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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.”


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3079) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (451) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (2687) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2481) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2011
pint at brewery. Ok aroma, sweet, litely sour. had vineous streak about it, Wondering about that. Clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet and sour flavor. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. easy enough to drink, though now looking at other notes and from past tastes I’m thinking I either got an different beer, or this batch is off...will revisit

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4887) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chandler0201 (638) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of wet hay. Taste is watery sweet straw.


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