Extreme measures go into making this popular beer. In fact the process used to make Flame is called 'extreme brewing'. Malt and hops are first subjected to extreme heat and then concentrated to retain the flavour. The process ends with the beer being 'crash cooled' to sub-zero temperatures resulting in a smoother, easy drinking, full strength beer. Flame is a moderately bittered, full-bodied lager style beer. The beer is nicely balanced and has light refreshing fruity notes in the flavour and aftertaste. Whether it's hot or cold outside, Flame is a favourite of those who appreciate a well-crafted unique beer.
At the heart of Steinlager Classic is the idea of challenge. Steinlager Classic's international award-winning taste is envied by brewers the world over. Steinlager Classic has a robust hop nose of fresh-cut green grass and a full flavour delivered by the green bullet hop, grown in Nelson at 41 degrees latitude, the perfect hop-growing location. The body of Steinlager Classic delivers a full flavour that is perfectly balanced with a dry, tangy finish and crisp clean bitterness Steinlager Classic was born from a challenge. In 1958, the infamous Black Budget cut beer imports and the challenge was put out to New Zealand brewers to produce a lager of international quality. The response was Steinlager Classic - and half a century on it is firmly established as New Zealand's top-selling premium beer.
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