Riverwest Stein Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Riverwest Stein BeerRiverwest Stein Beer
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Riverwest Stein BeerRiverwest Stein Beer

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.68%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-18-2002

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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 276
Photo of Mikedux30
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Geomendes
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Tasted this at the brewery , great nuttiness , light coffee notes , balanced ... Yummy

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Chap-12
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TastyTaste
4.92/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear copper body, head is impressive, about 3/4" with a slow fade. Lots of sweet carmel malts in the nose, some breadiness. Taste is also very smooth and malty, a very good hops kick is also present. Sweet breadiness pervades. What mroe do you want from an amber lager? Sweet, but not cloying, hops are way above average from the usual amber lager. I see no faults here, one of Lakefront's best beers.

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Photo of RJB66
4.92/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of WildRage
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my new 'go to' session beer. It's got the perfect balance of hops, just enough alcohol, and very smooth.

I find that ambers typically are to weak for me, or way too hoppy - this is not the case with this beer.

They also make a very nice holiday ale.

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Photo of brakspear
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Once again, Lakefront proves that its beers, particularly its lagers, are superior on-tap.

I stumbled upon this beer on-tap in my favorite north central Wisconsin watering hole and it is a total different experience on tap than in the bottle.

The appearance is a dark amber with a lush creamy head.
However, it is the aroma and taste of the draft that rises above the bottled version. Lush noble hop aromas penetrate the senses, all lingering over a deep malty sweetness. The taste is malty, but balanced by a fruity (non estery) hop flavor (non bitter). This lager is balanced perfectly. It has a full mouthfeel, but it is so easy to drink it is sinful.

Since I moved away from Milwaukee, I had forgotten how wonderful a brewery Lakefront is...I will forget no longer.

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4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of cokes
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice looking copper glass. Thin white head does not stick around, but laces well.
Vienna malts on the nose. A touch caramelly. A hint of toast. Some grassy hops towards the back.
As rich and complex as a lager gets. Starts with a hefty dose of caramel, leaning towards toffee. Some walnut-like flavors enter next. Some faint, but evident vanilla notes. Grassy and herbal hops provide ample bitterness and dry things out in the finish, but do not intrude on this masterpiece.
Smooth and seductive in the mouth, yet crisp and refreshing. This is a beer to be savored any time, any place. This would be outstanding on a late-summer/ fall evening.
I'll be buying this by the case come September. Blows away almost all Oktoberfests in my book.
Goes down so nicely...and so fast.
One of my favorites.

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Photo of chlilley
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dhannes
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a sampler at Glass Nickel Pizza in Madison.

A=Nice rich red amber...no head to speak of.

S=Slight hop smell.

T=Nice "amber" flavor--hint of cedar?

M=Very drinkable...smooth and tasty.

O=A very flavorable amber...worthy of a 6-pack down the road.

12/1/12 update--I had a full glass this time and this is much better than I recall--changed Appearance to 5.0 and taste to 5.0. 1/23/13; changed Overall to 4.75.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a clear deep ruby color. The head is one finger in height and recedes ever so slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is really amazing. Zesty, grapefruity, sweet, clean. Wow. The taste lives up to the aroma. zesty grapefruit without the backgroud haze that you would get in an ale. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with good carbonation. Overall, this is a great, flavorful lager, and i will certainly buy this again.

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Photo of Offa
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This, by contrast with their stouts, is excellent and really surprised me.

Deep amber, it has a big, light tan head slowly shrinking to a small permanent top with a little lacing.

The aroma is bread dough, toasty bread crust, pine, and leaves.

The taste is toasty bread, crust, some pine, hints of caramel, citrus, herbs, and butter. The starts is sweet followed by increasing, faintly spicy, light bitterness. It's light and smooth but remains flavourful and interesting.

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Riverwest Stein Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 63.6% out of 100 with 740 ratings
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