FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Definitely the finest beer made by this brewer, although that is surely faint praise. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma was sweetish caramel with a touch of molasses and cherry. The flavor is initially bitter, tangy and lightly toasty - then where the middle is supposed to be the whole flavor falls right off a cliff to water. No middle. No depth. There is a short vague sour finish and that is it. Water, water everywhere...
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda dissapointed with the lack of full flavor here. I was expecting a little more ’oomph’ I guess. The presentation is top notch and it pours well. If you like ’lighter’ as in not heavy dark beers, this one might do it for you.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color when poured sweet smelling, no aftertaste a rather good beer very minimal head
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very solid dark beer. Not too thick and not too watered down. Straub puts out a good product.
krautdog (15) - Gimmelstümph, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice copper color, tons of carbonation, very little head retention. Really smells of corn. Sweet, not unpleasent taste and zero hop bitterness/aroma. An alright beer for the price, more flavorful then the regular straub.
Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
has a nice little roast caramel malt aroma to it, body is a little thin, but a pleasent roast malt flavor to it.
brewhoo (5) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light malt taste and amber color...mimimal aftertaste..very nice for a local brew.
dp (607) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
some malts in the aroma, not a heavy beer at all, almost light in the texture, coffee after-taste, some roast, not bad
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one pours with about a finger of foam and is a clear, coppery color. The head does not stick around for long though. The aroma is somewhat malty. In the taste, I am getting some corn and then some butterscotch tones. I’m not sure what I think of this one. It is okay. Nothing to write home about. The body is pretty light and the carbonation is leaning towards high.
Naka (693) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Um... I tried it at pints for pets. To be honest, the Straub guys looked kind of lonely. I appreciate it for what it is, but very ok at best. Aroma of corn and toffee. Pours an amber color. Pretty well carbonated, but very, VERY sweet. Not great, but better than a lot of other American light and dark lagers.