nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, for a dark beer I believe that many may consider this a disappointment, but never the less, it is still a drinkable beer. Not a full bodied dark. There’s a hint of dark malts that can be smelled. The flavor is more on the nutty, and perhaps a bit toasty, with average malt. Well balanced, there are no hop flavors present. A beer that is affordable and enjoyable.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Regular straub with a little bit of malt flavor. That is to say...tastes like carbonated water with a little malt flavor. Very fizzy. Very light palate and taste. Best of straubs offerings...
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle brought back to me from St. Mary’s by Dave. Pours a brown, clear color. Aroma is a little promising, somewhat malty. Taste is like a mediocre Budweiser with a little bit more malt. Nothing special, just a dark nearly BLS.
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brilliant orange-amber with a creamy, cream-colored head. Smells like nuts and malty caramel, old blanket, hay. Palate is lighter-bodied than anticipated based on aroma, slightly syrupy with a very creamy carbonation. watered down malty caramel turning into Brazilian nut about one second in. Only a mild hop bitterness, little hop-flavor. Very interested, so added points to overall, but still a session beer with diluted flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel.
gsmitty80 (1791) - 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 (1667) - , 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 (6368) - 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 (802) - 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