RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A German style pilsner with German yeast, German Noble Hops and 10 percent Durst Pilsner Malt. This lager is fermented at 55 degrees for one week and lagered (German for stored) for at least two more weeks. The sharp hop bite up front is intended to keep the palette clean; giving the beer high drink ability. There is no after taste, the finish turns right off. This is the perfect session beer. Pairs great with spicy foods.

Brewed as Rio Grande Brewing Company, Moriarty, NM.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (2379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Banana, yeasty aroma. Hazy appearance. Minimal white head. Very refreshing. Slight hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Tap at the ABQ airport.

Light pour, modest white lacing. Thin but crisp, slightly sweet, not a huge amount going on here but not particularly flawed either. Does the job for an airport bar beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a clear golden body with white lace. Light body and plain mouthfeel with generic grainy/corn notes. Very plain overall, not much else to say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (11461) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2016
Ever so slightly more interesting than the lager/common. A touch of hop bite is lightly grassy above sweet bready fairly generic malt. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Draft; Hazy gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of hay, grain, and some floral; Flavor of malt, floral hops, and some citrus; Fairly bland but not too bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CarlosTheTall (14) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Very light scent. Cereal palate, with a very crisp finish. Low on carbonation. Nice white head, that corrected very quickly. The beer is fine. I could probably pound quite a few. Very low flavor profile in general. Basically a "light" beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle:   Pale yellow, fairly vibrant and clear, moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Very pale bready nose, super soft, hardly any straw, hay, or grass.   Touch of sweat tho.   Sweet grassy start, better than the nose suggested.   Fairly clean, not husky, a touch mealy tho but its minor.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes pretty smooth, flavorful, but with a slight sweaty and mealy background.   Not enough to really detract, but its there.   Pedestrian example, and too light on the nose.   Otherwise okay.   Thanks Bill!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1890) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Rio Grande Desert Pilsner has the thinnest, little white head, a hazy, very bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is strong and nice- sweet, pungent, bready malt, a bit of grass, and a slight hop zing. Taste is of sweetness and bitterness, which work together exquisitely to present a biscuit-like flavor, with a lovely yeast undertone. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Rio Grande Desert Pilsner finishes crisp, clean refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and I strongly advise trying it out! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (468) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2013
On tap at the ABQ Pub, a straw-gold pour, bready aroma, crisp, slightly hoppy palate - certainly drinkable but not inspired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmmbeer (1408) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in stein from Lawernce Bros. IGA in Ruidoso, NM. Served a transparent yellow color, medium carbonation, head quickly went away after I set up the laptop outside while looking at the mountains. Aroma of some hops and some wheat. Hits the mouth with a low-medium body, very light malt combined with a rapid hop bite, finish is a little dry. Overall, a bit one dimensional. Just another tick to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
knew id like this best of the sampler bunch .. medium gold yellow .. soild foam .. . corn, cob, and sand .. . light as expected but refreshing.. . a bit of nonsense in the finish but decent and better than most mas produced rubbish .. . . heavy is good. heavy is reliable. ill take it!

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