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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 04-16-2009

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
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 19
Photo of nje123
4.66/5  rDev +39.9%
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.

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Photo of Junyor
4.02/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Beautiful Amber.

Photo of beaulabauve
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of mjurney
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +15%
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.

Photo of beergoot
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedGold2112
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of James_Stahl
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of omegaman
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of TasteFiend
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Belittle
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Kemmerlin
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber red in color clear in consistency and a thin quickly diminishing white head.

S: You can immediately smell the hops and malts. Also a faint citrus like smell in the background.

T: You can totally get the malts used in this beer right at the front with some hoppy bitter flavor. Also some molasses and caramel to fill it out.

M: Good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish but it is a little watery.

D: I would definitely get this beer again. Probably will not buy this beer again in a little while but I would definitely get it again.

Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Bigdood33
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mscudder
3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diamondc
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Rio Grande Outlaw Lager from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
78 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.