buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Thanks to Irishboy for this. It is the 4th El Toro I have rated (all from Irishboy) and all have been very good. This one pours a darkish amber with a fair sized lasting head. Also some thick lacing. Malt flavors with just a little sour touch. Overall a very good beer. Lothore (647) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- A nice golden brown hue which is crystal clear. Pours with a small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing.
S- The smell is sweet, roasted malts, raspberry, and various light and sweet fruits.
T- Very sweet with a slight hop bitterness. Roasted malts are prevalent, very characteristic of an english brown.
M- Crisp and highly carbonated in addition to being somewhat viscous.
D- This is a highly drinkable brew. I could drink pint after pint. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Gets points for being far superior to other insipid American beers calling themselves "Amber Ales". This one is nicely bittered, with refreshing American hop aroma. Gingerbready malt. Great session beer. Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2002
Re-rating after several more samplings: Great aromatics come wafting up from this lovely pint. Full flavored but pleasntly spritzy body. Great toasted/fruity flavors that reminded me of Hale’s Pale Ale. Nice and hoppy, but extremely well balanced. A bit of chalky, almost soapiness comes sneaking in after a while, which lowers the score. Still a good one, though. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours amber into the glass with a huge foamy light tan head. Aromao is malt. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is robust malts, oats and nuts with a mild hoppy note on the finish. A delightful ale which pairs well with burgers and brats off the grill.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Medium hop aroma.Fruity peach like flavor with mild hop flavor.Very smooth and easy drinking.From tap. albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
Good smooth taste, decent hop presence (Note: samlpled after Stone Ruination), great mouthfeel and fizziness, with a decent head and lace. Woell worth the hassle of obtaining more. GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
the aroma invited me in so much I almost inhaled this beer through my nose. very clean and refreshing. Malts and hops balance very well. Lacks a bit in flavor but still very good. mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Amber color. Small head on draft. Sweet malt aroma. Some cascade hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some roasty notes. Medium hop bitterness and definite cascades flavor. Medium body. Tasty beverage! Nice West Coast Amber. Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. first thought was that it was just a hella weak beer. little aroma. light florals. tastes of caramel malts, grapefruit and nuts. bitter only at finish. kind of blah and watered down flavors. drinking this was " a STRUG."