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Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

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Straub 1872 LagerStraub 1872 Lager

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012)
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

BeerIsland, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

drtth, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

DrDemento456, Nov 05, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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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3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.