Rock Bridge Brewing Co. Reviews


RobertDale
Rock Bridge Option #2 3.9
On tap at the Bier Station, KC. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, spice, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon. Vey good.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Suttree
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.4
From a can. Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells like rye toast, with some green, grassy notes.Nicely dry, with woody, toasty flavors. Resin, piney bitterness. Clean finish.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

rumproasts
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.3
Can. Golden orange with one finger head. Caramel base with medium rye and citrus hops. Average, perhaps a bit above.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

freeofthoughts
Rock Bridge Option #2 3.5
Tap, nice black brown ish brew lightly reddish in light, with khaki suds. The aroma is huge coffee with a sweet hazelnut toffee sweet thing. The flavor is also big tho the body isnít too heavy. Lots of roasty coffee flavors as the base with sweet vanilla hazelnut toffee caramel swirled throughout the beer. At times itís too much flavoring sometimes itís alright. Overall enjoyable but I couldnít drink a lot of it. Would be interesting to try a barrel aged version tho, it could easily hold itís own.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

edwardbass
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.1
16 oz can. Murky and coppery-orange with a smallish head. Aroma is kind of earthy, and of rye. Rye is obvious from the get-go, but itís not overwhelming, providing taste, but almost no rye spiciness. Orange, citrus hops with a decent sweetness to balance. Palate is a little bit watery. One of the more unique rye beers Iíve tried in that the rye taste is there with almost none of the spice. Itís good.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

seymour
Rock Bridge Tailgate Smoked Brown 3
Tasted on draft at 2015 St. Louis Microfest in a willi becher glass. It poured an opaque dark brown colour, no head. Strong dark malt flavours, much too burnt and smoky for me, with diacetyl and an odd tartness underneath. Medium body and carbonation. Not terrible but not good. Itís rare that I meet a brown ale I donít like.
Monday, May 11, 2015

edgallow
Rock Bridge Option #2 3.7
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts and grains. Taste is chocolate, coffee, toffee and malts.
Monday, April 20, 2015

edgallow
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
Draft sampler pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malts. Taste is malts, citrus and caramel.
Monday, April 20, 2015

edgallow
Rock Bridge Obligatory Pumpkin Ale 3.5
Draft sampler pours Amber with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malts and spice. Taste is spice, pumpkin and grain.
Monday, April 20, 2015

hayduke
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.7
Thanks to Doran the was sent to me in trade. This poured from the 16 oz can a hazy golden orange color with a beige head and excellent lacing. Attractive. Nose is rye, tropical fruit and citrus and floral hops. Medium in body with a resinous mouth feel. Flavor is rich with the rye and tropical fruit in good balance and the finish is big on the tropical fruit and nicely bitter. Really nice.
Thursday, January 29, 2015

supershea
Rock Bridge Saison 1.7
This was disappointing. I was excited to have a regional brewery with a Saison. This just wasnít impressive at all. The pour is okay, very little head. The taste is flat with hints of citrus, but not palate popping citrus from other Saisons I have had. The finish us sour and lingers.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

wedgie9
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
Tasted on 12/12/14 from a 16oz can, thanks to Shea. Pours hazy burnt auburn with an average beige head that slowly recedes to fairly thick, sticky lace. The nose is a cool blend of spicy, cereal rye with a lightly fruity, earthy green hops aroma. The flavor is nicely balanced with even more fruity hops, nice spice and earthiness balancing. The body is medium with average, smooth carbonation, and a long fruity, bitter, and spicy finish.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
Rock Bridge Tailgate Smoked Brown 2.7
The beer pours a clear reddish brown color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends smoked, roasted, and caramel malts. The taste, though, is not great due to mild sourness and touch of umami, and the aftertaste is reminiscent of smouldering ashes and campfires. After youíve swallowed, it feels as if you want to move out of the wind of a wood fire. The palate fueses a slick texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.
Monday, December 01, 2014

madvike
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3.6
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours pale yellow with a thin white ring of head. Nose is sweet wheat, light mineral, and a touch of white grape. Pretty dry. Taste is dry, with mineral, pale dry wheat malt, and a little white grape. Fluffy body, well-carbonated.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 2.3
This beer pours a very clear yellow with a small white ring. The aroma blends wheat and strong yeast, and the dominating yeast continues through in the flavor, which is mildly sour and only slightly acidic. The aftertaste is also very yeasty and tastes more like an American wheat than a Berliner Weiss. The palate fuses a medium body, average carbonation, and a slick texture. Iím not impressed whatsoever.
Monday, November 24, 2014

