RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Another Real Ale beer that was overly enthusiastic about sharing its contents with the surface of my table. Massive, foamy white head gradually and almost completed faded away. Slightly hazy golden-orange body with hordes of dark suspended and sunken particles. Mellow citrusy and fruity hop nose with nectarine and carbonic acid components. Citrusy hop flavor with a touch of soap. Light fruity acidity and moderately bitter and dry. Astringent band-aid quality in the finish. Fizzy body with noticeable hop resins. Another over-carbonated Real Ale beer. Thanks to Fly for the assorted pack of beers from Blanco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Bottle. Pours somewhat clear but is hit with a residue from the bottom of the bottle. Not filtered. Amber in color with low carbonation and no head to speak of. Nice, clean, spicy, yeasty aroma. Very mild, even milder than most British, pale ale. Slightly sweet and fruity with a moderate body but lacking malt flavor. Finishes with some spice. Is better on draught.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheFnTexan (14) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Wasnt a horrible way to wash a plate of Mexican food down in Blanco. As mentioned, it is entirely over-carbonated, and it leaves a distinctly bitter aftertaste that I was not fond of. Not a beer that I plan on revisiting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Masive gusher this one was/. About 1/2 of the bottle was lost in the oh-god-it-is-a-gusher-must-dash-for-the-sink-momen . Highly carbonated with a fomay off-white head. Cloudy amber body. The aroma is intersesting, Peachy and flowery with little real sweetness. Flavor is straight up malt with some flowery hops. Way too carbonated. It assaults the palate. If the carbonation was cut down severely this might be enjoyable. As is...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Pours a hazy "goldenrod" color, almost similar to a hefe-weizen. Aroma is spices citrus. Flavor is full of carbonation, and hops. Fruits and malt are also present. Carbonation definitely helped filling the palate out nicely. Thanks to Indiana Red!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Appearance: a bright, hazy, peachy hue, with a smallish head, light and brief. Aroma: nice, zesty hops right up in the nose, soft and wonderfully rounded, a bit tamed, but bountiful in fruit (peach, melon, pineapple, apricot, citrus), a sweet, beautiful blend, to be sure. Hop assault in this ale is small, but the flavor is large and long. A very delicious, and judiciously hoppy ale. The Saaz hops employed inject just the right amount of taste, without ever becoming too bitter. (Not that I object to that in an ale.) But it works wonders here: tangy, citric, yet sweet, happy, a perfect fruitiness, and a brew I could enjoy again and again!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Head is medium to full. Faint amber in color, with an ever so slight haze. The aroma is a light and grainy almost unnoticeable. Has a diluted hoppy flavor with a hint of bitterness. A little on the weak side, probably brewed for the mainstream beer drinker, but all in all above average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (4134) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very laerge fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, malty and a bit like wheat bread. The hops are much more obvious in the flavor as well as the high carbonation. These combine for quite a bite. Otherwise standard pale ale fare. Im glad this is very cold. Thanks to 123456green for the trade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4332) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Slightly hazy golden out of the bottle with a foamy white head and a slightly soured grain nose. Flavor has a citrusy tange to it over a nice malty sweetness. Hops linger in the back of the throat while a yeasty dough is further up. I bet it is good with a sandwich. Thanks to 123456green for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Suitably grassy, spicy, hop aroma, some faint grainy malt notes and citrus. Golden amber color, hazy and lightly sedimented, average head. Flavor is also full of juicy hop, again spicy and citric, dashes of pepper, and a very slight maltiness late. Finishes dry and bitter. Light-medium bodied, vigorous carbonation on the palate. Easy-drinking. Could perhaps use a bit more balance, but fine for what it is. Thanks, Louis!

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