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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.”


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Clear yellow pour with white head. Aroma of corn and some malts. Flavor of more corn and sweetness, kind of like a lager with sugar added. Ok finish not too much carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at the brewery. This is pretty much beer at its simplest, and this is the strength of this beer. Clear yellow pour... not much to look at really. Thinnish white head. Nose show sweet corn, super mild grassy hops, some grain. Tastes similar. Usually anytime I use "corn" in a description of a beer, it’s a bad sign. In this case, it works out just fine. This is no stunner, but it’s great in its simplicity, especially on a hot summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours a translucent clean yellow with a one finger frothy white head. Nose is vegetal and grassy, corn, some hay, mildly sweet, strange aroma. Flavor shows corn and hay, vegetal, not digging it. Palate is soft with a low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2010
The last beer I tried of the just released fullsteam lineup. Never been a big fan, or maybe I just don’t "get" cream ales. I think I’d rather just have the Carolina roasted corn grits separate from my beer. This tasted like a sweeter pale lager and was very difficult to drink. Sweet corn, sugar, bleh. I don’t much care for this one.


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