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%
 
 
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0
Gots:
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For Trade:
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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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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3.78/5  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 heerboth
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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Photo of vfgccp
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz, 12/27/12
DFH IPA glass

A: Pours a hazy amber. About a finger of slightly off white head. Some sticky lacing.

S: Smells bready. Caramel malts. Some nuttiness. Grainy malts. Some slight earthy hops.

T: Light earthy piney hops up front, very light. Then it's all malts. True to lager despite appearance. Crisp dry finish.

M: Medium bodied.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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 Jsteez
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent lager. Thin and watery body; toasty sweet malts up front, and a slight bitter grassy hop in the aftertaste. No lace on glass; poured a 1 finger white foamy head; red color. Smells sweet, toasty, malty, and grainy. Reminds me of an Oktoberfest or Vienna Lager.

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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 Chuckletheturtle
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have to say that I live in Delaware and this was a can. I would like to get this as a draft and visit the review again. I do think that it lacked a good head and a crisp freshness. After all, this can could have been in transit a while. The amber lager style is best served fresh as possible.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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