Steinlager Pure | New Zealand Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Zealand Breweries Limited
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
steinlager.co.nz

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by atigerlife on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
19.41%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of bwood06
3/5  rDev -1.3%
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

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Photo of Taybeh
2.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
3.16/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AaronNQ
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tharanger
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huffaroma
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of BEER88
1.93/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.29/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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

Photo of toronadotornado
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Air New Zealand Lounge - Sydney, Australia - bottle

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Photo of Bandi
3.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of Mlkluther
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
1.93/5  rDev -36.5%
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

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Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of porterman66
4.59/5  rDev +51%
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.

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Photo of ajderry
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of AFDerek
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%

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