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Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

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80
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

creepinjeeper, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

beerMeporfa, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

rxthree, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Solid beer for the style.

SWPA_Brew, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

302BeerGuy, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Scrapss
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Scrapss, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

ChuckMartel37, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Brenden, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

Tbrookchris, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

bret717, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +43.3%

Adastra, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

drtth, Jun 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

aqualung23, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Burnt orange/tan with a 1/2 foamy head. Decent lacing.

Smell - Faint lager malts, some caramel, very minimal herbal hops and yeasty sugars.

Taste - Much like the smell, caramel malts are the main flavor with minimal amount of floral hops and some added sugars. Bready along with some herbal notes.. Not much more to say about taste.

Mouthfeel - One two punch of- Tongue gets caramel/bready malts, palate gets some hops and sugars. Aftertaste is malty

Overall - A step up from a basic macro lager. Very smooth, easy to drink. Nothing to seek out but would drink again in pa if I was somewhere that only had this along with bud or miller.

wvsabbath, May 31, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A wonderful looking pale deep golden nearly copper hued lager, bright white head thick biscuit texture stands up great in my pint glass.

Aromatics deep hop nose, filled with dank citric grassy hops almost like a really ripe Heineken. Biscuit pale malts are present but more cooked vegetables signature of flaked corn and possible rice additions.

Pre-prohibition style lagers have a bit more character than the standard Straub, dry hoppy character balances out each sip moderate biscuit sweetness. Overall impressive drinkable throwback beer with enough character and refreshing qualities to make it a staple in the new Sunshine Sampler from Straub.

Carbonation is moderate to high light bodied lager not watery in anyway, goes down smooth and crisp. A beer I will keep in mind when the hotter weather starts kicking up this summer.

WVbeergeek, May 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

IPhantom, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

victory4me, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

curmudgeon236, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

HRamz3, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

canawler, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

ColdWaffles, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

DerekP, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

mvanaskie13, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

squirreljr, Jan 19, 2014
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Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.