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Steinlager - New Zealand Breweries Limited

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BA SCORE
67
poor

347 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 20.28%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Big 25.4 oz green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale golden yellow with a thin wispy white lace that has trouble holding.

Smell: Grainy with a side of veggie hop in the nose, not much else other than that.

Taste: Moderate body with a full carbonation in the mouth. Maltiness is grainy with a touch of sweetness upfront that gives off hints of raw honey and bread. Sizable herbal / veggie hop brings a bitter bite that has no problem cutting through the malt. Mild hints of earth and a ghost like ginger flavour come from the hops also. Graininess lingers into the finish with a faint astringency.

Notes: Decent at best, better than an American Macro Lager but not much better. Could be confused with a macro German Lager with the name and the flavour. At $1.50 a pop I can’t complain too much.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2002 19:44:25 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-08-2014 14:10:30 | More by rorjets
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XsoldoutX

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-10-2014 02:24:42 | More by XsoldoutX
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Storning

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

03-04-2014 12:39:35 | More by Storning
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

02-26-2014 22:01:07 | More by JIMTRK16
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2014 20:30:29 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean golden color and topping it is about two finger of white head which dissipates quite quickly.
There is the familiar mild hoppy aroma with perhaps some grains complementing it.
The taste is light, crisp. Some initial (mils) sweetness is followed by a nicely balanced body with slightly bitter finish.
Nothing special about this one, just your typical refreshing and drinkable lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 12:02:24 | More by MarkoNm
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harpus

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-29-2014 05:42:37 | More by harpus
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

01-25-2014 22:31:58 | More by jaydoc
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midnitesun11

California

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2014 04:20:24 | More by midnitesun11
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SuperMario

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

01-04-2014 07:18:51 | More by SuperMario
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MichaelPatch

California

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 22:49:20 | More by MichaelPatch
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Clear golden color. Rocky white head holds at a half inch. Lots of sticky and stubborn lacing.

S: Grainy with a hint of toast. Dry herbal hopping.

T: Grainy and toasty malt base. Perhaps a thin suggestion of caramel. Grape skin and vague fruit. Herbal hops have a slight oily spice to them. Metallic. Grainy and lightly toasted finish.

M: Lightish medium body. Somewhat firm and round. Mild hop astringency gently rakes the tooth enamel. High carbonation.

O: Not terrible. It's slightly above average in the Euro Lager category. The hop taste and bitterness are a little more aggressive than is the norm for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 16:38:27 | More by ryan1788a5
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

11-09-2013 18:03:41 | More by deadliest
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.61/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

First review in a while. My liquor store had big bottles of this on sale this week, so I picked one up. Apparently this is different from the Steinlager Pure that we also sell. Let's see how it compares.

Aroma is hoppy, grassy and a little skunky. Not nearly as skunky as something like Heineken though, despite both coming in green bottles.

Appearance is straightforward - nice fizz, lots of bubbles rushing up the middle of the glass. The head is pretty weak and dissipates really quickly.

Not sure what to make of the taste. It's a bit hoppy and the skunkiness is coming through, but it is fairly easy drinking. It has an almost soapy finish. It's really odd and not something that I usually get from a euro lager.

Pass for me, nothing to see. Get the Steinlager Pure instead, if you can find it - It's very superior to this.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 06:04:45 | More by Olek4374
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blbarnett3

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-15-2013 00:59:22 | More by blbarnett3
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-02-2013 09:50:35 | More by Noelito76
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The_Rick

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +74.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is the second beer that is just perfect.
Appearance - Perfect.
Smell - Perfect.
Taste - Perfect.
Mouthfeel - Perfect
Overall - just a Perfect Beer.
its the Bud of New Zealand. in Oklahoma its here today and gone tomorrow. really. they cant keep it on the shelves and have a hard time finding it to replenish it. there are a few beer Pubs that carry it, and thats where you have to go to get it because the Liquor Stores don't carry it all the time. and did i tell you thats its a perfect all around beer...

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 09:27:07 | More by The_Rick
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BucBasil

South Carolina

2.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank from the 330mL can in Shanghai China.

A: Drank from the can so can't say much.

S: Light and crisp with lots of grass, some hay, some citrus in there and some vegetal.

T: Very typical. Crackery malt holding up just barely a wet veggie and lightly sweet character. Not too bad I guess.

Overall: Just about as average as it comes for this style. You can picture it in your mind before you drink it, and then what do you know - exactly that. Although I guess in some ways that's not a bad thing?

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 14:31:56 | More by BucBasil
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

08-30-2013 11:42:24 | More by djrn2
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TheMarkE

California

3.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow with moderate head and lacing.

Smell: Corn and grain.

Taste: Corn, grain, lemon.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, dry, slight lemon aftertaste.

The Verdict: Average. A drinkable yet forgettable lager, pretty much like any mass produced swill from the big brewers.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 20:23:21 | More by TheMarkE
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-04-2013 20:12:50 | More by philmen
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NorCalAussie

California

2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

07-31-2013 13:49:57 | More by NorCalAussie
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Wedcat

California

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-15-2013 01:52:23 | More by Wedcat
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pmverheij

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

07-11-2013 23:13:01 | More by pmverheij
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Steinlager from New Zealand Breweries Limited
67 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.