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Straub American Light - Straub Brewery

Straub American LightStraub American Light

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 19.66%

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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Reviews by MirkoCroCough:
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.03/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Can into pint glass. Drank the rest straight from the can.

Not your typical yellow fizzy beer. Very clear and bright but golden. Not a strange yellow.

Smells good. Muted pilsner malt smell and apple juice sweetness.

Surprising amount of malt flavor for a light beer.

Nice and smooth with good carbonation. Creamy maltiness. Not too thin and watery.

Amazing for the style. With the low abv, you can drink many, wake up, hit the gym and go to work no problem. Far superior to any macro light beer.

Serving type: can

06-11-2011 01:29:14 | More by MirkoCroCough
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.85/5  rDev -3.4%
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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3/5  rDev +1.7%

10-31-2013 05:13:09 | More by crowsnest
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-27-2013 19:59:11 | More by StompingClover
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

09-18-2013 16:31:40 | More by athomasPSU
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

07-28-2013 23:01:36 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

06-27-2013 01:17:00 | More by bacher468
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

06-23-2013 05:24:20 | More by billbeers
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3.33/5  rDev +12.9%
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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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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

3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

09-07-2012 04:23:01 | More by Beerohio
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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

05-13-2012 04:03:42 | More by blake58
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3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
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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2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
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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4/5  rDev +35.6%

02-05-2012 03:40:38 | More by Putter
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3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
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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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
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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2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light yellow color with a nice tight foam head that quickly dissipates to a film. There is some spotty lacing.

S: Nothing happening here, some light toasted grains and bread. Very faint smells.

T: Some light toasted grains hit the palate first. The middle is when the small amounts of corn flavors come through. It ends with more of a buttered cracker and bread taste.

M: Thin and water, but with the right amount of carbonation.

O: One of the better light lagers I have had. Easy to drink. The bread and cracker taste was not expected but it was a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 19:02:54 | More by IronCitySteve
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Straub American Light from Straub Brewery
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