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Straub American Light - Straub Brewery

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Straub American LightStraub American Light

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BA SCORE
72
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3
pDev: 21.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-03-2002)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A very pale straw yellow color with white head that fades very fast. Not a great look for a brew, but standard for a light I would say.

Smell - Not a whole lot of odor, but a it of corn sweetness followed by a bit of maltiness.

Taste - The taste was actually more pronounced then what would have been originally expected. A sweetness from the corn and a bit of maltiness, but again more pronounced then the average light beer.

Mouthfeel - Much thicker then expected for the 3.2 % abv with a good level of carbonation.

Overall - A bit better for then the average light beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:40:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

07-20-2014 13:10:30 | More by Waveoff
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Adastra

Texas

5/5  rDev +66.7%

07-10-2014 20:14:37 | More by Adastra
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Wortman1998

New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-03-2014 19:22:08 | More by Wortman1998
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 16:30:54 | More by skydogpenn
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

12-24-2013 21:50:33 | More by aqualung23
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Vintarabo

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-15-2013 06:02:07 | More by Vintarabo
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pretty much the same as the regular but almost water color yellow like pee. Had fizzes out to nothing quickly too.
S - Again pretty close to the original with corn adjacent, some hops faint if any and bready malts.
T - Well it drinks rather well for a light beer hops hidden, kind of watery but decent beer body. Corn isn't skunky.
M - Way to easy to pound I had like 12 in a night and it didn't even get me drunk. What is the allure of light beer?

Overall the price is right and it taste 50% better than BMC light beers but with such a low ABV I will never split a case again. OK beer I guess...

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 00:18:37 | More by DrDemento456
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

10-31-2013 05:13:09 | More by crowsnest
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StompingClover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

10-27-2013 19:59:11 | More by StompingClover
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-18-2013 16:31:40 | More by athomasPSU
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Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -50%

07-28-2013 23:01:36 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

06-27-2013 01:17:00 | More by bacher468
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2013 05:24:20 | More by billbeers
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice golden hue with thin layer of foamy head resting on top.

S: Aroma is sweet malts, light grassiness, and a touch of bittering hops.

T: Taste is basically the same as above, sweet malts adjunct light bittering hops.

M: Mouthfeel is fuller than typical light beer, usually I turn down light there are about 3 exceptions this is one of them.

O: Overall a good beer for its class,always fresh and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 02:24:39 | More by nukem5
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-25-2012 18:23:00 | More by ejimhof
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

10-24-2012 21:38:14 | More by brewdude1982
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this beer since I moved from Ridgway back in 2003. I appreciate my father bringing a case down on his recent visit.

A - bright yellow gold with a thin, fizzy, white head that has little retention; a lot of carbonation rising to the top

S - grainy, corn sweetness, maybe some grass

T - grainy, grassy, slightly bitter

M - light bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent light lager. There are just enough hops to keep the palate slightly interested. It's a bit sweet, but it doesn't have any of the offensive notes that often plague this style. It's a very light, easy to drink, refreshing lawn mower beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:38:00 | More by tdm168
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Beerohio


3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

09-07-2012 04:23:01 | More by Beerohio
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blake58

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

05-13-2012 04:03:42 | More by blake58
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cpolking

Iowa

3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale yellow golden, with effervescent carbonation. There is a half-inch of pure white head.

The aroma is fresh and dry golden grain in a dusty galvanized metal bucket.

The taste is very light grain, with a touch of grassy bitterness.

There is a crisp sting from the carbonation, but some creaminess from the head.

For a light American adjunct lager, this is really quite good, one of the best in its category.

Thanks to tone77 for this beer, I guess I liked it better than he did.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 00:13:41 | More by cpolking
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, grains, a touch of corn is present. Taste is also mild, some grains, a malt or 2, just a faint hint of hops. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not the worst light beer I have had, it's nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 20:21:24 | More by tone77
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Putter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +33.3%

02-05-2012 03:40:38 | More by Putter
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +33.3%

11-23-2011 01:06:29 | More by PittBeerGirl
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into mug. No stamped date.

Appearance - White 3 finger head after a high pour. Super pale yellow body. Good retention and lace.

Smell - Very corny. Sweet muskiness. Smells like an Oktoberfest beer.

Taste - Water. Thin artificial sugar. Very light corn.

Mouthfeel - Some effervescence. Just water, really.

Overall Drinkability - Decent for its style. Horrible for a beer. Not bad as a seltzer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 17:21:56 | More by ZenAgnostic
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Straub American Light from Straub Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.