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Fullsteam El Toro Cream Ale



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
El Toro is a true-to-style American Cream Ale, brewed with 100% North Carolina barley and corn. Inspired by our home city of Durham, this straw-colored beer is welcoming and unpretentious. A perfect beverage when you “just want a beer.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted and mild fruity. Grassy. Dry, toasted and slight grassy into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle - pours straw yellow white head - nose/taste of creamed corn, light peppercorn, coriander and light vegetal notes - light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - APR 12, 2015
Pours light golden with minimal white head from 12 oz. Malty aroma. Tastes sweet up front, watery/cool throughout, and low-moderate bitter hoppy aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel. Good for a cream ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Rated on 02-27-2013 at Fullsteam Brewery. This draft beer presents a small beige head that mostly diminishes, transparent pale yellow body, very little carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is grainy and grassy hops. The flavor is grainy, grassy hops and semi-sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is a quaffable session beer with very little character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Salud’s sour beer fest. Clear golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of vanilla, cream soda. Taste is sweetish, light, easy drinking, a nice palate cleanser in between all the sours.
Earlier Rating: 1/3/2013 Total Score: 2.6
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of wet hay. Taste is watery sweet straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (6257) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a crystal clear gold with a thin white head. Light toasted malt aroma. Biscuit flavors. Thin mouthfeel. Lingering finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5796) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of mild hops grass crisp && clean and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Clear straw body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cereal, some milk, bread. Taste is medium sweet, cereal, some lactic, light hay. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2012
On tap. Pale yellow color with a tiny vanishing white top. Scent is grains and bread. Taste is very light, grains and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draught at Pool’s a few months ago. I drank this as a fortuitous, one of the best, beer / food pairings I think I’ve had. It was with a chocolate caramel tart with olive oil icre cream. That washed out most of the cream character and made it seem like a very good lager or pilsner. Looks like champagne in the restaurant light with a big rocky lasting head. Aroma of light grains and sweet cream which continues into the flavor clearly expressed. The palate is light but luxurious. This was pleasantly surprising for a style I don’t often consider. It opened up a new idea for pairing for me.

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