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El Toro - Fullsteam Brewery

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vatnos

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

06-10-2014 19:59:45 | More by Vatnos
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-23-2014 21:16:37 | More by JohnnyK
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.5%

04-15-2014 03:57:58 | More by kvgomps
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

04-06-2014 14:36:25 | More by RyanAU
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

04-06-2014 01:49:34 | More by OldSmaug
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-06-2014 22:17:10 | More by Duff27
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-03-2014 01:10:07 | More by MacQ32
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-04-2013 02:03:37 | More by IPAchris
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-01-2013 05:00:40 | More by egrace84
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-25-2013 19:27:25 | More by herrburgess
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-05-2013 02:28:50 | More by mportnoy
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2013 05:19:45 | More by kristougher
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-02-2013 22:35:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler from Bottle Revolution served up at the NCSU v. Terps tailgate 2011-2012 season, reviewed from notes...

a: served in a standard pint, this cream ale is a pale honey golden in color, supporting a lasting coating of white head

s: the nose features pale malts and a suggestion of the corn grit bill that contributes a slight sweetness to the aroma, hops mild with touches of dried grass

m: carbonated to a light-moderate level, lighter on the palate but carrying a satisfying weight all the same, creamy

t: opens up with a nice clean pale malt body, really liking the use of grits as it adds a creamy sweetness to what would otherwise be a pretty standard flavor profile, making for a fuller flavor with notes of corn and bread, hops are mild with notes of grass

o: really like this one, and they did a great job of making something for all to enjoy - proof that not everything has to knock your socks off with flavor

Serving type: growler

04-08-2013 01:17:55 | More by blackie
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-04-2013 02:50:36 | More by BigGingDrinker
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-29-2012 21:28:58 | More by fehrminator
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

11-19-2012 21:03:35 | More by adam_e
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Jason_Quad


3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-09-2012 20:24:21 | More by Jason_Quad
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commune


2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

06-13-2012 00:17:15 | More by commune
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a light clear gold with a white lacing.

Bready malt nose is kind of subtle.

Bread-and-butter malt flavor with a slight hop note.

Med body with a fluffy carbonation.

I really liked this, very drinkable and great taste. Would definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 23:11:20 | More by Cylinsier
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-15-2012 12:39:46 | More by ncstateplaya
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 01:55:13 | More by tdm168
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Lob

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

02-24-2012 19:56:36 | More by Lob
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Transparent yellow color. Nice half inch white head. Not overly carbonated.

Smells light And airy. From the adjunct grains, it's brewed with NC corn grits. Slightly sweet and syrupy.

Taste is light and sweet. I cam feel the lager yeast. The grains have imparted that classic German lager smoothness that I love oh so much. Light body and vey drinkable. One he'll of a session beer!

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 19:33:13 | More by VncentLIFE
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +18%

11-18-2011 00:33:54 | More by nmann08
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El Toro from Fullsteam Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.