1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

Not Rated.
Straub 1872 LagerStraub 1872 Lager

Educational use only; do not reuse.

54 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 15
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BuddyPal
4.37/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Old time malty taste, nice head retention, balanced hop aroma/bitterness with the malt. Great body! Good session brew. To categorize this beer as an "adjunct lager" is a misnomer, this is a pre-prohibition lager. There ain't no rice or cereal grain up in here pal.

Photo of patch911
2.74/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not too bad. MIGHT get a six pack

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 83Orioles
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner
(bottled 10/17/14)
courtesy of @TongoRad via NBS BIF

L: classic pale lager look -- gold color, 100% clear, loads of bubbles showing in column as it pushes up a thick stack of white-to-off-white foam that sticks like glue; keeps a thick collar of white foam and laces some

S: very sweet grain, both rice and barley, maybe some milo; does have a bit of the adjunct-lager-like smell that is impossible for me to describe -- it's almost like an artificial sweetner or how cherry syrup smells ... it's also a bit like house paint (it's the smell Schlitz has, too ... hard for me to put into words)

T: this is an adjunct? I'd swear I'm tasting a load of sweet malt ... sweet bread malt; also a solid but not overpowering bitter bite of earthy hops; as it warms, some grassy hops

F: oddly all those bubbles seem to fall flat in the mouthfeel ... still decent all around, but just a twinge soft/flat

O: fantastic representative of the style ... this is what our average macro brew should taste like -- lots of sweeter malt flavor with just enough dirt/earth hops to give it some balance and complexity. pulls it off without tasting medicinal.

Photo of misternebbie
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burnsr111
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bob255
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of classixIII
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DingoDeacon
4.16/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of beerMeporfa
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SWPA_Brew
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Solid beer for the style.

Photo of 302BeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Scrapss
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into the Straub Pilsner glass.

A: Golden and clear, with some carbonation and a weak head that is a collar for the entire beer after it compacts.minimal soapy lacing.

S: Minor Euro hop with a sweet malty and weakly adjunct backbone.

T: Light floral hoppiness and some sweet malt with very indistinct bittering, hop is light floral note in nature. Other adjuncts are bit players.

M: Exceptionally smooth and velvety on uptake. Bitterness at finish is middling, as is the maltiness. Balanced on sweet/bittering but velvety feel turns slick and coating.

O: At the Eternal Tap this tasted better, hoppier and more bitter. Could have been situational heightening, but I definitely need to try this fresher/at the source and write a review down.

Photo of ChuckMartel37
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker by far than almost any beer of the style, it sheds the expectations of pale yellow for more of an amber, with more depth to the body as well. The head is off-white, a foamy crown a full finger high the retention and lacing of which are both excellent for most like this beer and very good regardless of style.
Malts are semi-dry in the nose, some biscuit as well as the sweet creamed corn from adjuncts. Those particularly notes aren't heavy-handed, fortunately, and an addition of floral and herbal hops is welcome. This gives off a whiff of a vegetal note, which is one of the most unappealing aspects of some beers, though it's kept in check.
The corn isn't overly sweet and it balances itself with a bit of husk. Hops are moderate on the tongue; for an AAL, it could practically said to be monstrously hopped as opposed to what's typical. Even a little citrus peel and zest make their way out. The vegetal note is only a ghost on the tongue, so points for that. Otherwise, the malts that are used work nicely and everything actually plays together well. This may be close to as good as it gets for the old AAL.
The light body actually verges on medium, though it stays refreshing in its crispness. It doesn't stay as clean as it could for the whole way, as something slightly off builds up a texture on the palate, but it never gets out of hand.

Photo of Tbrookchris
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of bret717
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Adastra
5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of drtth
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.