Lakewood Rock Ryder | Lakewood Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
87 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Lakewood Rock RyderLakewood Rock Ryder
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
lakewoodbrewingcompany.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for White Rock Lake and the cyclists who loop it, Rock Ryder is a refreshing, crowd-pleasing, session beer. But just because it's easy drinking doesn't mean it's got training wheels. With peppery notes from rye malt, a citrusy aroma and dry finish, our American Rye Wheat pulls ahead of the pack. And we're proud to donate a portion of the proceeds of Rock Ryder to For The Love of the Lake, a community organization that volunteers their time keeping our little oasis in the city sparkling. So sit back and enjoy the Ryde.

Added by Mora2000 on 08-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Brief impressions:

Not as spicy as you'd expect a rye beer to be, with a pleasant wheat foundation and some vague citrus from the hops. Not as crackly or peppery as would be ideal. Clean drinking, with crisp carbonation, a balanced albeit simple flavour profile, and decent depth of flavour.

A drinkable enjoyable brew from Lakewood, but not unique or special. I'll enjoy finishing the 6 pack I bought while watching American football, but it's not a world class beer by any means - just a nice local with some good characteristics.

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wheat, Rye. Peppery, Dry

Cloudy golden with a rocky white head. Peppery and husky nose. Firm, medium-bodied. Faint citrus and pith. Flavors fall soft on the palate with a touch of sweetness, bready, wheaty, and spicy rye flavors, followed by some earthy and nutty notes. Finishes dry with a peppery linger. American Wheat beers often suffer from being boring, however, the addition of rye spices things up here and the dryness makes for one crushable beer.

STYLE: Rye Wheat | ABV: 4.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on sale at Walgreens for $4.49 a six pack. Tried one and went back for more. Nice hop taste similar to Texas Pils. Good session beer, a bit milder than Texas Pils nice lighter finish. Goes good with food. A great bargain!

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Lakewood Rock Ryder from Lakewood Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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