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Straub American Amber | Straub Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DerekP on 05-06-2012

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Ranking:
#41,760
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
109
pDev:
14.41%
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Reviews by Sipchue:
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4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My need to be fiscally responsible has forced me to seek out a beer that I can call my everyday beer, and Straub American Amber fills the bill. I've always preferred to keep corn out of my beer (and my gasoline). While I understand that corn is involved in the brewing process, I've not found substantial evidence in the flavor profile. I might even say that it seems apparent that Straub Amber is brewed with pride as it's first ingredient.

It pours clear and clean with a pleasing and satisfying amber color. It has an understated hop flavor and maltiness that, along with about 4% abv, leaves me content, and able to have a few more without the guilt that I sometimes feel for downing a couple of micros in a row. My rating considers the style and I've rated it high, without apology.

Some may find this silly, but I've always been one to stay away from what's "popular". Yuengling's Traditional Lager falls into that category. If you also prefer to walk the path less trodden, I would really recommend trying this brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Scrapss
3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured semi-vigorously from the can into a standard Turbinator style glass.

A: Big bright white head and copper body. Nice looking brew and pretty on point for the style. minimal lacing and a finger of head that lasted a while.

S: Some graininess with a hint of mild esters. Also, some very mild grassy hop notes.

T: Some mild tea notes with very middle malts, some sweetness due to corn. Slightly bitter. Some light floral notes also peek about the edges.

M: Creamy without being overly full. The carbonation is perfect, and lends the brew to a slightly refreshing note. Very mild bitter finish with that floral ultimate finish. Pretty much infinitely poundable at such low ABV.

O: I really like this style and I really like this beer. I used to have Yuengling Lager as my go to canned format, but this has less of that bubblegummy estery thing going on and all the right malt, yeast and mild hops flavors. I do not see why this is not more popular out in Western PA, and certainly more popular than Yuengling it should be!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful amber beer, faint smells of biscuit and sweet caramel. Dry feel with a caramel forward flavor. Good amber, and easy to consume in mass quantities. Cheers!

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4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very easy drinking, something I could always enjoy Straub Lager for when we bought it in 16 ounce returnable bottles back in the early college years. Pours a clear amber with a white foam head, not bad according to one of their local wholesaler reps they derive the color from actual specialty malts not caramel coloring here. Light bready nose, minimal hops, muted with a bit of fruitiness. Flavor has a clean pleasant sliced bread malt flavor with minimal hop bitterness to balance it out, it's fresh and well made for a regional brewer trying to stay afloat. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with even keeled carbonation, nothing overbearing or off on the palate. Overall a well made refreshing amber lager, up there with similar products like Yuengling.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Straub Brewery "American Amber"
on tap @ Luigi's Ristorante, DuBois, PA on 1/30/15

Notes: Clear medium amber in color beneath a one-finger thick head of white. Average plus head retention and lacing. Aromas of grainy, toasty and caramelish malt, bread, and subtle herbal hops. The flavor follows but adds a suggestion of some darker malt in the mix - underlying roastiness - and floral hops. Medium-light in body, and gently crisp. Moderately bitter with a dry finish. Interesting. Just slightly unique.

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Photo of DerekP
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out the can and in the glass the brew appears amber-brown with a mahogany hue. Looks thin, with an off-white head that thins to a rim.

Smells sweet with an herbal hops aroma. Toasted bread. Faint in the nose with subtle hints of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Lightly hopped. A little caramel sweetness, a little hops. Simple, but balanced. However, watery and thin.

Notes: similar to Yuengling Traditional Lager, but not as good and not as hoppy.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tibi81
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Kercnat21
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some grains, a bit of sweetness. Taste is malty, some caramel, a bit of grains and breadiness, tasty and easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall makes for a good session beer.

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Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ClePaul
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look 8/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 83/100

Summery: For the price, its a winner! About a buck a beer and it drinks clean and smooth. Think Yuengling but without the bad aftertaste. Very solid value but of coarse it is still pretty much an adjunct for the most part so if you are a beer snob maybe you should avoid it.

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3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Maggie's Farm in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a clear dark-ish amber, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells pretty basic- some light caramel and toasted bread, and the slightest kiss of hops.

This is very simple, and there's not too much to it. There's a slight metallic aspect, and a hint of malt sweetness, with a slight hop bitterness. It's simple, but it's clean and very drinkable.

This is light bodied, crisp and pretty clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is a good alternative to something like Yuengling.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of dhep16
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of JamesB63
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of colbster92
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Octoberist
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright amber color (as expected) with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. I really like how the heads sticks around for a bit.

S - Smell is of bread and toasted malts, touch of caramel malt, and a bit of hops that is minimal but hell at least you can pick it out rather than guess with BMC.

T - Wow is this clean tasting. Dare I say the hops and malt are in harmony even more so than your traditional "lager" Yuengling. Lager yeasts are mild and so are the hops but the best part is the malt and water. With the toasted malts and caramel taste plus the clean water taste makes for a great beer.

M - Light to medium like Yuengling I could see myself taking on a six pack no problem.

Overall it's just as good as the Groundhog brew but seems to be in regular rotation. If the price matches or is cheaper than Yuengling this will be a staple in my fridge.

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Straub American Amber from Straub Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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