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


on tap


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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 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (7121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Columbia, SC - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, long lasting white head. Corny aroma, lots of yeast. Flavor is full of corn and yeast with some soggy kids generic supermarket brand cereal. Tired mouthfeel. About what I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Sparkles a medium gold with flakes of dust seen in the beer. Small sized head and an aroma of okay hops. The flavor is mostly corn with a reasonable amount of malt and grass backing. Not much better than Red Stripe, but for a lager it passes the test of being drinkable.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Gold in color with a thin, white head. Aroma is almost nonexistent except for some sweet corn and sulphur. Flavor is light, just some sweetness and a clovey spiciness and carbonic bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Tried to get some of this in Jamaica and even when a Real Rock tap was present there was never any beer available. Only Red Stripe. So lets give one a try back in the States. It pours a nice big soapy head but the aroma is not much to brag about. Well, ok, neither is the beer. It is another Pale Lager that doesn’t have much flavor. Like most of them this one doesn’t taste bad but there just isn’t enough flavor at all. It is easy to drink on a warm beac. If you run out of rum cream, have a Real Rock.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
brought back the mini bar of my hotel in Montego Bay. Sweet honey malts on the nose with hints of cereal grains. Pours a golden blonde with a thick head that dissipates with champagne like carbonation. Light, very light, with a crisp dry finish. The flavor has light bread notes, with mild grassy hop notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (1199) - Ipswich, 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Aroma is somewhat grassy and acidic. Sweet flowery flavor right up front. A hint of malt and fruit.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2007
Pours mid-golden, mostly dead with some dusty particulate hanging about, under a large yet fast-fading white head. Aroma of old pale malt and some stale caramel malt with a hint of metallica. Flavor finds adjuncty DMS notes to sweet pale malt with a hint of grassy bitterness. Tastes overshelved because it is (BBE 11/05)... but you have to hold that against the retailer, not the consumer.

I remember hearing that in hot weather you can quench your thirst by sucking on a smooth stone. You may be better off sucking on that "real rock" instead of this one.

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