1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Straub American Amber - Straub Brewery

Not Rated.
Straub American AmberStraub American Amber

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

65 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LooseMoose1978
LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2013 02:05:14 | More by LooseMoose1978
Photo of Jlm158
Jlm158

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-14-2013 02:55:32 | More by Jlm158
Photo of tdm168
tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-07-2013 01:32:49 | More by tdm168
Photo of BeerBatteredPhish
BeerBatteredPhish

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -4.5%

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).

10-19-2013 21:21:16 | More by BeerBatteredPhish
Photo of HollyHops
HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-01-2013 15:51:27 | More by HollyHops
Photo of DeutschesBier
DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-20-2013 13:26:38 | More by DeutschesBier
Photo of Uniobrew31
Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +16.4%

Great beer for the price. Looks good, a nice amber color with a good head retention. although its an adjunct the smell isnt corny. It smells like a beer should.
taste is very rich for a 20 dollar case of beer. mouthfeel is balanced maybe a bit on the sweet side but good. This is a really nice local beer with a great history behind it.

08-18-2013 19:12:40 | More by Uniobrew31
Photo of mobrockman
mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2013 01:05:53 | More by mobrockman
Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-03-2013 22:23:02 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
Photo of Tr0janSlay3r
Tr0janSlay3r

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-28-2013 23:01:05 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
Photo of bacher468
bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2013 01:16:06 | More by bacher468
Photo of bvdubn
bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-23-2013 01:15:42 | More by bvdubn
Photo of ZachRusk
ZachRusk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

05-09-2013 22:39:29 | More by ZachRusk
Photo of Ralphs66
Ralphs66

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

01-17-2013 03:34:10 | More by Ralphs66
Photo of Tibi81
Tibi81


3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-08-2013 12:21:26 | More by Tibi81
Photo of nakedninjaturtle
nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-05-2013 02:23:43 | More by nakedninjaturtle
Photo of Sipchue
Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +31%

My need to be fiscally responsible has forced me to seek out a beer that I can call my everyday beer, and Straub American Amber fills the bill. I've always preferred to keep corn out of my beer (and my gasoline). While I understand that corn is involved in the brewing process, I've not found substantial evidence in the flavor profile. I might even say that it seems apparent that Straub Amber is brewed with pride as it's first ingredient.

It pours clear and clean with a pleasing and satisfying amber color. It has an understated hop flavor and maltiness that, along with about 4% abv, leaves me content, and able to have a few more without the guilt that I sometimes feel for downing a couple of micros in a row. My rating considers the style and I've rated it high, without apology.

Some may find this silly, but I've always been one to stay away from what's "popular". Yuengling's Traditional Lager falls into that category. If you also prefer to walk the path less trodden, I would really recommend trying this brew.

12-28-2012 12:28:26 | More by Sipchue
Photo of nukem5
nukem5

Pennsylvania

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
Photo of Mister_Falcon
Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured an attractive caramely red-amber into a pint glass. Minimal, thin fizzy head. Smells slightly malty and mostly inconsequential. The beer tastes about like it smells, a hint of maltiness and nothing else. The beer feels fizzy and light and goes down easy.

This beer is about as boring as it gets but is a step above an Michelob amber boch or something like that, one of those "amber" versions of macrobrews that just smells like a sticky beer pong table and doesn't taste much better.

12-15-2012 09:04:14 | More by Mister_Falcon
Photo of Bill_B
Bill_B


3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-04-2012 00:14:37 | More by Bill_B
Photo of rderedin
rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-17-2012 18:58:22 | More by rderedin
Photo of jifigz
jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Can poured into a pint glass.

When held up to the light the beer appears a very light copper color with minor hints of red. The head that was generated from my vigorous and aggressive pour is fluffy and white and lingering a lot longer than I anticipated that it would. This beer is very cold so the aroma is subdued a little bit, but I am picking up caramel notes with hints of a malty backbone that are almost Marzen-like in aroma. The flavor is a rather rich and malty concoction with a heavy flavor or caramel and toffee lingering on the end of the flavor. There is virtually no real hop flavor to this, but there is a presence to balance the sweetness. The MF is rather thin and light without much oomph.

Overall, I think that this is a solid beer considering I only payed 15 dollars for a case on sale. Straub, another old brewery from my home state of PA, made a pretty good beer here to compete with Yuengling it seems and I would much prefer this to a Yuengling any day. This beer is easy to drink, light on the palate, yet still retains a good amount of flavor.

11-13-2012 17:37:50 | More by jifigz
Photo of paulhargus
paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

I've been meaning to try this beer for the longest time, and now that the Oktoberfests are basically gone, I decided to buy a 6 pack last week. I enjoyed it enough that I ordered a 1/4 keg. This review is based on the draft.

A: brownish amber with about an inch of white head which dissipated rather quickly. lacing did stick around though

S: strong roasted malt aroma with faint toffee notes. the roasted malt smell is noticeable on every sip, and quite enjoyable

T: caramel malt at first, then i get a strong wafer-like/smokey roasted taste to finish. the aftertaste reminds me a lot of a kit-kat bar

M: i would like this beer to be a little less watery and thin. i was hoping for a fuller body, but the thinness allows it to be drank in higher quantities (as well as it's relatively low ABV). medium carbonation

O: overall, this is a pretty solid offering from a PA brewery. although i am on the other side of the state, i like to keep it local (or regional if you will). i really enjoyed the roasted malt/smokey character of this brew. as i said, it loses a bit on the watery mouthfeel, almost to the point where i feel as if i'm drinking a light beer. however, the roasted aftertaste and drinkability make up for it. we'll see how i feel about it once this keg is done

11-04-2012 02:15:03 | More by paulhargus
Photo of DarkBeer
DarkBeer


4.68/5  rDev +39.3%

This is a good inexpensive beer in Pennsylvania. It's made with Pa mountain spring water from the Laurel Run Reservoir. It's advertised as a beer that contains "no added sugars, salts, preservatives, or synthetic chemicals," making it known as the "natural choice." Yet, Straub uses corn flakes as a source of starch. This is the only con I see with Straub beer. I'm not sure how pure the corn flakes Straub uses are as corn flakes are processed, and moreover, I'd rather drink beer that is not brewed with corn flakes. On the other hand, this beer is one my favorites. It has a great blend of flavors - a hint of sweetness from the malted barley, light hops, and the corn flakes are actually blended nicely in this beer. The flavors are very rich, yet the mouthfeel is not too thick. The color is a nice amber, and this beer gives me an uplifting buzz. Straub is really underrated, and I'd be lying if I didn't give this beer a 5 out of 5 for taste. I prefer Straub Amber Lager over Yuengling any day.

10-30-2012 22:05:45 | More by DarkBeer
Photo of dhep16
dhep16

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-28-2012 20:00:20 | More by dhep16
Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.