Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Co.)
Style: Pale Lager
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Steinlager® is a lager with a distinctive grassy note and clean crisp bitterness of green bullet hops. It is balanced with a dry, astringent finish.

LED40's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (82) - - JAN 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Smells of sweet grains with an overall floural backgound. The appearance is your typical lager, golden, fizzy with a white head. The taste is very similar to European lagers, crisp and refreshing but without the rubber aftertaste. I think this is actually the first beer from New Zealnd I have tried. For the price this is a tasty lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eduardovl (1122) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow color forming a big and light creamy white head with good retention and tons of lingering and soapy lacings left in the glass. Strong notes of sweet pale malts in the nose. Grassy and citrus hops. Cardboard. Slightly sweet upfront mouth. Again, very malty, biscuity and crispy. Medium hops bitterness. Grassy and citrus hops profile. Hints of cardboard and resin. Light body and medium carbonation. Grassy aftertaste. Average drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (7219) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Can on my Air NZ flight. Pours fizzy gold with a white head. Clean and light pale malts, very little sweetness, low bitterness, relatively clean finish for a mass produced lager. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aquilo (594) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Ultra clear yellow with a middling white head. Aroma is rotting leaves and unclean armpits, with a hint of nutmeg. Flavor is rather bland, there is a hint of something fruity in the finish, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Overall, this is a boring beer trying to be a Heineken replacement. It’s drinkable, but I’ll avoid it in the future.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerringer (4) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Give me a reason not to love this beer, it’s the best beer in the world, my fridge would be fully stocked if it wasn’t so expensive. The smell right off the top is so pleasant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tombutlin (115) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 I’m rating this for old time’s sake, as I drank a fair few kegs worth of this as a young and naive man. Slightly more interesting that the usual generic international lagers, but only slightly. Definitely sessionable, if you are still young and naive and can afford to waste half of the following day, then this is as good as any. A touch of grass and a taste of bread and hay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (243) - Colton, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours clear pale gold. Lots of CO2. Head is huge with thick creamy lacing. Aroma of light grass, big lemon/lime and pale malts. Taste is lemon zest, pale malts and grass/citrus hops that are emphasized by a lot of carbonation biting the palate. Mouthfeel is light yet oily. Finish is a little bitter. Overall.... pretty good for a "green bottle".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2014
2 yuan for a 330ml not sure if it is this or not, mine was made in China but did have Motueka written on the side... can. It pours a light gold with a decent head and some soapy looking lacing. The nose is grainy & mentholated rub... Urgh. Thin bodied with cardboard, menthol, sugar and... Nothing terribly beer like. Yuck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
waiake (505) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2014
330ml bottle standard lager used to drink swags of these, still ok but tastes more sweet than anything else

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (7483) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"pretty good for a pale lager...but still a pale lager. taste is a touch malty and slightly sweet...not as skunky as some, but can have a touch of it, or it can be refreshing."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3032) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
What can I say, its a Pale Ale. It looks like one, it smells like one and it tastes like one. But in a warm Dubai that is OK, and it comes from far away, so who cares. (Dubai 201409)

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