Rio Grande Outlaw Lager

Rio Grande Brewing Co

USA

Every time I see this beer, with the bleached cow skull skulking on the label, I see H.I. McDonough squinting at Ed and saying, "He's a little outlaw..." then I suddenly hear that insane yodelling from the soundtrack of "Raising Arizona". While that might sound like the beginnings of a ringing endorsement of the beer, let the first sip purge that from your mind. It's based on the Steam style of beer (think Anchor Steam), so the style is muddled from the first. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't entirely suck. However, unless you're a big fan of steam beers, I'd be surprised if you came back to this one again and again.

Reviewed: January 29, 2005

Rating: 4/10

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