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RATINGS: 102   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Interesting lager. I found it to be a very decent example of a vienna-ish lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6029) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
9/7/13. 16oz can from Five Points. First drank this from a glass at a faculty social and now sipping straight from the can. Actually, 3fourths sent me this beer. He told me it was his favorite dark lager, a prime example of the Tmavy style. Regardless, it was brownish, not much head - what was there was khaki-ish, I suppose. Plain aroma, malty, some caramel, bread, mild chocolate if you search for it, and plenty of metal. Big meh on the flavor - mild maltiness, caramel, bread, chocolate, et. al, but with plenty of corn, rubber, and metal. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Can. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly. Gingerbread and aluminum nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Gingerbread mid palate, mild caramel. Soft neutral finish. Underdeveloped, and that aluminum note is a shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
[Can (16oz).] Pours a dark golden-amber with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is kind of sweet, malty and nutty along with notes of eggshells and chocolate. Flavour starts tangy or metallic followed by caramel malt, light chocolate, some breadiness and vegetal notes. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Not sure what style they were going for with this, whatever it is it’s only O.K.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5680) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5565) - 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$.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap. Light brown with a fluffy off white head. Sweet grain, malt, and light citrus aroma and taste with a smooth finish.

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