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Steinlager Pure - New Zealand Breweries Limited

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 20.53%


Brewed by:
New Zealand Breweries Limited visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atigerlife on 09-21-2008)
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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Steinlager Pure has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, yellow golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles (etched glass), some brown yeast chunks floating about, and a lot of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, pungent barley malt, and the flavor is fairly hoppy, sweet, somewhat sour, and one gets a full taste of hay and barley malt. Lots of white bread and bread crust with this one. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Steinlager Pure finishes crisp, semi-dry, refreshing, and drinkable. This is a very good beer, and I think you should try it out.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 15:04:02 | More by RonaldTheriot
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wc94wc

California

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-16-2014 00:18:35 | More by wc94wc
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djbx

Australia

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2014 12:24:28 | More by djbx
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -0.7%

02-20-2014 18:40:40 | More by Bobhoya
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enelson

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

02-19-2014 01:09:46 | More by enelson
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +49%

02-16-2014 02:50:58 | More by tyleeis
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Evarigan

New York

1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

01-14-2014 14:14:41 | More by Evarigan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml green bottle purchased in Dunedin NZ and consumed the followig day.
Light in color and very light in body, this has excellent clarity but only a small fizzy head that soon disappears.
Aroma: light sweet malts and white bread. Very mild but pleasing.
Flavor: more hoppy than suggested by the aroma, but still sweet up front and only mildly bitter in the finish and aftertaste.

O: much better than the bottles I've had in the USA. Still, this is the Rolling Rock of NZ and not impressive

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 08:52:25 | More by chinchill
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brilliant clarity. Pale gold in color. Head is white and medium-sized. A bit airy and foamy. Right for style.

Smell: Faint pale malt and peaches. Crisp and clean.

Taste: About as smooth and clean as it gets, if your green bottle has survived the trip fr New Zealand. Pale malt and very slight bitterness are all that's present. No weird aftertaste is a big plus for a larger label lager!

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation with just a bit of a bite. Just right for a lager--neither full, nor watery.

Overall: Hardly exciting, but not at all distasteful. This is the beer we should have been drinking in college. Doesn't require a lot of thought, goes Dow fast and easy, but doesn't require a chaser.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 01:00:36 | More by BethanyB
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-11-2013 01:11:46 | More by BeerForMuscle
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mtboozeaddict41

Montana

3.69/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: extremely clear pale yellow. big bubbly head that only lasted a few moments but clued to its carbonation.
Smell: smells of fresh cut grass and lemon. Light malt with subtle hop presence. Quite pleasant.
Taste: crisp malt through the mid palate. light fruit and hops.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation cleanses the palate
Overall: one I will come back to. Not bad from my first one from New Zealand.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 02:39:51 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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Sazz9

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

09-11-2013 19:03:59 | More by Sazz9
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -0.7%

08-08-2013 22:41:35 | More by OldhouseRecs
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and skunky aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is easy to drink but nothing all that special.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:48:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up on a whim after a New Zealander who frequents my store gave a great review of it. Perhaps it is national bias, but my favourite beer style is the Euro style pale lager, so I gave it a go.

The green bottle suggests there would be some skunkiness, but surprisingly there was not much in the smell; at least when compared to something like Heineken, which is always skunky beyond repair whenever I have it. Pours a urine yellow colour much like any euro lager, with maybe half a pinky of head. The smell is good - a little grainy and a little corny, but nothing offensive. The taste is that of a well made euro lager - a little bitter, but not so bitter that my face cringes at all. It is a little sweet, but not as sweet as something like Viru. another euro lager which I swear had some liquid sucrose or something pumped into it. Overall the hopiness is great for the style, and the aftertaste is as clean as can be expected.

When comparing this lager to other lagers of its style, Steinlager really stands out as one of the better ones. I`ll likely pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:06:15 | More by Olek4374
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2013 03:18:36 | More by illidurit
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-22-2013 15:29:24 | More by InspectorBob
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2013 01:06:53 | More by ChicagoNick
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Texas

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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Sweden

3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-25-2013 21:59:33 | More by crownrl28
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

01-16-2013 14:56:24 | More by tbryan5
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -0.7%

12-28-2012 03:42:19 | More by jrempel
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Steinlager Pure from New Zealand Breweries Limited
71 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.