camay1997 (20) - patton, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017 CharmCityCrab (244) - 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 it’s bottles (I use the term American loosely here, I’m 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 can’t 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 it’s gradually lost to a some degree, unfortunately, since it went from being an independent company with it’s own brewery in Pennsylvania to being just another beer off the line at an AB-Inbev plant in New Jersey. And, yet, it’s 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 wouldn’t serve Budweiser in any format used to wear back when they were made by separate companies.
It’s clean, refreshing, basically a good adjunct lager, but you can’t call it craft or elevate it too much. A lot of it’s appeal is admittedly packaging and branding, but when trying to save a little money, there’s something about holding a bottle on an old friend in your hands. Sort of like Pennsylvania’s 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 there’s a lot of nostalgia attached to it. You can’t fake history and tradition, though some brands try. This brand has it.
I think what I smell is the yeast, no other clear and distinct aroma comes through. The color It formed a thick head and is pee yellow in color. It’s bland, even for an extra pale lager(?). I sampled this because I remember not liking it, and still don’t. Though it’s not as bad as I remember. mabuzzer (845) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2017
12oz can in New York. Fizzy yellow generic lager. Corn syrup in abundance, but OK if it’s cold enough gripweed57 (2462) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2017
From old tasting notes when it was brewed in Latrobe, PA. Clear pale gold color with a foamy white head and lots of big bubbles. Light malty aroma has a wisp of sour hops. Upfront, tangy, dry and grainy malt. Middle is light grassy hops. Finish is faintly bitter nd brief. Grainy notes and somewhat fruity. An excellent hot weather brew. TheLouse8 (32) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 1, 2017
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Can. Clear yellow body, big white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grains, rice, corn, herbs and mineral water. Medicinal taste of rice, grains, some herbs and plastic. On the watery side.
bulldogp04 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Tastes like an extra pale rock that was once rolling but now is not - really wish this small brewery would produce more of this style - I really dig it while I am eating a brewmasters platter of durian fruit and Limburger cheese - helps enhance the aromatics and flavor of both. JohananaV2 (159) - - MAY 24, 2017
The summer beer
What else is there
This is a 30 pack of decent beer for 20 bucks, not much else to say other then a summer brew
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In can. At first I couldn’t really taste much. Just a general light lager profile but then after a few more tastes this gross, stale, somewhat bitter flavor dominated the finish & ruined any sort of experience I might have been having. Not sweet corn at all, maybe stale corn. datfanman (4) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Are you poor? Do you and your friends only have $20 and also want to buy a Little Caesars pizza? Then buy Rolling Rock. Nuff said.
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Yeah, I don’t know why but seriously, this hamburger taste like shit. Why the hell would McDonalds do this to me? Not serve any fries with burgers????? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? A goddamn OLYMPIC MARATHON FOR WHEELCHAIR BOUND PUPPIES? THAT SOUNDS DEPRESSING