Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.
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3.53/5 rDev +4.1%
Appearance: Pours a clearish, light yellow body with a small, white head.
Smell: Faint, thin scent of uber-pale malts, cut lemon wedges, and sun-dried hay.
Taste: Light, light maltiness with a pinch of powdered sugar for sweetness along with a flavor of store-bought lemons, juice, zest and all. Quick hint of hewn hay. Light, light bitterness. Dry, thin, lemony finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: A simple, light beer designed for simple, light refreshment, and, in that duty, it does fine, I suppose. Remember the Alamo, though you may have trouble remembering this brew down the road.
05-30-2010 16:19:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.8/5 rDev +12.1%
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
3.04/5 rDev -10.3%
Attractive in the glass with a decent head on the golden brew. Adequately spritzy and while light bodied, it does have a little malty mouthfeel. More of a Kolsch sensation, with a lemony hint. Nothing much of an aroma. Maybe a touch of crackers for flavor. Faintly sourish, though not unpleasantly so. Not much of any bitterness to describe. I let this warm up quite a bit, and it doesn't help much.
Not much to stir the imagination here. I guess I have to admit this is quite drinkable, but it's no better than the average Blonde. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg, TX.
05-16-2013 04:45:12 | More by mactrail
3.35/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
08-09-2013 23:46:45 | More by biegaman
3.25/5 rDev -4.1%
12 oz bottle with a best by date of 09.08.11. Pours a pretty clear gold color with a fluffy white head. Fades fairly quick and leaves minimal lace.
Nose is earthy, almost caramel-esque malt with a fair amount of nuttiness. Very little hops or fruity yeast presence. Pretty boring, actually.
Taste is grainy and fresh with a light hint of fruity yeast. Biscuity and there is still a hint of pecan nuttiness. Hops are a no-show on the palate. Not bad by any means, but totally and utterly forgettable. It is just slightly above average for a blonde ale. The fresh, grainy malt flavors are the saving grace here.
08-11-2011 00:44:08 | More by twiggamortis420
2.85/5 rDev -15.9%
I think Real Ale might contract brew this, or has in the past anyway. On tap at the Faust Hotel in New Braunfels.
A: Pours a clear golden/yellow color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes to a ring. A small film of lace is left.
S: Grainy, slightly metallic, bread, light sweetness.
T: Follows the nose and pretty neutral. Grains, bread, metal, some lingering sweetness. Like a week Rio Blanco.
M/D: A light and thin mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, fairly clean, but way to thin. Not hard to drink, but there are usually much better options.
Very average at best. I think that is pretty much the point of this beer though. Even so, not a lot going on to keep me interested.
08-31-2011 06:53:42 | More by champ103
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
On tap at the airport in San Antonio, clear golden yellow. Smells boooring. The taste is actually pretty good, crisp, slight bit of lemon, not too bad! Extremely easy to drink , would order again but fortunately I will probably never have to go back to Texas!
05-19-2010 21:01:09 | More by ArrogantB
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
Blonde tilting toward amber. Moderate malt aspect, with some mildly sweet grain notes closely followed by an equally moderate hops presence. Not a bad representation of the style, although a tad less smooth than the frontrunners in the category and fell a little short of what I would want in a session ale.
03-26-2012 13:16:25 | More by Brent
2.88/5 rDev -15%
Thanks to my daughter for bringing one back from a business trip to San Antonio.
Poured a hazy golden yellow in the Bitburger pilsner glass, topped with a frothy white head that's laying some lace down.
Not digging the cabbage, corn, and a pop of euro skunk in the aroma. Also seems to come across in the quaff, which finished a bit harshly. The corn adjunct is dominating the overall flavor here.
A good looking beer, didn't match it in the taste.
08-26-2008 22:32:03 | More by Vancer
3.55/5 rDev +4.7%
Alamo Golden is contract brewed by the Real Ale Company of Blanco, Texas.
Alamo Golden is a hazy golden orange in color. Head is white and frothy. The aroma is a fairly nondescript, generic sweetness. Not bad smelling, but not much character. Taste is sweet, almost as if there is a little honey involved. There is also a distinct herbal, tea-like taste towards the middle of the sip. Finish is a lingering combination of sweet malts and herbal flavor. Drinkability is very good, this is a nice lighter ale for sessioning. Still this beer isn't nearly as good as the other Real Ale offerings I've sampled.
12-28-2004 02:26:29 | More by Gagnonsux
4.1/5 rDev +20.9%
Standard 12 oz brown bottle with Best before and Feb very lightly notched. 5.3% abv listed
Aroma: Mild grapefruit infused with a light malt sweetness. Inviting
Appearance: Extremely clear glass shows good carbonation streams feeding a white collar and thin cover. Cover fades by mid glass and only a thin line of lace is left behind.
Flavor: Soft and mild overall, immediate taste is one of gentle alcohol, but as it warms it shows a great marriage between malt and hop. Its very balanced with a lightly sugary start and a mild bitter finish. Subtle yeast flavors add some depth to the total package.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body that has a slowly fading finish. Carbonation settled down to a great level, just enough sparkle to keep from being flat, which encouraged a quick glass. After reading Gagnonsux description of tea flavors, I can second that taste in the profile as well.
Overall Impression: Very enjoyable. Refreshing and clean, this is a great summer session or lawnmower. I think the label and name are a bit gimmicky, but what ever it takes to get Real Ales product out there. Strongly recommended!
01-17-2005 00:36:45 | More by HardTarget
2.85/5 rDev -15.9%
This is a golden colored ale with thin to no foam. It has an extremely light , honeyed aroma. Very effervescent—force carbonated? Dare I say, fizzy even. It has a clean finish with some light malt lingering around. Not a whole lot going on here and what is going on is dialed down to a whisper.
This is—although it pains me to say it—an utterly forgettable golden ale. (Why does it pain me? Because it’s a local microbrew and I wanna give some love to the home team.) It is not the same recipe as Real Ale’s Firehouse 4, although until they open their own facilities it’s contract brewed in Blanco.
05-18-2012 19:51:50 | More by elNopalero
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
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