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Deep golden and malty, with a spicy hop flavor and a subtle, well-balanced hop bitterness, Rio Blanco is a uniquely Texan interpretation of an English-style pale ale. The addition of Czech hops gives the ale a refreshing crispness and flavor that will satisfy you under the hottest Texas sun.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at The Flying Saucer, Addison, Texas.
Amber coloured. Flowery aroma. Clean. hard malt profile. Bitter finish. Good, but not very complex.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a bubbly tan to yellow head that poured big and then laced. Not as interesting as their rye pale ale. This is more of a traditional APA with some citrus and hops providing some counter to the malts. A solid effort, if lacking distinction.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2002
I didn’t like this, weak palate. Ugh. At least it didn’t have the grapefruit that their rye ale has. Just another uninteresting hoppy beer that fails to do anything but slam my mouth with hops. Their brown ale is the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Cloudy amber with a nice off-white head that doesn’t last. The aroma is subtle and pleasant hops with a nice malt backbone. The flavor is a nice crisp bready malt with an almost juicy character from the subdued but noticeable hops. Easy drinking without resorting to being watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
I really did like this beer. Could be a bit stronger, but definitely worth a try....

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
A half-decent pale ale. Woody notes, some nice hoppiness, but it really could be a little stronger.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Not real ale’s best, but not bad either. The hops come out and hit you a little hard.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2002
There is nothing bad about this beer at all. It isnt Real Ale’s finest, but good nonetheless. Very crisp and smooth. Hops transition is smooth as well. This is probably the first time that Saaz hops have entered the state of Texas before being put into beer....thanks Real Ale!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2001
Hazy light amber. Tons of fat bubbles rising. Solid but small head. Caramel aroma with some spice. Crisp mouthfeel at first with a solid pale malt backbone of grass, hay and toast. Mildly spicy hops. Not overly flavorful but has a good body with some depth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2001
I truly enjoyed this beer. Very good aroma, and beautiful head with a clear amber color. Sweet, slightly malty, hoppy flavor. With a nice hop finish. It is a bit hopped for a pale ale, but I found it very refreshing. Gonna have to try some other beers with Saaz hops.


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