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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (244) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
Might be the last American beer with a painted label on its bottles (I use the term American loosely here, Im 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 cant 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 its gradually lost to a some degree, unfortunately, since it went from being an independent company with its own brewery in Pennsylvania to being just another beer off the line at an AB-Inbev plant in New Jersey. And, yet, its 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 wouldnt serve Budweiser in any format used to wear back when they were made by separate companies. Its clean, refreshing, basically a good adjunct lager, but you cant call it craft or elevate it too much. A lot of its appeal is admittedly packaging and branding, but when trying to save a little money, theres something about holding a bottle on an old friend in your hands. Sort of like Pennsylvanias 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 theres a lot of nostalgia attached to it. You cant fake history and tradition, though some brands try. This brand has it.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ronritter (225) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
For about a year in my early 20s this is all I drank, those were dark times, but still enjoyed it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
provostar (1) - - DEC 15, 2016 does not count
Probably one of the smoothest drinking beers out there. Excellence through simplicity.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lumdaddysmooth (2) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2016 does not count
just a weird flavor. i can respect the lore of this legend, but i personally just dont get it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (13561) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Draft - Pale malts and light vegetal notes. Pale gold with a good white head. Brine and pale malts.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jesperhammer (4482) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
04-NOV-2016, bottle @Camilla&Morten. Very pale, low white head. Citrus and not a lot more. Very thin, medium carbonation, very little bitterness. But as a thirst quencher this works really well. Had this ice cold and it was satisfying.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Luvystypotables (1781) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2016
A sweet grain aroma with a hint of wet hay, pours a clear gold color light carbonation with a short lasting white head. A sweet corn taste with a hint of hay. A light body and a mild bitter hops finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbonde (331) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
[email protected] St. Pierre in New Orleans in plastic [email protected] 5 degrees. Pours light yellow with medium white head with ok retention. Aroma of malt, corn and a little sweetness. Taste again of corn and sweet grains with a definite hint of honey at the end, leading into the malty, honey aftertaste. Watery texture and without the honey, this would have been utterly forgettable, now I quite liked it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sledutah (7212) - Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from the state store
Pours clear light yellow with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma of corn and sweet grains. Taste is watery, sweet grains and wet straw
Not terrible

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SouthWillRise (2) - Houston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016 does not count
This was much better when just a local brewery in PA. This was the go to beer when out for the night. As soon as the brewery moved, there was a definite taste difference that was not as good. Color and such stayed the same, but taste went downhill.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of straw, grains and a bit of egg. Flavor has more grains and straw with earthy grass backing.


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