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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
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
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
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
ChainGangGuy (4925) - Woodstock, 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.

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monk2021 (4) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
pours a good head, good color, a little hazy but it is unfiltered and unpasteurized. goes down easy. this is a great beer to drink under a big shady pecan tree on a hot, lazy Texas summer day.

3.9
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, it’s a decent brew when you’re 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
llcooldave (1224) - 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.


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