Stegmaier Pale Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier Pale AleStegmaier Pale Ale

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: number1bum on 05-21-2010)
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of yuenglingade
2.33/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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.

Photo of themind
2.03/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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!

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and a touch of citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a quick burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices in the style.

Photo of WissBrauSean
3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Tank77
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of bluetrevian
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is actually a nice pale ale, bright copper hue with a fine bubbled off white head flows nicely with carbonation. Lacing sticks evenly throughout each sip. Aroma has a nice pale malt sweetness with a mild citrus character going on. Flavor is a nice semi bitter well balanced pale ale with semi sweet bready malts and earthy/citrus/piney hop tones. Mouthfeel light bodied even carbonation nice brisk bitterness lingers with each sip. Overall a decent quality drinking pale ale, that I will opt to buy if I see it fresh.

Photo of tchenery
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of muletrane
2.42/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Buggies
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells like real delicate floral hops and citrus. Tastes good enough. Carbonation makes it nice and crisp. Perhaps a little too much so that the carbonation takes a little away from other flavors. After the carbonation is done messing around, you get a nice little citrus twang followed by a slight bitter finish.

Not a bad beer. Nothing amazing, but I don't mind supporting the local economy when all I want is a beer.

Photo of biggred1
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Stegmaier Pale Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.