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RATINGS: 118   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Interesting lager. I found it to be a very decent example of a vienna-ish lager.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap, labeled "El Steinber", but the description was "Mexican Dark Lager". Maybe "El Steinber" should be added to this beer’s name so other raters can find it? Dark ruby red color, good off-white lightly greyish head leaving plenty lace. Good smooth lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Interesting toasty malt aroma, some spice, but nothing that impedes on the light body and hinders drinkability. Light herbal hops. Light bitterness, little salt. Pretty tasty. I like this. Good, creative interesting brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a nice cream head. light mineral aroma. Mineral and light caramel flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Mineral and light caramel lingers with light earth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour on tap at Blind Pig, dark reddish brown with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, bread, grass, some hints of lemon but mainly a malt forward beer with a slight hint of a hoppy note. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, caramel, toffee, hints of grainy notes with some red fruits, hints of spice, finishing dry, slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Light roasted grains, some light toffee-like sweetness, and some husky notes. Pretty typical for a craft dark lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6353) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal, nuts, husks), with light notes of metal, gum, DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Rough nose with poor malt character, veggies, and metal. Kinda dirty and metallic in the mouth as well. Drain pour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2013
500 ml can. Pours a dark ruddy color, light brown elements, a large off-white head. An earthy coca-cola nose, some toasted malts. The flavor is initially green pepper and cola, a bit of fulfilling toasted malt. Light smoke. Not very sweet, instead more mellow earthiness and peppers. 2.39$.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Can:   Ruby hued copper, thin to moderate frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Soft mealy and ashy nose.   Faint biscuit.   Mealy start, a bit of ashtray and ash, very little malt profile.   Not as robust or sweet as others, or biscuity.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Doesn’t really come across as most other Vienna like beers.   Not sweet enough, too much ash and ashtray, slightly astringent, with not enough sweet breadiness.   How is this 80 by style?


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 27 Apr 2014) Dark reddish brown colour with ruby hints. Dense beige head. Malty nose with notes of toffee, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Malty, roasted taste with caramel, blueberries, dark fruit and a slightly spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.


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