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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 ďjust want a beer.Ē

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Great beer. The one I would suggest to everyone. This crisp ale is great for hot summer weather as while as the freezing winter.

   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 Poolís a few months ago. I drank this as a fortuitous, one of the best, beer / food pairings I think Iíve 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 donít often consider. It opened up a new idea for pairing for me.

   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, itís a bad sign. In this case, it works out just fine. This is no stunner, but itís great in its simplicity, especially on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Medium orange color with a thin creamy head. Aroma is predominantly wheat-like with a bit of grassiness. Flavor is similar, with earthy and wheat-like characteristics. The addition of grits comes across as a sweet creamed corn flavor. Tingly carbonation mingles well with the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at Saludís 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
From growler into a tall flute glass. Head is big bubbles and reduces to a thin top on a true gold beer. As billed, this one is an easy-drinker, but it still has a lot to keep you interested. Corn and sweetness. Unusual finish that I canít quite place, other than a lot of sweet. Good amount of carbonation that rolls over the tongue. Perhaps not the most exciting Fullsteam beer, but perfectly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
El Toro pours bright clear golden and is capped with a resilient frothy white head. Aromas of corn on the Cobb and grassy hops lead. Balanced flavor profile with a hint of bittering hops add some zest. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel.

   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Light hazy lively pour. Gold and bright frothy white head. Aroma of corn and grassy hops. Easy Summer drinking beer. Boring style yes, but still a decent stab at the style

   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.

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