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Straub 1872 Lager | Straub Brewery

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Straub 1872 LagerStraub 1872 Lager

Brewed by:
Straub Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Darkmagus82 on 12-06-2012

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuddyPal
4.37/5  rDev +23.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Solid beer for the style.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
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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4.16/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is everything i want in a simple lager beer like this, and i reckon it is was underrated here. clear and bright from the bottle with a half inch of rising white head, lots of bubbles, and an appealing liveliness. its got a nice crackery malt complexion, pils type grains, light but full of flavor and with a european old world vibe about it. the lager yeast is crisp and clean, this beer is refreshing and easy drinking, but its not boring or bland in the least, and i thank the lager yeast and the lagering time for that, this is patient, dry, and really well executed. light straw and grass to the hops in the finish, it gives this a rustic element even though its as clean as it is, and it just tastes like more of a beer than all the adjunct lagers out there, more traditional and of higher quality. this was the surprise of the night for me last night, an unexpected beauty, its snazzy and bight and just really well done. nice with some spicy chili and i would think extremely versatile with just about any food. nicely done lager beer for sure!

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Premo88
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
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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3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I picked this bottle up at Al's and I wish I had some more of it. The 1872 is an offshoot of an anniversary style beer concocted earlier in the year. A burnished gold in the glass is topped off by a nice head that ringed out relatively soon. The aroma is nice but not assertive. I really liked the flavor of this one, harkening back to an earlier era of fuller beers; maybe with a bit more zip. It's a smooth drinking beer with good conditioning. There’s a lingering finish that's a bit effervescent and bitter that adds some real refreshment. I think this is a really good effort on Vince Assetta’s part along with Brewers Ray Frank and Dave Baumgratz. Great job, guys!

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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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