The Rock Rock Steady Red
Big Rock Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV:
5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.06 | pDev: 2.61%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Big Rock Brewery
 
Alberta, Canada
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Year-round
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Reviews by Bunman3:
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Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3/5  rDev -2%

22 oz pint to go with my Founder's Pizza at The Rock, Red Deer. I'm not surprised to learn that Big Rock is behind the brews at The Rock - I'm not sure if this has always been the case? Regardless, this red is nothing to write home about. It has more flavour than a macro lager, it is a pretty decent price for a big glass of ale, and that's about where it ends. Will I order another one? Most likely. Will I go out of my way to order another one? Not likely.

Dec 06, 2014
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BigBry from Canada (AB)

3/5  rDev -2%

Nov 15, 2014
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

16oz glass at the north Edmonton location - made apparently with a 'whisper' of Tettnanger hops.

This beer appears a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with one thick finger of puffy, foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a speckled wall of snow rime lace around the glass as it displays some decent retention.

It smells of bready, lightly caramelized malt, overripe drupe fruit, a bit of stale butter, and gritty weedy, leafy hops. The taste is buttery bread, hard toffee, thin biscuity caramel, dried apple, and leafy, weedy, and musty hops.

The bubbles are rather soft, and barely frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit metallic in its plain-ass smoothness. It finishes semi-sweet, with some lingering biscuity caramel and stoney flintiness.

More or less evocative of Rickard's Red - too light, and flinty, the very sort that quickly invokes in me the desire for something else (and better).

Nov 10, 2014
The Rock Rock Steady Red from Big Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 3 ratings