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Rio Grande Outlaw Lager - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Rio Grande Outlaw LagerRio Grande Outlaw Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

31 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%


Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

34 IBU

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 04-16-2009)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Visions of blazing six-guns taking down rows of empty bottles. Perfect clarity off of the copper-colored brew, and the decent- sized head leaves some patchy lacing. Clean malt nose of caramel and a hint of bread. Very, very smooth with a moderate- sized body. The palate is clean throughout, with a dry-ish malt character aside from a quick splash of caramel. Modest hop- ping goes right to balancing and retains a subtle herbal flavor. Hints of fruit and nutty, bready malt in the dry finish. A very tasty straight-up lager here--nothing fancy, just really good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:28:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
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thereal_adam

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

01-13-2014 03:30:09 | More by thereal_adam
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-12-2014 14:05:56 | More by rorjets
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-25-2013 02:15:07 | More by LXIXME
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-22-2013 13:24:18 | More by HRamz3
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nje123

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Bready, great malty smell, large malt taste with just the right amount of hops to balance it perfectly. Love this beer...it's the perfect starting point for a night of great beers.
They got it just right if you love a complex lager.
By the way, the brewer and owner are very hospitable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 22:12:25 | More by nje123
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TasteFiend

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-16-2013 09:30:39 | More by TasteFiend
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mjurney

Texas

3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Deep amber color, clear. Fair amount of carbonation rising up. Eggshell color head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, caramel, some fruity ester.

Taste:
Deep caramel, toasted malts, bready. Hop bitterness is medium, mainly leafy and herbal. Finish is very dry. Medium bodied, dry, easy drinking.

Overall:
It's very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 15:59:31 | More by mjurney
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

05-22-2013 19:38:38 | More by SportsandJorts
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TheSSG

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-07-2013 01:31:18 | More by TheSSG
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-29-2012 01:47:04 | More by buckyp
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jbarra101

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

12-26-2012 22:39:23 | More by jbarra101
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

09-30-2012 14:39:05 | More by Bitterbill
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber color, excellent clarity, thin white head. Aroma comes across with sweetness and cereal notes. Bread-like taste, slightly fruity flavor blending in well with the overall bitterness. Light bodied, clean and dry finish.

This beer is a decent malt-forward lager, malt and grain flavors predominant. Nothing exceptional, but another easy drinking thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 01:17:14 | More by beergoot
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle served in a goblet, beer is a gusher so beware. Beer is brown and mostly clear with a big off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is caramel and yeast, smells nice.

Beer is medium in body, creamy and has a nice finish on it, mildly bitter not grainy at all. A fine steam beer / lager. The munich malt comes through nicely and the finish is good. I'd have it again probably.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:40:36 | More by drabmuh
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FriedGold2112


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-31-2012 03:37:32 | More by FriedGold2112
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +20.8%

04-30-2012 19:21:18 | More by beaulabauve
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice sudsy brown. In the bottle, so hard to see.

Smell: Nice refreshing brown sugar malt. Some faint bitterness, but mostly sweetness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very enjoyable beer. Great balance of brown sugar and smoky pepper. Awesome carbonation as well.

Overall: I had this a while back, but definitely enjoyed it. I think I have to try this again to get a more accurate idea.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 19:38:44 | More by tjsdomer2
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omegaman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-15-2012 18:49:01 | More by omegaman
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guerocabral

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

01-28-2012 05:50:18 | More by guerocabral
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Zorro

California

3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deeply amber colored beer with just a wisp of off-white colored head. This is so deeply colored I could see describing this as red in color.

Smell is malty with malt syrup and noble hops as the main scents. Mildly fruity with a mainly banana aroma.

Starts out malty with a faint banana taste and lots of toasted grain. A little sweet but it has just the right amount of bitter edge to balance it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a very tasty and easy to drink beer. I recommend this one very highly.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 00:27:32 | More by Zorro
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diamondc

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, amber. Moderate lacing and head.

S: Big caramel notes on the nose.

T: More caramel, subtle hot nuts note in there. Aftertaste is a bit harsh, very herbal-y.

M: Easy drinking, maybe a bit cloyingly sweet.

O: Not a bad beer, could have had a smoother aftertaste and more fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 08:10:34 | More by diamondc
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger of foamy off white head settles rather quickly. Lots of lacing line the glass.  Slightly hazy orange/amber color.

Musty/earthy/ malty aroma. Deep caramel aroma.

Very fruity flavor with a deep caramel/malt character. Almost, but not quite smokey. Perhaps some earthiness again.  There is a moment of sweetness and a long chewy caramel aftertaste.

Very subtle carbonation. Medium bodied.

An ok beer, but not one I would pursue again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:24:15 | More by Reagan1984
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zeff80

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, this is a California Common/Steam Beer. I've submitted the change request.

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a small white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled very malty and sweet. Some mild floral notes emerged as it warmed up.

T - It tasted very sweet with caramel and touches of fruitiness. There was a mild hop spice, plus it had a slightly smoky flavor.

M - It was crisp and smooth with a somewhat dry finish. A light bodied lager.

D - This is a pretty good beer. It holds up well with other steam beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 03:53:13 | More by zeff80
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Served in a 1/2 pint tumbler)

A- This beer pours a deep dark copper body that is clear but very slightly dense with a strong carbonation of big bubbles that support a thin cloud of white foam that last for a few sips.

S- The light pale malt aroma hint has faint notes of caramel malt which turns into a sulfur aroma and the overall smell is pretty clean.

T- This beer has a dry crisp sulfur flavor followed by a soft Noble hop bite at the finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a full fizz finish and no alcohol heat.

D- Even though this beer has a dark body the taste and aroma are very light and thin. Not that much depth and the sulfury flavor covers most of the flavors as the beer warms.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 17:08:57 | More by rhoadsrage
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Rio Grande Outlaw Lager from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.