Rolling Rock Extra Pale | Latrobe Brewing Co.

Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale
BA SCORE
5.6%
Liked This Beer
2.59 w/ 2,882 ratings
Rolling Rock Extra PaleRolling Rock Extra Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Latrobe Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
rollingrock.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Using a time-honored recipe with only the finest malted barley and blend of hops, Rolling Rock is a classic American lager that is as well-known for its distinctive, full-bodied taste as it is for its craftsmanship, heritage and painted green bottle.

Full-flavored, with a subtle bite. Light-to-medium body and color. Brewed with only the choicest ingredients; a perfect blend of pale barley malt, rice and corn.

Added by Todd on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,661
Reviews:
843
Ratings:
2,882
Liked:
161
Avg:
2.59/5
pDev:
27.03%
Alströms:
2.86
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
692
Trade:
1
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3.1/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a wine glass.

Smell of slight grain, no hop.

Pale yellow w little head.

A little grainy on the palste but wout
the warn, processed, metal
taste of many cheaper
brands.

88 degrees outside and this lager
works well enough. Nothing
memorable but nothing offensive,
on hot days wout ac a light
Am lager is perfect.

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2.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clear yellow with no head. Par for the AAL course. Scents of lager yeast, slight apple juice, crystal malt and a hint of skunk. Decent enough, true to it's style. Flavor is sweet, mostly maize adjuncts with a bit of malt. Absolutely no hop presence. Again, much like it's peers, though less offensive than some. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with high carbonation. Very seltzer-water in feel. It's less watery than I recall, and is by far the best of the cheaper AALs, but it fails to compare to any craft lager or pilsner.

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2.3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I never really liked this beer because, to me, it never had any personality. Or flavor. I had a Budweiser Platinum recently, and i think the two beers are actually quite similar, if that helps.

Really, it just tastes like sour, carbonated water.

It kind of smells like a beer, but the carbonation is kind of an attack on the tongue. The head looks strong, which may be the best part of this beer, but doesn't last, and is very fizzy.

The package is fine. The green bottle and clear labels are nice. They give me a hope that is inevitably let down. Perhaps in the 30s this was considered good beer given the environment at the time. But now I'm speculating.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A decent beer, but must be served cold. Somewhat mild tasting, a very watery/seltzery texture. The flavor is not very colorful at all, in fact it's almost non-detectable. Compared to other cheap, pale lagers, Rolling Rock is still a refreshing drink, but it is simply boring on the taste buds. Overall, a decent beer, but nothing to write home about.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Rolling Rock "Extra Pale", huh? Extra Pale is an understatement. This beer is almost clear. Imagine the lightest straw colored beer you've ever seen, and this one does it one better. One shade lighter. One shade closer to pure transparency. Sometimes I'm not sure if the glass is full or empty.

I can't comment on any head as I've never seen one. Oh, that white fizzly shit on top that was gone within seconds? That's not a head. This is a pretty pathetic looking beer. At least the aroma isn't complete shit. Not only is it not complete shit, it's not really much of anything. Some cereal grains, a light pant of lager-type yeast, and a shot of stale, musty hops. Mmm'mm, Campbell's would be proud.

Carbonation attacks your tongue like the bubonic plague, muting pretty much all flavors at first. This might be some kind of sick, silver lining though, as the flavor of this beer probably isn't very great anyway. Grains, some moderate corn, lager crispiness, and again, another handful of the musty hops. Bitterness is low and this beer is drinkable, I'll give it that.

Not the worse AAL under the sun, and in all actuality, probably one of the better macros, in my opinion. This bitch is best served cold, ice cold, right at about 33 degrees F (that's about 0.56 degrees Celcius for you normal people). You might consider freezing this with a twig shoved through the center to make yourself a Rolling Rock lollipop.

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Rolling Rock Extra Pale from Latrobe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 5.6% out of 100 with 2,882 ratings
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