American Lager | Straub Brewery

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,898
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
273
pDev:
17.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at the Wexford Ale House in Wexford, PA. It pour3d a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent was slight grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good American lager.

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Photo of rypkr
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

part of a mix a six from the giant eagle outside altoona. bottled 7/7/17, so 4 months old.

pale watery yellow body, decent off white head leaving ok lacing

aroma is beery, nothing else.

although initially there is that off putting adjunct taste, it doesn't seem to last and just settles into a non offensive lagery taste.

mouth is thin, finish is neutral.

overall, for what it is, its better that the BMC crowd, but not up to yuengling lager taste

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Photo of Curt3
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
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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Photo of KAP1356
2.43/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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

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

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

Photo of Chackman151
2.06/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hutchmo
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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Photo of Squire
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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Photo of bigdeuce
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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Photo of Maillard
2.79/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.57/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bjm2133
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seakayak
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

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

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

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American Lager from Straub Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 273 ratings