Straub 1872 Lager
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In honor of their 140th anniversary, a limited edition, Straub 1872 Lager, was created or more appropriately, recreated. This throw back to pre-Prohibition lagers resurrects old lager recipes with more taste, body, malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Giant Eagle Altoona. Pours effervescent Amber/Orange with some rimming, yellow hues. 1 finger, creamy white head. Wet grass and biscuit nose. Nice, underlying caramel flavor that’s overpowered by some grassy astringency that dominates the finish and after. Nice mouthfeel. A decent little pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Crisp, clean, refreshing, easy hoppiness to it. Not the typical corn malts that dominate adjunct lager swill. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is light pale malt with a little wet husky grain and a minimal touch of hops. The flavor is a little sweet with some doughy malt and a light bitterness on the finish. A little heavier bodied than most of the other Straub beers, but not especially heavier on the hops. Moderate hard fizzy carbonation. Meh, a little bit of a different take on the Straub Lager, but not all that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from the four type sampler case. Lots of yellow and orange hues on the pour with a few pleasant aromas. A little weak on flavor, perhaps from being reminiscent of prohibition days. Not your typical lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at The Knick. Mild beany noble hop aroma with a little corn sweetness and carbonic gaseousness. Rich amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild amber lager with mellow sweetness and moderately assertive bitterness, hint of nutty astringency. Finish is medium bitter with fairly clean after. Muted malty-corn sweet notes. Kinda like a richer Yuengling lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroam was of grass, plae malt and slight metal. Flavor was similar, grassy bladn pils for the most part.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Super .rar beer shared thanks to cheap. Pours a clear pale orange yellow. Slight cereal aroma. Little carbonation. Very above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to cheap. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A light nose of Pils malt and honey. Crisp very sweet malt profile, sweeter than usual Pilsners and darker, some caramel and toffee. Low hop profile. Light bitterness trying to get in during the finish. An odd brew, but good. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
A rare beer. From a bottle, directly. Not a pilsner, probably a heller er something like that, not a pilsner. Yes, a little sweet on the uptake, almost cloying at times. Certainly nit a pilsner. Finish is a little difficult at times. Not impressed. Way too much personality. Some co2 in there but just barely leads to a mouth coating experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BierIsland (7) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
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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