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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #461
ABV:
5%
Score:
71
Ranked #48,603
Avg:
2.93 | pDev: 27.65%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
51
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Todd from California

3.6/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Label has a very early 1900's feel about it. No freshness date.

Appearance: A very pale, straw/yellow beer with a thin white creamy head. Large bubbled carbonation activity.

Smell: Clean aroma of light grain, delicate hops and very faint fruit.

Taste: Crisp up-front with a gentle hop bitterness and seltzer-like/mineral tasting carbonation on the palate. A smooth beer with a nice mellow balance of light fruity malt sweetness, grain flavour and equal hop flavour. The finish is fairly clean with a light sweetness and grain tannin flavour that lingers for a little while.

Notes: Huber is simply a damn fine beverage. Amazingly clean, light, refreshing and easy drinking ... but also has some body and character to it. Beats the pants off of other mainstream examples. 4.5%abv.

Jul 07, 2002
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mynie from Maryland

1.06/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

K--

I had this a couple-three years ago, and it was totally alright. Like, maybe a halfnotch above Pabst but still solidly below the new/old Schlitz. Maybe I wrote some notes for it or whatever, but for some reason I never gave it a proper review.

So when I saw a 12er just sitting there for 4.99, I had to buy it. Beforehand, though, I asked the clerk--with whom I am friendly--why the beer is so cheap. Was it stale?

"No," he said. "Just shitty."

Hmm... figuring him a snob, the sort that doesn't know how to truly appreciate revival beers (that is, so absolutely unironically that your earnestness borders on irony), I handed over my fiver-plus-change and made way to the car.

A few hours later, mumbling to myself--to the beers, actually--about how "you delicious little bastards" were gonna enjoy living in my tummy, I cracked one open. It tasted of soap and used motor oil. But a while earlier I had had a Zombie Dust, and since Zombie Dust can make high-quality escort sweat taste like low-quality methwhore sweat, I decided to try it again the next day.

Next day, it was the same but worse. Like, the 'Dust had actually made my pallet more forgiving.

I don't know what happened, but this is absolutely not the same beer I had a few years ago. It barely even tastes like beer. It's like something puked out of one of those Mr. Beer kids--bereft of actual malt, it's easily worse than the first effort of most homebrewers.

Nov 27, 2011
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours golden yellow with slight orange hint with a white head. Smells of cereal grain, very bland. Tastes of cereal grain, pretty plain, but just a tad of fruitiness. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, an average beer.

Oct 05, 2019
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Brent from Kentucky

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer seems to harken back to an earlier era of American brewing. Not that it is all that fantastic, in fact, it is pretty average in its own right, but it does have some depth and complexity to the flavor profile. Crisp up front, softening in the middle with some faint fruity flavors struggling to rise above the grain. Alchohol flavors are a bit brusk, but are held in check. Finish is clean and a little dry. I don't know why, but the beer makes me nostalgic.

Sep 25, 2003
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marcobrau from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cheap, light golden colored lager beer from Wisconsin that comes in returnable bottles. (This isn't a bad thing.) Pours with a lively carbonation which settles to a thin collar of foam. Neutral aroma. Nice mouthfeel for a light lager, but with a lasting almost over-carbonated character. Fairly neutral tasting with just a hint of graininess and hops. A beer that is clean tasting and dry enough to be rather pleasant and quite drinkable! Pretty darn good for $12 a case and the thick returnable bottles are great for filling with homebrew. The red and white label is classic!

May 22, 2003
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember Huber beer from way back, but this isn't quite the same. In a good way it's cleaner, but in a bad way it's also a little less characterful.

It's a basic straw gold lager with a thin white creamy head and standard carbonation. The aroma is of "beer", with light grain, background hops, and a hint of apple-like yeasty fruitiness.

The flavor follows suit, and it's zesty and malty/fruity upfront, followed by a suggestion of hop flavor across the palate before it winds down in an almost un-engaging, and only semi-lingering, mildly bitter finish. If Joe Sixpack was a beer, this would be him.

Average but drinkable. There's a bit more substance to it than the big three offer, but it's still basically an American lager.

