RONCOD (216) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color with a medium white head. Lot of carbonation. The flavor was kind of watered down with a slight grassy finish. Overall, not too bad.
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Pours a light yellow with a white head and nice CO2 release. Aroma is like other pale lagers. Taste is mellow and balanced. Great session beer for those hot days.
LetsGoState (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 A very typical pale lager. All grains and a weak taste. The plus is that it isnít skunky. Definitely drinkable, but not very complex.
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz can.
A nice grainy pale malt aroma, you will note a hint of hops.
Watery a bit, but refreshing.
A pale golden color - kinda looks like Coors in the glass,
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz green bottle from zathrus--thanks Jeff. Bottled 06/20/10. Sweet malt and grain nose with some paper oxidation. Clear golden with a 1/2 finger white head, typical pale lager retention--low. Flavor is grainy with some sweet malt again, not really getting the paper oxidation as much. Finishes clean with scant bitterness. Light to moderate carbonation, light body. Decent pale lager.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Pours a pale yellow with a white film of head. Dry bready aroma with some straw and skunked hops. Light fizzy body. Papery vacant flavor. Not overly sweet, but not much hop bitterness at all. Quite oxidized as well. If I hadnít held onto this bottle for such a long time itíd be a drinkable pale lager preferable to Bud/Miller/Coors.
LowBrau (74) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The pessimist in me was wary of the phrase "all grain beer". Corn was noticeable in the aroma, and not a whole lot else. But the optimist in me found an ice cold Straub refreshing, and while itís rather weak, itís not all bad.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from my neighbor. Clear gold, fluffy white head. Nose is grassy hops, some sweet malt, corn/dms. Flavor is dms, sweet malt, a bit grassy, some metallic notes. Overly sweet - reminds me of what I thought beer *was* as a kid.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear medium golden color with a thin head. Fair head retention and poor lacing. Fairly straightforward toasted malt aroma with a faint grassy finish. The taste is grassy with some apple like fruit notes and faint malts in the finish. Thin bodied. Not bad for a macro lager.
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle - Pours clear yellow and has a sugary, corn aroma. The flavor is mild, sweet, and sugary and thatís about it for this light bodied brew. The label bills it as "100% grain". I wondered how thatís a bragging point. I would hope no commercial brewer is using malt extract, so if by 100% grain they mean no extract, I thought, well duh. They donít claim to be all malt. Grain could include additives like corn and rice. I suspect corn in this one. Anyway, this beer sucks.