Straub American Lager | Straub Brewery

Straub American LagerStraub American Lager
BA SCORE
3.2/5
269 Ratings
Straub American LagerStraub American Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straub Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
straubbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,128
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
269
pDev:
17.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle at the Legion in a dry town in Western PA
Crystal clear light yellow bubbly white head. Lightly sweet crackery grainy maltiness with just a hint of floral to counter. not horrible.

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2.43/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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1.74/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.06/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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2.06/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tucquan
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2016-09-21 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can.

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly with little lace

S - Corn, lightly toasted white bread, light floral

T - Corn, apple, lightly toasted bread. A bit more bitter than the Amber.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation.

O - On the high-end of cheap adjunct lagers, probably because mashed barley is used in addition to the flaked corn.

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2.95/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBoss2000
1.77/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

After being raised on the nectar of the Gods, Yuengling Amber Lager and Troegs Nugget Nectar I decided to try a Straub, which was free thanks to our local 105.9 QWiK Rock. Some mixed feelings remain.

The pour leaves you with a crisp golden color with a thin head and minimal lacing. There was not a noticeable amount of force carbonation as is common with macro breweries, which is a wonder change of pace.
This however for me, BeerBoss2000, is the sad end of the pleasantries. Moving onto the mouth-feel or the real meat of the beer... The taste is very thin and predictable aside from the ending note. Now it is possible that the 6 pack that I had was possibly skunked, however if this is so it was a unique blending of my dad's underarm sweat and beaver musk. This factor alone, for me is a fairly strong deterrent. Definitely not a session beer in my honest opinion. Although, to each their own. Personally though I will pass on a beer with a predictable skunkiness being consistently present.

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3.47/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I've been living here for ten years and because of my snobbery, have never had a Straub. It's a sin. I actually got 16 oz returnable bottles. How about that? Those were the days of good macro brew production.

Pours a yellow color with a little head on it. Not overly carbonated like most macros. A bit of a thin body and not much detected on the nose. A bit of corn and some slight sweet malt detection.

Very smooth, although a bit thin. It's hard to not like the taste. No skunkiness at all, which is a relief! A bit watery but extremely drinkable and a good beer to bring to a gathering to keep one's senses in tact. No aftertaste but a bit drier than expected. Not sweet, either, which is a new trend of hop elimination by InBev and the likes.

I liked this beer and it may become my new macro go to beer. Just remember to return the bottles because Straub is a dinosaur in that regard and I hope they can get other breweries to extend the returnable bottle tradition.

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2.79/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.57/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenH
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.51/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok for what it is.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Straub American Lager from Straub Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 269 ratings
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