Alois' Lager | Bube's Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bube's Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phatz on 07-11-2007

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by akorsak:
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3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pint served at Bube's Biergarten.

A: The lager is pale, yellow and hazy with a semi translucent look to it. The head was near a finger at one point in time but that time did not last long. What remains is a thin white band aop the body.

S: The nose is grainy, full of corn and cereal aromas. There is a significantly greater depth to this beer, setting it apart from mose AMLs.

T: The flavor grabbed me immediately. The corn adjunct has created a taste that, and I swear I am not maing this up, resembles horseradish. Not the extremely hot type that clears yor nostrils out, but a mild root-like radish with a hint of a kick. That horseradish flavor exists up front only and it surprisingly flavorful within the beer (trust me). The cereal and corn grains add a solid flavor that carries the taste through to the end of the sip.

M: The mouthfeel is grainy, full of cereal flavors and a distinct corn sweetness. The horseradish, and maybe I'm the only one who detects it, makes the taste unique.

D: The abv is surprisingly high for a lager, so one pint is prolly more than enough. Interesting though, especially if you like horseradish.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting beer as reported below. It looks pretty nice in the glass although the head didn't do much. Smells nice and clean and maybe a little sweet. I like d the malt complexity and found the hops more prominent at the beginning and in the finish. The mouthfeel is great, soft almost fluffy. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. I agree with Phatz whether this level of alc is consistent with historical ranges. Explanation seems to be that the brewer proceded from the ingredients and the resulatant ABV was an unanticipated consequence. I found this beer to be pretty tasty in general.

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Photo of Phatz
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a new brew at Bube's honoring the founder of the brewery. Their description reads:

"Today we are proud to present our newest beer Alois' Lager. Alois Bube (pronounced "boo-bee") was the owner and the brewmaster for Bube's Brewery and Central Hotel, Between 1876 and 1908. Mr. Bube was very secretive with his brewing notes in order to prevent his brewing expertise from being replicated elsewhere. Our Brewers today have created a beer, similar to what Mr. Bube may have made. Using scarce notes left behind and after endless research, we have created what, we think, is a similar-to-style beer from Bube's Brewery, circa 1890. Keeping in mind the Lager uses 6 row barley, corn, and German noble hops with a German lager yeast strain. This straw colored pilsner features a full mouthfeel with abundant Saaz-hop bitterness. We're proud to present this beer in honor of our brewmaster forefather, Alois Bube. We hope you enjoy this beer as much at we enjoyed creating it!"

So that is what they say. I agree for the most part the flavors are on par with other pre-prohibition lagers that I have had like Victory's Throwback Lager. My main complaint if they were truly going for circa 1890 beer then the 7.0% ABV is just not believable.

Appearance: Served a clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head. And little lacing.

Smell: Reserved. Corn with slight touch of perfumey sweet floral scents and then more corn husk bitterness.

Taste: Very biting corn flavor and a stinging bitterness but not from big hops mostly corn husk bitterness. Long lasting astringent finish. It gives and overall impression of spiciness and is on par with a pre-prohibition lager (aside from the ABV being to high), but there is really nothing here to cheer about.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and spicy in the mouth creating the illusion of body in an otherwise light weight beer. Dry.

Drinkability: It is somewhat refreshing, and to style *should* be a session beer but 7.0! WT_? It is worth a pint or two to see their take on pre-prohibition lager but it is not worth a special trip.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this brew on a recent visit to the pub with waldo567. The beer arrives cold in a pint glass with minimal bleached white fine bubbly head that fades to an edge layer VERY quickly. Bright clear gold color.
Aroma is clean with some herbal hops and heavy grain scents mixing. The first sip reveals an ave to thin body with slight watery texture, which aids the drinkability on a hot day for sure. Very mild carbonation.
Flavor is grainy malt and fairly crisp. I get some spicy and herbal hops on the finish although all flavors are mild. There is also a slight peppery bite at the finish. A very easy drinker.

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Photo of Barnsley
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Alois' Lager from Bube's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 5 ratings