RateBeer
overall
42
73
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 ďjust want a beer.Ē


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (13470) - 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 (11661) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Growler, pours a totally clear honey yellow with zero head. Aroma of wet malts, a little chewable vitamin, bread. Flavor is lightly sweet, a little apple, a little honey. Watery finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4972) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4284) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4147) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2010
On tap at Fullsteam, Toro City. Pale yellow pour, moderately undercarbonated but still fairly lively looking. Soft nose with some grain, very faint dry hops. Taste is stays medium, not in the Jim Zorn way but in an understated quaffer way. Decent for a style thatís not just underwhelming for the most part but entirely forgettable. The least ostentatious of Fullsteamís offerings so far, but a good session brew.

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 donít "get" cream ales. I think Iíd 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 donít much care for this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3808) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3652) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50