Straub 1872 Lager - Straub Brewery
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3/5 rDev -12.8%
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
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.
01-17-2014 11:30:58 | More by Ozzylizard
3.2/5 rDev -7%
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.
12-06-2012 01:59:42 | More by Darkmagus82
3.21/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
04-21-2013 11:51:36 | More by ToddT
3.21/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
05-31-2014 22:34:30 | More by wvsabbath
3.24/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
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!
01-15-2014 01:54:01 | More by SAmori
3.34/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
01-11-2014 21:55:24 | More by Stinkypuss
3.44/5 rDev 0%
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.
07-28-2014 02:26:41 | More by Scrapss
3.61/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
07-17-2014 19:25:25 | More by Brenden
Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.