Steinlager Pure | New Zealand Breweries Limited

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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

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Added by atigerlife on 09-21-2008

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54
Ratings:
123
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
29.61%
 
 
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Photo of Cs1987
1.91/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Gold, 1 finger of bubbly head which almost completely disappeared.

Smell - Non-existent. Seriously, I couldn't smell a thing, and my nasal passages aren't the slightest bit blocked at the moment.

Taste - So unbelievably bland. I guess it deserves a 2 for being very pure and not having any off flavours, but I would appreciate SOME flavour.

Mouthfeel - Smoother than your average macro lager, good carbonation level.

Drinkability - Even if most of Earth's population disagrees with me, I say a beer with no flavour does not make a good session drink.

Overall - I think I may have just found the blandest 5% ABV beer on Earth. I'm pretty sure that is close to what Steinlager wanted to achieve in brewing this beer, but that still does not mean it deserves a good review score.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml---> Mug
Appearance- Pale Straw yellow with a lot of carbonation and a limited head which vanishes.
Smell- Limited aroma of metallic coins and a wee bit of yeast overall very weak aromas
Taste- Malt and Hops, there a fair bit lost in the translation. An interesting bitterness but its not meant to be complex
Mouthfeel- Very Light in body and a crisp finish. Its carbonated and becomes watery is it warms.
Drinkability-Really good its a clean lager that doesn't let flavors of much of anything get in the way of drinking it.

Keep it in the bottle and very cold and you'll have no qualms.

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Photo of Kulrak
1.74/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a very pale straw golden color with a minimum of head, but lots of bubbles. Smells very faintly of yeast and coppery hoppiness, not too attractive. The taste is somewhat dry (no sweetness to speak of), but with a lot of coppery hoppiness, which is not good. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy. Overall, it's an unimpressive attempt to do... I'm not really sure what the point of this beer is. The bottle says it's pure, as in no additives, but most beers don't use 'additives' anymore anyway. As for drinkability, I may be able to finish the glass, but I'll never have another one in my glass again.

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Photo of atigerlife
2.11/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Beer pours a clear golden with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly. Decent amount of carbonation rising. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is practically non-existent. Very light hops and malts.

The best thing I can say about the taste is that it is not offensive. My comment to the others at my table was that it tastes like water with some light hops/malts.

Mouthfeel was light and lightly cleansing.

Overall, this beer is drinkable because it just goes down like water. Drink very cold with food on a hot day. Really amazingly light flavor. Better than macros that have an offensive taste [which are many], but nothing that indicates this is a good beer.

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Steinlager Pure from New Zealand Breweries Limited
3.04 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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