Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.
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Reviews by mjurney:
3.68/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Straw color, a little hazy. Tons of fine carbonation. Soapy head that disappears really quick.
Sweet clean malts and some spicy hops.
Sweet clean malts up front with a mild spicy hops at the end. I get touch of grainy and some zesty lemon in the taste. Body is light, good amount of carbonation. Very refreshing taste.
Very clean and crisp finish, slight dry aftertaste.
It's very refreshing beer. Very drinkable and sessionable. Only thing lacking is the flavor, otherwise it's a good summer's beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2011 20:40:28 | More by mjurney
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3.35/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Alamo Golden Ale has a yellow colour and slight lime tint at angles into the light. Though transparent, its complexion is considerably bleary (a bit strange given such a brightly polished tone). It would look infinitely better if it had any head at all.
The aroma gives me the impression this beer will taste better than it smells. There's nothing "off" about this bouquet - it has nice elements of sweet cereal grain and straw - it simply just isn't very aromatic. But you can tell good quality ingredients have been used.
The malt is of substantial quality and quantity to produce a pleasant flavour of lightly-toasted, rustic farmhouse-style white bread. It tastes bakery fresh. I could spread some butter over this and call it a meal. There's no bitterness, but there is a tinge of earthiness in the finish.
The state motto may be "remember the Alamo" but this beer which has the same slogan leaves little to remember it by. A very conventional blonde ale, it is much cleaner tasting and provides more malt than a mainstream lager, but is similar in most respects to popular commercial brands.
Alamo Golden Ale suffices as is, but a few more handfuls of C-hops would provide it with more of the "piercingly independent spirit" it boasts of. It is a simple ale well-suited to the hot Texas climate. To be sure, however, the Lone Star state has enough new craft breweries that residents should probably forget about the Alamo and move to greener pastures.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 23:46:45 | More by biegaman
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.