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Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alamo Beer Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed by Alamo Beer Co., but currently distributed by Real Ale Brewing Co.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-13-2003)
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

04-14-2013 20:21:58 | More by MaddDogg84
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

05-17-2013 01:28:13 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2012 22:22:24 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-10-2014 02:34:58 | More by AZBuffaloSoldier
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2014 00:00:00 | More by Seattle_Suds
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valkyre65

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-30-2013 23:47:41 | More by valkyre65
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brewQ

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

The name says Golden but the tap I got was towards brown.
No head off this pour. The aromas were subdued, grassy and sweet with a fleeting note of hops.

Taste had some malt and was refreshing.

An easy drinking brew if not especially interesting.

The bar staff along the Riverwalk couldn't tell me anything about the Brewer. I began to suspect contract brewing.

11-15-2004 21:03:58 | More by brewQ
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Jackp_43

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-09-2014 15:58:47 | More by Jackp_43
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

The Alamo Golden Ale - Almost thought this was a shiner at first!

Appearance - This beer a bit darker than your usual brew but mostly yellow to brown

Smell - A nutty (peanut) scent that is almost a bit off from that. It was good but not enough there to fully satisfy

Taste - A Shiner (light) but with more of the peanut and barley flavors in there. I wish there was some more to this and more umph to it (technical word)

Mouthfeel - This is where this beer excels, the taste sticks with you for a good several minutes leaving a satisfied taste

Overall - an okay drinker

07-13-2012 01:43:19 | More by TownDunkel
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kyleelton

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

I don't know what I was expecting from this beer. I suppose I wanted it to be...better.

Anyway, it looked good out of the bottle. Poured into a pint glass the color was golden as advertised with a good head that laced nicely.

Smelled sweetness and some hops. Balanced.

Taste left some to be desired. The malts and hops were well balanced enough but the aftertaste was not terribly pleasant. There was a slight adjunct taste to this beer. Does not compare to other blonde ales I've had, even though it wasn't horrible.

04-30-2011 22:02:44 | More by kyleelton
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-16-2011 00:05:00 | More by jheezee
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mdunman

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

A: Slighly hazy gold with a decent white head and some linger.

S: Heavy malt, some citrus and light hops.

T: Malt up front with a twist of rose, some light biscuit and a slightly hoppy finish.

M: Light body, decent carbonation.

Pretty good beer, worthwhile on a summer day. I enjoyed it, but I would rather try something new next time.

04-19-2011 03:54:14 | More by mdunman
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Had this on draft at the Buckhorn saloon in san antonio

Pours golden/bronze with with 1' of white head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Citrussy hops & malt sweetness & a little iron, plus grassy notes

T: Crisp lemony hops, malt sweetness & maybe some pear notes. Breadyness in the middle. Finishes crisp & hoppy (citrus & a little herbal hops)

MF: Medium bodied with efferevescent carbonation. Good balance

Drank really easy, suprised I didn't see it around more down by the riverwalk. Give this a chance!

04-24-2007 05:12:14 | More by russpowell
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JoelMD

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2012 01:39:57 | More by JoelMD
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Jtnoel


2.56/5  rDev -24.3%

08-23-2014 01:09:16 | More by Jtnoel
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2014 05:59:43 | More by BKotch
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2013 03:50:25 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2013 22:42:21 | More by JamLand
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ByMySword


3.38/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: A very smooth pour. Had a very golden color and very prominent head.

Smell: The smell was not personally to my liking. It was very overwhelming.

Taste: The taste was very salty. Not at all what I was expecting. Yet it was good and was complimented by the mouthfeel. Towards the middle of the glass, the taste became much more prominent and pleasurable. The taste is very unique.

Mouthfeel: As was said above, the mouthfeel complimented the taste very well and was probably its saving grace. The mouthfeel had a healthy carbonation which also complimented the salty taste.

Overall: Not a bad beer, if you don't mind a smooth but salty beer. I hesitate to say it was bitter. It really wasn't and the bitterness was felt mostly in the aftertaste. All in all, a beer you would expect out of Texas. But I'm Texan, so I'm biased.

05-20-2012 04:22:16 | More by ByMySword
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MarioH

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-31-2014 14:12:26 | More by MarioH
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LacquerHead

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -24.6%

I had this at the Executive Surf Club in Corpus Christi TX and it was poured into an American pint glass.

A:The color was pale golden with a very slight haze.

S:It was not very aromatic, but I could pick up signs of hops trying to come through. There were also hints of citrus. The head retention was not very good and it had very little aroma towards the end.

T:The taste was rather bland and there was not much to this beer. Towards the end of the glass the beer tasted flat.

M: It had large bubbles but did not taste very carbonated.

D: It did have a decent drinkability

Overall I would not buy this beer again on tap, but was worth trying once. I would recommend this beer to someone who wanted a simple beer with drinkability. Next time I will have to try Alamo in a bottle to see if there is a difference; maybe it taste better that way?

07-04-2010 19:54:29 | More by LacquerHead
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thexlantlife


3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 01:07:51 | More by thexlantlife
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cheers2beers

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a dull and dirty but not quite full golden hue. A pure white head rose up two fingers then setteled into a nice quarter inch layer on top of my brew. Generous beading is noted throughout.

Smell: Fresh and slightly hoppy. Im suprised by some sweet malt as well. Maybe even a little peppery in the nose. Can't wait to take a sip.

Taste: Grass and grains baby! Actually, the flavor is somewhat subdued and relaxed. The hops are showcased not by there bitterness but buy there grassy, herbal, medicinal properties. The pilsner type malt is there to balance but plays more of a supporting role than that of a co-star. Very refreshing and non-offensive.

Mouthfeel: Spritzy yet smooth with a body that dances on the fatter side of thin. The carbonation keeps things livley but not overly so. Spot on for a Blonde!

Drinkability: This one was quaffed with ease. Im not a big fan of these lighter styles but Alamo kept it somewhat interesting with this offering. In my mind this is still too light to be a gateway beer but I envision this beer holding that new persons hand on there way up to the gate!

Cheers2Beers

04-27-2006 19:14:07 | More by cheers2beers
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ungyano


4.53/5  rDev +34%

This is a great starter beer in the Ale category. That's probably why it can cause some confusion. For folks who don't care too much for a strong finish this is good. I would say it's in the middle. Overall, it's a great Texas beer I would definitely recommend it to beer novices looking to take a step up.

03-06-2012 22:27:34 | More by ungyano
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buzzed

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.3%

09-12-2012 02:56:04 | More by buzzed
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Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.