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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft at Craft. Pours chestnut, hazy, with tan head. Nose is corn flakey malt, mild nuts. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, with an overall corn flakey dry flavor with finishing nuts and grain. I call this Celebrator the Younger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours clear, deep maroon. Medium gray head. Wispy lace. Nose is diacetyl. Taste is small butter, cherries, diacetyl, mild blue corn chip. Not so great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Can. Dark cola brown body with a tall-building tan head. Malt-forward nose of toasted cereals, cocoa / chocolate with mild touches of noble hops (spice, citrus and flower petals). Medium body, medium-low sweetness, medium bitterness, high acid. VERY dirty fermentation with a lot of solvent and perhaps isovaleric acid (rubber, butter, metal flakes, gravel, etc.). There’s a burnt tire / warm engine compartment smell that I pick up after my first sip, which apparently wasn’t there before I took a drink and re-calibrated my palate. I have to say the nose showed some promise, it was straightforward, malty, had some decent dark fruit esters to play with the chocolate and toasted grains... but god this is a DIRTY beer: acidic, metallic and sour. Unfit for consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer Fest. Pours orange brown with a decent off-white head and a light bread aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8399) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - 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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