Alamo Golden Ale | Alamo Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alamo Beer Co.
Texas, United States
alamobeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 10-13-2003

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Ranking:
#45,595
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
220
pDev:
16.36%
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 68
Reviews by Atlas1:
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3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Having just moved back to San Antonio (SA) after 11 years away, i was excited to try out some of the local beer samplings from the region that I couldn't find in Washington, DC. But I kinda put this one off for a while. Golden/blonde ales don't really do it for me. Still, this is the Alamo City, and this is Alamo Gold.

Pours a bright pale golden (naturally) color with a frothy, one-finger white head on top. Fades a bit quickly, but does leave behind some decent lace. A golden beer, to be sure, but nothing fancy. A dry musty malt nose here. Some fruitiness to the aroma as well. Earthy, but muted on the whole. Not bad, but not great. Hmm, this tastes interesting. Much richer and maltier than I expected, but still bland overall. A strange taste indeed. I was expecting a thinner, duller brew, but this actually has some body to it, if not much flavor. Mouthfeel is richer than expected too. Smooth and dry.

This beer actually delivered more than I was expecting. It's fuller and more robust than I imagined it. Still, that's not to say that I would go out of my way to drink this beer again, because I wouldn't. But it was somewhat better than I expected it to be, and that's always a good thing. Worth trying, if you're working your way through all the beers in Texas.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of valkyre65
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewQ
3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The name says Golden but the tap I got was towards brown.
No head off this pour. The aromas were subdued, grassy and sweet with a fleeting note of hops.

Taste had some malt and was refreshing.

An easy drinking brew if not especially interesting.

The bar staff along the Riverwalk couldn't tell me anything about the Brewer. I began to suspect contract brewing.

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Photo of jrammel01
3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. Been drinking it since about '05. It's a consistent go to. Not sure about "lacing" or any of that stuff. Just a good drinkable beer with flavor. Two things I don't care for: (1) new packaging - I liked the gold and black, made it easy to find; (2) I think they tinkered with the recipe or the brewing process - tastes a little more yeasty and unfiltered than it used to.

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Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TownDunkel
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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Photo of StephRai
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kyleelton
2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdunman
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the Buckhorn saloon in san antonio

Pours golden/bronze with with 1' of white head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Citrussy hops & malt sweetness & a little iron, plus grassy notes

T: Crisp lemony hops, malt sweetness & maybe some pear notes. Breadyness in the middle. Finishes crisp & hoppy (citrus & a little herbal hops)

MF: Medium bodied with efferevescent carbonation. Good balance

Drank really easy, suprised I didn't see it around more down by the riverwalk. Give this a chance!

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Photo of JoelMD
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.56/5  rDev -22.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/1...pours clear gold see through, light white foam. Bright floral nose, sweet, fresh. Clean malty taste, light pils taste, small bitter to finish. Very nice.

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Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 220 ratings