Rio Grande Elfego Bock

Rio Grande Brewing Co

USA

A little truer to the Bock style of beer than Texas's Shiner, this one still doesn't quite make it. It has that odd chemical taste some microbrews have that takes some getting used to. Pouring it in a glass, letting it "breathe", helps some. I get the idea this is another tourist beer, dummied down a little to appeal to the masses. Still, the label is cool, and so is the name (Elfego was apparently a New Mexico desperado). If you're sitting at the foot of Sandia Mountain some mild December day, I think you ought to give this one a spin at least once.

Reviewed: January 08, 2005

Rating: 4/10

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