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Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012)
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Adastra

Texas

5/5  rDev +45.8%

07-10-2014 20:14:29 | More by Adastra
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Tbrookchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

07-16-2014 22:18:40 | More by Tbrookchris
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tygry

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-05-2014 20:52:45 | More by tygry
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
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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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

06-24-2014 00:48:16 | More by drtth
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curmudgeon236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2014 04:54:09 | More by curmudgeon236
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-29-2014 00:02:48 | More by mvanaskie13
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-03-2014 20:25:00 | More by ColdWaffles
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

02-11-2014 15:33:31 | More by canawler
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 00:11:36 | More by WVbeergeek
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Brenden

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 19:25:25 | More by Brenden
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2013 23:31:36 | More by tdm168
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 02:35:03 | More by bret717
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2013 02:43:18 | More by crowsnest
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-05-2014 00:10:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2014 04:07:08 | More by abcramer
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-10-2014 20:07:10 | More by victory4me
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squirreljr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2014 17:04:55 | More by squirreljr
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
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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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-01-2014 01:36:29 | More by DerekP
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-07-2013 19:57:42 | More by Knapp85
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

02-20-2014 17:43:34 | More by HRamz3
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SAmori

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
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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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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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Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
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