Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
04-27-2006 19:14:07 | More by cheers2beers
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
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.