Steinlager Pure
New Zealand Breweries Limited

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New Zealand Breweries Limited
New Zealand
European Pale Lager
3.07 | pDev: 19.54%
Apr 24, 2020
Sep 21, 2008
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.99/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Okay this is quite close to why I like lagers.
The description here says that this is an European Pale Lager, but the first sniff into it smelled almost like a quasi-pilsner, which in the end evolved into something different. It started out skunky and hoppy, then later on it got some sweetness to it from somewhere but strangely enough it could maintain its drinkability all the way. It is neither an outstanding beer nor a quality craft brew, but it is a nice, clear, not too thin, not too foul, nothing extra but good enough to chug a few down good old lager. I liked it, even though most of us don’t. Takes all kinds, I guess...
Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 1.9 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by Wowo64 from New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by bwood06 from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I had this beer while in the airport between flights in NZ during my wife's and my 2 week trip in NZ. This one just sounded good at the time since I wanted something light to drink,

This beer pours a pale straw color that is clear and shows off some seriously high carbonation. The bright, white colored head is a thin frothy layer that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing that is retained throughout the drinking experience. 3/5 The aroma is typical of the American Adjunct lagers with a very light grainy malt and rice both coming through, and then being backed up by a grassy hop note. The aroma is incredibly simple and straightforward with a heavier emphasis being placed on the hops, although this is relative. 3/5 The flavor leans toward hoppy with the malt acting as a balancer here. The malt is grainy and slightly sweet with a hint of rice. The hops come across as fresh cut grass and hay, with just a hint of peppery spiciness. The flavor, from the malt to the hops, is not incredibly strong, but is a tad better than original Steinlager. 3/5 The mouthfeel is watery, which results in an incredibly light beer that is thirst quenching and not drying in the slightest, with no lingering mouthfeel. There is a decent carbonation burn up front, but this goes away fairly quickly. 3/5 This beer really comes across as New Zealand's version of Budweiser to me. It is very light, but well balanced, despite the lean towards hoppy. It is nice and thirst quenching and is very easy drinking. 3/5
Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 2.86 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Jan 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Bought 12-pack $11.99 Longs Drugs
Light clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Light malt taste, clean
Overall just ok. The light taste makes it refreshing on a hot day. Better than regular Steinlager, but should be at a Budweiser price point.
Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.16 by jcubz from Canada (SK)

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.15 by AaronNQ from Australia

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by Tharanger from Canada (AB)

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by Huffaroma from Montana

Dec 29, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
First of all, I have no idea how this differs at all from the regular Steinlager. Looks the same: yellow beer, thin white head. Skunky as aromas come, but not bad. Enjoyable even.

Same hop twang, high bitterness, alcohol heat for what it is. Would not be able to differentiate with regular Steinlager if drank blindly.
Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 1.93 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pale gold pour from green bottle with tight white foam; good cap, clarity and carbonation. Aroma is an odd slightly floral/slightly skunky biscuit nose. Flavor is yeasty biscuit and just a little floral hop. Lite watery mouthfeel. Overall, a crisp easy drinking lager, but an odd smell I found off putting.
Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Aug 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear golden colour with a finger thick white head with good retention. The nose starts a bit skunky along with some pale malt, grass and citrus fruit. The taste is much of the same but the hop flavour is more of the earthy nature adding a slight bitterness at the end. It does finish quite crisp and clean. This along with a light bodied carbonation make this a nice refreshing drink.
Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by ovaltine from Indiana

May 27, 2015
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Rated by toronadotornado from California

3.31/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Air New Zealand Lounge - Sydney, Australia - bottle
May 04, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by Bandi from New York

Apr 12, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Bottle at Blue Nelson, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin clear around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apples are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of pale malts with notes of apples and hints of sweetness. A light amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very clean and doesn't have any "off" or skinny flavors despite coming in a green bottle.

Serving type: bottle
Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 2.95 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Feb 20, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

1.93/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- ahh, the green glass skunkiness
Appearance- Straw yellow with a large white head.
Taste- Skunky and rather dull, not good
palate- A light bodied brew with medium carbonation.
Overall-Avoid this beer, it is dull, skunky and very forgettable,

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
Feb 11, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by DrMullet from Florida

Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 3 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Dec 31, 2014
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Reviewed by porterman66 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +49.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very clean tasting lager that complements spicy food very well. One of the best tasting of it's kind that I have had. In the same class as Spaten lager, but a bit better.
Dec 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by ajderry from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2014
Rated: 3.44 by AFDerek from Maryland

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 3.24 by Will_The_Thrill from Georgia

Oct 16, 2014
Rated: 3.07 by Dur921 from Maryland

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.8 by Flashbac from Germany

Oct 07, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by Andrej70

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

Sep 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by probert from New York

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by cardinals22 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by yifany from Taiwan

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 2 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 3 by Bluegrass49 from Minnesota

Jul 12, 2014
Steinlager Pure from New Zealand Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 128 ratings