Riverwest Stein Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Riverwest Stein BeerRiverwest Stein Beer

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583 Ratings

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 40 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks and smells like an amber lager or red ale but after one sip there is definitely something wrong with this one it tastes like a hard apple cider or faint farmhouse ale. Don't know if something went wrong or is infected but this one is way off the style guidelines not worth reviewing in my mind, avoid

Photo of budsboy
2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours reddish brown with a thin white head that clings about for awhile.

Slightly metallic-sugary smell. Fruit and candied sugar. Maybe this will be too sweet, eh?

Bit of a sour apple flavor, finishing with a vaguely hoppy bitterness. All-in-all, a liquid Jolly Rancher.

Highly carbonated but still fairly smooth and medium-light body.

Eh. No thanks.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a rich red amber w/off-white head. Light tracing. Head lasts a couple minutes and leaves partial cap.
S-Toasted malt, faint caramel, overall pleasant, but there's also something else that's bothering me, but difficult to place, like dishwater. Also some faint cider.
T-Lightly toasted malt and light hops. The taste is slightly woody, but I'm also picking up a slight earthy edge of salt and mineral. The aftertaste is unbalanced, with some astrigency and a soapy-solvent character w/some phenols and metallic edge. It's really hard to place, but somewhere behind some great beer character, something's slightly off, possibly the water? It's not skunked, but it's like it's stale.
M-Body is light, and carbonation is heavy. The feel at the end is unbalanced with the off-base flavors.
D-Something doesn't fly with me. I'm not a fan.

Photo of irrgalaxy
2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into my giant Oktoberfest novelty stein (seemed appropriate). Beer always looks sad when it's taking up the bottom quarter of your glass ...

A: dark amber color, with fairly large bubbles from carbonation. Couple of centimeters of head, settling quickly.

S: dry, crisp smell; reminds me of autumn.

T: Not much bitterness. Malt flavors. Slightly sour at the finish.

M: Lots of bubbles from the carbonation; medium on the palate

O: An OK beer, but nothing really distinctive in the flavor profile. It's a little too heavy to be a hot weather beer (or anything I'd want to quaff out of a full stein). Would likely be a delicious pairing for beer cheese soup, beer bread, or food in general - drinking standalone isn't the best experience, though.

Photo of UncleFlip
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light brown sugar clour with an off white to tan head, whch disapates at a medium pace, leavng sparse wet lace behind.

The smell is airy and yeasty, carrying just a hint of hops.

Flavour is spicy, thin, and woody- but there aren't enough other qualities here to round it out, leaving the feeling that something is missing.

The mouthfeel is medium, with a low tight carbonation that's somewhat consistent.

This isn't one I think I'd have again. Some folks may loveit, but it's really not my speed.

Be well

Photo of jeffmonarch
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Light copper color with a nice light tan head that slowly disappears.

S - Very light smell. Light sweet malty scent.

T - Some hops, sweet and malty flavor. A little citrus.

M - Medium bodied good carbonation.

D - Ok beer. I'm not really impressed. I got a variety 8 pack from Lakefront and really haven't been impressed with many of these.

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2.7/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of jrallen34
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into my Rochefort glass.

This pours a super dark orange, easy to miss the orange and mistake for brown. Lightly clear despite the darkness, tope head that rises abouta finger but falls quickly. Very light and watery lacing...Dead aroma, not much going on here at all. Light skunk you get from a macro lager with a hint of malted rye...The taste is a little better, still light with a lack of flavor but its not skunky has something to it. Light amber taste, rye and caramel, a little hoppy finish with a touch of skunk finally...Super light feel, kinda tough to drink the whole thing.

This is something new to my tastebuds, but nothing special. Decent taste but that's it, worth skipping.

Photo of granger10
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear coppery body with a good sized creamy head. A bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee and bread. Quite malty. Taste follows suit. Lots of malts without much to cut them. Caramel runs strong and thick. A slight fruityness in the finish but it doesn't really cut off the malty caramel-like syrup texture. This tastes more like a Vienna Lager than anything else but it's not really that solid of an offering. I am surprised the abv was at 6%, seemed like it would be lower and maybe it should be. I will try this again and see if I get a different result but its really just average at best imo.

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Riverwest Stein Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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