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
Ranking:
#43,619
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
261
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
75
Trade:
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of pixarnick
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at McGillicuddy's, Five Corners, Essex Junction, VT
The appearance was a semi-transparent copper to yellow color with a small cap of a little white foamy head. Barely any lace.
The aroma had some sweet corn, and a light earthy to grassy hop spice, but not much else.
The flavor was mainly sweet and trying to bring in the earthy to grassiness but that had a hard time trying to blend for balance. Mainly the sweet corn in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Mainly a sweet corn-like finish.
Overall, there's nothing off-putting about this, however, though I could find myself drinking a lot of this on hot days, I'd reach for again depending upon what else is offered.

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Photo of antaguilar
2.57/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Great look, great mouthfeel and carbonation. Packaging from 21st Amendment is spot on, too. However, there is a malty, corn-y, dull dry and bitter aftertaste that is unpleasant to the point of making me want to stop drinking. I really want this to be a slammer, but the taste is off and the smell has hints of it already. Bought six six packs to mix with tepache and it does not go well with that, or with lemonade.

Stick to the cheaper Mexican lagers.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antwon616
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nephilium
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mild grain aroma, with a touch of sweetness. Pours a crystal clear pale straw with a thin white head. Light body, with a little malt sweetness, and a touch of corn. Overall, a nice lawnmower beer that works on a warm evening.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale golden, with a nice white head and a little lace.

Aroma: Corny malts, typical of style.

Taste: Adjunct malty, grainy and with a hint of fruitiness. Dry finish. A drinkable Mexican lager but nothing to pursue, either.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoeBeerAnalyst
4.48/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really wheaty, with a nice full body. Could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of Sellen
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jenrhart
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Although this beer is not a robust Mexican Lager, there are few things to complain about. Sure, the flavor is light, but completely unoffensive, the aromas are there, although only lightly. A light refreshing beer.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Man is this a slammer. I like it.
Sulfur, corn, pale malt and lager yeast. Clean and fresh. Hard time catching hops in the aroma.
Bright white head. Mostly clear yellow.
Mostly clean malt with nice drying on the finish. Do pick up some hops leaving a green grassy taste, but very light. Ample carbonic bite. Hop flavor seems to grow as it opens up.
Light to a little bigger. Full carbonation with both bite and softness in feel.
As I said before. This is a slammer and a good one at that.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head that dissipates almost immediately but leaves a little lacing on the glass from start to finish. The aroma is corn and crackers. Flavor is sweet with very little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. A decent lawn mowing beer.

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Photo of dbauer
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoneGoofed
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbundang9
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Driftpunx
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.96/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 3/14/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, corn, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, corn, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a delicious Mexican style adjunct pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt, corn, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery feeling for the ABV. Very clean and nicely rich pils malt and grainy corn flavors; with nice earthy hop presence and balance for the style. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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El Sully from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 261 ratings