El Sully | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp Mexican-style lager with light notes of spice from Northern Brewer hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
56
For Trade:
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of terrysjag
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can

Clear yellow in color, white head. Grainy corn aroma. Clean flavor, very mild tasting and drinking. Thin bodied

Overall probably about the best you'd expect from an adjunct lager..

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Photo of MattMorin
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours a clear straw with a thin off white head. Aroma of bread. Sweet bready flavors. Light bodied with a crisp finish. Not a bad example of the style.

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Photo of JVan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HellsRanger
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this in a mixed 15 can case of 21st Amendemnet and it was one of the better beers in the 5 mixed case... it pours a cloudy yellow/orange with decent head & lace lots of carb. taste was fresh and fruity with nice finish. it is not a bad cervasa & not excellent one, but good for this style beer. it is a great go to beer for a thrist quencher.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Cloudy light yellow, very carbonated with lasting head and minimal lace

S: Not as pungent as others in the style. This would push to a fruit beer with just a small bit of fruit added. (Is that why they add limes to Corona?) It was appetizing to someone who'd just mowed his lawn.

F: Slight hop burn, roundness, slightly sweet. Solid foam remainder.

T: Well, I didn't think this was going to do so well in the sampler pack I bought, but then I didn't realize I'd previously reviewed 21st Amendment's Watermelon beer. There was an overall slight corn pop flavor to this, but not sticky or too sweet. It was cold and refreshing with just a little burn as it went down.

O: I don't think to reach for these beers because they are a little bland unless...and I don't believe you need to add fruit slices to enhance any beer. I'd say if you want something that's "refreshing" (another beer term I don't use much) that would be this beer. Nothing offensive, would probably pair with food really well. As a lawn mower beer or maybe a beer to refresh after working outside all day, I'd pick this if I wanted a Mexican style beer.

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Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a pint glass

L: Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a 2-finger head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing.

S: Fairly light nose, with some grain and malts.

T/F: Nice, clean and crisp flavor. Light bread and malt, with a little floral hops. Nice carbonation and a fairly creamy mouthfeel.

O: Pretty much what I look for in a lager. Light, crisp, refreshing, and can pound a few on a hot afternoon.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a lightly hazy straw color.

The aroma offers sweet grains, apple flesh, honey, white bread.

The flavor follows with pale grains, a light prickle from carbonation, creamy on the tongue, a lingering cracked grain flavor on the finish, a kiss of spicy bitterness on the finish. A wonderful crisp beer without much of the corn or familiar adjunct flavors dominating the palate.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josholson666
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard lager. Nothing wrong here though, just nothing stands out either. Would work as an easy drinking summer berr especially with low ABV.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Look: Pours a bright, translucent, golden yellow color with a fine satin white head of dense foam. Doesn't leave lacing.

Aroma: Has a floral smell with notes of cooked corn and mildly creamy crystal malt.

Taste: Impressive for an adjunct. No repugnant metallic or other questionable flavors. Taste is predominantly creamy with sweet notes honey, biscuity malt, smoky roasted corn and floral, dry hops.

Feel: On the fuller side of the spectrum for a lager. Body is heavy, but highly carbonated, remaining crisp. Floral, dry and slightly sweet throughout.

Overall: Acceptable for a Mexican lager, the closest thing I can relate it to is a Corona only done right - that is to say without the offputting taste of green apples that dominates the palate and with more of a roasted corn, creamy and slightly floral, hoppy taste.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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El Sully from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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