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Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

Straub 1872 LagerStraub 1872 Lager

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 10.03%


Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012)
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer at Giant Eagle for $ 7.49. Label very different than shown in BA
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma faint, slightly lagery
Head small (2 cm), fizzy, off white, rapidly diminishing to a 1 mm ring
No lacing
Body clear, medium amber
Flavor begins with a slight sweetness, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends quickly and painlessly
Light to medium body, watery, carbonation soft

Better than your average adjunct lager. Doesn’t look like a normal urine specimen.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 11:30:58 | More by Ozzylizard
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SAmori

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love Straub for what it is -- easy on the cost, clean and refreshing. The 1872 has more flavor than the basic Straub. For us Pennsylvania kids, this is like comfort food.

The color and odor is more pronounced. It is a crystal clear lager with light amber hues.

Complex? no.
Refreshing? yes

It's a go to summer beer in my house. Use it for putting some added kick in a barbecue sauce and grill up some ribs!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:54:01 | More by SAmori
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Pours a medium gold color with a white fizzy head that recedes to a millimeter coating.

SMELL: Somewhat yeasty with a sweet creamed corn sustain and some light floral notes.

TASTE: A little deeper than a standard adjunct lager, this has a taste of wild corn, mildly bitter hops, and light malts. The hops carry a slight citrus. This is a very drinkable lager, and is on the light to light/medium bodied range. Well carbonated and inoffensive.

OVERALL: A pretty drinkable adjunct lager here. If I saw this ontap somewhere for cheap I wouldn't hesitate to have one. Straub makes some decent brew for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 21:55:24 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A limited release I could only find by the case. It's a touch higher in ABV with a price tag of 29+ tax.

A - Very dark brown pretty close to the amber lager which was a surprise since I expected yellow. Head does stick around longer than the "american" counterpart so thats pretty sweet.
S - Very light a touch more hops than the lager but mostly corn, some caramel and bready malts are the majority of the base. I sip.
T - Well the one I had was pretty hoppy it caught me by surprise in a way reminds me of a fairly clean Marzen or Oktoberfest. The bready malts are dominant some rather sweet and it is a touch skunky but interesting.
M - Fairly clean body light to medium of course. Session able.

Overall I am not sure if it was worth the extra coin just for 1% more ABV but comparing it to the IPL it's a quite a good deal. Not a bad beer defiantly better than most BMC.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 00:14:40 | More by DrDemento456
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Clear amber color topped with a fluffy off white head. Head fades quickly to a ring a leaves a bit of spotty lace on the glass.

S- Hints of caramel and grassy hops, very mild aroma.

T- Bready notes to start followed by notes of grassy/floral hops. Caramel malt balances out at the middle and the finish is a mild final note of grassy hops.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, crisp and clean finish, refreshing.

O- Nice change of pace, easy drinker at 5.5% ABV and would be nice on a hot summer day. Not terribly complex but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 11:51:36 | More by ToddT
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I picked this bottle up at Al's and I wish I had some more of it. The 1872 is an offshoot of an anniversary style beer concocted earlier in the year. A burnished gold in the glass is topped off by a nice head that ringed out relatively soon. The aroma is nice but not assertive. I really liked the flavor of this one, harkening back to an earlier era of fuller beers; maybe with a bit more zip. It's a smooth drinking beer with good conditioning. There’s a lingering finish that's a bit effervescent and bitter that adds some real refreshment. I think this is a really good effort on Vince Assetta’s part along with Brewers Ray Frank and Dave Baumgratz. Great job, guys!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:18:01 | More by BeerIsland
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading slowly to leave a very light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn and a light caramel and light herbal hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some crisp corn sweetness as well as a good bready base. As the taste advances a light caramel taste takes the place of a dwindling corn sweetness. During this time, herbal and grassy hop flavors come to the tongue. In the end a rather grassy and herbal flavor mixed with some corn and malt are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and carbonation with a decent crispness. Good for the style but nothing exceptional.

Overall - Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. I don’t know if I really like the grassy hop flavor that lingers on the tongue. Worth a try but nothing I would likely frequent all that often.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 01:59:42 | More by Darkmagus82
Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
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