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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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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

03-01-2014 10:08:13 | More by Fcip78
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Ralphs66

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

01-17-2013 03:34:10 | More by Ralphs66
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tygry

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

01-05-2014 20:51:36 | More by tygry
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rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

11-17-2012 18:58:22 | More by rderedin
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

05-30-2014 15:04:25 | More by Latarnik
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 22:17:26 | More by Stinkypuss
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 22:23:15 | More by DerekP
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -11%

08-14-2013 01:05:53 | More by mobrockman
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

01-05-2014 07:45:12 | More by Rhettroactive
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

08-20-2012 02:24:20 | More by rypkr
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

01-12-2014 08:25:15 | More by epyon396
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Jlm158

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-14-2013 02:55:32 | More by Jlm158
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

07-16-2012 00:31:17 | More by billbeers
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

02-03-2014 20:24:25 | More by ColdWaffles
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours I am amber color loads of Bubbles that make a nice soft layer of foam which quickly dissipates.

S: Sweet malt and Light hops, nice balance between both. cops have a white citrusy burst to them.

T: the first thing you taste as sweet mall then a slight corn taste. followed by a light citrusy hop flavor.

M: mouth feel is medium to light bodied, slightly carbed.

O: Overall a very drinkable and smooth character with a decent price tag attached.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:17:25 | More by nukem5
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

12-24-2013 21:50:55 | More by aqualung23
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BeerBatteredPhish

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Strikes me as a pour man's Oktoberfest. The malts are nice and carry the flavor. Not overly carbonated which is really nice. The biggest issue, it should be enjoyed very cold, or it comes off as sour. I've had 4 during an afternoon of hockey viewing, so I'd say it was smooth (in 2 frosted pint glasses).

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 21:21:16 | More by BeerBatteredPhish
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: can

08-30-2012 01:11:55 | More by woodychandler
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Tibi81


3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 12:21:26 | More by Tibi81
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-20-2012 23:11:01 | More by weaselchew
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 15:51:27 | More by HollyHops
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-13-2014 00:52:48 | More by Viperman1316
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2013 22:23:02 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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CM_Awesome

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2014 22:42:04 | More by CM_Awesome
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Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.