Straub American Amber - Straub Brewery
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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
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
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
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
3/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
05-06-2012 22:23:15 | More by DerekP
Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.