Alamo Golden Ale - Alamo Beer Co.
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.5/5 rDev +32.7%
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.
03-14-2012 05:16:38 | More by texasdrumbone
4.53/5 rDev +33.6%
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.
03-06-2012 22:27:34 | More by ungyano
4.38/5 rDev +29.2%
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.
03-02-2012 08:11:30 | More by ElCommodoro
4.13/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
01-23-2012 03:48:44 | More by atxlex
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
01-18-2012 03:39:13 | More by zoolzoo
3.55/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
10-19-2011 04:27:39 | More by bmwats
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
3.25/5 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
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
07-11-2011 01:42:32 | More by SkeeterHawk
4.22/5 rDev +24.5%
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.
06-08-2011 05:49:12 | More by prosit13
4.28/5 rDev +26.3%
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.
06-03-2011 04:50:26 | More by northaustin
2.93/5 rDev -13.6%
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.
04-30-2011 22:02:44 | More by kyleelton
Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.