gsmitty80 (1593) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer didn’t have too much flavor for being a dark beer. Pretty smooth and watery but i know there is a lot of love that goes into making this.
BroSpud (1383) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Purchased while travelling. Nothing great here but it’s always fun to try regional beers that you can’t buy elsewhere and it’s always good when they are actually drinkable.
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma very faint aroma , malty , fruity scent , hint of barley.
Appearance not very dark , amber shaded brew with light fizzy top..
Flavor and Palate : Mid bodied , slight creaminess , golden and hint of darker malt behind. Underdeveloped work.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft: Poured a dark reddish brown with an off white head, served too cold for much of an aroma, but once it warmed it was of light caramel malt and some nuts, flavor was definitely lacking, but there was some sweet malt, and a hint of bread, and quite a bit of water.
mike5326 (108) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is the best of the straub beers. Its name is decieving. The beers color resembles that of an amber. The beer caries the same taste of their light and premium beers. Just a Tad bit better brewed. Its has a buttery nutty taste.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very small off-white head , fair lacing , cloudy body, and a fine amber color. smell of grain malt,. very refreshing for a dark beer
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a minimal light beige head that faded to a thin ring very quickly. The nose is very unclean, there’s a lot of grainy and husky malt with some creamed corn undertones. The flavor is pretty light, just a bit of corn sweetness and light caramel with minimal hoppiness. Light to medium bodied with very fizzy forced carbonation. Decent enough to finish the whole bottle, but I wouldn’t want a whole case of this sitting around.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a thin dissipating white head. A little malt in there and pretty bitter. Great session beer. I’m a fan.
JoeAgain (66) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2009
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
OK, I really wanted to like this beer. It’s from a small brewery in Pa, making beer for years, has a decent "cult" following, and is surviving amongst the industry giants. Sorry to say, nothing all too good to report on this one.
Pours a dark, amber color with some reddish hues. Tan head that doesn’t last too long, and it appears to be somewhat fizzy - more like a root beer than a beer. Not much nose to speak of, what is there is a light malt fragrance. The flavor is somewhat like a weak root beer with a light touch of hops. Very thin for a dark lager.
Straub’s has been around for quite some time, and my guess is that if they really wanted to, they could make an excellent dark beer; but alas, this is not it.
MrBeerFanatic (733) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden amber with a quick to fade white head. Aromas of light toffee, caramel, some nut, touch of grain and hop. Flavors are mild of light caramel, hops, and grain. Watery. Sort of just plain bland. Sort of refreshing and crisp.