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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Draft at the brewery reviewed from some old notes. Golden color is a little darker than macro lagerís usually are. Fresh hay flavors and smell, some toasted corn notes. Very clean finish. Light and drinkable without being watery. Not a great style, but a good session beer that also works as something to offer people who arenít into craft beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4593) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Hazy golden color. Didnít 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13069) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3205) - the Containment Area, 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 Iím thinking I either got an different beer, or this batch is off...will revisit

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5611) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.

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