RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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j12601 (12973) - 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.

slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"this had the misfortune of being tasted the same night as the new palate-wrecking black BW from Sierra Nevada, but I also drank half of this before sipping the other, and it was just...incredibly...boring. no complexity whatsoever. not at first, not when it warmed. little to no hop presence, which would be ok, but for the thoroughly one dimensional malt, which got comments like "corn" and "eh". right down there with the crystal wheat as my least favorite SN beer."

b3shine (9016) - Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft to taster at the Mills River brewpub. This batch is 5.3% abv with 42 IBUs, and should be unretired. Looks solid; a completely transparent fuller golden orange with eggshell head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly yeasty and hoppy alongside notes of toffee. Tastes like it smells with a medium-light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. A bit of peppercorn on the tongue as well. Not bad, but forgettable.

JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/4/10. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Nose is malty with some grassy hops. Flavor starts with sweet malt, then bitter grassy hops before a sweet finish.

vtafro (7445) - 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.

JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear amber with a whtie head of foam. The aroma has nutty sweetness to it. Some caramel. Muted sweetness in the taste that dries out nicely. Low carbonation and medium body.

JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold pour, white head. Bread, caramel, hay, and light hops. It’s fine, but not overly interesting.

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

AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
Golden Orange, 2 finger The smell is fantastic. Really refreshing, a german aroma with dense munich and pils. Generously hopped without being overwhelming. the bitterness lingers after the sweetness fades. Has a little honey element to it. banana is here as well. really nice.

Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

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