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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.


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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours tan-orange and slightly hazy with thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with buttery malt. Flavor of smooth hops that grow more bitter on the aftertaste, with biscuity malt also on the finish. Creamy medium body mouthfeel, characteristic of the Real Ale beers in my experience. Very nice and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheFection (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008 does not count
I might be a little biased about this, but it’s an excellent beer. Pours hazy amber as everybody else has stated. Slight bitterness and a nice smooth finish to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, amber body with a smallish, whitish head. Smell: Nose of pale malts, grassy Saaz hops, and fine fruity notes. Taste: Customary pale maltiness with a pinch of sugar sweetness. Pleasant fruitiness displaying flavors of apricot and even a bit of melon. Saaz hops bring a spicy taste of lemongrass as well as a mild, slight bitterness. Short, bittersweet, but crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A tasty, well-balanced, highly drinkable pale ale utilizing Saaz hops instead of the standard American hop profile. I can dig it. This one stands to lose much of its subtle charm due to lack of freshness, so, provided you can find a fresh sample, I rather recommend it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours clear amber-gold with no head. Looks like my bottle went flat. Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Clean tasting with a mild bitter finish. Fairly light, but decently tasty. Even with minimal carbonation, itís a decent brew when youíre in the mood for something light and hoppy. Would be a good beer to present to your BMC friends to lure them to the dark side...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured nice... has an aroma of pretzles and hops. Clean malt taste with a pleasing slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
12 oz bottle from Ben. Yellow/orange pour with a fluffy white head that leaves beautiful lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, nothing too overpowering. Super refreshing flavor, this stuff is like the Gatorade of beers. Nothing too outstanding in the flavor, but a nice balance of bitter hoppy bite with some malt and a hint of citrus. Smooth finish that leaves a bit of bready maltiness on the tongue. Great summer day, good thing itís pretty much one of those out there today.

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 Aleís 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!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
Pours nice. Little or no aroma at all. Has malt, slightly earthy flavor. Finishes with a slight bite. Good pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Fresh fruity hops aroma. Flavour is mellow yeasty and mild caramel malty favoured. Finish is fresh hoppy with a solid malt base. Nice and very well balanced.


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