Formerly brewed at Big City Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Kingston, Jamaica


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
To discriminating beer drinkers, Real Rock is the Premium classic full bodied Jamaican beer made in the European tradition that provides the best value, pure quality and excitement for the experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
A bit of a heavyer taste to this one than Red Stripe, all around better flavor, abit of hops too. Not a bad beer by anymeans, but nothing great. Average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2006
had several bottles in the mini bar in our room. The predominant flavor to me was the cardboardiness...wet paper was abundant. Other than that, not memorable, light-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
slight, grainy aroma. nice head and cloudy, golden color. the taste and bite is similar to a budweiser, and as such, no great shakes. slight bitter aftertaste. nice fizzy palate. i generally like this beer, but am not overly-enthusiastic. i can, and have, drunk more than one at a sitting....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2003
I just had a couple of bottles of this in Jamaica and found it fairly similar to Red Stripe. It was very refreshing in the heat and I'd definitelt drink it again. However, if given the choice between this and Red Stripe, I'd probably go with the Red Stripe. Of course, if you can guarantee to send me to Jamaica - I'd gladly drink either one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2006
not much going on here. little in the way of hops, malt or yeast. a very pale straw color with a short lived head and almost no lace. after finishing this one, it just leaves me wanting more beer, but not this one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (1109) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
From historic notes, bottle, source not noted. Poured very pale gold with a whilte head. Malty aroma, with vague citrus notes. Fairly thin. Was ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Poured an orange-tinted gold, with medium head that lingered and gave way to good lacing. Aroma was slightly hopped, with some fruit, but hard to distinguish waht. Flavor was mild and uneventful, almost like a BMC macro. Finish somewhat flat and sour. Not much to this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 When in Jamaica, I find Real Rock a much better pick over the overdone Red Stripe. When in Rome...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Dark gold with aromas of corn and hops. Looked promsing, but turned out to be nothing more than another characterless lager. Good and easy to drink in the heat. Fairly light and crisp with no aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeverszeuge (643) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2009
ersma: mein land nummer 23. im glas befindet sich ein mittelblondes bier mit recht grobem schaum guter verweildauer. süßlich, minimal hopfig, mit dem typischen lager-beigeruch. recht un-co2iger antrunk, süßlich, malzig. zur mitte zunehmend süßer, leicht klebrig auf den lippen. dezent hopfige unternote, die sich zum abgang hin entwickelt. aber ohne dass das bier den süßen charakter verlieren würde. flasche ist ok. zeigt dezent die flagge und dominant weiß auf rot vor blau den namen. ich depp hab natürlich den kronkorken mit öffner zerstört, dabei hätt ich wissen müssen, dass karibische bequemlichkeit n schraub-korken mitbringt (wenn auch ohne hinweis)... fazit: schmeckt wie viele lager aus der ecke. austauschbar und unspektakulär.

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