El Sully | 21st Amendment Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
El SullyEl Sully
BA SCORE
3.46/5
Okay
278 Ratings
El SullyEl Sully
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:
#40,131
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
278
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of KMcGrath
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I usually like it when craft brewers do macro styles. I'm not exactly sure why, since they are usually only somewhat better than quaffing a PBR or Natty Boh or other drinkable swill and often double the price. Maybe it's just the idea that these guys who make the good stuff also play beer league softball, mow their lawns, and barbecue outside in ninety five degree heat when their whole family thinks they're insane. Somehow, crap beer in the great equalizer and humanizer.

Anyhoo, this is yellow, clear beer with a head that does not linger. Nose is corny. The body is flat and the taste uninspiring. There is a moderate bread note in the aftertaste but that's reaching a bit. I like BFD and Beerito but this isn't one that stands out.

 746 characters

Photo of bankboy66
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of MykeJ
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bwag
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ummswimmin
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lochef81
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antfugue
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyte
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

This is lawnmower/poolside outdoors quaffing beer, nothing more or less. If you think a slightly sweet, corny, adjuncty beer fits that mold, then this is for you. If you are pouring it into a snifter, you have utterly missed the point. As to the philosophical question of why a craft brewer would create this, I would reply "because there is an obvious market for it", and it does actually fit the "my God its hot" beer drinking niche where I live. This (and OB Beerito) don't give me the instant 2 beer headache that macro examples of the style do, so I am assuming better ingredients and brewing technique are in play here.

 631 characters

Photo of mkh895
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at the pool and drank out of a can so no idea in look, pour, color sorry I am not very good at the ratings system Very enjoyable when it is 105, nice flavor when cold and very refreshing. Sweetness to it with little aftertaste. When it warms up in the sun it is ok but not as refreshing

 290 characters

Photo of Strangewood
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

 785 characters

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.

 453 characters

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

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
El Sully from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 278 ratings