CharmCityCrab (122) - 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.
harrymel (322) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Itís a really pale yellow straw with a central cylinder of bubbles rising to a central dome of white etch. Smells real distant, some flowers, some grains and white rice - this kinda reminds me of urine from a catheter bag. A very light flavor, with grain, a bit of corn some sweet bread flavors in there as well. Not a good flavor, but plenty of water like flavors. Thin, empty body with some hi carb and a slick finish. This is less than impressive.
HughConway (673) - Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
The can crap from St Louis. Thereís nothing here. Maybe itís hazy memories of undergrad life, but I remember there being more - not much - but more to Rolling Rock.
radarsock (621) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my fatherís favorite beer for most of his teenhood. $5.49 for the canned 6pack purchased in town. Pours a light cream yellow. Aromas of wet cardboard, melon rind, Bible paper, and mashed corn. Tastes the same with the addition of lager yeast and noble hops by swallow. Refreshingly smooth and delicate. I donít careóthis is an American staple.
Chadski4 (26) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Typical of the macro-brew experience. Unpleasant smell ("aroma" is too generous), unpleasant taste.
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had directly from the bottle at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Welp, green bottle... I know itís a very light beer, and almost like a cream ale. No fingers of head in the glass.
Smell: Genny Cream Ale, are you familiar with that? A creamed corn sort of smell. Quite sweet. Fairly pleasant, nothing offensive. Not much to it.
Taste/feel: Not bad. Decent flavor, but not much going on. Vanilla sort of flavor, like you may expect from a mass-produced cream ale-esque beer. The feel is kind of nice, actually pretty creamy. It reminds me a bit of Genessee Cream Ale, but they seem really similar to me, based on my memory.
Not an awful beer at all. More enjoyable than a lot of light beers out there, as it has a bit of a body to it, and slightly more flavor.
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sylvia's lounge bottle. Only possible beer to rate here. I'm typing characters because this is a waste of time. A piece of shit beer at a terrible bar
Eberndt (73) - - OCT 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Could be worse. Only have drank rolling rock a few times, but donít remember it being particularly offensive.
eRock_2013 (62) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad for being cheap. I actually kinda like the sweet smell, although i can recognize the corn syrup resemblance. Color is average paleness , I don't see the "extra" paleness, although I wouldn't think of that as a good thing anyway. Taste is light and refreshing, although aftertaste is industrial
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Reimer96 (832) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extra pale? What the fuck is extra pale? I can only assume they mean the color and if they do they knocked it out of the park. Smells is full of adjuncts like corn syrup and dme otherwise this is a dud.
foyle (138) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: thick, sudsy white head recedes with almost no lacing. Clear straw color with moderate carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: corn husks, a bit of breadiness and water.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp, finish is dry.
Flavor: the corn sweetness dominates, with some of the rice also evident, maybe just a hint of hops in the finish.