Dfonorow
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Light yellow with a small white head. Notes of wheat grain, slight citrus, slight sour, and light fruits. Finish is a bit metallic.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bartzilla
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.3
Pretty good ipa. Doesnít taste like a 7%. Hits clean, but after a few minutes you get a bit of malt. Not a problem. My slacking on drinking shouldnít matter in the review of a beer. This is a super solid and good ipa. Just not the best after you faded out and woke back up and started drinking again.
Friday, November 07, 2014

madvike
Rock Bridge Margarita Spree Berliner Weisse 3.8
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours pale yellow with a filmy white head. Nose is honey, tart wheat, and lime. Taste is gentle tart wheat and lime, with honey and mineral. Thin and well-carbonated.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

vyvvy
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3.4
Sampled at Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival 2014 - Pours pale light yellow and is very clear with a small white head. The aroma has passion fruit, mild tartness and crisp wheat. It has a light crisp body with a minor amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with light sourness, light grain and some aspirin. The finish is very short. Decent.
Sunday, November 02, 2014

AbbeyRoade
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3.1
Nice light wheaty, fruity brew. Very light yellow translucent color. Yeasty aroma. Citrus notes. Mildly sour.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

AbbeyRoade
Rock Bridge Baltic Porter 2.7
The downfall here is the bitterness. The body would be so much more enjoyable if it wasnít dry/bitter immediately. Other than that, good roasted, dark malt flavors throughout.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

AbbeyRoade
Rock Bridge Saison 2.3
Something strange about this one. Not a typical saison. Strange flavors that donít quite hold together as a farmhouse ale. Not recommended.
Sunday, October 19, 2014

kdm1984
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.2
Had at 2014 Joplin Ozarks Beerfest. Surprisingly smooth rye IPA. Liked this one. Good finish to an eventful night for me.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Strykzone
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3
Mpled at Augusta. Very light yellowish and clear with a white head. Very light fare. Mildly tart fruit flavor and aroma. A little apple. Super light.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

edgallow
Rock Bridge Saison 3.3
16 oz draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, spice and yeast. Taste is yeast, malts and funk.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

drfabulous
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.8
16 ounce can thanks to Ben. Lots of malt and rye in this one. Nice citrus hop profile. Pretty tasty overall.
Monday, August 25, 2014

TheAlum
Rock Bridge Margarita Spree Berliner Weisse 3.4
Great Taste of the Midwest 2014 Offering (Madison, WI). Pours a gently hazed crisp pale champagne hue. A big bubbly creamy white head atop stays larger, decent stick around and lacing overall. Aromas are a bit lemony, some lime and gentle salt. Crisp bready and straw grains and a bit of yeastiness. Some sourness hits. Initial is clean, a bit flabby with gentle tartness. Dry, a bit lactic with some mellow yeast. Earthy elements, bread. Gentle lime, faint salt element. Some touches of crisp bread, straw. Backend is dry, decent sourness and a bit mellow and underdone. Ok. Better than the base. The Margarita element gives it some life.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

crossovert
Rock Bridge Margarita Spree Berliner Weisse 2.9
Cask. Very lemon limey berliner weisse, bit sweeter than I would like in this style.
Monday, August 11, 2014

DrSilverworm
Rock Bridge Margarita Spree Berliner Weisse 3.7
Taster on tap at GTMW. Cask pour. Mildly hazy pale golden color. Thin white head, kind of bubbly. Leaves decent lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Satisfying full feel to it. Great lemon citrus aroma to it, mild funk. Light to moderate sweet taste, lightly tangy. Lightly tart. Light saltiness to it. Solid, full-bodied drinkable yet refreshing berliner weisse. Kind of a lemonade type flavor. Very nice.
Saturday, August 09, 2014

TheAlum
Rock Bridge Spree Berliner Weisse 3.1
On draft at Midwest Beer Camp (Chicago, IL). Pours a watery champagne glowing hue, nice haziness. A bit dull with some decent hazy murk. Aromas are a bit subtle, some bready malts, gentle straw and a subtle lactic acidity. Faint citrus, green melon and white grape. Initial is a bit thin, watery with touches of tartness. Lots of green melon, subtle white grape. A bit bland and underdone. Some nice green melon, white grape flavors but a touch metallic, lacking the sour get up and development it should be at. Ok.
Friday, August 01, 2014

fiulijn
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.7
Can, courtesy of Keir
Cloudy light amber color with small compact head. Nice aroma, the malt has a straws accent, some cereals and toffee, and mild resiny/fruity hops. Lean mouthfeel; delicate malt flavor, with a touch of caramel and toffee, very good choice for an IPA; strong hopping; there are good hop qualities (some resins and some fruits), although it may have suffered a bit (unfortunately the can doesnít seem to be dated).
Very pleasant one.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

jmagnus87
Rock Bridge Saison 3.3
Can sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel, yeast and some tart funk. Pretty good.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

alexsdad06
Rock Bridge Saison 3.1
16 oz can shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have some spices, hay, mild fruit character, light funk, some earthy bitterness, not very dynamic, pretty basic saison.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

