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Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Longer brewing time and special cold filtration combine to give Rheineck its classic taste. The hop character is understated and the sweet, malty character produces a soft refreshing taste.


Mutante's rating

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mutante (4) - - MAR 23, 2013
One of the worst beers in the known universe. I’d actually rather be waterboarded with the hated Tasman Bitter in a disease infested secret prison cell rather than consume this muck. If you ever go around to somebody’s house and they have this inexcusable product in the fridge, shun them.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2013
Smells like it finishes: a mixture of cereal, sugar and vegetable cooking oil. In the old days I could never drink more than one or two of these, the over-sweet oily gunkiness just gums up your works.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2011
Dark lager? I think not. Looks like watery chardonnay with a white head that spreads itself thinly over the top. The hop character is understated to the point that it is unidentifiable (it isn’t there). To be fair it has aromas of classic pilsener malt, lemongrass and cut hay. There is good mouthfeel which gives it a creamy texture and it is very cool and refreshing. I think that this is (guilty secret time) good session lager for hot days and deserves a better reputation than the one it does.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
Bought in China witha chinese label. Frisches, sehr mildes Bier. Im späten Nachgeschmack etwas hopfig. Vorher süßlich herb. Unharmonisch, unpassend. Test vom 18.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,3,3,3,8,3 - 3,75
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2011 Total Score: 3
Rheineck Beer 9,5% Leicht malzig-muffig im Antrunk, hopfig-herber Mittelteil, in dem auch ein leicht nussiges Aroma aufkommt. Ein Nachgeschmack ist nicht vorhanden. Angenehm! Test vom 18.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,11,2,4,9 - 8,25

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of citrus and malt as well as a bit of cardboard. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardboard and malt, leading to a bitter finish. The body is thin.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
Can. Sampled alongside Tasman Bitter and Ranfurly. Like the Ranfurly, this poured a clear golden yellow, nothing dark or amber about it. Just as plain and bland too, only in a more palatable way. In other words, I wouldn’t drink Ranfurly if it were given to me for free, whereas I would drink this (only if I were DARN thirsty, mind you).

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ardi (17) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2009
Too sweet, sickly, not a good example of a quality lager. I was drinking this 25 years ago and people mocked it then, nothing changes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2008
Rheineck gets mocked a bit in NZ because it is only 3.5% ABV. But for those who have spent a summer afternoon drinking a few glasses of Rheineck, perhaps while watching some test cricket, this beer is a real treasure. It really does have a pleasant taste.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
(Can 33 cl) Clear, deep golden with a dense, shaving foam style head that leaves a dense lacework. Sweet aroma of malts. Light in body with the standard NZ macro sweetness of malts and brewing cereal. Absolutely no bitterness. But admittedly very drinkable. 240108

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Cheap beer. Not strong enough. Sweet. Pale straw colour, Nice head though. Not malty. $10 for 12 bottles


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