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Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straub Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012

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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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.16/5  rDev -10%
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.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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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!

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3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.