DrSilverworm
Rock Bridge Saison 3
16oz can, from Lukas Liquor in Missouri. Hazy orange amber color. Fizzy off-white head. Loose splotches of lace. Medium body. Soft, kind of effervescent carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal character, kind of spicy. Bigger spicy, moderate bitter, light sweet. Eh.. Not crazy about this one. A bit too much of a bitter spicy bite for a 5.5% saison. Calms down a bit though after sitting and swishing.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

b3shine
Rock Bridge Saison 3.1
16 oz can to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a hazy apricot with foamy eggshell head. Smells semi-sweet and yeasty. Tastes like it smells with a touch of what seems to be orange. Solid on the palate. A decent no-frills saison.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

anders37
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
Draft @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.
Monday, June 30, 2014

TheAlum
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
Draft on tap at Bridge (St. Louis, MO). Pours a glowing gently hazed orange hue, nice frothy whitish head atop dies to a mellow film, subtle lacing and stick around. A bit of fiery copper and orange glow pervades the body. Aromas are fairly hoppy, given some fruit and citrus life. Grapefruit rind and touches of orange juice meet florals, gentle bready malt. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some nice potent hop zip up front shows florals, firm bitterness with pithy grapefruit and juice. Touches of bitter earth meet bready malts, faint biscuit and gentle rye malt. A gentle spiciness, earthy hops into the backend. Cleaner and approachable body, nice hop profile overall with a gentle kiss of fruitiness. Finish is bitter, a bit soapy and grapefruit driven. Some florals, gentle rye hang on. Nice. Pretty surprised this clocks in at 7%
Monday, June 23, 2014

thegreenrooster
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.4
Pour is a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is decently hopped with a spicy rye malt in the backround. Flavor is a decent helping of the rye with an equally nice hoppy backbone. Finish leaves a nice hop resin and rye on the tongue as this goes down.I donít think this would win any awards against some other rye IPAís but this one is right up there.
Saturday, June 21, 2014

deyholla
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.9
Sampled from he tap at the Bridge. Pours a clear light orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of rye and earthy pine with a touch of grass. Flavor has bitter pine and a hint of onion and a nice rye bite backing.
Saturday, June 21, 2014

DrSilverworm
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
4oz on tap at Bridge in STL during RBSG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Caramel malt, spicy rye, good tingly rye character... Good earthy herbal bitter hop. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Light sweet. Solid rye IPA. A bit spicier than my favorite of the style (Hop Ryot), but this is solid well-done stuff overall.
Friday, June 20, 2014

Quetzolcotl
Rock Bridge Saison 3.2
16oz can. Pours nice medium dark gold, pretty clear, and lots of carbonation. Aroma of pears and apricots, and malt. Finishes nice and dry but is too bitter for the style and is slightly astringent. Wish this had some more fruity esters from the yeast. Glad to see a saison in a can so I applaud that. Hope they keep tweaking the recipe.
Monday, June 16, 2014

thegreenrooster
Rock Bridge Saison 2.5
Pour is a clear gold with a huge white head. Aroma is grain malt with some yeasty ester. Flavor is a heavy malt grain with the yeast trying to do something. The aftertaste really kills this one. Kind of gritty and bitter with something like burnt malt. A little unpleasant. This one needs to head back to the drawing board.
Thursday, June 12, 2014

ads135
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.9
A pretty good rye IPA. Goldenish orange colored, thick head though very little citrus aroma. Has a touch of rye pepper but mostly grapefruit.
Sunday, June 01, 2014

Bif
Rock Bridge Saison 2.9
16oz Can. Pours a hazy copper color with a foamy head and bits of lacing. Aroma of Yeast malt bit of fruit and grass. Taste of malt, yeast, bit of fruit, spice and grain. Mild bitterness and a tart finish. Moderate body with an interesting character. Decent beer for a regional brewer.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bif
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.8
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a nice head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, light fruit sweetness and grain. taste of citrus, bit of malt sweetness along with a nice bit of fruit and grain. Nice bitterness a the finish is quite dry. Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Nicely crafted beer, well worth checking out
Sunday, May 18, 2014

EtTuCthulhu
Rock Bridge Saison 2.6
The color is a very cloudy amber with a small white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends sour fruit, white peppercorns, and a hint of Belgian yeast without this fusion being particular pleasing. The taste is slightly bitter, mildly sour, and a touch sweet on the front end, but this quickly fades to a maltiness and then a very unpleasant burnt quality at the tail end; itís a shame the average carbonation, medium body, and slick texture couldnít make up for the off-flavor.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

jandd1983
Rock Bridge Saison 3
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2014. It poured an orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of malts with some fruit and funk. The taste was similar to the aroma with some yeast, citrus and a little barnyard. Interesting.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

jandd1983
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.6
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2014. It poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of rye, resin, tropical fruits and floral hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with a little sourness. Very nice.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

RobertDale
Rock Bridge Saison 2.9
Sample at Parkville Microbrew Fest. Comes a cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Taste is malt, yeast, grain, and grass. Decent.
Thursday, May 08, 2014

ztwaelder
Rock Bridge Rye You Lilí Punk 3.9
i had this at the local bar *rumor has it* on tap it was great i went in several times just for that one beer. though it has been a while so i can not rememebr all of the notes it is very pleasing to drink and a great starter for ipaí style beers.
Thursday, April 24, 2014