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Steinlager - New Zealand Breweries Limited

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391 Ratings

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

harpus, Jan 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

midnitesun11, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

SuperMario, Jan 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

MichaelPatch, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.04/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

ryan1788a5, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of deadliest
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

deadliest, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
2.61/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Olek4374, Nov 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

blbarnett3, Oct 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of The_Rick
5/5  rDev +75.4%
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...

The_Rick, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of BucBasil
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
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?

BucBasil, Sep 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

djrn2, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.01/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

TheMarkE, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

philmen, Aug 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

NorCalAussie, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +14%

Wedcat, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

pmverheij, Jul 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

KStark, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.3%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of soju6
2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light yellow color with a small head that fades to no lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness, grain and bit of citrus in the background.

T: Taste is similar with some malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a quite dry finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refresing.

O: Reminds me of a run of the mill Euro Lager. Drinkable but there are much better beers available in NZ.

soju6, Jun 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

InfernoBoss, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

magpieken, May 25, 2013
Steinlager from New Zealand Breweries Limited
67 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.