Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 Light golden color with a minimal head and lacing. Aroma of corn, cardboard and distilled water in a plastic jug. Faintly sweet and fizzy up front, mostly like tonic water or seltzer with a weird but thankfully weak aftertaste. I think this product is awful, and it's hard for me to take it seriously except that Michelob Ultra is a good seller and these people are just trying to compete.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
About the same as the other Rocks, with less carbs and calories. Better than Michelob Ultra, but less flavor than Miller Lite. A nice low carb beer.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Side-by-side with Keystone Light and Natural Light. The deepest gold-yellow color of the three, with the most "clinging" irregular head. Yet, also the easily most offensive aroma--something plastic and something like the Lutheran Church hall where my mother, a piano teacher, used to hold her annual students' recital--stale, old carpet I think. The flavor shows a dry, diluted malt-water with a lingering finish of nothing. Moderate carbonation (a midpoint between the stinging carbonation of Keystone and the somewhat soft carbonation of Natural). The aroma keeps putting me off.
mrpeanut (17) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes much better than ULTRA, thats for sure. In fact, it tastes better than Rock Light, its predecessor.
haddon90 (1588) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I'm not a big fan of "low carb" beers. But this is a good attempt by Latrobe. Much better than Michelob's. Light pale yellow with a crisp malty nose. Odd taste, with an unusual balance of the malt and hops. Dry aftertaste.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, as I just could not resist buying this “Light” beer, I most certainly got what I paid for a Light Beer”, the pour is a transpicuous gold color with the head a creamy white and modest in size, lace a nice thin sealing sheet. Nose is crisp and clean, start is lightly sweet with the top cadaverous in feel. Finish is brisk in its carbonation, hops are quite light, the aftertaste dry, just what you would expect from a “Light Beer”, nothing, but hell I was thirsty, and it was only a $1.19.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this bottled in Champaign, Illinois. Hands down, the best low carb beer on the market today. This actually tasted like the Rock.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Fizzy yellow liquid with a fluffy, whispy white head. Corn and light sulfur aroma. Carbonated water feel. Water, grass and slight sulfur flavor. The most flavorless brew I have ever had.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ok this current craze of low carb beer needs to die. This is far worse than the Dry and Ice beer crazes of the 90's. Slight skunk aroma and flavor. Water and more water. The slight doughy taste is annoying. I'd say its right on par with Ultra.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The aroma reminds me of a beauty salon where many strange noxious chemicals are being applied to womens hair. The palate tastes freezer burned. This is perhaps the worst beer that I have ever tried.