Formerly brewed at Big City Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Kingston, Jamaica


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
To discriminating beer drinkers, Real Rock is the Premium classic full bodied Jamaican beer made in the European tradition that provides the best value, pure quality and excitement for the experience.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Aroma is somewhat grassy and acidic. Sweet flowery flavor right up front. A hint of malt and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (16088) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Straw colour with a whispy head. Slightly grainy aroma, maybe some light hop. Grainy, sour taste...not entirely horrid but has little to offer besides a late bready pale malt note.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Bottle number five of the Beers Of The World gift pack. Finally, a beer that isnt horrible. Not that Real Rock is anything to alert the media about, but compared to the swill Ive had to endure tonight, this is liquid gold. Grainy, mildly sweet, slightly bitter and hoppy with a hint of spiciness, this actually is palatable. Slight cardboard in the finish is a distraction. Corn and grain aromas are moderately sweet, but theres no sign of the spice or hops in the nose. Light bodied, bordering on thin and watery, but with sufficient liveliness on the palate from zippy spice and ample carbonation. Clear, pale golden in color with a thin, white head that demonstrates exceptionally poor retentive skills, fully dissipating with a minute. Not that good, but not horrible, and that is high praise indeed compared to most of the pond water that comes from this part of the world.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (24077) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Bottled. Pale yellow. Papery aroma. Plenty of corn, no tracable hops, clean mouthfeel, no bitterness. In other words - a pretty dysmal industrial lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 I had this on tap at Couples Negril in Jamaica. Iwas pretty shocked at how good this stuff was. Probably one of the best sleepers Ive had in a while. Tastes more like a damn good hefeweizen than a pale lager. YAH MON!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2006
12 oz. bottle thanks to Fred. Nothing really exciting here except I got to rate my first Jamaican beer. Corn aromas and flavors. Some slight bitterness, but not good bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Pours straw yellow with a big white head. The aroma is corn with a touch of lemon and grass. The flavor is sickly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Sharp, biting carbonation. Drain pour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Gold in color with a thin, white head. Aroma is almost nonexistent except for some sweet corn and sulphur. Flavor is light, just some sweetness and a clovey spiciness and carbonic bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
A bit of a heavyer taste to this one than Red Stripe, all around better flavor, abit of hops too. Not a bad beer by anymeans, but nothing great. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Sparkles a medium gold with flakes of dust seen in the beer. Small sized head and an aroma of okay hops. The flavor is mostly corn with a reasonable amount of malt and grass backing. Not much better than Red Stripe, but for a lager it passes the test of being drinkable.

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