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The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Smoky aroma and a very solid malt structure. Soft, perfumey hops; cinnamon, roasted coffee, and chocolate. Off-tan foam- little stick, great retention. Bronze liquid. Full mouthfeel; gentle carbonation. Medicinal edge in the forefront which numbs the palate. Red apples in the finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2002
Hazy amber; vienna malts and slight pear fruitiness in the nose. Decent cara-toasty malts; smooth, but seems subdued.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Not a whole lot going on, and rather metallic in the finish, but ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2002
A good amber. A good malt nose and good balance. Lacks some toastiness that I look for in this style.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnnymilwaukee99 (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2002 does not count
One of the best beers to come out of Milwaukee in many years. A draft pitcher of fresh Stein may be as close to heaven as I’ll get!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 10, 2001
As near to perfection as a lager can be. Great color, wonderful hop/malt balance, a nice caramel sweetness and some earth-tones, totally smooth and easy finish. 12/10 rerating (bottled). Can’t believe I don’t have to change a single number, but there it is. Would just mention the powerful malt presence all the way through; palate gives you just enough hops to keep it from being too syrupy-sweet-smooth. Wonderful, though I personally would put the Klisch Pilsener at the top of the brewer’s heap.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
This is, by far, my favorite beer. Big chewy malts blened smoothly and clearly. Wow - I think I’ll go get one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hutch914199 (107) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2001
Great beer from a great, as of yet, unknown brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2001
A warm and spicy brew with an incredibly silky feel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwendt99 (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2001
A glorious amber with a rich malty taste, mild hoppiness and a rich, almost creamy finish.


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