OK. Let's do two in a row from Real Ale Brewing Company.
Back on 1/10/2010 I was drinking Alamo Golden Ale. The label says it is brewed by Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco, Texas. The label also directs you to their website, which is for Alamo Beer Company in San Antonio, Texas. So someone is really confused, and that someone is me. I can hardly believe that there was some kind of merger or takeover considering all the bottle bragging of "a fiercely independent spirit". One last comment the bottle says is, "Handcrafted by real Texans". I find that amusing. This beer came back from San Antonio with a friend of mine, and the consume by date is 03/23/10 for the record.
The aroma has some light citrus along with a little fruit and hops. A bit weak. Flavors start out similarly. Fruity, earthy and dirty to start. Grains galore! Medium to upper-level carbonation is prickly in the mouth; medium body fuller than I was expecting. This beer is on the bitter side but not overly so. Crisp and refreshing with really nice flavors. MUCH better than I anticipated. I was pleasantly surprised, so don't pass on this beer if you get a chance to try it.
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