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:
#39,237
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
272
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 82
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 scottfrie
4.44/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear, bright, light golden color with two fingers of fluffy and dense bright white head that slowly faded into a rocky film that left chunks of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Crisp crackery malt nose with notes of pale crackery grains, light corn, and straw, mixed with spicy, clean, peppery hops.
T: Bready, crackery, crisp, grain and straw flavors balanced by a earthy, spicy, peppery, and slightly herbal hop notes. I get a kiss of subtle fruit sweetness, corn, and crisp lager yeast.
M: Light body, crisp, clean and drying mouthfeel, with soft and splashy carbonation and a creamy finish.
O: Exceptionally drinkable with a great balance of crisp grainy/corn flavors and spicy hops. Very refreshing, might be my new go to light lager.

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Photo of beerrat
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a Mexican lager this is a great beer with more taste than Mexican beer.I rate it low because this more of a adjusted pale ale. Why call it Mexican.

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Photo of beantown_hopster
4.29/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

At lot of people rating this not within its category and purpose, but what they think a "beer" should be. As far as I can tell this is an homage to the Imperial's of the world, and it takes me to the beach on Belize, Costa Rica and Nicaragua when I drink it. They do a great job capturing the style they are looking for imo. Only marks is its a bit creamy, other than that is spot on. Great job by 21st Amendment.

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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

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass no idea about canned on date.

A: not much of a head but what was there was white interns to a film. The body itself is a bright gold and yellow in with excellent clarity.

S:smells creamy malty with a little bit of corn with light doughiness.

T: light maltiness a touch of sweetness a little grain and corn flavor.

M: Light crisp good carbonation this beer is super easy to drink.

O: I don't know why ppl shit on this style this is just Budweiser done better with a little more depths and character and a little fresher.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtw21
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pixarnick
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of asuburbanman
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very light and drinkable. I had it in the 21st variety back and it is really very different from the other beers in the pack. If I could get a case for summer I think it would be a great beer for the beach. The can design is pretty great as well.

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

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A pale yellow color slightly hazy, with a white head.

S: Lightly fruity with hints of malt and straw, and a slight herbal aroma in the finish.

T: Nice malt character, perhaps a dash of rice, or other starch, slightly herbal or floral finish.

M: Light to medium light in body high carbonation, and a bit of a bite in the finish.

O: Overall I think this is a pretty good attempt at the style. I'd have to try it again with some lime juice and sea salt.. It may be just a tad too sweet..

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Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice start at 21st amendment

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 18/12pack ($ 0.125/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA
Can BB 2/12/16 at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma of disulfide and some light hops; disulfide lasts, hops disappears
Head large (Six cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body – Straw, clear, some effervescence
Flavor – semi-sweet, corn, a lot of disulfide; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4
Disclaimer: This is an AAL and when judged against AAL characteristics is quite a good example. As far as a drinking beer, it sucks.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow , hazy and with a creamy head of white foam. Very pale straw color. Slight haze does not detract. Soft color.

Nose is malty with a little toasty biscuit from the vienna malt. The pils malt is breaddy and golden. The corn is earthy on the nose and pretty light. Mild with n a very light hop presence. Hops are earthy too and are cool to the background. Their perfume combines with the light corn scent and is not fruity but rather bright. Taste is malty and creamier than I expected but still tignles with carbonation. Light flavors all combine well with the vienna malt to lend a dimension that the average aal does not have. It accents the hop in a way and brings the maltiness form the pils to the forefront even though corn was used. The corn is a little sweet but it's refreshing because it's not too much. Hops don't really show too much on the nose just a dandelion type spice. I really like that. That has to be the magnum hop. On the palate the hops are soft and present but no real flavor. Their bitterness is a compliment. Excellent! carbonation is not biting. Again perfect to expand flavors. Those softer bubbles rather than fizz will show you malt that is really there.

This is the light flavors of the aal with a lot more body . The vienna malt really brings the beer together so that the flavors are deep and mellow but fun. There is a little residual sweetness in the finish, no dms, no diacetyl, no fruity esters from yeast, no fruity or strong flavors from hops. Mild sulfur develops on the nose and enhances the finish. Crisp,light hearted and a touch sweet with complimentary bitterness.

Really outstanding and I enjoyed drinking the entire sixer of this beer. I think this brewer stood up to the AAL and said " we could make this style good."

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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El Sully from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 272 ratings