blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. can pours a sunny golden color with tight head and abundant carbonation. Aroma is of sweet green hay and oats. Kind of reminiscent of a stable. Front palate is dry and crisp with a warmer, malty middle and oddly vanilla-sugar sweetness at the finish. Slightly strange aftertaste like cotton candy without the overwhelming sweetness. Not the worst beer Iíve ever had, and possibly a good entry-level beer for the hesitant micro ítryer.í
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- perfectly transparent straw yellow. looks like a BMC lager. No head an minimallacing.
S- hints of hops and malt. strong beer smell.
T- wow. this is suprisingly good. Light carmel, corn, malt and hop taste leaving a lingering nutty finish.
P- high carbonation and light body. goes down easy. somewhat watery.
O- this stuff is pretty cheap and quite enjoyable. No wonder its one of the best rated Macroís on this site.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-25-2007 18:59:46
JoeAgain (66) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light yellow, maybe with the slightest of bronze-ish hue. Head like a typical American standard lager. Light grassy nose, some honey-malt fragrance as well.
Very smooth, almost the body of a southern German beer, but without the flavor. Light, malt-grain taste with some hop flavor peeping through at the end.
You must rate this beer for what it is. It is not a micro-brewery effort, and itís certainly not a behemoth in the industry. Itís a relativley small brewery in PA, making a decent beer at a fairly good price. I happened to get this beer in returnables at Beer-a-Rama in Pa (I think itís considered Tully Town), one of the few places carrying any kind of returnables at all (kudos to those guys at Beer-a-Rama, they really care about the products they sell - and no, Iím neither a friend, co-worker, or relative!!).
Straub is a decent beer, just nothing particularly special.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trade can from StFun. Aroma of grains and tin. Appearance was very clear golden color with nice head. Taste was very mild, grainy, funky. Good carbonation.
douglas88 (4474) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, here is a beer I have not had in a long time. 12 ounce can thanks to Jeff. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head and some lacing. The aroma is straw, honey and sweet malts. The flavor is similar; unoffensive, sweet, musty, easygoing and decent. Not much to cry or scream about. Just a decent Pale Lager.
MattShizzle (482) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 12 oz can. Yeah, I wonder why they bother with "no salt" and "no preservatives." Who ever heard of adding salt to beer? It would destroy the head for one thing - and preservatives unless added afterwards would prevent fermentation. Golden, clear. Slight metallic aroma. Pretty bland. Not much if any better than megabrew US lagers.
rohash (47) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
No sugar, salt or preservatives. I guess thatís why they can charge a couple bucks more than the macros and actually that statement on the label is the best thing about this beer. The flavor, well it doesnít have much. I was hoping for atlweast a little bit of lager skunkiness or something to add character. All i could detcet was a slight corn grain type of flavor. No hops, little malt, watery. Itís drinkable, nothing offensive about it, just lacking in any flavor or character.
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím currently in the wilds of Pennsylvania, go I decided to go native, starting with this beer. The aroma is malt, grass, sour apple, butter. These are probably brewing defects, but are actually beneficial to what would otherwise be a boring, skunked pale lager. The appearance is typical to the style, pale gold, white head. The flavor follows the aroma precisely. The finish is very slight hop bittering, almost non-existent. Not good, but not terrible, especially for the style.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can you say diacetyl? I actually thought someone had melted butter and put it in my bottle magically. This compound is often found in different sorts of beer, and can be an interesting addition in terms of added complexity, but this was ridiculous. I got so much butter aroma and flavor that it was nearly undrinkable (there was nothing else, so I obviously sucked it up). Also, the "all natural" shit is just that...shit. Any all-malt beer is made in the exact same way. Nice try.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle- This was the second from Straub I sampled, the other a dark which I liked better. Plain Pale lager, thin light gold with small white head. Although not offensive just really no flavor-grassy...meh.