Alamo Golden Ale | Alamo Beer Co.

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Alamo Golden AleAlamo Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Alamo Beer Co.
Texas, United States

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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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of mrcharlie
1/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was generous in my assessment, there was no option for 0. Why even bother putting this mess in a bottle? Simply gross and "buttery" as another reviewer pointed out. Yuck.

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Photo of brpendergast85
1/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of spaceycasey
1.55/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Total diacetyl bomb. Tasted like licking the artificial popcorn butter you get at the movies off the bottom of the tub.

On the positive side, the new packaging looks nice.

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Photo of Nick4202
2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of deadliest
2.25/5  rDev -32%

Photo of Mortarforker
2.25/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SulRoss
2.37/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I've read enough beer reviews to know that everyone can go as far as he/she wants to picking things apart. The beer looks nice with a light, lacy head. The smell didn't offer me much, honestly, but as an ale perhaps it shouldn't overpower. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, almost watery. As a native Texan I had high hopes for this one as I know they fought hard for the logo. But the beer doesn't meet the hype. Remarkably forgettable. Decent effort at the micro brewery within the Alamo city but there are many, MANY better beers available. A sad statement on commercialism, really. I'm not even sure they make this beer at the brewery. Word on the street is it's actually made by Real Ale????

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Photo of Tsuacad
2.42/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Northtexan
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Yjt2
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Twpsyn
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of ChaosKittyXJ9
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of tomnoble
2.55/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I have seen this bottle several times before buying one as a part of a mix and match your own sixpack. THis was the only of the six that was not an IPA and that was because coming from San Antonio, I have an affinity for the Alamo and Texas in general (five of the six were Texas brews). I struggled to figure out where in the world this beer came from. THe label indicated it is a product of Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, bu the website is a completely different company, so obviously Real Ale must be contract brewing for them while they build up the brand. I am a huge Real Ale fan and consider Fireman's Four (SMaSH brew or not) the best lawnmower beer around. Since I am firmly in camp with Real Ale I cannot falt their technique and must fault the recipe for what turned out to be a dissapointing experience. The brew is crystal clear, and pours with a slight head if agitated which leaves light lacing, but the hop profile is almost non-existant and reminded me of a BMC rather than blond ale (like Fireman's Four). THe malt is strangely out in front and does not seem well balanced with any bittering hops I could distinguish. I prefer a blond ale with a light malt body that is subtle and there mostly to support about 25 IBUs, but this seems closer to 5 or 6.

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Photo of Jtnoel
2.56/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of briancathy
2.56/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LacquerHead
2.56/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this at the Executive Surf Club in Corpus Christi TX and it was poured into an American pint glass.

A:The color was pale golden with a very slight haze.

S:It was not very aromatic, but I could pick up signs of hops trying to come through. There were also hints of citrus. The head retention was not very good and it had very little aroma towards the end.

T:The taste was rather bland and there was not much to this beer. Towards the end of the glass the beer tasted flat.

M: It had large bubbles but did not taste very carbonated.

D: It did have a decent drinkability

Overall I would not buy this beer again on tap, but was worth trying once. I would recommend this beer to someone who wanted a simple beer with drinkability. Next time I will have to try Alamo in a bottle to see if there is a difference; maybe it taste better that way?

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Photo of 10Crumra
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.59/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rothobinide
2.62/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden purity in the glass. Pours with minimal head. Tastes like cereal, a lot like wheaties or total.

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Photo of Krammark22
2.67/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It was ok. Smelled funny but didn't taste bad

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Photo of gritz147
2.73/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Steef_11
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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