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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (5548) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2005
What’s the difference between a Vienna and a lager. Are they thicker, because this certainly is. Normal for a lager and genuinely uninspired.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5543) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5478) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12 oz bottle from a gift set from Sams Club, it was a gift. Pours a clear piss yellow with lots of carbonation and a fizzy white head. Initial aroma actually wasn’t that bad with some grainy cereal maltiness and slight floral hoppiness. Thin bodied like a BMC with average to slightyl strong carbonation. Flavor of grain, cereal that finishes with just a touch of hop bitteness. Not god by any means but this one is almost palatable.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beershine (5219) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2009
You know, this one was probably the best of the Minhas brewing mix pack. Pours a clear yellow gold with a nose of malt, bread, and grain. No extravagant adjuncts detected. Respectable lager. Nice, but not my favorite beer or style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This actually surprised me a bit. The aroma was sweet malt with the faintest ghost of molasses. Medium gold. Dry malty, sunflower seeds, cereal, nutty sweetness. Good body, just a shade heavier than medium - oily consistancy, cereal in the back palate during the finish. If you’d told me that this was a decent Soviet-bloc lager from say, Czechoslovakia or Poland, I’d have believed it. The other half of PorterPounder’s toolbox allotment.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of light grains/grass/ and a hint of hops. Has a fresh crisp taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4851) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
Dark yellow color with a large head. Dry fruit aroma with a glimpse of the impending grain blast. Well, the grains are there, but an array of fruit (apple, banana) is nicely added to the mix. Oddly sweet finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
travita (4841) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Smell is malts, corn, grain, weak, some sweetness, and watery. The look is a golden clear and not very much of its white head. The taste is sweet corn, grains, water, and malts.


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