Straub American Amber - Straub Brewery
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3.99/5 rDev +18.8%
Poured semi-vigorously from the can into a standard Turbinator style glass.
A: Big bright white head and copper body. Nice looking brew and pretty on point for the style. minimal lacing and a finger of head that lasted a while.
S: Some graininess with a hint of mild esters. Also, some very mild grassy hop notes.
T: Some mild tea notes with very middle malts, some sweetness due to corn. Slightly bitter. Some light floral notes also peek about the edges.
M: Creamy without being overly full. The carbonation is perfect, and lends the brew to a slightly refreshing note. Very mild bitter finish with that floral ultimate finish. Pretty much infinitely poundable at such low ABV.
O: I really like this style and I really like this beer. I used to have Yuengling Lager as my go to canned format, but this has less of that bubblegummy estery thing going on and all the right malt, yeast and mild hops flavors. I do not see why this is not more popular out in Western PA, and certainly more popular than Yuengling it should be!
04-19-2014 17:02:01 | More by Scrapss
3.55/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
02-11-2014 20:09:57 | More by tone77
3.34/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber, very transparent, okay carbonation; head is off white, presenting 1/2 inch thick and dissipating to a ring, some lacing on the glass.
Smell is mild caramel malt, touch of toffee and biscuit, light earthy hops.
Taste is fairly bland, adjunct type flavors (light corn mainly) are present, some caramel and biscuit notes, but very subtle, hop bitterness is noted as light earthy bite.
Mouthfeel is a bit crisp and overcarbonated, bites the tongue clearing out any potential for lingering flavors other than a hint of adjunct sweetness (corn?) and subtle caramel.
Overall, an ok amber lager, overcarbonation is just too biting to allow for potential pleasant flavors in the mouthfeel - less adjunct and more caramel in the taste would assist in flavor presentation.
01-29-2014 00:02:34 | More by mvanaskie13
2.83/5 rDev -15.8%
Pours a medium copper color with a white head. Retention is fair, receding to a light topping and a bit of lace . Aroma of spent grains and corn. In the taste, adjunct rice and grain mix with faint malt. Hops are somewhat sour but faint enough to hang in the background. Light bodied and crisp mouthfeel though watery. Overall, this is a very average offering.
01-11-2014 22:17:26 | More by Stinkypuss
Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.