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Riverwest Stein Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Riverwest Stein BeerRiverwest Stein Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

512 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 29
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.68% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2002)
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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Minnesota

4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear copper body, head is impressive, about 3/4" with a slow fade. Lots of sweet carmel malts in the nose, some breadiness. Taste is also very smooth and malty, a very good hops kick is also present. Sweet breadiness pervades. What mroe do you want from an amber lager? Sweet, but not cloying, hops are way above average from the usual amber lager. I see no faults here, one of Lakefront's best beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2005 13:47:06 | More by TastyTaste
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WildRage

New York

4.88/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new 'go to' session beer. It's got the perfect balance of hops, just enough alcohol, and very smooth.

I find that ambers typically are to weak for me, or way too hoppy - this is not the case with this beer.

They also make a very nice holiday ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 21:02:36 | More by WildRage
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brakspear

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Once again, Lakefront proves that its beers, particularly its lagers, are superior on-tap.

I stumbled upon this beer on-tap in my favorite north central Wisconsin watering hole and it is a total different experience on tap than in the bottle.

The appearance is a dark amber with a lush creamy head.
However, it is the aroma and taste of the draft that rises above the bottled version. Lush noble hop aromas penetrate the senses, all lingering over a deep malty sweetness. The taste is malty, but balanced by a fruity (non estery) hop flavor (non bitter). This lager is balanced perfectly. It has a full mouthfeel, but it is so easy to drink it is sinful.

Since I moved away from Milwaukee, I had forgotten how wonderful a brewery Lakefront is...I will forget no longer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2003 18:17:14 | More by brakspear
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice looking copper glass. Thin white head does not stick around, but laces well.
Vienna malts on the nose. A touch caramelly. A hint of toast. Some grassy hops towards the back.
As rich and complex as a lager gets. Starts with a hefty dose of caramel, leaning towards toffee. Some walnut-like flavors enter next. Some faint, but evident vanilla notes. Grassy and herbal hops provide ample bitterness and dry things out in the finish, but do not intrude on this masterpiece.
Smooth and seductive in the mouth, yet crisp and refreshing. This is a beer to be savored any time, any place. This would be outstanding on a late-summer/ fall evening.
I'll be buying this by the case come September. Blows away almost all Oktoberfests in my book.
Goes down so nicely...and so fast.
One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2002 23:49:39 | More by cokes
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California

4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This, by contrast with their stouts, is excellent and really surprised me.

Deep amber, it has a big, light tan head slowly shrinking to a small permanent top with a little lacing.

The aroma is bread dough, toasty bread crust, pine, and leaves.

The taste is toasty bread, crust, some pine, hints of caramel, citrus, herbs, and butter. The starts is sweet followed by increasing, faintly spicy, light bitterness. It's light and smooth but remains flavourful and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 17:29:22 | More by Offa
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had a sampler at Glass Nickel Pizza in Madison.

A=Nice rich red amber...no head to speak of.

S=Slight hop smell.

T=Nice "amber" flavor--hint of cedar?

M=Very drinkable...smooth and tasty.

O=A very flavorable amber...worthy of a 6-pack down the road.

12/1/12 update--I had a full glass this time and this is much better than I recall--changed Appearance to 5.0 and taste to 5.0. 1/23/13; changed Overall to 4.75.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 16:52:28 | More by dhannes
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Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a clear deep ruby color. The head is one finger in height and recedes ever so slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is really amazing. Zesty, grapefruity, sweet, clean. Wow. The taste lives up to the aroma. zesty grapefruit without the backgroud haze that you would get in an ale. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with good carbonation. Overall, this is a great, flavorful lager, and i will certainly buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 00:34:24 | More by KarlHungus
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4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this delicious beer many times, but never really sat down to review it. I finally decided to review the Riverwest Stein from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, WI. I had a 12oz bottle poured into a pint/nonic glass.

A - it has a very dark amber color to it, more of a dark red than what I'm used to for an amber lager. A nice slight white head at the top of the glass.

S - very balanced between the hops and the malt, it has a slight floral note it as well.

T - here is where the malt really comes through as well as the lager yeast versus an ale yeast. There is mainly a rich caramel note on the palate, and I get a hint of sweetness on the finish with an interesting hop bite at the end.

M - crisp, yet not too carbonated. Medium bodied, not too heavy, not too light.

O - I enjoyed this beer and the reviewing process. It gave me a better appreciation for what is really in this beer, a complex amber lager that should be enjoyed thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 01:13:29 | More by TX-Badger
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Riverwest Stein Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.