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Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

mimi, May 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

IrishGermanAmerican, May 06, 2012
Photo of largomason
4/5  rDev +18.7%

largomason, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%

Color is golden with a slight haze. Head is white a thin foam with moderate retention. Lacing is minimal and splotchy. The nose has some sweetness to it. Lemongrass, orange and some pepper spice. Getting just a small amount of bitter hops in there as well. Just like the taste. Sweet upfront with a bitter middle that sort of even out towards the finish. All previous characters are still present. The mouth feel is very refreshing. Just under medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Not bad at all. This one is a bit above average. A good drinking beer. Great for summer weather no doubt.

depechemode1983, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of WillKirkland
4/5  rDev +18.7%

WillKirkland, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of conradh
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

conradh, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Brent
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Brent, Mar 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

rab53, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Leschber, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of texasdrumbone
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Finally a beer that stands out among most Texas beers...a little strongly hopped, but not too much. I especially liked the alamo name.." King of the hill "...I think Hank Hill would enjoy this one...hypothetically speaking. Boy I tell you what.

texasdrumbone, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ungyano
4.53/5  rDev +34.4%

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.

ungyano, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Kornoms, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of ElCommodoro
4.38/5  rDev +30%

Poured a pale yellow colour, not really gold, but oh well. Small white head that left some very nice lacing. The smell was very FRESH. A little fruity, a little grainy, but altogether the freshness of it all is what stood out to me. It's an indescribable quality, but it's definitely there.
Now for the part that matters, taste. It's very delicious for a blonde ale. It's yeastier than I'd normally like, but it's pleasant somehow. It's a pleasantly fruity yeastiness that is well balanced by the hops. And the taste is fresh as well. All around great stuff. Not my favourite style, but if I'm going to drink a blonde, this is going to be it. Sure beats Shiner's.

ElCommodoro, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

ardy007, Feb 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

bpackertx, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of atxlex
4.13/5  rDev +22.6%

Golden in color. Head dissipates within a couple minutes. Good carbonation.

Light mouthfeel, tart hops up front. Immediately following is a smooth, slightly sweet maltiness. Honey and lemon on the palate. Hops linger after swallowing.

I like this beer a lot. It's got a good deal of flavor, but it's surprisingly refreshing. Exceptionally well balanced.

atxlex, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

attometer00, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of zoolzoo
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%

A: Pours straw colored, hazy, white head.

S: Bready, fruity yeast undertones. Clean, crisp.

T: Refreshingly simple, very clean. Bread / grains form a solid base. Fruity yeast plays a part rounding out mid sip; black pepper, drop of lemon juice.

M: Medium all around except in the finish, which is a bit watery.

O: Exceeded my expectations.

zoolzoo, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

cdwil, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11%

almundane, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

jheezee, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bmwats
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a the only viable vessel i had in my hotel room.... a paper cup.

A: It's well... golden. Thick, foamy, white head. A slight blanket of foam remains throughout, and a fair amount of beer ring lacing remains.

S: Baked sourdough bread, black pepper. Slight lemon citrus, and an indistinct bittersweet tone that I can't quite place.

T: Tastes like it smells. Sourdough bread, poppy seed, a little peppery, with just a hint of citrus sweetness.

M: Light body, refreshing quality. A little pungent aftertaste lingers.

D: Goes down easy.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice color, and a substantial head which lingers, and some nice lacing. Nose is a very stout grainy tone with some pepper and citrus. Flavor, also very grainy. Fresh baked bread with hints of the sweet citrus and a bit of bitterness to balance it out. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Oct 19, 2011
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2.85/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

champ103, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

twiggamortis420, Aug 11, 2011
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.