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:
#39,212
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
272
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
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8
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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 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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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabrielcolom
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lbond
2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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ABV 4.8%

This beer is basically a nicer Corona or Modelo. It's light and drinks like a mexican beer, but I honestly would say that it certainly is not worth the price upgrade over basic Mexican style beers. And I would probably get myself Negra Modelo anyways if I was craving a mexican.

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Photo of Sebas
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBass
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 Steve_Studnuts
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hgbckt
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I guess compared to some of the macro options when you're dining on Mexican food, this can hold its own. Pours a slightly darker than the usual yellow and clear macro option I spoke of. Holds a sturdier head too, this one manages to hold up at about the 1/4" line, white in color. A familiar aroma of the mixture of barley, corn and yeast, reminds me of Miller Brewing aromas in downtown Milwaukee that would waft through the area back in the day.

Taste is a light hopped, light bodied, light yeast lager. AAL for sure. Seemed to have almost a Vienna lager like malt contribution. Hops in the smallest way possible but yet able to be there without a massive search party. On one hand, they set the bar so low it is easy to overcome. I guess this is like made for the guy too cool for a Pacifico or maybe the one who wants to feel crafty about it.

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