RateBeer
overall
14
2
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique lager balances a rich caramel malt flavor with a smooth hop finish that keeps the palate crisp. Reddish-amber in color, this is a very complex California Common style beer with a great malt/hop balance.

Brewed as Rio Grande Brewing Company, Moriarty, NM.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (621) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a gold-amber with a small white head and lacing. The aroma is faint sweet malt with a flavor that is sweet up front and a sweet, slightly crisp finish over a medium-light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2014
This is not a good lager. There’s way too much kilned and caramel malt in this lager. Almost tastes like a brown ale. Overall, I wish brewers would stop falling in love with crystal malt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Malty and slightly sour lager, overall body is on the watery side. Dark amber with small foamy head, initial sourness in the aroma can be off-putting. Finish is mix of sour and bitter. This one may be a matter of personal taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle:   Amberish, small sudsy white head, little lacing.   Sweaty stale bready aroma.   Touch nutty, touch biscuity.   Really nutty up front, no real sweat to speak of.   Slightly bready as well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, however leaning thin.   Finishes quick, very soft nutty notes linger.   Pretty boring overall.   Develops a mealy background after the finish that ain’t all that pleasant.   Meh...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
ruby .. bottle .. mild caramel and baked beans .. actually quite nice, a freakin surprise .. . I signed up for a combination Retirement home and Cemetary. Its quite convenient.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6394) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to my parents for picking this up for me during a road trip. Clear amber orange color. Good thin khaki head. Leaves good spread of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Medium body. Easy drinking. Caramel malt, hint of honey, light toast. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Good, kind of sweet amber lager. Surprised at the low rates.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
This has a pretty strong caramel aroma. The body is also carmelly and sweet, really thought this was an Amber lager more than a California Common. I liked it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
On draught at the taproom. Pours a clear amber color. Rich, malty flavor with slightly dry character. Solid hop presence. Clean and nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
llcooldave (1082) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Slight toasty malt and cardboard aroma. Light amber in color. A slightly less spicy version of the Desert Pils. Overall, it’s drinkable...

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gregwilsonstl (1090) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Clear nice amber. Fizzy. Caramelized. Slightly sour. Almost tastes a bit off.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50