavor), so it can't score all the way at rock bottom. In fact, for a low-carb beer it's pretty good in comparison. But for the amount of carbohydrates you're saving, it's just not worth it; go for the regular Rolling Rock but have one less potato chip, and you'll still be way ahead of the game!

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Photo of Rootdog316
2.03/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rock Green Light pours to a light yellow/golden color with a crystal- clear body. The nose of this product is odd, reminding me of the smell of plastic, cardboard, and perhaps rice, even though I know Rolling Rock is not brewed with rice. The foam level seems lively at first, but it falls flat on its face within seconds.

There is very little to note about the taste of Rock Green Light, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The taste features a little bit of graininess, corn meal, and crispness, with a sweet profile that is almost completely devoid of any hop flavor. There is almost no finish at all, and the weak, funky aftertaste of grain with metallic notes lingers for a while after drinking.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Light of lights. Why bother with this when tap water will do? If I am ever this desperate for alcohol again I will drink Listerene. Very light color, no taste. You could brush your teeth, or shave with this "beer".

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Photo of DOCRW
3/5  rDev +54.6%

Photo of bditty187
1.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clear. Is clear a color because there isn’t much of a yellow hue to the liquid. Yuck. There is a steady stream of animation that dances towards the white head. At the apex the foam was almost a finger and a half in height. Head retention was very good, a modest cap sat around a bit before turning into a soapy collar. There was a smattering of unorganized lacing. The appearance is tolerable.

The nose is slightly sweet with a kiss of sulfur and cooked vegetable. There is more sweetness in the nose then I was expected, with that said this is still a clean beer. There isn’t much to say about the smell, it lacks everything that says “beer.” It is not offensive but it sure the hell is not inviting.

Why did I buy this you may ask? Because I want to know what a good “Low Carb” beer tastes like. Well, this one is much better than Michelob Ultra. What does that mean in the grand scheme of things? Not much. The palate is bland with a suggestion of beery goodness. There is some light sweetness and a hint of DMS, the finish is odd, it has a mineral twang like seltzer water. There is no bitterness here; there is no maltiness either. I can’t taste any alcohol. I can’t call this good either. It is bland and blandness offends me. There isn’t anything off about it… for what it is, it is okay but should beer ever *be* produced like this. That is the fundamental question that plagues me.

Light in body, there is more bulk then I was expecting. It is very carbonated; the mouthfeel is… blah.

Drinkable? Maybe for some people but not for me. I might finish my glass, which is a huge accomplishment. There aren’t many redeeming qualities about this beer. It was cold and wet. I could have had water. My bottle came via a mixed six-pack that I purchased in Omaha.

PS: I didn’t finish my bottle. I just couldn’t do it… hell I needed an IPA to kill the “aftertaste.”

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
1/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

24 ounce can. Crystal clear golden hue, thin pure white head, some decent patchy lacing left at the end of the drink, decent will be the only positive adjective for this beverage. An also crystal clear aroma – dish soap, absolutely horrible, a smell that worsens as it gets closer to your senses. Up front, watery thin, spritzy, minimal flavoring. Intensely carbonated; maybe some hop detection, yet that's stretching the boundaries; combined with your typical macro-beer offerings, almost has some perfume-like tastings. The ingredients of this beverage? I do not want to know what they put in this. Should eventually end up close to the Top a certain BA Ranking chart; one to avoid at all costs, the Green Light puts a bad label on the “Rock”.

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Photo of woodske1
2.82/5  rDev +45.4%
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 BrewAskew
1/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is some great tasting water. And it made my teeth feel clean and fresh! For anyone expecting a beer, forget it. I have never ever tasted a product so devoid of any beer character as this (and Mich Ultra). I've tasted NA's that are better than this. Ok, do I have to give a legit review? Here goes: Pale. Poor head that fades. No Taste. Feels like Seltzer water. Finish reminiscent of baking soda. Feels like water in the tummy.

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Photo of jaredtp
3/5  rDev +54.6%

1.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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 scaliasux
1.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Extremely light gold. Very fizzy, but head is short lived. Quite watery, little lacing.

Smell - Very faint adjunct. VERY faint adjunct. Not foul smelling, but did I mention faint.

Taste - I think this faint thing is going to be a theme. The beer starts with a faint sweet adjunct malt taste and ends with a watery tang. Not offensive, but hardly beer.

Mouthfeel - Obviously highly carbonated. Lacks any malty fullness, just a fizzy, watery tang.

Drinkability - I'm clearly stating the obvious, but you could certainly knock back a few dozen of these without noticing. It's clean, crisp, refreshing. It is not, however, anything I would refer to as beer.

Insofar as the low-carb beers are concerned, I think I have failed to truly measure the beers for what they are trying to be. The trouble is that they are trying not to be what I enjoy so much, i.e. beer.

I do not like Michelob Ultra. I do not like Rolling Rock Green Light. I will not drink them (anymore) on a flight. I will not drink them (anymore) while flying a kite. I will not drink them (anymore) day or night.

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Photo of Celt44
1.27/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Comes out of the bottle not unlike rusty water - a faint hint of yellow. Aroma is better than most Lights but nothing of note here except the carbonation.

Absolutley tasteless. I cannot detect any flavor over the carbonation. A faint bitter aftertaste. Bitter seltzer is my only comparison. Mouthfeel is that of seltzer, also.

Rock Green Light is proof of the mind control that is perpetrated on the populous by the fad diet crowd. It is amazing that Latrobe sells quite a bit of this stuff - I see stacks of it in every store I enter.

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Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev +16%

Photo of AsburyParkJMH
1.33/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

wow. this is perhaps the worst beer i've ever sampled. not because of poor flavour or even poor craftsmanship necessarily, but because it's almost mot beer. it's more like liquid air, and is the closest beverage to water that i've ever tried that's not actually water. pours a damn near clear yellow. i could easily see (with detail) everything on the other side of the glass. smell? huh? did i miss something. no characteristics to speak of here. i couldn't give the taste a 1.0 because it wasn't awful, it simply didn't taste like anything. liquid nothing. blah. stay away.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HoustonTX
2.15/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a straw yellow color, with a nice thick head, which dissapates ultra fast. Nose is filled with nasty adjuncts, and a bit of veggies. Very thin body, Taste is adjuncts, grain huck, followed by mettalic notes. This beer is not a good example of the light beer style. Just too hard to drink. I don't recommend this one.

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Rock Green Light from Latrobe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 1.94 out of 5 with 151 ratings