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Rocksy | Bend Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SurlyDuff on 05-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of jdense
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BBC 7.12.2010, note this is most definitely not an American Pale Lager, it is a Stein Lager, recipe has been tweaked since the Hot Rocks Collaboration with Tomme Arthur.

Dark brown body not quite opaque some visible carbonation, light tan head, medium dissipation with considerable lacing. Malt dominated nose, not a lot of sweetness, mostly mild roast, balanced with some breadiness and minimal hop aromas. Taste is tres smooth, malty, minimal hops, the six months of lagering made this one truly tasty beer. Smooth mouthfeel, not too full, good effervescence for the style. Really drinkable. A truly amazing beer. Tonya knows her lagers. Well worth seeking out. Highly recommended, one of the best American made lagers I've had.

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Photo of pastradul
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at K7B wine Cellars.

was labeled as a black lager?

Pours a dark brown, with a slight redish color around the edges. a small off white head on the glass. dissolves very quick and leaves little to no lacing.

The smell is of chocolate a roasted malt, no real lager flavor to speak of.

Taste is just like the smell. If you handed this to me with a blind fold on, I would guess I was drinking a porter. No lager notes of cream or fruit to speak of.

The mouth feel is good, just enough bubbles. and just thick enough. i would like to have a bit more of a smooth cream feel from this beer.

After taste is coffee and chocolate.

Over all not bad, but also not amazing.

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap @ The Belmont Station poured into Pint glass. Notes from Mid-May.

Pours a very nice brown color that has some reddish hues hidden in there with a slightly off-white creamy head that lasts. The nose is filled with caramel, toffee and some yeast. The flavor has more caramel and toffee and some slight citrus hop flavor hidden in there. Its a good medium bodied beer that is creamy. I am someone who is not typically blown away by lagers but this beer was something else. It was pretty sweet and not bitter at all. Big fan.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

yum! This brew was a collaboration with Lost Abbey, brewed interestingly enough with glowing hot granite rocks dropped into the wort...instead of boiling with gas/stream.

The rocks help caramelize the sugars and create really great toffee flavors. They had 2 such hot rock lagers, this one was the paler of the two, a nice golden color, clear and with a solid head.

Hops are in this one at good levels, more than enough to balance the malt and push this brew towards the hoppy side of the spectrum. Incredibly crispy and delicious, slight caramel and toffee with a crisp continental hop flavor in the finish. I really digged this lager, iv'e been doing all ales probably all winter and this was a real treat!

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Rocksy from Bend Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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