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Steinlager Pure - New Zealand Breweries Limited

Not Rated.
Steinlager PureSteinlager Pure

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BA SCORE
72
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: atigerlife on 09-21-2008

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Photo of jrempel
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of justinm4bama
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kyrojack
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of rarbring
2.05/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear straw, a quckly settling white head, little lacing, small curtains.

Boiled vegetables, some herbal grassiness, sweet corn flakes.

Sweet corn, boiled vegetables, a dash of lemon marmalade, some biiter notes, quite chemical.

Little carbonation, soft texture, a small body and slightly dry finish.

In all a very boring beer. Possibly ice cold on a warm beach.

Photo of crobinso
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bark
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours with a fizzing sound. The clear liquid is straw yellow (5 EBC), the two finger head is white and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is light and clean. Pilsener malt. Somewhat sweet notes of French loaf. Hints of alcohol, earth and flowers.

The taste is very light and a bit thin. Clean sweetness, hints of bread. Light body. Some clean bitter notes in the aftertaste, as well as hints of clean bitterness and a touch of earth. Warming alcohol and hints of green berries in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles short-lived. The liquid is somewhat smooth.

A clean beer that just borders to being thin. Not very exciting.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Lemke10
2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green bottle, light yellow color, and grassy scent. It already screams New Zealand’s version of Heineken. Pours a clear, light yellow color with only a slight, short lived head. Scent is of cheap grassy grains. Something different for sure. Taste is mild with different grains blended together to give very earthy tone. Basically drinks like any cheap watery American beer, but with perhaps a little bolder flavor. If you drink this you’ll show a little culture but don’t expect a great taste.

Photo of mralphabet
3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Poured a pale straw yellow color with about a finger and a half worth of head that settled quickly to a ring with no lacing to speak of. Very visible carbonation from start to finish.

S: A little skunky but not bad, I'm getting a little cooked veggie smell over a light hoppy smell. Smells better than I thought it would.

T: Good mix here, a malty taste up front with a light floral hops half way through. The finish is clean and a little dry.

M: Good crisp carbonation with a strangely smooth and dry finish. Very nice.

D: I was really surprised by this beer, not the Euro Lager crap I was thinking it would be. Very nice mix on all fronts (except for the smell)... Nice mix of malt, hops, crisp and smooth, very easy to drink. I would look for this one again. Thanks New Zealand !!

Photo of fionn13
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of joefinnigan15
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'll try anything for a dollar and this was not that bad!

A - My guess is that it's a light almost clear yellow with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. It's a guess since I drank it from the bottle.

S - Initial smells of sweet water, mild corn/rice, and some apple or pear sweetness (skunked?)

T - Initial pear or apple skunked flavors are tart at first but quickly mash with the sweeter malts and flavors of very light corn and rice. Almost sugar or vanilla like sweetness makes it enjoyable.

M - Light and at times almost "champagne like"

Overall again for a dollar it's quite a good lager and as the temperatures reach 90 here in Pittsburgh it quenched my thirst very well. Not worth more than a dollar but it drinks well for a beer from New Zealand.

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Devbinks13
1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of Jimmys
2.42/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

330mL bottle into pilsner glass.

A: bright clear gold. vivid carbonation. bubbly bright white head leaves ample lacing as it comes down.

S: a bland malt backbone isnt giving me much of an aroma. cant really detect any hops here.

T: a little bit of herbal vanilla works its way in with a pretty bland malt profile. however, highly crisp. finish is gone and done in an instant.

M: ample lager carbonation. light bodied.

D: really nothing worth seeking out. a boring euro pale lager. glad i could try a brew from new zealand but i hop this isnt the only swill they have over there.

Photo of kepp
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

So many customers have been asking for this that I figured I'd take full advantage of the sample bottle given to me. Gotta see what the hubbub is about... It pours a clear sallow topped by about a finger or so of white foam. The nose reminds me of corn pops: sweet corn with a touch of rice and wheat tossed in for good measure. It may not be offensive, but it ain't good for beer, lemme tell ya. The taste comes off less sweet, with some mildly funky wheat, light corn, light flowers, and sweet water. The body is light, with a light moderate carbonation and a smoothly watery feel. Overall, not a big fan of this beer, but I can't say it's entirely bad, per se. I could actually see drinking this on a hot day in Wellington (assuming it gets hot enough down there...)...

Photo of FosterJM
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1041st Review on BA
Bottle to Pils
12 oz

This was a white elephant from my boss at Xmas. Part of a Cost Plus World Market Beers of the World

App- A soft bubbling medium yellow with a good one finger head and nice cling. Very lager in appearance with soft colors and clarity.

Smell- Smells a bit like an adjunct but a little more to it but nothing much was here. A bit small, thin and watery. Little bit of earthy hop note.

Taste- A pretty average beer that I can't really slam. They are going for an easy drinking market. A little bit of wheat and citrus pair here with some lime flavors.

Mouth- Light bodied/High carbed. No real bite but has some good residual lime and wheat flavors.

Drink- Again like some beers this is meant to be drank really cold and in really hot weather. I see this no different. Maybe during the summer I can come back to it.

Photo of drpimento
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served cold which I would think it would have to be. With a white, foamy head that settles down to a light cover and good lacing. Color is a clear pale yellow with a few bubble trails. Aroma is skunk ( was in a cooler near fluourescent bulb), malt, hint of hop. Flavor is similar to nose plus plenty of carbonic tang. Body is ok and carbonation a little fizzy. Finish is like flavor, leaves a bit of sharpness on back of the tongue from carbo. Actually as it warms, it DOES get a little better: grain and malt flavors come thru more.

Photo of rangerred
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear medium gold with a 1.5 finger fizzy head. Head fades pretty quick with no lacing.

Smells a little skunky along with some light malt and grassy hops.

Flavor is cereal grain along with a light grassy hoppyness. The flavor only seemingly lasts for a split second before disappearing into a watery nothingness. Bitterness is light throughout. Mouthfeel is quite soft and smooth. This beer goes down like water and would be great on a hot day. Just not much flavor.

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2/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Steinlager Pure from New Zealand Breweries Limited
72 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.