PS - The bottle currently shown here is an actual old Huber bottle that was a "return" bottle, used again and again by the brewery. The new bottles from the Minhas brewery are fresh and new with a brighter label. I'm quite sure they've dropped returnable bottles as have most breweries.

Dec 16, 2008
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, Huber. This is not the beer of our Fathers, this is more like the beer of our Great Uncles. I saw this on sale for $6.99 a 12 pack, I decided to buy it and spring it some of my buddies as more of a joke than anything else.

You know what, its not to bad! Beer pours a very light golden color. Not much head and only minimal lacing. Smell is of grain with hints of hops and malts.

Taste is crisp and sweet. Not enough hops to add much bitterness, but the beer is better than any macro lager. Great carbonation keeps this beer moving. Nice dry finish adds to the attraction. Easy beer to pair with BBQ and fish.

Decent mouthfeel and drinkability is high. I guess those old guys were on to something. This is a nice throwback beer and one I will buy again.

Aug 07, 2003
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whynot44 from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear gold color with a moderate white head. No real lacing apparent.

The aroma is sweet malt with just a trace of floral hops.

The taste is clean malt up front, only slightly sweet, then a mild hops bite cuts in with a slightly dry finish and a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Best ice cold, light bodied, and very drinkable.

May 21, 2005
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DaPeculierDane from Wisconsin

2.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance is nearly headless morning urine with steady and appreciated carbonation streams. Aroma and flavor are both dominated by corn syrup, urine, and honey. Grainy and metallic after taste. Sickeningly sweet. Mouthfeel is slight, syrupy, and sweet. Drinkability is low.

Note: Huber is way better in the bottle then on tap.

Jul 14, 2006
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I sometimes love where The CANQuest (TM) takes me, especially after so many AALs! This would be one of those times. I thought that it was kind of a rare style, but then I realized that I have reviewed the top three and six of the top twenty on this site. I am still looking forward to drinking this one.

From the CAN: "From the Oldest Brewery in the MIdwest" - Yuengling, what hast thou wrought?!?

Following the Crack & Glug, I had a finger-and-a-half of fluffy bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy, light lemon-yellow. The nose was bliss - lager sweetness with a slight graininess and no off scents. Ahhh. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice lager sweetness on the tongue. I understand that it is more expensive to make beers without adjuncts, but the tradeoff is significant when it comes to the taste. This was just plain tasty. It had an unencumbered lager taste that I rarely find and which seems to elude many. Finish was plenty smooth for those that focus on such things. This definitely rates cooler space! Well done.

Sep 26, 2010
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kmpitz2 from Tennessee

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the brewery. Definately not my favorite beer. It poured a yellow color with a finger of head that had good retention through the drink. The nose was honey sweetness with a grainey background. The flavor was grainey, with a metallic aftertaste that didn't sit well with me. Eh. The feel was moderate at best and drinkability suffered from all the above stated qualities. There are other beers that are made here that are much better.

Dec 09, 2004
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Vancer from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Label: "from the oldest brewery in the Midwest". Okkk.

Does pour a clean and well carbonated sunshine yellow, pretty nice white head to this bad boy - lots of unexpected lacing left in the Bitberger pislnser glass.

The aroma was a very malty, much more than expected. Quaff is a damn fine one, full of malt, no veggies with a touch of sweetness.

Tasty mid-west treat, I could go for a few of these, and its cousin, the bock Surprised this has not been around before.

Feb 05, 2008
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plaid75 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft grainy malt with a smooth hop.

The taste consisted of a smooth creamy grain with a light biscuity finish and a mild sweetness.

The mouthfeel was on the light side but creamy nonetheless.

Overall an easy drinking and smooth macro. Thanks to czoch75.

May 21, 2007
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear dark straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of foam. The aroma is of toasty malt with some nice floral hop notes. It is quite aromatic for an all-malt lager. The taste is more floral than the aroma with a solid malt undertone. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Overall, this is a very nice American Lager that I could easily enjoy again on a hot summers day.

