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Sierra Nevada Stein Altbier

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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An old-style German hybrid ale, brewed using super-heated river stones to boil the sugary wort which encourages kettle caramelization and enhances malt complexity. Stein Alt is golden in color with an interesting toffee-like malt flavor, paired with fruity aromas and balanced by a moderate dose of whole-cone hops. Clean, complex, and amazingly drinkable.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Brown pour with no head. Caramel, spice and toasted malts, with a touch of earthy hops. Has a tinge of wet malt on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Catch up time. On tap at R n H. Amber with small head. Caramelized malty earthy minerally with bitter finish. Good. Lack the slight residual smokiness of the incredible and sorely missed Rauchenfelser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Aroma is nice toasty biscuity malts, light nuts, some chocolate ashy hint with herbal leafy hops. Flavor is a touch weak, light floral hops over light caramel and toffee malts, light burt toast, herbal and earthy but clean crisp finish. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Tap at rattle n hum. Poured a deep dark amber nose is malty. Smooth crisp refreshing malty beer. Nice. 

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft. Pours an amber body with a scant white head. Malty hints of cinnamon and light grains. Very soft and light. A hint of nuts, cracker wafers. Bread and honey. A bit herbal. 3.4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Draught from R n H. Poured reddish with thin head. Weak somewhat caramelish aroma. Watery mouthfeel. Hops finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a clear orange with thin white head. Toast and caramel on the nose. Light caramel with some faint malt and graininess. Sweet malt and caramel. Spicy and earthy hop presence in the middle. Toast and malt spice on the finish. Nice and simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
tap @ RnH - copper color. touch of adjunct grain, smooth bodied and sweet. Dry caramel malts. Good, but astringent finish. Clean and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap at RnH. As usual, SN nails the clean, easy drinking body in one of their lagers. This thing one is crisp, with a slightly distinctly German malt complexity, with notes of almond and herbs. Lovely body, with none of the usual veggie notes found in many German-style lagers. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Clear amber/gold with some off white head. Aroma is fairly light with some malty notes and caramel along with some faint hops. Light bodied and refreshing, very smooth, clean malty finish with a very faint bitterness. Easy drinking.


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