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Riverwest Stein Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Riverwest Stein BeerRiverwest Stein Beer

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very good

600 Ratings

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 37
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2002

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: shiny/copper/clear

S: mild malt, hint of pine hops, nuttiness

T: sweet biscuit malt, hint of citrus, nuts,
toffee, smooth finish

M: med/light body, smooth mouth

O: This is one of my least favorite styles, but
Lakefront nails it. I would get again and highly
recommend to all of your NB Fat Tire friends.
Seems like lots of flavor for a lighter beer.


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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | 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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of steveh
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Renewing some old friendships and reviewing in the process.

Back in the early days of micros, when they were few and far between on shelves, Riverwest used to be one of my favorites.

12 oz. bottle, bottled the 4th week of November.

A -- Clear, coppery-amber with a dense, long-lasting, light tan head.

S -- Nutty character with mildly spicy hops back.

T -- Mellow nutty malts with some vague citrus, fruity esters back and finishing with some terrific toasted malts. Aftertaste is the mild hop spiciness.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Overall this is a really nice drinker. Not in-your-face, but also letting you know you've got something out-of-the-ordinary in your glass. The Amber lager is a catch-all style for BA, but don't mistake this for Leinie's Red. VaTech Hop Head -- you need to find some fresher stock.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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2.41/5  rDev -36.6%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Riverwest Stein Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.