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


on tap

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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice fruity aroma. Pale clear golden colour with reasonable head. Nice and fruity up front with apple hints in aftertaste. Light body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
exeter (516) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
The smell was pure skunk. A friend recommended it, the bastard. The taste though was different, but in an average way. The head died pretty quick but the edging left lacing. Pretty much like the scent, but minus the major skunk. Really pils like. Prominent hop bite in the swallow leaving behind a trail of toasted malt and maybe a bit of lemon rind?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (4212) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a decent looking clear to somewhat light hazy yellow color with a decent carbonation seen rising a rocky foamy two finger white head. The smell had mainly a grassy/hay-like qualities running over top of a light skunkiness (yes, I know I have a green bottle, its okay, I shall proceed). The taste was grassy and hay-like again and added a light sweet corn-like feature to it that was okay but not great. The aftertaste was kinda harsh and assaulting a bit through the skunky yet sweet corn-like feature. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality about it. Overall, I say this was a decent pale lager, its nothing to go bonkers about but if anything I think Id try this again on tap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ffaoe (580) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear with a nice head. taste is slightly malty but VERY watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (412) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a sudsy thick white head which gradually recedes leaving decent lacing. Color is a clear light gold with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle), once this dissipated remaining aroma is a combination of pungent grassy hops and sweet bread dough. Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a drying finish. Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, a hint of caramel and toffee, strong grass hop presence as well as some bitter hops in the finish. Overall: excellent and well done pale lager. Would like to try it from a can or on tap to see if the initial skunk is not present.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Is this Bud packaged under New Zealand label? Bit of a stale/rotten aroma. Cheap sweetness, followed by water aftertaste. Suspiciously similar to Budweiser.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Blonde pour with a thin head. Nice hops aroma, crisp hops taste with grass notes. Nice lager in my opinion

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, leicht s. Geschmack wssrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3xdogs (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
On tap a the local pub. Very drinkable when not poured from the bottle. Some malt flavours and a mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2014
Minimal aroma. Pale yellow complexion; also filtered so its very transparent. Light crisp taste; hardly any flavour and only slightly hopped. Dry metallic after taste. Not a great beer but as far as mainstream beer goes its passable. Definitely best enjoyed on a hot day

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