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RATINGS: 1869   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Ingredients: Water, malt, rice, hops, corn, brewers yeast.
From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment, as a tribute to your good taste. It comes from the mountain springs to you.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharmCityCrab (231) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
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.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Popoff91 (82) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2016
12-ounce bottles in a glass. Seems to be little difference between beers of this style. This fits that mold. Rather stay away from the style completely, but I do like trying stuff because you never know.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
urbanocanoas (7) - - JUN 23, 2016 does not count
Não gostei! Não vale a pena; nem para conhecer! Uma cerveja americana sem corpo!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vestlake (270) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 17, 2016
16 oz can. While light in aroma and taste, itís a good pale lager overall. The taste is clean and crisp and went down smooth.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Strahov (8) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
Not offensive is the word. Taste: Green Grass and not obtrusive. Mediocre is the final verdict. "the taste isnít complete water" I liked that quote.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopper8 (26) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
For a more adjunct beer this isnít so bad. There isnít a real distinct aroma, and the appearance isnít appealing, but the taste isnít complete water and there is some hoppy notes and yeast to it. Itís a decent drinking beer.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2016
16oz can to glass. poured a hazy yellow with white head. this tasted like I was drinking frosted flakes. corn sweet cloyingly sweet without the crunch. amazingly terrible.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bnokk (431) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2016
You all know this one. Check some more verbose and thorough responses for a real summary.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Carlisle (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Can. Pours straw color with white head that dissipates quickly. Faint straw-like aroma. Faint caramel with a hint of licorice in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Itzjerm (2162) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2016
Watery. No flavor. No malt. Not really anything. Metallic and off flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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