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El Toro | Fullsteam Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States
fullsteam.ag

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Toro is a distinctly Southern, true-to-style American Cream Ale brewed with 100% North Carolina barley and corn grits.

Inspired by our home city of Durham, this clean, crisp, and bright beer is welcoming and unpretentious.

Sometimes all you want is a cold beer. This no-frills "beer beer" just happens to use all North Carolina-farmed grain.

Added by atsprings on 07-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
53
pDev:
14.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the tap at the brewery into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear pale yellow color with zero head. The aroma is faint grain and corn. The taste is very weak flavored corn meal. An average beer.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of a flight at Fullsteam Brewery.

Look: light golden color, thin white head, no lacing
Smell: buttered bread? & corn
Taste: sweet & creamy, but overall taste is a little more on the mild side than I would've liked
Feel: creamy & smooth, light body & carbonation

Overall: pleasant & easy to drink, but I probably wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a chill hazed deep straw that clears as the brew warms producing 1.5 fingers of white, foamy, somewhat lived head that leaves a wash of streaky lace. Quite a bit of effervescence coming from the bottom of the goblet. Aroma is not as thin as most cream ales that I have tried. The nose is comprised of biscuity malt, hints of corn & grain, banana, vanilla, honey & lemon. Taste is a more robust version of the nose with a few additions & is not nearly as delicate as my previous experience with cream ales. Having a sweeter character than the nose, comprised of biscuit & cracker malt, corn sweetness, something wheat like, banana, honey, dried apple & lemon notes with a peppery finish. Afrertaste is faint honey-lemon, again wheat & banana with a very subdued but lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with high carbonation producing an acidic/alkaline, sandpaper prickly bite, lightly creamy, dry & crisp. The most robust example of a cream that I have had to date. Taste like a Cream Ale/Hefeweizen hybrid. Not bad & a pleasant surprise. Touche Fullsteam!

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Photo of ecmoon3
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amedlin18
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ProstMasterson
4.17/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crisp and clean, well done offering for style. Perfect for the summer

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rramsey
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnWilliam
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Zimm
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TonyJ815
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Vatnos
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of JohnnyK
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -13%

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El Toro from Fullsteam Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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