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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
16.42%
 
 
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13
Gots:
54
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Photo of harrylee773
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of biegaman
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Alamo Golden Ale has a yellow colour and slight lime tint at angles into the light. Though transparent, its complexion is considerably bleary (a bit strange given such a brightly polished tone). It would look infinitely better if it had any head at all.

The aroma gives me the impression this beer will taste better than it smells. There's nothing "off" about this bouquet - it has nice elements of sweet cereal grain and straw - it simply just isn't very aromatic. But you can tell good quality ingredients have been used.

The malt is of substantial quality and quantity to produce a pleasant flavour of lightly-toasted, rustic farmhouse-style white bread. It tastes bakery fresh. I could spread some butter over this and call it a meal. There's no bitterness, but there is a tinge of earthiness in the finish.

The state motto may be "remember the Alamo" but this beer which has the same slogan leaves little to remember it by. A very conventional blonde ale, it is much cleaner tasting and provides more malt than a mainstream lager, but is similar in most respects to popular commercial brands.

Alamo Golden Ale suffices as is, but a few more handfuls of C-hops would provide it with more of the "piercingly independent spirit" it boasts of. It is a simple ale well-suited to the hot Texas climate. To be sure, however, the Lone Star state has enough new craft breweries that residents should probably forget about the Alamo and move to greener pastures.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DangYankee
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale, clear yellow color with a very small carbonated head that quickly dissipates. There is no head retention nor lacing. Aroma of pale malts, grains, slightly bready and very, very mild grassy hops. Very grainy taste, pale malts, slight grassy hop. No astringency. A very tad bit buttery. Light bodied and very carbonated. Not too bad when you get to the taste. Would definite drink over any adjunct lager but little else.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.04/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Attractive in the glass with a decent head on the golden brew. Adequately spritzy and while light bodied, it does have a little malty mouthfeel. More of a Kolsch sensation, with a lemony hint. Nothing much of an aroma. Maybe a touch of crackers for flavor. Faintly sourish, though not unpleasantly so. Not much of any bitterness to describe. I let this warm up quite a bit, and it doesn't help much.

Not much to stir the imagination here. I guess I have to admit this is quite drinkable, but it's no better than the average Blonde. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg, TX.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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5/5  rDev +49.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of TWHartman
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pale golden with clean white head, head retention pretty good for the style

S- light grainy sweetness balanced with grassy hop, pretty standard

T- lightly sweet from grain, maintains a nice finish. Grass and some spice from hops. Taste mimics smell strongly.

M- body is the most pleasant feature of the beer, flavor sticks to sides and back of tongue but still maintains a crisp finish

Overall a nice beer to drink outside on a nice warm day, I'd drink a couple.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just finished a couple of these sitting on the Riverwalk in San Antonio. I have to admit, I would not normally rate a beer I drank out of a bottle, but I liked this one enough to come here and give it some props!

Color: have say golden like the label says. Nice label though!

Aroma: couldn't get a great nose but pleasant enough. Light hops and bit of grainy malt.

Flavor: OK, can comment here. Very decent. At first, it has a bit of a light lager start, but as I continued and had another, began noticing some nice light grassy hops combining nicely with the malt grain bill.

Light mouthfeel and very easy to drink. Very solid overall and could definitely see this being a regular in my fridge if available to me.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Alamo Golden Ale from Alamo Beer Co.
3.35 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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