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Stegmaier Amber Lager - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jpaltan on 01-20-2009)
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Reviews by yuenglings:
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yuenglings

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off ya gotta love the puzzles under the caps on the lions head products.
A:It has a good lookin amber color with nice 1/4 inch head that leaves a rather good laceing.
S:Smells more like a ale at first: thers is some good roasted maltyness in there but with more hops then most lagers.
T:Has a very good balance roasted malts and hops
M:smooth and creamy good carbonation.
D:Very drinkable i can easly drink more of these than i plan to.Good first impression of stegmaier i would buy agian and will try the porter for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 15:14:38 | More by yuenglings
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3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having read most of the reviews, and being brand new to this, there isn't anything I can add that hasn't been said. Copper/orange color, quick to fade head, little to no lacing. Nice easy to consume lager. Not fancy, just "reasonably good".

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 16:12:21 | More by DFMCapeCod
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-18-2013 01:11:45 | More by bacher468
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

03-09-2013 22:40:13 | More by ejimhof
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +45.8%

02-27-2013 19:48:12 | More by JeanPaulValley
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

10-28-2012 00:04:14 | More by dsreeves
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

10-21-2012 03:50:25 | More by bzach
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the first beer I have ever reviewed. I wanted to make sure the first one I did was Stegmaier Amber Lager from the Lion Brewery, as it is my favorite. I'm not beer-eduated enough to describe all the flavors/tastes that I come across in Amber. All I need to say is, this is the finest Amber lager I have come across, and that includes Yuengling. I love the caramel notes found throughout this beer, and the malty aroma.

I have had Steg Amber on draft and out of the bottle. On draft, there is no beer like it (granted I'm relatively new to the craft/micro beer scene). As far as bottles go, sometimes you get a great batch, other times, it can be a little stale-tasting. I would advise buying from the same distributor, that way you get it fresh.

Unfortunately, it appears as though the Lion Brewery has decided to halt it's production of their Amber Lager, quite possibly for good. From what I've heard from numerous distributors around Northeast Pa, Amber has always been a good seller. Aside from their Oktoberfest, Amber is the only thing the entire Lion franchise has going for it. Advertisment is practically non-existent for their products. I just recently tried Susquehanna Brewing's Goldencold Lager, and the Lion would be wise to revive their Amber.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 01:07:58 | More by paulhargus
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stegmaier Amber

Pours a light copper color, off white head recedes away to a wisp with little lace. Very light aroma of bready malts and a whiff of hop. In the flavor, mild unoffensive pale malts, lager yeast strain, unoffensive adjunct (corn) flavor, small hop and a slight metallic twang to go with a mild but perceivable bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium/light, well carbonated, semi crisp. Overall, not too bad of beer that could be drank in mass quantities.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 15:27:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-07-2012 16:01:04 | More by mdillon86
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-09-2011 00:26:38 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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sigtau200ws

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

mber color and a smooth even head of white across the top. Aroma is of light grains, hints of mild hops and a touch of a bready note, pretty standard here. Nice even flavor, again mostly a bready, grain malt flavor with only a touch of hops to serve to try and even and balance it out. nice carbonation though and it went down smooth and easy with a crisp, clean finish and a nice bite at the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 00:37:44 | More by mikesgroove
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Johnny Brenda's, Philly, PA

Poured a simply amber color with a white head that receded to a thin layer with just a bit of spotty lacing. Toasty malts in the aroma, nutty, with hints of caramel. Toasty caramel malts in the taste, and not much else; some hop bitterness becomes apparent near the end, providing some balance. Sweet and pretty smooth, medium mouthfeel; nothing spectacular going on here, but I'd have no problem downing a few.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2011 12:20:48 | More by Rifugium
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. What I presume is a bottled-on date on the neck. No info on the brewery @ the freshbeeronly site..

Pours not red, but more of a "dirty gold"/orange. A head recedes to almost nothing. Carb trailers look nice. Smell is a sweet, dark-pastry, kinda fruity even. Taste is nice and full of malts. A bit of mineral. Tasty. Finishes sweet. A good drinker, very hearty.. not too sure I could drink this all night, but for $5.99/six-pack I'd definitely pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 04:24:40 | More by sixerofelixir
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber hue with a thin slighly off white head with thin speckled lacing. Aroma slightly metallic tone with a hint of caramel amber bready malts, going on. Flavor has a slightly sweet bready tone with hints of light caramel. Mouthfeel is thin bodied even carbonation not bad as a whole, the type of beer I will drink if desperate or if on sale for 10 bucks a 12 pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 22:41:21 | More by WVbeergeek
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Stegmaier Amber Lager from Lion Brewery, Inc.
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