Rocket Bike American Lager | Moab Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States
themoabbrewery.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our steamer beer is a unique 100% style lager. Brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800s, when refrigeration was a greater luxury. Amber in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness and a crisp clean finish.

28 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 03-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by lokieman:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of ChaseBacon
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of OompaMentor
2.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can poured into a glass; modest carbonation and nice head. Clear Amber color, light on the palate with subtle malts. A descent beer but not really one to rave about

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Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall can into a glass. One finger of head on an amber colored body. The aroma is a fragrant wet grain smell. The taste is nice with light grain, mild bitter and a little spice. Fairly rich taste for a lager.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A lager with some heft.

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Orange glow with good clarity and a sticky off white head which slowly dies. Lightly toasted grains on the nose with a mild hop presence. Very thin light body but carbonation is lower than expected. Light malty flavors and not much else. Faint bitterness. light caramel notes and even a faint cola flavor but his is a pretty bland and light beer. Drinkable and not much else.

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Photo of csgeorge
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Zorro
2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear red colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells malty with a scent of scorched sugar and mealy grain. Toasted grain and mild grass and tea scents. Mildly yeasty. Very mild fruity aromas.

Starts out mildly sweet with a caramel flavor. Mild hop leaf with a slight tobacco flavor. Tastes OK but is really light.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is OK but nothing great.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of IrishColonial
2/5  rDev -39%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Commandophile
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts out with a nice mouthful of flavor. The usual watery body that makes for a pleasant quaff. Clear, on the dark side of amber in the tall glass. Plenty of suds. A little bit of the biscuit aroma.

Fair amount of malt with some toasty, roasted flavors. The classic amber flavor with earthy hints. Some sweetness from the malt. A moderate bitterness, and more in the aftertaste.

From the 16 oz can, a nice size for these 4% beers. Thanks to Dan's supermarket in Salt Lake for this one.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice reddish/amber color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slight hop note, lots of caramel. The taste is malty, and bitter, kinda nutty. Medium body. Not a bad brew at all.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #9 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

My first beer from Moab.

Right on. Kudos for putting out an amber lager. Don't seem to see to many of those.

A pretty decent example of the style, though quite earthy and rustic at first. Malts seem quite pronounced and thorough as time goes on. Flavor is consistent and even. Carbonation seems a bit high, but it's no matter. The beer is pretty solid and overall well made.

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Rocket Bike American Lager from Moab Brewery
3.28 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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