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RATINGS: 489   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle 65cl.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, fruoty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090724]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber/redish with a small off-white/tan head. Aroma is mild fruity hoppy. Fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Light caramelish and breadish. Smooth fruity and subdued bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, caramel, alcohol, bread, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malts. Medium body, roasted - and lightly burned - malts with lightly sweet licorice accents. Lightly bitter finish. Quite authentic. 240709

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malts with notes of rye rbead and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, rye bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. First beer after roof came down (I was into re-rating Allagash Curieux when the roof came down...). Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some hops and mild notes of spices. Flavour is fruits, some herbs, mild earthyness as well as some slight saltwatery notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty roasted caramel flavor with some bready hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some roasted hints in the aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
21st December 2009
Very hazy dark brown beer with a short lived biscuit coloured head. Slightly soft palate. Light touch of dark malt. Subtle smoke, well buried. Semi dry bitter hops providing bitter fruit. Finishes with a spritzy carbonated bite. Not really a lager and doesn’t work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... sweet toffee malts ... soft sweet toffee malts ...dark fruits ... little brown suger ... dark toffee ... quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, caramel notes, nuts and hops.


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