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
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15
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 55
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4.5/5  rDev +48%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml green bottle purchased in Dunedin NZ and consumed the followig day.
Light in color and very light in body, this has excellent clarity but only a small fizzy head that soon disappears.
Aroma: light sweet malts and white bread. Very mild but pleasing.
Flavor: more hoppy than suggested by the aroma, but still sweet up front and only mildly bitter in the finish and aftertaste.

O: much better than the bottles I've had in the USA. Still, this is the Rolling Rock of NZ and not impressive

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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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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and skunky aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is easy to drink but nothing all that special.

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Photo of Olek4374
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up on a whim after a New Zealander who frequents my store gave a great review of it. Perhaps it is national bias, but my favourite beer style is the Euro style pale lager, so I gave it a go.

The green bottle suggests there would be some skunkiness, but surprisingly there was not much in the smell; at least when compared to something like Heineken, which is always skunky beyond repair whenever I have it. Pours a urine yellow colour much like any euro lager, with maybe half a pinky of head. The smell is good - a little grainy and a little corny, but nothing offensive. The taste is that of a well made euro lager - a little bitter, but not so bitter that my face cringes at all. It is a little sweet, but not as sweet as something like Viru. another euro lager which I swear had some liquid sucrose or something pumped into it. Overall the hopiness is great for the style, and the aftertaste is as clean as can be expected.

When comparing this lager to other lagers of its style, Steinlager really stands out as one of the better ones. I`ll likely pick this up again.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of rarbring
2.05/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear straw, a quckly settling white head, little lacing, small curtains.

Boiled vegetables, some herbal grassiness, sweet corn flakes.

Sweet corn, boiled vegetables, a dash of lemon marmalade, some biiter notes, quite chemical.

Little carbonation, soft texture, a small body and slightly dry finish.

In all a very boring beer. Possibly ice cold on a warm beach.

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2.25/5  rDev -26%

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