CharmCityCrab (149) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Might be the last American beer with a painted label on itís bottles (I use the term American loosely here, Iím aware that they are owned by an international conglomerate these days). The horse head, the white fence, the quality pledge, and the mysterious number "33" on every bottle are all iconic for a certain group of drinkers. The use of both rice and corn rather one or the other lends it a certain distinction from major adjunct lagers, which generally use one or the other (Maybe a good compromise in a group that canít decide between Bud and Miller or something). It also used to have a very distinctive aftertaste to it, a bit of sweet bitterness (Do those two adjectives cancel each other out? :) ), which I think itís gradually lost to a some degree, unfortunately, since it went from being an independent company with itís own brewery in Pennsylvania to being just another beer off the line at an AB-Inbev plant in New Jersey. And, yet, itís still Rolling Rock. "Not Bud, Rock", as I remember reading that the t-shirts servers at one famous bar that had Rolling Rock on tap and wouldnít serve Budweiser in any format used to wear back when they were made by separate companies.
Itís clean, refreshing, basically a good adjunct lager, but you canít call it craft or elevate it too much. A lot of itís appeal is admittedly packaging and branding, but when trying to save a little money, thereís something about holding a bottle on an old friend in your hands. Sort of like Pennsylvaniaís version of Natty Boh. A lot of people remember their fathers drinking this beer when they were younger, or they themselves remember it being the beer of choice at their college dorm or in their early working years, and thereís a lot of nostalgia attached to it. You canít fake history and tradition, though some brands try. This brand has it.
skmikeg (841) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with a thin white head with very little lacing. Aroma is of cercal malts, corn, grassy hops, and some light bready malts. Taste is about the same as the aroma with a little more hops, including some light pine and also some light biscuit malts. Has a medium-light body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, easy drinking, refreshing finish. Overall, a very drinkable and nice lawnmower beer that is pretty nice for a Macro Pale Lager and a good summer bbq or camping beer.
gbeerrater (12) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thin watery without much notes of anything.
Price point wise very cheap stuff so perhaps an offering to the mother in law? Just a thought.
Very generic and thin enough to toss back a bunch without no risk of a DUI. The two Michelob ultra were stout compared to this offering.
Drinkable like walking 5 miles in 100 degree heat type thirst however not much else. Not worth a revisit.
Woweezowee (26) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the more palatable BMC style light beers, for whatever thatís worth. If itís a super hot day and I desire something refreshing and water-like, but donít want water, this is an ok choice. Must be drank ice cold, or else... Under the above circumstances, RR works better than most of itís immediate peers.
c5natie (1) - Rosemead, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually like this stuff if itís really cold on a hot day like today. If youíre thirsty it gets the job done. Itís cheap too so i keep it around instead of drinking my good stuff. Itís light, goes down smooth, good carbonation, and not much flavor but enough to know itís a beer. Lol.
13atman (1) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good cheap beer thats amazing really really cold. Nothing special but better than Bud/Miller, o and a 12 pack in LA only costs $8.
AlfredReece92 (19) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
All I can say is its drinkable, with out a lot of flavor... I liked it best when first out of the fridge, it takes on what I would have to call a twang for lack of better term, when it warms up... you might lose that if you put it in a glass or even if you get it in a bottle. . But all I can get here is cans
vodka4blood (84) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No longer created in "the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe (PA)", this is only sightly less terrible than, say, a Labattís Ice (review coming soon!). Very boring and watery, makes me crave a Yuengling instead.
Danev76 (262) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple aroma. Clear golden colour with good head. Slight apple flavor with watery finish. Very light body with low carbonation.
malkyore (167) - - JUL 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So normally I like beers for their flavor... Or their character... Or whatever.. But this beer, while bad, is so horrifying honest I had it give it a slightly higher rating than it deserved just cuz it admitted to having both rice and corn... Good for you rolling rock, you know what you are and your like SCREW YOU CRAFT BEER THIS IS BEER. Its not good, but I respect it nonetheless.
AAEA (101) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
25 FL OZ ($1.69) was okay beer. nothing very special but its not the worst Iíve had.