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Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +18.3%

BJasny, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of TownDunkel
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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

TownDunkel, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

kjkinsey, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Texasfan549, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Steef_11
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Steef_11, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

ChrisKuhns, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ByMySword
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ByMySword, May 20, 2012
Photo of Parched
4.3/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice change of pace from the heavier abby ales, stouts, IPAs, and other meal beers. It is what the American mainstream beers should be: light yet flavorful. Its honeysuckle nose, light sweet taste, and low alcohol content are perfect for those times when you're ready for a brew but not a buzz. The only fault I find is its slight over carbonation.

Parched, May 19, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

elNopalero, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

mimi, May 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

IrishGermanAmerican, May 06, 2012
Photo of largomason
4/5  rDev +18.3%

largomason, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 +18.3%

WillKirkland, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of conradh
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

conradh, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Brent
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -26%

rab53, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Leschber, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of texasdrumbone
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of Kornoms
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Kornoms, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of ElCommodoro
4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

ElCommodoro, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of ardy007
4/5  rDev +18.3%

ardy007, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of bpackertx
3/5  rDev -11.2%

bpackertx, Jan 26, 2012
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.