Light Rock Ale | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Light Rock AleLight Rock Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light-bodied ale brewed in the tradition of a German Kolsch, this is the perfect post-lawn mowing beer.

Added by Enola on 06-25-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
17.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of thagr81us
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a standard pint. Pours a pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsides to minimal. There was nice lacing evident throughout. The aroma was comprised of light malt and an earthy note. The flavor was of malt and nutty notes. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was not a bad brew. It has been one of my favorite lighter beers that I have had. It is worth trying if you enjoy light brews.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out an essentially clear, gold body with a small-sized, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Extra pale malts with a hint of clean graininess. Spicy, floral hops, though these notes are quite light.

Taste: Simple graininess and sweet are my initial impressions. Like a Dixie Crystals sugar packet has been added. Oh, wait, there's only 119 calories, so, let's say ½ a packet of sugar. A thin trace of floral, spicy hops and bitterness to round things out. Drying, though very thin finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine for a light, not so great for a Kölsch. If nothing else, it does offer a bit more than the Budmilloors options.

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Photo of woodjm
4.6/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Decided to give this one a try after hearing about it's gold medal in this year's GABF. Pours a crystal clear golden color with fluffy, white head. Aroma is bread and mild hops. A really clean, crisp taste that is quite refreshing. Biscuty upfront and a slight bitterness on the back end that is really nice. Just enough body in this one which makes it a great summertime ale. Drinkability is outstanding. Definitely give this one a go and buy by the case!

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another in a series I am working my way through this weekend. I went for the lighter fare right after dinner. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/06/2009.

The pour was yellow straw colored with a good amount of carbonation rippling throughout into a big fizzy white head that settled dwon to leave a bare top after a few moments. Light wet hay in the aroma, hints of banana and maybe clove? Clean crisp flavor here with a very light body and a clean and very quick finish, leaving almost no flavor behind as it moves past the tongue.

Overall this is not bad at all, but put in the category of a Kolsch and I have had much, much better. Still I would go for it in a pinch.

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Photo of LauraAlberts
4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light Mango/Yellow

Smell: Yellow/Sweet Bell Pepper

Taste: A little pepper with light lemon.

Mouthfeel: Thin - but not watery. Refreshing light beer with a little more body than most.

Drinkability: Session. Session. Session! This beer is great for the weather and not filling.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy golden with no head, but no carbonation problems. Light. grainy, and dry in the nose. Light and clean in flavor with some light floral hops at the finish and the very slightest bit of slightly sweet, but clean grain throughout. Not bad for the style at all. Smooth rather than crisp and a little soft, but a different take on a hot weather beer that works pretty well.

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Photo of southernbelle09
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this one a few times at various spots around throughout the state. For some reason I always admire the appearance of this beer. It has a crisp, golden color with a full white head and looks very refreshing. Has some mild malt and hop notes in the aroma, but is full of flavor given the style. Mouthfeel is light and clean with a little bitternes that lingers. A lower abv/calorie levels leave this an easy drink on a hot day. Love it!

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Photo of StarSAELS
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Threes across the board. Out of the four brews in the RJ Rockers sampler pack, this one was the most enjoyable... and that's only in comparison to those in THAT sampler.

It looked like a kolsch, had a light kolsch aroma and taste. There was a better bite with this one than the others, mostly due to better effervescence. Finish was clean and slightly dry. All in all, just what I'd expect.

*S

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Photo of chaz410
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on bottle and sampled with members of the Charlotte Beer Club.
The beer is a clean amber body with well retaining pale head. Pretty Kolsch
The smell is a little muggy. It has some obvious hops that smell pretty bitter and some pale malt notes too.
Taste is very crisp and clean. Smooth malt background and some mild hops layering throughout the swallow. Malty end. All flavors are fairly subtle, this is a good session beer and one you could have after a long day of work. Good beer, nice drinkability

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Photo of avalon07
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden color and a mainly clear texture. This beer had a small head that dissipated quickly.

S: Slightly hoppy quality to the aroma, but not a lot other than that.

T: Tasted a little of hops at first, but it was mainly just thin and not very complex.

M: An average amount of carbonation and a slick, oily finish.

D: This is just another blazingly average beer without much personality. Not very interesting at all.

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Photo of CNeilP09
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first off,

not the best beer in the world. not the worst either, however.
looked like the sam adams light, to be honest, and drank like it as well. no nose whatsoever, cereal grains and a bit of a flavor boost on the finish's exhale, but nothing really worth writing home about. the only good thing about this beer is that the women will enjoy it because they will drink a dung-ton of it to get a buzz, knowing that it's a "light" beer, and it is crisp and basically flavorless. the palate provided by this beer is comical. good try, rj rock, but anybody who gives a damn won't be fooled.

here's to budweiser!

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Photo of dhd1491
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rockers entry into the "lite" beer category, at "just" 119 calories. This one I found the least enjoyable of the six Rockers brews I sampled. It is pale and weak with no standout flavors. On the plus side, however, it does go down easy without any strange off-tastes. I would consider this brew in about the same class as a Coors...easy enough to drink, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of MSchae1017
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured from the new 12oz bottles into a rockers pint glass. Thanks to Jason at the brewery for the sample.

Clear Golden. Stark White head. The head holds a nice foam, but does not leave a lot of lace. The smell is faint with a sweet bready maltiness. The taste is similar to the smell. Very light with a distinctly bready malt flavor and virtually no hop presence. The mouthfeel is light-medium, bordering on medium. Lively carbonation, without being overcarbonated. A drinkable Kolsch. Quite refreshing with no off flavors (such as corn or rice) that would normally find in a "Light beer". Drinkable and refreshing, just not all that complex or interesting.

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Photo of Enola
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was very light colored and light bodied. The smell was like a light beer. The taste was thin and watery. The mouthfeel was not too harsh. I could drink this beer again. Not an every day beer but perfect for when a lighter beer is called upon.

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Light Rock Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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