haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at the pub at ABQ. Pours a clear, yellow color with little to no head. Hardly anything in the aroma. Light, crisp taste. Grass notes. Very smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad brew. Something you would drink on a nice, spring day. thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pilsners don’t tend to be the most complex beers around, and Rio Grande Desert Pilsner doesn’t deviate from that paradigm. It is a nice, refreshing beer with a pretty good taste, and would certainly be a beer that you could put a few back sitting under the hot sun in New Mexico. It would also be a good beer to give macro lager fans to try and expand their horizons a bit. LilBeerDoctor (4217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at the ABQ brewpub. Pours a clear yellow with a very small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and sweet bready malt. Flavor is also very sweet, especially for a pilsener. Sweet, fruity, with some bready malt. Still a good pilsener. nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2010
12 oz. Clear golden with a lasting creamy head. Nose of light honey and dried grass. Taste is creamy honey, dried grass and light citrus. Medium body is well-balanced and smooth. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company--Sierra Blanca Pilsner--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin straw golden hazes lemonade with sediment. Light head & lace. Mild Saaz floral front. Crisp clean smooth balanced mild light butter lemon dry mild sweet body. Mild citrus hop end. Saampled 4/22/2003.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a light yellow with almost no head, and what there is dissipates quickly. Smells mostly of hops and malt, slightly of bread. The taste is bitter and bready, but refreshing. Perfect carbonation for this style. I’d drink this again. drjay44 (3855) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin head, attractive lacing over a pale slightly cloudy body.....nose mild hops, mild malt with a bit of non specific spice....taste of mild hop, mild malts, with minimal follow through...rather too light for a Pilsner. 11/12/2008 wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours a pale gold with a respectable, glass-coating white head. Aroma is sweet pale malt and grass. The taste marks this one as an excellent pilsener. Crisp, clean, refreshing taste of malt sweetness along with a hop flavor and bitterness which is very obvious but not overdone. Great effort. I’d put it up there with Victory as an excellent domestic pils. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/21/2007 vyvvy (6776) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall
clear pale yellow, wispy white head, trace of lace, sweet corn aroma, malt flavor with a touch of sweetness, lots of corn,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Thanks to Terminus aka Beerdrenched aka TannerTavernBoys for bringing this pils back from his west coast trip. Pours clear golden with a quickly diminishing white head. The aroma has lots of pils malt, light diacetyl notes and a hint of spicy hops. Medium / thin body that’s more lush than most pils and has some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with pils malt that’s fairly rich along with some spiced hops and bits of grass. The finish shows some oxidation and more spicy hops. This seems like an aged decent pils. Hopefully I get to try this fresh at some point and give a rerate.