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El Steinber Dark Lager - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

El Steinber Dark LagerEl Steinber Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
80
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.36%


Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 07-26-2012)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-10-2013 18:22:19 | More by Jason
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jaydoc

Kansas

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04-16-2014 00:38:14 | More by jaydoc
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-05-2014 03:00:52 | More by Hellpop65
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BrewClint

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-04-2014 14:21:20 | More by BrewClint
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-01-2014 08:20:25 | More by dertyd
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-29-2014 22:21:14 | More by CWhite
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Beer Revolution.

This beer appears a clear, bronze-tinted chestnut brown colour, with a thin cap of wispy off-white head, which leaves loosely webbed lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, toasted nuts, a mineral flintiness, and very mild earthy, weedy hops. The taste is lightly toasted bready caramel malt, ethereal earthy nuts, a hint of dry cocoa, and musty, leafy hops. Simple, but in a good way.

The carbonation is rather active in its tight frothiness, the body on the light side of medium weight, and a tad mealy, but generally smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the roasted graininess and oily nuttiness calling home to say they'll be late for dinner.

A decent enough dark lager, with more than a few Munich Dunkel notes to recommend it by. Perhaps a tad plain, but that's a positive aspect in this realm, where off-flavours and unwelcome phenols tend to lurk. Worthy of a round or two over dark wooden tables.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 02:24:35 | More by biboergosum
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-16-2014 03:55:00 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-15-2014 21:37:00 | More by casapy
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-15-2014 12:38:31 | More by DaveHack
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-11-2014 00:15:29 | More by Mullinger1980
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-09-2014 00:19:54 | More by Knapp85
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2014 00:06:01 | More by jzeilinger
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-09-2014 00:03:26 | More by djrn2
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2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-07-2014 04:25:55 | More by 2GOOFY
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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JohnF51

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-24-2014 20:40:01 | More by JohnF51
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vkv822

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz : mug

Pours a clear, dark mahogany red with a thick, foamy off white head.

Grassy, lightly spicy hops, lightly sweet caramel, bready malts.

Medium+, smooth body from the wheat malts. Foamy carbonation.

A well done dark lager. Easy drinking, but still quite flavorful.

Serving type: can

02-24-2014 08:36:52 | More by vkv822
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-20-2014 02:37:51 | More by WoodBrew
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-19-2014 02:44:32 | More by Boone757
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-15-2014 13:17:50 | More by micromaniac129
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-09-2014 20:26:37 | More by AC-Mivsek
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BucannonXC5

California

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.49
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 31, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel reddish semi-clear color with two fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Semi-circular lacing along the sides with some sporadic spots. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled dark lager notes. Got boozy corn, hay, cereal, bread, nuts, toffee, slight chocolate, light caramel and honey.

Initial taste was much darker than the smell. Got dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toffee and caramel, mixed with grass, hay, corn and cereal. A bit earthy and gritty.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish.

Not too bad, but nothing extraordinary about this one.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 06:09:58 | More by BucannonXC5
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

01-31-2014 01:43:23 | More by wrightst
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gefinley

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-29-2014 22:14:16 | More by gefinley
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El Steinber Dark Lager from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.