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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


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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