Rio Grande Desert Pilsner | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

Rio Grande Desert PilsnerRio Grande Desert Pilsner
BA SCORE
34.1%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 44 ratings
Rio Grande Desert PilsnerRio Grande Desert Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
sierrablancabrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

37 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,122
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
44
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
12.01%
Alströms:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 21
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3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KidDoc
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft pour in Albuquerque airport. Pale gold color with light head and decent lacing. A bit more nice malty body than the usual European pilsener. It was very acceptable

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mscudder
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigdood33
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pale gold color, a little haze. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Very fruit, malty, some spicy hops.

Taste:
Deep malt character, bready, biscuit, sourdough, slight toffee. Hop bitterness medium, spicy-herbal. Green apple tartness towards the end. Finish is mainly dry. Body is full, crisp, refreshing, very dry lingering aftertaste.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Rio Grande Desert Pilsner from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
Beer rating: 34.1% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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