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Brewed from all malt, with no corn adjunct, Rock River offers a full, rich mouthfeel, balanced by plenty of fresh-tasting Continental hop aroma, satisfying complex, yet easy to enjoy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle - thanks Brandon. Pale hazy orange amber pour with a smaller head. Slightly sweet. Low flavor - pretty dull beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
I had this a long time ago, as it’s in my records, but I didn’t take down good tasting notes!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (5746) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle. Gee, what a surprise ... yellow, starchy, topped with a poofy white. The aroma is fruity, maybe estery. The drink introduces some grassy aspects, a hint of some leafy hoppiness, mustiness. This is a beer that kind of illuminates the difference between an all-malt, full flavored lager versus an adjunct laden macrolager, but unfortunately isn’t all that well balanced. Good, but fails to meet the great level. (#3377, 4/3/2008)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5555) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Part of the Historical Beers of America "toolbox" 12 pack - picked up at Publix in Tallahassee, Fl - Killearn - 12 oz bottle. Light copper appearance, thin, trailing white head, decent bubble action. Not much of an aroma - some fresh lake water; perhaps a hint of olive oil. Flavor is very subtle and has some hoppy, bitter hints and brief nuttiness to round it out. Fairly well balanced. Not too much else going on with this one. Turns a tad metallic near the finish. Mouthfeel on the thin side. Had worse - decent for a pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a small white head. Nose is malty with light fruit notes and grass. Taste is a bit sweet side. Yogurt covered raisins, sweet malts, light grass and mild hops. Body is medium with above average carbonation feel. Finishes with more sweet amlts and fruit. Lighter grassy notes and a hint of caramel towards the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle, part of wooden gift pack. Pours a golden yellow. Smells like an unfinished 2 x 4. Smells like raw blonde wood. Sticky mouthfeel. Mostly sweet, soaked sprouted grain flavors. I feel like I’m drinking Home depot: blonde wood, wood glue, PVC, and a light varnish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Picked up the Minhas Craft Beers of America Historical Collection Sample Pack at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear light pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head. Aroma of light white bready malt and some flowery hops. Taste is light bodied, hardly no carbonation with flavors of light bread malt and some flowery hops. Finish is watery, with some malt aftertaste. The ABA archives has some information on this historical beer brand. It is supposedly come from a post-Prohibition label of the Rock River Brewing Company of Rockford, Illinois. The former Rockford Brewing Company was founded in 1849, survived Prohibition and was later changed to Rock River Brewing Company in 1937. Deteriorating, and obsolete, pre-Prohibition equipment, and hardship of the Great Depression forced this brewery to close in 1941.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2004
Dark gold, nice big white head. Faint aroma. Sweetish flavors - malty slightly fruity. Not much hop flavor. Just too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Goldtwins. Pours a pale blond thin head. Aroma is corny dms, corn grits, cream of wheat and other wierd breakfast cereal types- and a slight pickle quality which was strange. Grassy and herbal hops throughout but very subtle, corn and a slight off astringent piss.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Light straw color with a soft peak egg white looking head. Sweetened grit aroma with just a hint of floral hops. A touch of butterscotch also thrown into the nose. Mild malt flavors with a touch of stewed raisins. Fairly thick in feel. Just not much to grab onto in this one.

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