El Steinber Dark Lager | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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El Steinber Dark LagerEl Steinber Dark Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Midnight Wheat malt gives this complex lager its dark brown color while additions of roasted Indio-Hispano® blue corn create both a lighter body and unique, toasty flavor. German Pilsner malt and Saaz hops round out this dark lager producing a crisp, clean finish and smooth drinkability that is perfect for any occasion.

Added by mdfb79 on 07-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was not bad

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2.77/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Was hoping this would be more like a Vienna lager, Munich dunkel, or Czech cerny, instead it's a dark brown, lightly corn flavored beer. While very similar to the summer and winter solstice beers, without the spice there's nothing to keep it interesting or even worth another sip.

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2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5.5% according to my can's label. 16 fl oz orange and blue aluminum can acquired a few days ago at a local SoCal beer store and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger grey-white (ecru for the pretentious) colour head of decent cream and thickness and good (~4+) minute retention. Body colour is a clear translucent dark amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Lacing is thin and inconsistent. Not unique or special, but generally appealing for the style.

Sm: Amber malts, caramalts, and minimal floral hop character. Boring and bland. Generic. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Clean. Average strength.

T/Mf: Some vague smoky character - perhaps smoked malt? Amber malts. Caramalts. Clean and crisp. Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Decent thickness. Okay presence on the palate. Bland and boring. Unrefreshing. I'm not big on this one. Not very balanced. Badly built. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Dr: A surprisingly mediocre dark lager from an otherwise solid brewery. This forgettable brew should be left on the shelf. Drinkable but pedestrian. Anderson Valley is capable of far better.

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2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beer Authority, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber brown in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but left a very thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of malt extracts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of syrup extracts and toasted malts along with slight hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very thin on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The thin and watery nature of this beer makes it taste somewhat like a Mexican Munich Dunkel Lager.

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El Steinber Dark Lager from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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