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Straub American Amber - Straub Brewery

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Straub American AmberStraub American Amber

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BA SCORE
78
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DerekP on 05-06-2012)
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Reviews by DerekP:
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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out the can and in the glass the brew appears amber-brown with a mahogany hue. Looks thin, with an off-white head that thins to a rim.

Smells sweet with an herbal hops aroma. Toasted bread. Faint in the nose with subtle hints of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Lightly hopped. A little caramel sweetness, a little hops. Simple, but balanced. However, watery and thin.

Notes: similar to Yuengling Traditional Lager, but not as good and not as hoppy.

DerekP, May 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Fcip78, Mar 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very easy drinking, something I could always enjoy Straub Lager for when we bought it in 16 ounce returnable bottles back in the early college years. Pours a clear amber with a white foam head, not bad according to one of their local wholesaler reps they derive the color from actual specialty malts not caramel coloring here. Light bready nose, minimal hops, muted with a bit of fruitiness. Flavor has a clean pleasant sliced bread malt flavor with minimal hop bitterness to balance it out, it's fresh and well made for a regional brewer trying to stay afloat. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with even keeled carbonation, nothing overbearing or off on the palate. Overall a well made refreshing amber lager, up there with similar products like Yuengling.

WVbeergeek, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

tdm168, Dec 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Ralphs66, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Tibi81, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some grains, a bit of sweetness. Taste is malty, some caramel, a bit of grains and breadiness, tasty and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall makes for a good session beer.

tone77, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

mobrockman, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Jknapp93, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dhep16, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

colbster92, Oct 24, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright amber color (as expected) with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. I really like how the heads sticks around for a bit.

S - Smell is of bread and toasted malts, touch of caramel malt, and a bit of hops that is minimal but hell at least you can pick it out rather than guess with BMC.

T - Wow is this clean tasting. Dare I say the hops and malt are in harmony even more so than your traditional "lager" Yuengling. Lager yeasts are mild and so are the hops but the best part is the malt and water. With the toasted malts and caramel taste plus the clean water taste makes for a great beer.

M - Light to medium like Yuengling I could see myself taking on a six pack no problem.

Overall it's just as good as the Groundhog brew but seems to be in regular rotation. If the price matches or is cheaper than Yuengling this will be a staple in my fridge.

DrDemento456, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

LooseMoose1978, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

drtth, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Rhettroactive, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

rypkr, Aug 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

Tbrookchris, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

weaselchew, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

OBMM1, Jul 28, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a gift to me at the end of Pints for Pets in Altoona from no less than Catherine Lenze, Director of Sales & Marketing at Straub Brewery. I promised to give it a fair shot, but I was awaiting a picture's approval before opening it as pictures of popped CANs look really cheap. Here we go!

From the CAN: "A Smooth, Rich Ameri[CAN] Amber Lager".

The Crack and inverted Glug was marvelous, invoking a semi-cascading action and resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep amber with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. Nose had a faint metallic aspect along with a very grainy malt sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was moderately malty along with a faint metallic tang. Finish was semi-sweet and the lingering flavor was of freshly-milled malt. It was not anything that will knock one's socks off, but it was a good CANdidate for a) a session beer and b) one's summertime cooler. it also represents a real effort on the part of a small, regional brewery to step up their game. If you truly believe in "Buy Local, Drink Local", do not pass up a chance to have some of Straub's beer.

woodychandler, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Buggies, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.