El Sully
21st Amendment Brewery

El SullyEl Sully
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From:
21st Amendment Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #29
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,222
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 12.36%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
223
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 02:38 AM
Added:
Aug 24, 2015
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  87
SCORE
79
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El SullyEl Sully
Notes: A crisp Mexican-style lager with light notes of spice from Northern Brewer hops.
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Rated: 4.12 by Beergod420 from Texas

Tuesday at 02:38 AM
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

May 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Taenim from New Jersey

Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
pours a foggy pale yellow, small off white head, no lacing. Aroma has some sweet malts, corn a hint of fruit, not much flavor, body is thin and watery. This might work on a hot summer day.
Jan 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Pours a standard fizzy gold with a fluffy head. It smells more like real barely grain than other Mexican lagers by quite a bit. The taste follows the smell and is surprisingly full with a slightly corny taste a nice bitterness to keep it from being sweet. This one is a serious crusher and I can't say it any other way. Overall a very good adjunct lager.
Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by cherche from Washington

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Straw yellow body with a bubby white head. Smell is floral hops, slightly citrus, lots of malt grain. The taste is a slightly sweet grainy delight with just a touch of bright hops. It's well balanced and refreshing. This delivered exactly what i'm looking for, a subtle and simple Mexican lager. It has the simple profile of an adjunct but you can tell all the ingredients are top notch quality. A true session lager.
May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.37 by wc94wc from California

Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.29 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I’m surprised i haven’t reviewed this before.

This is an easy drinker. Most recently, i had it from the can. Slightly sweetish, light enough. Decent.
Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.01 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by Tiernan from Texas

Jan 06, 2020
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd 12-oz. tulip
From: Gregg
Price: n/a
Purchased: n/a; Received Nov. 12, 2019
Consumed: Nov. 19, 2019
Reviewed as: American Pale Lager
Misc.: No canned on date

Thanks, Gregg!

Got this and a bunch of other beers from Gregg. Most of them weren’t that fresh, especially the IPAs. This one didn’t have a canned on date, but wasn’t as worried because of the style. Had four of these in the last week or so, giving them a 3.5 on Untappd and writing after the first one, “Good for now. Smell is much better than the taste.” We’ll see if I agree after a review.

Poured a golden clear color with six fingers of rocky white head. Could see a few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass at normal speeds. Outstanding lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled cereal grain, pear, bread, corn, grass and buttered white bread. A little better out of the can. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted a little better today than the smell (unlike the first time I tried it). Got cereal grain, pear, grass, buttered white bread, corn and honey. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

A good beer overall. Not sure I would ever pay for one again though. (Overall - 3.50)

3.65 | 83 | B
Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by CanadianGinge from Texas

Oct 31, 2019
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a yellow color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. No discernable aroma. Taste is crisp, like a traditional lager. Mouth feel is thin.
Sep 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by archero from Texas

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by linzi from California

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Light in both look and feel. Neither the smell nor the taste are overwhelming. Refreshing summer beer. Very drinkable! I would re-purchase.

I gave all 5 stars because of what it is -- it's a light, refreshing beer for a hot day. Is this a fancy craft ale? (Maybe secretly....) but really, this is just a chill, chill, beer.
Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by BklynBryan from New York

Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 2.58 by CJNAPS from California

Jul 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.7 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by mamaraza from Texas

Jun 21, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Slightly thin body with average carbonation.
Aroma is malt,grain , citrus.
Taste is similar to aroma, not overly complex or strong but decent enough.
Dont know if I would seek this out but it's an okay summer beer
Jun 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A misunderstood style, so I'll see what I think based on my BJCP studying. Can code but can't figure out a date.

Pours a large fluffy bubbly head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, crystal clear pale light almost watery color, should be much more amber

Nose is not too bad, very adjunct like though, raw doughy but light and missing most of any real characteristic, faint fruity note, no hops

Taste is better, cereal grains, doughy malts, grainy-sweet and medium sweetness, but a bit of adjunct like skunky-like flavor, it's not skunk but there's something in the background that reminds me of the skunky adjunct beers, a little syrupy like, just a touch of hop bitterness and grassy floral, as well as some corn like maize, more of that weird bitterness and husky like note lingering.

Mouth is lighter bod, medium-lighter carb, a little gritty astringent like

Overall, sigh, I know this is the Mexican variant of the original Vienna lager which has become more adjunct laden, cheap, light, etc, but I was hoping someone like 21st A would bring it back to more Vienna like style, but seems a lot more like the current Mexican lagers that are not very tasty. Although, it's not too bad.
May 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L:. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few specks of lacing.

S:. Corn, honey and grain, a bit of floral hop.

T:. Corn, honey, grain, a bit of floral hop.

F:. Light body, nicely cabonated

O:. Overall, a very solid Mexican lager.
May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by SANDSTORM from California

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear yellow with white tinges and bubbles, decent carbonation. Smelled strongly of corn, grains, grass and lager yeast. Taste was surprisingly good, like actually. For an adjunct lager I have to score well, hit the traditional mexican lager flavors without becoming too macro adjunct. Feel is thin like appearance, but graininess on the finish helps
Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.33 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.39 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Light golden hue; lively carbonation; thick, frothy white head. Herbal and grassy aroma. Nice flavor; mildly herbal with a very light malt backbone; fine complementary hop bitterness. Light body; crisp and mainly dry mouthfeel.

A nice, solid lager. Nothing special per se, yet quite drinkable and satisfying.
Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 20, 2019
El Sully from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 318 ratings