Stegmaier Pale Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.
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2.03/5 rDev -37.9%
Here is the big problem I have with this brew that was given to me. It's a Pale Ale? hello? wheres the hops? it's as if the brewer used cardboard and lawn mower shavings to brew this disaster of a beer. Although it is drinkable my standards are much higher then this sub-par wicked mess of a beer. Did the brewer guess what kind of beer he made? the only thing that resembles a Pale Ale with this brew is the label.
Bottom Line: Lets play a game, pin the tail on the brew type!
06-29-2013 03:41:56 | More by themind
2.3/5 rDev -29.7%
Review from notes on 6/4/10
Poured pale yellow/golden with a short lived white head, leaving the beer looking quite still, nearly dead. The smell isn't too impressive either: normal everyday pale malt biscuit, touch of bitters, grass, maybe a touch of light fruits too. Unfortunately, there's not much going on palatewise either. Rather bland, a soft hint of citrus maybe? A decently carbonated keg here, helped the light body out somewhat. It makes a good lawnmower beer for sure, but I won't be buying this anytime soon.
06-15-2010 13:55:13 | More by DmanGTR
2.33/5 rDev -28.7%
Let me start by saying I really like stegmaier porter. With that said I am not sure what this beer was but it was not a pale ale. Very watered down and was more like a funky tasting ale. I will stick to their porter at 23 dollars a case its a great buy.
06-29-2013 03:59:08 | More by yuenglingade
2.42/5 rDev -26%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear very light brown colour. 1.5 fingers of white head. Head dissapates quickly but never fully leaves. Little to no lacing.
S: Very mild floral hops at first and then the smell kinda fades. Not impressed with the nose.
T: Mild hop bitterness. Mild citrus with a slightly bitter finish.
M: Light body, moderate/high carbonation
Overall this is a very mild pale ale all around. Good session beer but thats about it. Not Stegmaier's best.
04-01-2011 16:23:03 | More by muletrane
3/5 rDev -8.3%
This brew reminded me more of a adjunct lager than a pale ale... While there was a hint of hop presence in the aromas and an even smaller hint in the flavors, it simply wasn't balanced enough to be considered a really good pale ale... Lots of grainy maltiness present really overshadowed everything else and I sort of lost interest in it after 4-5 sips... It just felt average in every way really.. Not bad but nothing to make me choose it over several other offerings...
01-17-2011 22:43:19 | More by Tilley4
3.1/5 rDev -5.2%
Frosty, tea-colored ale topped with about one finger of head that fades fast. The odor is reminiscent of sweet citrus and grapefruit rind. The flavor is a little mild- it's sweetened citrus rind and a bit of spice. This isn't one of Stegmaier's more noteworthy offerings, but it's still a decent brew.
03-06-2011 19:12:29 | More by keeganfrank
3.1/5 rDev -5.2%
Missing the maltiness of a British pale ale and the complex hop profile of an American pale ale, this beer has a nice bitter finish but is not sufficently balanced to be a decent session ale. Glad to have tried it and would buy one again, but not (yet) the best Pennsylvania has to offer.
12-19-2010 03:14:10 | More by hopsolutely
3.15/5 rDev -3.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear golden/honey color with a nice head that retains and laces
Smell: More malt than hops in the aroma; toffee and toast with just a hint of pine
Taste: Opens with the toasted malt and a touch of toffee but moves in a slightly piney direction by mid-palate; heavy taste of bitters as well; after the swallow, the medicinal bitters flavor dominates the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation
Drinkability: This beer packs a lot of flavor but it is way too medicinal for my palate and the carbonation levels need to be brought up, too
07-24-2010 19:53:11 | More by brentk56
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
A drinkable APA, has an overall good flavor, noticeable hops and malts, a bit of a piney finish. If you are looking for a nice bitter pale ale this will fill the bill. I can drink it no complaints, but its not a taste that will have me hopping in the car to go pick up more.
07-30-2010 01:40:49 | More by hdofu
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mostly of hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is also a bit on the hoppy side, some malts and citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.
07-07-2010 13:55:39 | More by tone77
3.3/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Wow...a huge, 3 fingers of foam gushed out of the bottle and settled on top of the clear, golden honey colored body. The massive head slowly dissipated down to a thin layer of white bubbles, leaving behind tons of lace.
The nose has a ton of grains and malts up front. You can pick up a little hop character, but it hides in the background.
The flavor follows the nose perfectly. You get lots of barley and malts up front and they last throughout the drink. Some sweet flavors sneak in toward the middle and the finish finds a little bitterness the helps balance out the drink.
The mouth feel is on the lighter side and well carbonated.
Yeah, this is drinkable. Another decent offering by Lion Brewing.
06-21-2010 04:52:50 | More by mgbickel
3.3/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours a pale yellow - light gold with a white head that faces quickly. Aroma is light of citrusy hops and sweet grainy malts. Flavor is ok, but not exactly pale ale like. More of a mixture between a pale ale and helles lager. Sweet graininess dominates the flavor more than citrusy american hops. Overall, though, this is still an enjoyable, easy drining beer.
01-12-2011 16:15:55 | More by kellyst
3.34/5 rDev +2.1%
The beer pours a nice clear and copper colour with a huge 3 finger head and leaves and excellent lacing pattern that looks like the Beatles in the one cartoon where they have really long hair. Trippy!
When it's warming the beer smells mildly malty with bready yeast and notes of orange peel, citrusy hops and honey. It's very faint but nice. You have to let this beer warm for those to come out. Cold it's average.
Taste wise this beer is balanced really well. Earthy hop bitterness mixed with orange peel play with some almost caramel sweet maltiness equally throughout the sip.
The mouthfeel is smooth but a bit on the thin side. The carbonation moderate.
Overall I am going to say that this is not the best American pale ale that I have had. It's a bit on the watery side, but the balance of flavours and aromas is excellent! If it weren't for the thin mouthfeel I would be giving this 4 out of 5. But I do believe that this beer is excellent for summer activities AND that it would be a great crossover beer for the craft beer beginner and it gets points for that!
06-24-2013 00:46:09 | More by WissBrauSean
3.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Beer pours with a bubbly white head and high carbonation from the looks of it. It's a straw yellow color and very bright. It looks like it's an unfiltered though, so don't pour it all.
It smells a bit hoppier than I would have guessed. They're nice citrus aroma hops in it that dominate the smell. Very orange-y.
Taste is pretty straighforward and a continuation of the smell. It has a bit of a lingering aftertaste that's strange but it's not bad.
Mouthfeel is a little slick and chewy. Very full flavored.
Overall, excellent price point beer. This is probably the best beer for it's price you'll find in my opinion.
05-09-2011 21:31:47 | More by tchenery
3.4/5 rDev +4%
Pale copper with a big foamy eggshell cap that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. Citrusy hop notes and untoasted grain in the aroma. Mild and hoppy with a pale malty backbone, not a bad session APA at all. Light bodied with sharp carbonation. An easy drinker and not a bad beer to have on hand for marathon drinking sessions.
03-10-2011 00:58:51 | More by biggred1
Stegmaier Pale Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.