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Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.59%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-05-2012 05:36:33 | More by Kornoms
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 08:11:30 | More by ElCommodoro
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ardy007

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-26-2012 04:21:18 | More by ardy007
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bpackertx

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-26-2012 05:27:16 | More by bpackertx
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atxlex

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 03:48:44 | More by atxlex
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attometer00

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-22-2012 15:19:03 | More by attometer00
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zoolzoo

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 03:39:13 | More by zoolzoo
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-25-2011 20:07:28 | More by cdwil
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2011 05:21:06 | More by duff247
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almundane

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-10-2011 19:11:39 | More by almundane
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 04:27:39 | More by bmwats
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champ103

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 06:53:42 | More by champ103
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 00:44:08 | More by twiggamortis420
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odd, it actually says that this is brewed by Real Ale on the bottle, but this beer isn't under their list. Anyway, let's give it a formal review:

Appearance: Pours a pretty cloudy yellow golden color with a small 1/8" head of small active bubbles that was only around for about 20 seconds after the pour. It doesn't look like there are too many bubbles rising after the initial head.

Aroma: I got a good bit of hops in the aroma giving grassy notes in particular. They are getting more citrusy as the beer sits for a bit, and the malt is present and a little grainy and is contributing some subtle toasty notes and some light caramel sweetness. The malt is pretty subtle in this beer.

Taste: The flavor is also favoring the hops with some malty notes. The yeast is making a bigger appearance in the flavor than in the aroma giving a little bit of bread dough. The beer is pretty light bodied overall and the carbonation is present in the mouthfeel, though it is a bit low. The finish is tipped mildly toward the hops, but it doesn't end very dry or bitter, so they are playing pretty well with the water. The earthy properties of the hops are coming out a bit more as the beer warms and is starting to make the beer a little less pleasant to drink.

Opinion: This is a pretty decent beer. I am not a big fan of their hop-bill, but that is just personal preference. Overall the balance is pretty good, and it is a pretty well made beer without any fermentation flaws or anything. This is the last beer out of a 6-pack that I got, and I may come back to it someday...but will probably pick up a number of other beers first.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 01:42:32 | More by SkeeterHawk
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prosit13

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pilsner, good head about 2 fingers that dissipated slowly with consistent lacing. Immediately noticed caramel smells and a toffee, caramel, nutty taste. Similar to a St. Arnold's amber but with less body. Good beer to pair with spicy, light foods, or grilled meats. Refreshing and super, super cheap. Picked up a 6er at HEB for 7 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 05:49:12 | More by prosit13
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northaustin

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear yellow, with almost no head. what is there is white, uneven and rapidly disappearing. no lacing.

smell: mega 2-row and slight caramel

taste: mega 2-row, minimal toffee.

mouthfeel: goes in easy, doesnt leave anything lingering.

i really like this beer but im having a hard time finding alot to say. pick one up for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 04:50:26 | More by northaustin
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kyleelton

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Nice white head and pale clear straw body.

Smell - Slightly nutty malt.

Taste - Nice slightly bitter amber lager body. Stale cardboard aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall Drinkability - This beer has some good aspects but the cardboard finish ruins the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:07:46 | More by ZenAgnostic
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mjurney

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Straw color, a little hazy. Tons of fine carbonation. Soapy head that disappears really quick.

Aroma:
Sweet clean malts and some spicy hops.

Taste:
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.

Finish:
Very clean and crisp finish, slight dry aftertaste.

Overall:
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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climax

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up in San Antonio, after seeing the Alamo itself. It poured a very pale gold, with a wispy white head that faded quickly. Lace was reduced to a few clumps of bubbles on the glass.

The nose had a very prominent wheat aroma with a bit of tart lemon. The taste followed very closely to the smell, which was good, I didn't expect the bold wheat flavor to carry over as much as it did. Citrus accented it throughout, with a stronger honey flavor emerging as it warmed. All leads to a clean finish.

The body is on the light side, a tad bit watery. The carbonation is very heavy and crisp, which leaves a tingly finish.

Easy to drink on a hot San Antonio evening, and enough flavor to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 23:05:27 | More by climax
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albertjr21

New York

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a dull yellow golden color under a sparsley spotted thin film head layer. There is a restrained but pleasant aroma of sweet malt , honey, and lemon citrus. This is a mouth awakening experience a top other blonde styles I've tried. It opens up with a somewhat puckering sour and sweet lemon bitterness and makes way to a sudden robust malt center and a smooth refreshing finish. There's also a significant amount of visible sediment that collects at the bottom of the glass. Robust, refreshing, and perfect for those hot summer days in Texas.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 14:35:41 | More by albertjr21
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LacquerHead

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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?

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 16:19:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.