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%
 
 
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3
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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 tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +48%

Photo of tedho21
4.5/5  rDev +48%

Photo of Andrej70
4.2/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.03/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Steinlager Pure has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, yellow golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles (etched glass), some brown yeast chunks floating about, and a lot of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, pungent barley malt, and the flavor is fairly hoppy, sweet, somewhat sour, and one gets a full taste of hay and barley malt. Lots of white bread and bread crust with this one. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Steinlager Pure finishes crisp, semi-dry, refreshing, and drinkable. This is a very good beer, and I think you should try it out.

RJT

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Photo of ajderry
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of ronniebruner
3.99/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is extremely smooth for a light lager. The beer pours very light with almost no head, lace, or foam, but decent amount of carbonation. The beer smells of light hops and grains, and has an extremely smooth finish. This is an easy beer to drink.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.98/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 330-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - pale straw colour with a good sustaining 1/4-inch head. Fairly decent carbonation. Nice lacing on the sides.

Smell - cooked veggie smell over a hoppy, nearly skunky aroma. Doesn't smell like it's crossed over though!

Taste - crisp, malty taste with an almost floral element here. Nice hoppiness at the end and finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel - despite the higher carbonation very smooth, mellow characteristics.

Drinkability - I really like this beer. Maybe it's partly the marketing, but it seems crisp and honest and goes down easy.

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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 nniicckkww
3.91/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a green bottle into pilsner glass. Every so slight haze. Golden yellow color. Meringue like white head. Effervescent. Not much aroma to be had. Definitely not skunked. I was nervous about the green bottle, but the cardboard 6 pack was impervious to light.

Smooth European lager. Hint of malt. No residual bitterness. Very balanced. Fruity and yeasty. Very drinkable. I could have a 6 pack in an hour. Clean and crisp and refreshing. If this came in a keg, I would strap it to my back and mow the entire neighborhood. My wife LOVES it!

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Photo of Flashbac
3.8/5  rDev +25%

Photo of BethanyB
3.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brilliant clarity. Pale gold in color. Head is white and medium-sized. A bit airy and foamy. Right for style.

Smell: Faint pale malt and peaches. Crisp and clean.

Taste: About as smooth and clean as it gets, if your green bottle has survived the trip fr New Zealand. Pale malt and very slight bitterness are all that's present. No weird aftertaste is a big plus for a larger label lager!

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation with just a bit of a bite. Just right for a lager--neither full, nor watery.

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, but doesn't require a chaser.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of shjdy
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: extremely clear pale yellow. big bubbly head that only lasted a few moments but clued to its carbonation.
Smell: smells of fresh cut grass and lemon. Light malt with subtle hop presence. Quite pleasant.
Taste: crisp malt through the mid palate. light fruit and hops.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation cleanses the palate
Overall: one I will come back to. Not bad from my first one from New Zealand.

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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 mralphabet
3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Poured a pale straw yellow color with about a finger and a half worth of head that settled quickly to a ring with no lacing to speak of. Very visible carbonation from start to finish.

S: A little skunky but not bad, I'm getting a little cooked veggie smell over a light hoppy smell. Smells better than I thought it would.

T: Good mix here, a malty taste up front with a light floral hops half way through. The finish is clean and a little dry.

M: Good crisp carbonation with a strangely smooth and dry finish. Very nice.

D: I was really surprised by this beer, not the Euro Lager crap I was thinking it would be. Very nice mix on all fronts (except for the smell)... Nice mix of malt, hops, crisp and smooth, very easy to drink. I would look for this one again. Thanks New Zealand !!

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Photo of secondtooth
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The attractively-designed bottle is a superb start, though it is green...rather unfortunate. Of little consequence here, though...

Pours a straw-gold, with attractive head and only a little lace.

Biscuity aroma -- not bad at all, as I was expecting a nasty adjunct. Not so here.

Taste is yeasty-malty and smooth, with a nice muted hoppy finish. This one's crisp and refreshing, and certainly a standout among basic, no-frills lagers.

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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Moserman331
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of yifany
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Steinlager Pure from New Zealand Breweries Limited
3.04 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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