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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 just want a beer.

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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 thats not just underwhelming for the most part but entirely forgettable. The least ostentatious of Fullsteams offerings so far, but a good session brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7792) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chandler0201 (650) - 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.

3.5
   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, its a bad sign. In this case, it works out just fine. This is no stunner, but its great in its simplicity, especially on a hot summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4652) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - 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 dont "get" cream ales. I think Id 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 dont much care for this one.


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