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


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 1.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
Steinlager Premium Light is brewed using the finest natural ingredients, uniquely crafted to create the distinctive taste and outstanding aroma of this exceptional premium lager beer. Traditional European brewing techniques, combining Green Bullet Hops and Crystal and Munich malts, deliver a distinctive, full flavoured taste. This extraordinary premium lager is a true brewing innovation in low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2016
old rate lost in translation - typical lightly skunky Euro will. Not the worst, but watery thin feel and not the best flavor is not a good combo.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Cellar April 2013. Thin, clear, straw like aroma and no body at all. Low alcohol beer does not have to be flavourless.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
wow. tastes like they took a bit of steinlager and then dumped a bunch of sugar into it. really not nice at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
I did actually pay for this. I wish I hadnít but it was only for a friend who I have a lot of time and respect for who was on a regime of light beer and exercise. This beer is a bit of a letdown if Iím honest. It attempts to keep the flavour of Steinlager but without the alcohol for the flavour to bond to becoming a mildly repellent fizzy thing. What flavour there is is of coarse malt, very little hop and it doesnít matter cold or warm, you wonít want another.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Kind of an odd duck here. Served cold and poured with a smallish, white head that settle to a light, scummy cover and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma is mainly skunk ( stored in cooler near fluorescent lites) with a little malt and hop. Flavor is mainly hop bitter and carbonic tang with a little malt/grain sweetness. For such a low alco/calorie beer the flavor stands out, but in a way that isnít all that pleasing. Body is ok and carbonation is sharp. Finish is like flavor, long, bitter, and acid sharp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ungstrup (34699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of grain, metal, and alcohol - weird for a light beer. The flavor is sweet with notes of grain and a bit of hay and metal, leading to a dry metallic finish. The body is thin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2009
Pours golden, white head. Strong grassy aromas, skunky and funky. Flavour is lightly malty, a bit of skunky hops, watery, no body.
Bloody awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle (BBD 31.07.09). This was a bit of a surprise. Donít get me wrong, Iím not going to become a faithful Steinlager Light drinker, but if for whatever reason you had to drink a light lager, then this is among the best Iíve tried (Heineken Light is another). There is a very pronounced grassy skunky hop aroma and flavour, along with a decent amount of sweet pale malts for a lager this light (2.5% ABV). Quite flavourful compared to North American light lagers (Coors Light, Bud Light, etc). A standout within its class, keeping in mind we are talking about a light pale lager here.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ardi (32) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2009
Oh Dear! What an insipid excuse for a beer. No taste, no flavour, no head, in fact who called this a beer at all?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet citrus in the nose. A touch of hops and sweet malt in the light flavour.

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