Steam Brew German Red
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum

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Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #95
Ranked #29,507
3.21 | pDev: 16.2%
Mar 14, 2022
Jun 08, 2018
Steam Brew German RedSteam Brew German Red
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Photo of forgotaboutlaye
3.9/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by forgotaboutlaye

Very reasonably priced from Lidl. Great beer for the Autumn and Winter, but come Spring and Summer the Imperial IPA is a better choice.

Mar 14, 2022
Photo of elnachooo
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color ámbar con una leve espuma de retención media. Ligera y de carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y algo de caramelo. De sabor dulce con un ligero amargor en el final.

Dec 17, 2021
2.49 by Ushouldbeworkinh from Portugal on Dec 03, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Privatbrauerei Eichbaum “Steam Brew German Red”
,5L can coded “MHD 11/08/2022 L223 0915 C”. Sampled on 29.09.2021
€,79 @ Lidl, Benrather Str. 7b, Düsseldorf, DE

I’m quite impressed with this line of beers from Eichbaum. I think the Imperial IPA is fantastic, and better than this, but this is great as well, and inexpensive. It’s a clear deep copper/chestnut brown in color beneath a full head of off-white foam. Both the head retention and the lacing could be better but they’re not bad. The aroma is clean, and expresses gently sweet and lightly caramelish malt. The flavor is malty and rich, but not too sweet at all. This is labeled as a bockbier and I’d agree with that. It also lists the original gravity as 16.5˚ Plato with 7.9% ABV and 23 IBUs. There’s not a lot of hop flavor to it, but nor should there be. If you seek it out though there’s some herbal and spicy hops there. It finishes semi-dry but not bittersweet, just malty with a light bitterness fading. In the mouth it’s malty and smooth with a medium to medium-full body and a fine-bubbled median carbonation. For the price these Steam Beers are a great deal - but don’t forget the ,25€ deposit on the can.

Sep 29, 2021
3.12 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 27, 2021
3 by Enomas from Portugal on Apr 29, 2021
4.06 by Saraiva from Portugal on Apr 07, 2021
3.5 by qrazvan from Romania on Nov 02, 2020
3.35 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Oct 21, 2020
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3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a clear, deep mahogany coloration with a medium, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of quite grainy, caramel malt and hints of dark fruit and herbal hops. Taste is a decent balance of sweet, toasted, grainy, caramel malt and lighter, bitter, herbal hops, as well as hints of toffee and dark fruit, with notes of raisin and date. Finishes bittersweet, with a medium bitterness and some sweet malts and herbal hops lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

First off, while you would naturally expect a Red Ale from this, it's actually supposed to be a (Doppel)Bock according to their website. Much like their Imperial IPA, it's actually okay, far from great but okay for the price. However, unlike a great DIPA, which will cost you about 8 times as much, you can buy an excellent Doppelbock for less than twice the price of this. Seriously, why would I ever wanna buy this again if I can buy an Andechser Doppelbock for just 0.50 cents more? The value-for-money aspect of this just gets obliterated by trying to emulate a traditional German beer instead of a craft beer, which defeats the entire purpose of this brand. While the bitter, herbal accents just about manage a decent balance here overall, with very subtle toffee and dark fruit notes adding a little character, it's still just a bit too syrupy sweet and boozy, with a very slight artificial undertone as well.

Sep 21, 2020
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3.07/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Bierschenker from Belgium

Bought at my local Lidl in a 0,5L can. I remember I had another of the three brews they have on offer once in a while and not being impressed. Not enough to review it anyway.

Served in my trusty "Seef".
Beer has a deep reddish brown colour with a nice beige head dat persists for quite a while.
So far so good I was thinking... And then we placed the glass in proximity of the nose. A rather nice roasted and sirupy smell mixed with something oxidized and chemical. Reminiscent of detergents; only mixed with grilled ribbs and fruits.
The flavour opens with the malts, giving a clean sweet smoked flavour. The smoked element dissapears and the flavour becomes overall more sweeter. Luckily the "chemical" elements in the odour does not persist as much in the flavour. The fruits resemble white grapes and melon. Earthy notes from white bread, and pepper. The syrup element is less pleasant. Alcohol is noticable.
The aftertaste is much drier, seems the hopps finally kick in.

Not as bad as projected by my fellow BA's.

Aug 19, 2020
2.83 by samEBC from Belgium on Jun 16, 2020
3.35 by m3oh from Hungary on May 22, 2020
3.5 by FZR23 from Romania on Feb 15, 2020
3.59 by kkazemi from New York on Feb 02, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mothman from Minnesota

I am beginning to think that German red means dopplebock.

Can. Malty. Toffee, caramel, toasted malts, dark dried fruits, caramel, apple skins, and bread. Medium bodied. Solid bock for 1.5€ in Slovenia.

Aug 22, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

De Lidl. En Elba Costa Ballena. Esperando espectaculo nocturno en bar del hotel. Sensacion suave en boca y agradable sabor acaramelado. Para el precio por el que sale (0.7X los 50cl) no se puede pedir mas

Aug 07, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by npolachek from New York

Pours a reddish color with white head. Taste is meh and smell is meh as well. Fine for a night out and better than Budweiser, but not what I’d expect for something craft..

Aug 06, 2019
Photo of Beertsipper
2.6/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by Beertsipper from New York

It's drinkable. Probably goes better with a rich meal. Not too much on its own.

May 29, 2019
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1.73/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by dkoehler42 from New York

I purchased this beer on a whim, having never heard of the brewery or beer. I wish that were still the case. Opening the can, I caught an aroma of chemically sweet liquid. The pour was not impressive, and has a brown-copper look. The taste matched the aroma, and the mouthful wasn't any better.

This was dissapoyfor a German beer.

May 09, 2019
3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2019
3.25 by Oidmoe from Austria on Feb 13, 2019
2.39 by chiefz1 from New York on Feb 03, 2019
3.52 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Dec 26, 2018
3.02 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Nov 22, 2018
3.09 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jul 28, 2018
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3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by mishi_d from Romania

Amber/copper color with white head, aroma is malts, cereals and alcohol, lightly bitter, drinkable.

Jul 24, 2018
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3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by drmeto from Germany

-pours a clear copper with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
It's a bit rough , but overall an o.k. Doppelbock

Jul 18, 2018
3.47 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jul 04, 2018
3 by iftcoach from Germany on Jun 11, 2018
Photo of Dentist666
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

0.5l can.
Pours clear amber/copper beer with thick off-white head, excellent retention.
Smell - malty, metallic, caramel.
Taste - misty malty, caramel, off-tones (alcohol).
Medium body and carbonation, dry in the finish and rough.

Jun 08, 2018
Steam Brew German Red from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 32 ratings