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%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A wonderful looking pale deep golden nearly copper hued lager, bright white head thick biscuit texture stands up great in my pint glass.

Aromatics deep hop nose, filled with dank citric grassy hops almost like a really ripe Heineken. Biscuit pale malts are present but more cooked vegetables signature of flaked corn and possible rice additions.

Pre-prohibition style lagers have a bit more character than the standard Straub, dry hoppy character balances out each sip moderate biscuit sweetness. Overall impressive drinkable throwback beer with enough character and refreshing qualities to make it a staple in the new Sunshine Sampler from Straub.

Carbonation is moderate to high light bodied lager not watery in anyway, goes down smooth and crisp. A beer I will keep in mind when the hotter weather starts kicking up this summer.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Pours a medium gold color with a white fizzy head that recedes to a millimeter coating.

SMELL: Somewhat yeasty with a sweet creamed corn sustain and some light floral notes.

TASTE: A little deeper than a standard adjunct lager, this has a taste of wild corn, mildly bitter hops, and light malts. The hops carry a slight citrus. This is a very drinkable lager, and is on the light to light/medium bodied range. Well carbonated and inoffensive.

OVERALL: A pretty drinkable adjunct lager here. If I saw this ontap somewhere for cheap I wouldn't hesitate to have one. Straub makes some decent brew for what it is.

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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 Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A limited release I could only find by the case. It's a touch higher in ABV with a price tag of 29+ tax.

A - Very dark brown pretty close to the amber lager which was a surprise since I expected yellow. Head does stick around longer than the "american" counterpart so thats pretty sweet.
S - Very light a touch more hops than the lager but mostly corn, some caramel and bready malts are the majority of the base. I sip.
T - Well the one I had was pretty hoppy it caught me by surprise in a way reminds me of a fairly clean Marzen or Oktoberfest. The bready malts are dominant some rather sweet and it is a touch skunky but interesting.
M - Fairly clean body light to medium of course. Session able.

Overall I am not sure if it was worth the extra coin just for 1% more ABV but comparing it to the IPL it's a quite a good deal. Not a bad beer defiantly better than most BMC.

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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 Darkmagus82
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading slowly to leave a very light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of corn and a light caramel and light herbal hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with some crisp corn sweetness as well as a good bready base. As the taste advances a light caramel taste takes the place of a dwindling corn sweetness. During this time, herbal and grassy hop flavors come to the tongue. In the end a rather grassy and herbal flavor mixed with some corn and malt are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and carbonation with a decent crispness. Good for the style but nothing exceptional.

Overall - Not a bad brew, but nothing exceptional either. I don’t know if I really like the grassy hop flavor that lingers on the tongue. Worth a try but nothing I would likely frequent all that often.

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Photo of Brenden
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker by far than almost any beer of the style, it sheds the expectations of pale yellow for more of an amber, with more depth to the body as well. The head is off-white, a foamy crown a full finger high the retention and lacing of which are both excellent for most like this beer and very good regardless of style.
Malts are semi-dry in the nose, some biscuit as well as the sweet creamed corn from adjuncts. Those particularly notes aren't heavy-handed, fortunately, and an addition of floral and herbal hops is welcome. This gives off a whiff of a vegetal note, which is one of the most unappealing aspects of some beers, though it's kept in check.
The corn isn't overly sweet and it balances itself with a bit of husk. Hops are moderate on the tongue; for an AAL, it could practically said to be monstrously hopped as opposed to what's typical. Even a little citrus peel and zest make their way out. The vegetal note is only a ghost on the tongue, so points for that. Otherwise, the malts that are used work nicely and everything actually plays together well. This may be close to as good as it gets for the old AAL.
The light body actually verges on medium, though it stays refreshing in its crispness. It doesn't stay as clean as it could for the whole way, as something slightly off builds up a texture on the palate, but it never gets out of hand.

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

Picked up a sixer at Giant Eagle for $ 7.49. Label very different than shown in BA
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma faint, slightly lagery
Head small (2 cm), fizzy, off white, rapidly diminishing to a 1 mm ring
No lacing
Body clear, medium amber
Flavor begins with a slight sweetness, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends quickly and painlessly
Light to medium body, watery, carbonation soft

Better than your average adjunct lager. Doesn’t look like a normal urine specimen.

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

Photo of wvsabbath
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Burnt orange/tan with a 1/2 foamy head. Decent lacing.

Smell - Faint lager malts, some caramel, very minimal herbal hops and yeasty sugars.

Taste - Much like the smell, caramel malts are the main flavor with minimal amount of floral hops and some added sugars. Bready along with some herbal notes.. Not much more to say about taste.

Mouthfeel - One two punch of- Tongue gets caramel/bready malts, palate gets some hops and sugars. Aftertaste is malty

Overall - A step up from a basic macro lager. Very smooth, easy to drink. Nothing to seek out but would drink again in pa if I was somewhere that only had this along with bud or miller.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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 mvanaskie13
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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 drtth
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a nice bright golden color with a 1" white head that recedes slowly to a ring around the glass. Sipping creates scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas are light and soft but contain some grassy hops, some bready malt and a bit of creamed corn.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the grassy hops and the cornbread mixing nicely. There is some sweetness and a hint of grassy citrus but not a lot of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and smooth with the persistent light carbonation. The finish begins as all the flavors begin to fade leaving a slightly herbal note to conclude.

As AALs go this one works fairly well for me and I'd be willing to have another. However, that said I have a definite preference for more fully flavored beers.

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Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of victory4me
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of HRamz3
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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