Full Review

Rio Grande

Rio Grande
Desert Pils

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Rio Grande
Desert Pils

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lemon scone, apple-mango relish, white grape, and melon with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-to-long finish evoking elements of spiced carrots, butter roasted corn, and tortilla finish. A nice chewy, fruity lager.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon scone, apple-mango relish, white grape, and melon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of spiced carrots, butter roasted corn, and tortilla
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Tuna Sandwich, Chicken Tacos, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy, fruity lager.

The Producer

Sierra Blanca Brewing Company

The Producer
Moriarty, NM 87035
USA
1 505-832-2337

Pilsner

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Pilsners are pale to golden straw in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is a dense, white head. The alcohol levels must be such as to give a rounded mouthfeel. These beers are medium-bodied and are characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech and German varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish. This style originated in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner Premium Pils, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pilsner and Victory Prima Pils.