Rocket Bike American Lager | Moab Brewery

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Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of vfgccp
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IrishColonial
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +15%
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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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev +9%
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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3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

One of the earlier breweries to put their offerings into cans. This pours a dark golden yellow to light amber in a seemingly familiar appearance contrasted with the originator Anchor Steam. Appearance is solid, head is 1/2" on the top and has above average retention.

Aroma hits the toasted malt notes, doesn't really reveal too much in the way of a lager or fruity lager steam kind of beer yeast, more like a familiar AAL type of lager yeast. Nothing in terms of corn, seems all barley.

Taste is pretty normal. Like a bulked up macro lager in the malt department, but otherwise, the lager yeast and high carbonation seem pretty traditional at this point in time. Its a decent beer, but impossible to get drunk off of without any wow power that a low abv beer would need to drink more than one of.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Zorro
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
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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3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper to amber in color with a quarter inch head of creamy beige head. The aroma is of chestnuts and caramel. I'm tasting light flavors of chestnut, caramel, and just a hint of smoke. The mouth is light, smooth, and crisp.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev +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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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rocket Bike American Lager from Moab Brewery
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 47 ratings