Rochester Red
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #47
Ranked #26,478
3.55 | pDev: 11.55%
Oct 19, 2023
Nov 10, 2002
This deep red colored English-style ale features a rich, malty flavor profile, medium body, and a low level of hop bitterness for a smooth, great tasting, easy to drink beer that pairs well with a wide range of popular food dishes.
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Reviewed by RockEmBaby from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - A nice reddish brown look, medium dark. Got this at a restaurant on draft, so not much head.
S - This beer has a real nice aroma to it. At first there’s a mild floral scent and then a kind of woody scent. (Maybe oak???)
T- Unlike a lot of other red lagers I’ve had in the past, this one doesn’t immediately hit you with that bold taste. Instead it starts off with a smooth sort of “ale” taste, and then it finishes with a British bitter taste. But it’s not too bitter, this beer is well balanced.
F - This beer has a real smooth light feel to it. Doesn’t seem real heavy like other red lagers.
O - Overall, this is a real nice beer. It’s the perfect compliment to a cold winter night in Michigan right by the fireplace. I highly recommend this beer.
Oct 19, 2023
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Rated by NateTrooper7 from Michigan

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bonding Moment Beer
May 05, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by n2492004 from Michigan

Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 27, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I know Erik the Red is right up there, I must have a thing for reds. This is different than Erik because it is not as heavy, this could pull off being its lighter cousin. This is one that stays well balanced, this also is not as sweet and it sets well within the Rochester line up, you will also see this all over Metro Detroit beer menus because it has become that much of mainstay.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by Rostie from Michigan

Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Jim67 from Michigan

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jtransel from Illinois

Aug 10, 2017
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Reviewed by lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
16-oz can into nonic pub glass

opens like a can of meat--the entire top comes off; weird

A - cloudy body of brown amber under a finger of light tan foam

S - caramel sweetness, a little nutty

T - bread, caramel, light grassy bitterness

M - medium body, medium/high carbonation

O - a decent red, nothing special
Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Timc32 from Michigan

Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by mschultz88 from Michigan

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Jack74 from Michigan

May 19, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.33 by DaHood from Kentucky

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by schnjac from Michigan

Mar 30, 2016
Rochester Red from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 115 ratings