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 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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   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Aromas are grain, sweetcorn and butter with some metallic hops. Flavours are sweet grain with smooth butter and sweetcorn. Mine is beginning to warm up now and its not so good.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
12 oz. bottle from a friend. My friend went to Jamaica and all I got was this stinking beer. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a medium sized white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is grainy pale malt, hay, and light citrus. The flavor is more grainy pale malt, light corn, a weird apple note, and light grassy bitterness. This was a tick; nothing more nothing less.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Bottle number five of the Beers Of The World gift pack. Finally, a beer that isn’t horrible. Not that Real Rock is anything to alert the media about, but compared to the swill I’ve had to endure tonight, this is liquid gold. Grainy, mildly sweet, slightly bitter and hoppy with a hint of spiciness, this actually is palatable. Slight cardboard in the finish is a distraction. Corn and grain aromas are moderately sweet, but there’s no sign of the spice or hops in the nose. Light bodied, bordering on thin and watery, but with sufficient liveliness on the palate from zippy spice and ample carbonation. Clear, pale golden in color with a thin, white head that demonstrates exceptionally poor retentive skills, fully dissipating with a minute. Not that good, but not horrible, and that is high praise indeed compared to most of the pond water that comes from this part of the world.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Another boring lager from a hot third world country. It wasn’t bad it was just boring. It’s probably good in the Jamaican heat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
igneous1 (1532) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap in Jamaica. Pours a light golden color with a white foamy head. Smells of light grain and sweet corn. The flavor has a faint sweetness along with cereal grains and a slightly metalic finish. Nothing great, but it does the job when baking under the island sun.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz. bottle thanks to Fred. Nothing really exciting here except I got to rate my first Jamaican beer. Corn aromas and flavors. Some slight bitterness, but not good bitterness.

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