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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Borders. We’ve crossed into uncharted territory with our newest release, El Steinber. In our somewhat unusual take on the style, we add Midnight Wheat malt to give this lager its dark brown color and roasted Indio-Hispano blue corn to lighten the body and create a unique, toasty flavor. German pilsner malt and Saaz hops round out this beer producing a crisp, clean finish and smooth drinkability that is perfect for any occasion.

Pale Two-Row, German Pilsner, Midnight Wheat, Roasted Blue Corn, Saaz Hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Type: 16-oz. can Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.49 Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 31, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel reddish semi-clear color with two fingers of frothy khaki tan head. Semi-circular lacing along the sides with some sporadic spots. Great retention on the top all the way down. Smelled dark lager notes. Got boozy corn, hay, cereal, bread, nuts, toffee, slight chocolate, light caramel and honey. Initial taste was much darker than the smell. Got dark chocolate, roasted nuts, toffee and caramel, mixed with grass, hay, corn and cereal. A bit earthy and gritty. Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively-to-fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish. Not too bad, but nothing extraordinary about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A couple shades away from total darkness with a rocky, medium size head and good lacing. Aroma of corn and toasted grains with some caramel in the background. Woodsy, nutty notes precede the modestly sweet flavor that end with more caramel in the aftertaste. Medium to light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Average length finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (971) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Metallic aroma with roast and hay, pilsner sulfur notes Pours a brown light black color with big fluffy creamy off white head Tinny flavor with roast and pilsner hay like malt noble hop Medium light bodied medium co2, lingering metallic taste Tinny can really came through on this. Quite disappointed. Probabaly pretty decent beer on tap. Had other craft beer from cans and haven't had this issue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Good for what it is... Is a nice brew that you could drink a lot of. Not going to knock your socks off... Nice flavors, nose is very sweet, thin palate. Good brew to pair with dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
From a big pounder can this stuff is good. Has many of the good attributes of dark lager, Schwartz, mild stout and dunkel rolled into one. Nifty mild roasty flavors. Small metallic hints, but still yummy. Very enjoyable for a lager lover who likes dark beers but not impy stout. Pleasant overall beer experience. Good job AV. Yes, pretty good stuff, easy to like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (1704) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pint can from GasMart. Dark brown body with lasting off-white creamy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is very faint, some elements of the darker roast grains evident. Taste is very mildly bitter, burnt toast. Long finish with some dry, metallic bitterness. Nice try at this German staple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12oz can - The beer pours out a dark cola-brown body withe a sturdy khaki cap with nice staying power. Aroma is light caramel, coca-cola, and mineral water. A touch of berry juice on the palate, light caramel and chocolate present too...some earthy notes round out the profile. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
16 oz can from Evergreen Discount. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Toasted malts, noble hops, bread, light roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (512) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Dark red brown some head. Aroma of malt, acetic, wheat, caramel. Mid-full body yet dry. Tastes bready, roasty. A great lightish dunkel that avoids the syrupy I’ve seen in some east euro attempts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
16oz can pours with a clear mahogany to amber colored body with copper edges that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a pleasing mix of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts and a dash of earthy wet cigar tobacco as well as a faint sense of fruity lager yeast esteriness. Wow, these notes go very well together here. The taste is similar and I must be in the mood for this today too because I’m really digging this stuff. I get roasted malts, earthy wet cigar leafs, chocolate malts and a light lagery yeasty ester note in the background. Dang, hittin’ the spot, easy drinking and scratching my earthy wet cigar leaf itch. Giddy-Up.

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