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Stegmaier Pale Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier Pale AleStegmaier Pale Ale

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 46
Avg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: number1bum on 05-21-2010

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Photo of mgbickel
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of DmanGTR
2.32/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DerekP
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Pale Ale pours a golden, lager-looking body, albeit coupled with an extremely fluffy-white head. It smells of tangerine zest, with a floral element, and a hint of a soapy/chalky character.

The taste is, of course, hoppy, with the hops tasting pretty dry, and sort of to the point. The orange zest in the smell does come out a little in the taste, striking with a hint of citrusy flavors from the hops. The taste is ultimately mildly dry with a moderate astringency, so balanced for the purpose of imbibing several sessions.

If you are a fan of pale ale's that offer a somewhat dry, less pretentious or showy version of the style, this one might be for you.

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Photo of number1bum
3.98/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The new Stegmaier Pale Ale, from a variety case that cost about $26. Love the price point; let's see about the beer...

Pours a very light amber color, almost more like a rich gold, with two fingers of soft off-white head. Keeps a pretty full lace and leaves some good webbing on the sides too.

Smells of sweet bready malts, some caramel, slightly toasty too, with some earthy, pine and soft citrus hops. Bit of a buttery quality as well. The hops are maybe a bit too subtle even for a pale ale, as it's a pretty malt forward nose, but it's not bad.

Taste also has a bready, toasty, lightly sweet caramel malt base, but has a a good deal more hop character than the nose. More pine than the nose, plus a touch of citrus and an earthy quality. A good bunch of bitterness in the finish too. Tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel is a light-medium body with a nice creaminess to it. Pretty crisp and smooth, finishes quite clean.

This is not a beer that beer geeks will get all geeked up over but they achieved what they set out to do, ie produce a very sessionable pale ale. That it is, and a pretty darn tasty one too. I don't buy a lot of pale ales, but this is one that I will definitely consider because the price:quality ratio is very good (assuming that straight cases will be about the same as the variety case). This rivals many pale ales that cost a good 25%+ more. A very approachable, very reasonably priced, solid pale ale that's a welcome addition to the Stegmaier line.

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Stegmaier Pale Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.