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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Collaboration Stein beer from Tomme Arthur and Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing.

It’s not too often the brewing process requires us to make beer in a mind over matter sort of way. Hot Rocks Lager presented us an opportunity to work with Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Co. on a collaborative project. Working with our brewers to bring her recipe to fruition, she decided to "Rock It" old school.

You see, not too long ago, brewers produced beers by pulling glowing orange rocks from raging fires. The sizzling rocks were heated until they glowed like hot magma and were then dropped into the wort causing it to boil. Smoke, steam and volcanic rolling boils became the hallmarks of what German brewers call "Stein Beer". Hot Rocks Lager was brewed this way and transported us back in time. The production of this beer made for a memorable experience. As collaborations go, this one ruled. Because as everyone knows, playing with fire is cool.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1811) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Brown with ring head and lace. Caramel earthy grassy aroma. Toasty Brown sugar with lingering sweetness. No finish. Slightly watery. No faint hint of smokiness like the classic Rauchenfelser Steinbier. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Smelled very strong of caramel, spice and bready. Tasted of caramel, malt and a nice sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. My first Steinbier. Poured a dark brown with medium off white head. Nose is caramel, spice, toffee, and bread. Flavor is slightly sweet, caramel, toffee, malt with some underlying rauch notes. Decent carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (736) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Deep brown with thin white head. Aroma of sweet alcohol and light spicy floral. Flavor is deep some rostiness and sweetness. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6707) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Smells like a typical grainy lager, with a bit of honey on it, which I optimistically take as coming from the rocks…otherwise, what’s the point? Medium bodied, malty and sweet. Finishes with a light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1784) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
deep brownish/red with not much head.aroma is root beer,brown sugar,and chocolate.flavor is much of the same.pretty complex and yet still easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a brown color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head that is short lived. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and dark esters. Flavor is toasted malt, chocolate, and esters. Medium bdoy. A nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3380) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
22 oz bottle. Barely clear dark brown with a tannish head. Nose is brown sugar, coffee and smoke. Medium light with lively carb. Taste is mocha and sour raisin. Dry finish with mild bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. My lowest Lost Abbey rating? Pours a dark amber body with an off white lacing. Grainy, some light plum and sweet sugars. A bit toast y with hints of caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3503) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown which appears more red when held against sunlight. Moderate, fairly creamy, tan head that lasted through mid-glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Light aroma of malt. The flavor is predominantly malt with a bit of brown sugar flavor without the sweetness. Some light bitterness at the finish. Enjoyable.


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