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El Toro - Fullsteam Brewery

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
El Toro is a distinctly Southern, true-to-style American Cream Ale brewed with 100% North Carolina barley and corn grits.

Inspired by our home city of Durham, this clean, crisp, and bright beer is welcoming and unpretentious.

Sometimes all you want is a cold beer. This no-frills "beer beer" just happens to use all North Carolina-farmed grain.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 07-06-2010)
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Lob, Feb 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Vatnos, Jun 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

RyanAU, Apr 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

commune, Jun 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

mportnoy, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

JohnnyK, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

kvgomps, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured from a growler into a tulip. Buddy traveled down to NC and brought back 6 growlers from Fullsteam.

a - Pours a very transparent golden color with one inch of white head and no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, bready malts, spices, and

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, and light fruit.

m - Light body and no carbonation. Little bit flat.

d - A little bit creamy, but not that great of a beer. Wouldn't seek out again, but looking forward to trying their other beers.

mdfb79, Oct 24, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

kristougher, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

mklinger, Nov 17, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Zimm, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

egrace84, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

fehrminator, Nov 29, 2012
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IPAchris, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Duff27, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

MacQ32, Jan 03, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

On-tap outside Foundation during Raleigh Wide Open served a pale orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and a trace of earthy hops. The taste is quite interesting, with a uniqueness I have to assume is from the grits used in the mash. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing. Fullsteam did a great job with this beer creating something the BMC drinker will enjoy that can still be appreciated by a craft beer enthusiast like me.

atsprings, Aug 01, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

On tap at the brewery on 3/3/12.

Pours a pale straw yellow with no head and obvious carbonation bubbles rising to the top. There is almost no smell; faint straw. The taste is identical to Corn Pops cereal; corn, light grain, husk. The mouthfeel is very light, smooth, and mildly carbonated.

This would be a nice light beer for a hot day. It has more flavor than I would expect from this style. When I say it tastes like Corn Pops, I mean it. It's not as crisp as I had first expected and it's smooth, light body add to it's drinkability. I would probably have this again.

tdm168, Mar 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Rhettroactive, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

dbrauneis, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

TonyJ815, Aug 03, 2014
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El Toro from Fullsteam Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.