El Pistolero | Excel Brewing Company

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El PistoleroEl Pistolero

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by atlbravsrno1 on 05-07-2015

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark orange with a thin, creamy white head and good carbonation.
Smell of sweeter malt an yeast.
What a wonderful suprise taste on this Vienna lager. Great yeast taste that gives off the creamy bread taste. A slight hop gives this nice balance. Carmel malt is nice and sweet and not overpowering. Excel, keep it up!

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Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear crisp amber with a one finger white head that slowly dissipates leaving a think white filmy head on the beer. Continually rising bubbles show a steady stream of carbonation.

Smell is a nice mix of mild hops, sweet carmely malts, and some yeast. Appropriate for a vienna lager and very nice.

Taste follows the nose with a nice crisp caramel malt flavor followed by a hint of hops, yeast and wheat. Very clean and quite tasty.

Feel is again clean and crisp with medium carbonation that gives it some pop while still being nice and light. Really good mexican style lager. Could drink this one for days.

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Photo of Tone
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight sugar, hint of hops, slight yeast, and a hint of adjunct. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, caramel malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, slight yeast, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body; close to a Marzen.

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Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a clear, amber color with caramel highlights. It had a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled slightly floral with some caramel malt. It tasted malty and sweet with a floral hop bitterness. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for this one!

Bright golden orange, lasting foam and surface skim. Sharp clarity, and very much to style in every aspect. Toasted malt aroma, nutty and pleasant.

Taste has a similar nutty toasted malt character, lightly bitter in the dry aftertaste. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Overall a nice Vienna lager, crisp and tasty.

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El Pistolero from Excel Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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