Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
When you think of Bavaria you probably picture two things. Beer and theoretical physics. Einstein, who invented science in Munich, was not only a brilliant physicist, he was also a brilliant coincidence. His name happens to be German for "one beer". This Munich lager is just the sort of "Ein Stein" you would enjoy at Oktoberfest. Smooth, crisp and pouring the same large head as its namesake. It’ll satisfy any man in leather shorts.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2015
surprised to find this in a bottle store in Parakai no sign of a use by date so not sure how long its been sitting there the beer itself isn’t so bad poured yellow gold & briefly frothy with lasting laciness & a mild aroma of malt & maybe straw the taste is a bit weak bitter lightly sweet hoppy malty ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neverleaveopen (253) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
the story with "stein" on the lable makes no sense. at least not in german. the beer is alright. malt aroma. well-balanced taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Aroma of biscuity caramel. Full bodied berry hops and a bitter aftertaste. Decent beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1550) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2013
Not a bad beer for the price. While I’d spend the extra for a better brew I’d not be adverse to having another one of these if offered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (701) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
Not a resounding success. As a commercial lager this isn’t any head and shoulders above anything else. As a commercial lager it would compete for space in my supermarket shopping basket for space. There is a hop base, there is also a sour note that may remind you of other good lagers, but from a brewer trying to touch many market points with a craft brew for every occasion I think they should stick to a core set and be spectacular. But then it’s a commercial thing, and sell more to more people is the word.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DylansDad (633) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
Just like a generic green bottle euro lager slosh except the flavour is a little better and bolder and actually makes it past the front of your tongue, and it comes in a brown bottle. It seems that making a "good" German lager is a bit like polishing a turd. Why bother? Oh, that’s right, millions of people buy it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge white head - not right for a Munich Lager. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grain, leading to a dry cardboardy finish. Nothing like a Munich Lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Nice enough beer im sure for the style. Nice combonation of malts and hops. Nothing to out standing, another easily drinkable beverage.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bright orange in colour with small white head that dissipated quickly. Sweet malt base with mild bitterness. Very much like DB Draught. Mild hop aoma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2012
This is a pretty nondescript beer. It is not offensive, just boring.

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