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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We break craft beer convention by unabashedly brewing beer with corn. El Toro is a lager-like classic American cream ale brewed with malted barley, hops, yeast, water…and Carolina roasted corn grits. Sometimes you just want a “beer beer.”


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4928) - Fort Wayne, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of wet hay. Taste is watery sweet straw.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11353) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (694) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Easy drink, but fairly unremarkable. Pours golden with very little head. Not a lot of taste to it at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (656) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Hazy golden color. Didn’t get much aroma off of it. Lot of corn flavor, and not especially creamy. Gritty, in fact. The version I tried was brewed with 100% local grain ingredients which was "plow-to-pint" cool.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ziggy55311 (1) - - DEC 22, 2011 does not count
Had this beer on tap at the brewery. I could not drink it at all. It is loaded with DMS and seriously flawed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at Brewpub. It’s odd that they’d want to back a better version of Genny cream. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. Slightly gravelly taste on the tongue. Eh!


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