Straub 1872 Lager | Straub Brewery

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Straub 1872 LagerStraub 1872 Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
16.19%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of lastmango
2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BJB13
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a becher.

Pours a clear rich golden color with over one finger of bone white foamy head. The nose is pronounced and malty, mostly sweet biscuit with a grainy background. Taste is in line with the nose, sweet and malty with a bit of hope bitterness. Not too sweet to be light and refreshing and on the high side of light bodied this is a pretty good pale lager.

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Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdub
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdt88
5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kvnheet
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bilyboy65
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's amber color provides a nice look for a pale ale. Dark for the style, but crisp color and a pleasant appeal in a glass. Smell is slightly sweeter with a heavy sugary nose. This beer seems to be made from an extract and to me that adds a syrupy taste and feel to the beer. Seems to leave a heavy oily feel on the tongue with the alcohol aftertaste. The flavor is malty; comprised of sugar and caramelized malts. There is a note of hops under all the malts. It's a piney flavor that doesn't really seem to mix well with the malts. Seems to fight for attention from the tastebuds and causes confusion rather than a harmonious flavor. I suppose if you're a fan of the sweet and salty flavors this may not be a negative for you.

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Photo of hozersr
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks perfect. maybe a tad bit dark for a US Pale Lager but I like depth in malt builds.

Smells like lightly toasted sweet bread but nothing out of this world

Tastes the same. Bolder than your average american lagers with a light display of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slightly heavier than I would expect but not off-putting.

Overall it's fantastic if you are rating it to style.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BuddyPal
4.37/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Old time malty taste, nice head retention, balanced hop aroma/bitterness with the malt. Great body! Good session brew. To categorize this beer as an "adjunct lager" is a misnomer, this is a pre-prohibition lager. There ain't no rice or cereal grain up in here pal.

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Photo of patch911
2.74/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not too bad. MIGHT get a six pack

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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner
(bottled 10/17/14)
courtesy of @TongoRad via NBS BIF

L: classic pale lager look -- gold color, 100% clear, loads of bubbles showing in column as it pushes up a thick stack of white-to-off-white foam that sticks like glue; keeps a thick collar of white foam and laces some

S: very sweet grain, both rice and barley, maybe some milo; does have a bit of the adjunct-lager-like smell that is impossible for me to describe -- it's almost like an artificial sweetner or how cherry syrup smells ... it's also a bit like house paint (it's the smell Schlitz has, too ... hard for me to put into words)

T: this is an adjunct? I'd swear I'm tasting a load of sweet malt ... sweet bread malt; also a solid but not overpowering bitter bite of earthy hops; as it warms, some grassy hops

F: oddly all those bubbles seem to fall flat in the mouthfeel ... still decent all around, but just a twinge soft/flat

O: fantastic representative of the style ... this is what our average macro brew should taste like -- lots of sweeter malt flavor with just enough dirt/earth hops to give it some balance and complexity. pulls it off without tasting medicinal.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burnsr111
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Bob255
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of classixIII
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DingoDeacon
4.16/5  rDev +18.2%

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Straub 1872 Lager from Straub Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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