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Straub American Amber - Straub Brewery

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Straub American AmberStraub American Amber

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 2
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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West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

06-10-2012 04:21:31 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.23/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

08-30-2012 01:11:55 | More by woodychandler
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2012 01:00:46 | More by ejimhof
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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
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-07-2013 01:32:49 | More by tdm168
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

01-05-2014 07:45:12 | More by Rhettroactive
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3.83/5  rDev +14%

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.

06-24-2012 21:47:41 | More by DrDemento456
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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
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head has a fair amount of retention and eventually fades to give a light to medium amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is of a caramel malt, brown bread, some roasted aromas as well as a light herbal hop smell.

Taste – The taste starts with a nice roasted malt and caramel taste. As the flavor advances some light hop flavors of an earthy and floral nature come into the taste. As these hops come into play, the caramel sweetness fades some but the malt taste retains its strength. In the end a roasty and lightly sweetened hop flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average for the abv with a carbonation level being average to above average. The roastiness would be better enhanced by the slightly higher then average body, but the thickness of this brew was not bad none the less. The average to above average carbonation level makes it for an easy drinking, slightly exciting to drink brew. Good for the style and abv.

Overall – A great session amber brew. Easy to drink, not adjucty beer with a pretty good taste and feel.

08-19-2012 00:43:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 01:16:06 | More by bacher468
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-20-2013 13:26:38 | More by DeutschesBier
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-17-2012 18:58:22 | More by rderedin
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-09-2012 22:22:14 | More by drtth
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

04-10-2014 20:06:56 | More by victory4me
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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
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

01-17-2013 03:34:10 | More by Ralphs66
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-01-2013 15:51:27 | More by HollyHops
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-12-2014 04:05:25 | More by abcramer
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

07-19-2014 19:43:38 | More by lccrunchy
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-20-2012 23:11:01 | More by weaselchew
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-26-2014 03:21:33 | More by vwbus7
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

12-17-2012 03:17:25 | More by nukem5
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-13-2014 00:52:48 | More by Viperman1316
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Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.