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Steinlager - New Zealand Breweries Limited

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BA SCORE
67
poor

373 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Zealand Breweries Limited visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002)
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Came in a hefty green 750mL green bottle. Time spent on the shelf was questionable. Pours out a light gold lager hue, decent carbonation, with a thin head of foam that leaves small wisps of lace. Did I get a bad bottle? Nose has a hint of skunk, some grains that remind me more of scotch than a lager, and a bit of fruit, sweet, almost like apple juice. Flavour is also grainy, almost like half baked bread, which lends itself to the mouthfeel as well. The hops do it a bit of justice. I've had touch and go experiences with this particular beer, have found it difficult to make up my mind for good, as it has never remained consistent (although New Zealand IS a long way to import from). This time around was like liquid herbal bread dough in a pint glass. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2003 17:42:06 | More by IronDjinn
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Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle), once this dissipated remaining aroma is a combination of pungent grassy hops and sweet bread dough.

Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a drying finish.

Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, a hint of caramel and toffee, strong grass hop presence as well as some bitter hops in the finish.

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Steinlager from New Zealand Breweries Limited
67 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.