Sep 12, 2008
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ChiTownHustler from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12 pack of bottles for $7.99 at Mainstreet liqours in CountrySide IL. This is was the first time I drank this beer. I bought it cold and would buy it again.No foul smell or taste and went down smooth, much better than any macro swill I have had lately.

Feb 21, 2005
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

3.44/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear, light yellow. Short white head, decently persistent.

Smell - By no means strong, but significantly more detectable than most macro-lagers. Sweet pale malt dominates, but a hint of hops is present.

Taste - Light and sweet. Finishes with the slightest hint of hops. Crisp. Little good or bad to distinguish this from others of its ilk.

Mouthfeel - Light and highly carbonated.

Drinkability - A mindless thirst-quencher. Lower price point and historic brewing locale (if recently co-opted by the swill brewing Minhas) give this brew a slight bump.

Aug 10, 2009
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matjack85 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Jan 26, 2013
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Apr 14, 2014
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soulgrowl from England

1.85/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Golden. Mostly clear. Weak head. Audibly fizzy. Stale aroma: caramel corn, graham crackers, hay. Very poor flavour: dilute popcorn. Bland, weak, thin, miserable.

Dec 19, 2016
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A60sburnout from Illinois

2.41/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Huber Premium poured out of the bottle creating a nice frothy head that quickly dissipated to a pale film floating on top of a pale yellow lager. thin lacing lined my glass within seconds of pouring.

Faint smell of malt, stronger smell of corn adjunct. Taste was sweet, almost like corn syrup, with a little malt in the background. Very little hop presence and carbonation.

That being said, the experience wasn't entirely unpleasant. Two bottles quenched my thirst while I BBQ'd on a warm Sunday evening. It went down easily and without a lot of thought. I'm sure Huber was a better-tasting beer at one time, but it still serves its purpose. Not a great, or even a good beer, but I'd still rather drink it instead of a macro brew from the heavy hitters.

Jul 30, 2012
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow with a large, rocky, foamy white head. Left little lace, but had a classic lager look.

S - It smelled of grains, light caramel malt and a touch of spice.

T - It was just sweet enough with a good grain flavor and nice dose of caramel. Very mild hop spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager.

D - This is a nice lager. Easy drinking and perfect for a warm spring day.

Apr 25, 2009
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vinicole from England

3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Light amber. Slight haze. Thin wispy head.
Grainy aroma. Distant malt and tea and a bit musty.
Sweetish flavour. Cheap biscuit and corn.
Medium carbonation. Rather insubstantial.
A rare visitor to the UK.

Jul 11, 2018
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cdkrenz from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Golden brown color with a decent half inch of nice white head. No lacing.

Smell - Nice malt and grain aroma with a hint of berry and apple.

Taste - This premium brew has a nice rounded grain flavor.

Mouthfeel - The feel is simple but it does offer the flavor on the outside edges of my tongue, which is somewhat unique.

~ Distinctive and refreshing. This brew can be a serious session taker.

Apr 09, 2008
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BlackHaddock from England

2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottles of this have found their way to a cut price supermarket chain in the UK: 69 Pence (about a dollar) for 330ml worth.

I poured my bottle into a 'Back Forty Beer Co' glass to make it feel at home (kind of) on 9th Jan 2014.

Very pale golden/straw coloured body, clean and clear, the white head left before it arrived to leave a white collar and a little wisp on the surface.

If this is their Premium beer I'm not too sure I'd like their regular brew. Although to be fair this isn't a bad lager, it's just a bit thin on character and flavourings. Refreshing without testing your taste buds or other senses too greatly.

The nose was semi-sweet and slightly grainy, the taste followed in that vein, being pretty sweet: where did the hops go?

Pleased it popped up in Shropshire, but I'll not be rushing off back to the shop for any more.

Jan 09, 2014
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Tone from Missouri

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow color. 1/4 inch head of a white/transparent color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells pale malt and yeast cleanliness. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt and yeast cleanliness mostly. There's a slight hop kick in the finish, but it's barely noticeable. Overall, about what I've come to expect from an American Pale Lager. Nothing worth going out of your way for.

Mar 04, 2009
Huber Premium Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 51 ratings