El Steinber Dark Lager - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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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
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
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.
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 31, 2014
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
El Steinber Dark Lager from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.