Drake (7123) - 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 (3235) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma grainy pale malt aroma, hint of hop. Plain.5-
Appearance golden with good well shown white top.
Flavor and Palate : Mid bodied. Same issue as with Straub light Ė plenty of diacetyl here. Beyond that straight lager with subpar qualities.
tastybeer (1489) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Tarheels knows I bring my A-game when it comes to tasting. Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is bland, but I detect less adjuncts than a similarly styled nameless AB product. Not bad for the price, but Iíd rather go for PBR for my getting drunk beer.
GT2 (7104) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can thanks to tastybeer! Dude is busting out some rarities! Straub pours a clear straw with actually a dense, rocky, two-finger, eggshell head that has excellent retention and spotty lace. Apple cinnamon aroma- mmmm. Taste is almost non-existent. Sort of like an N/A beer. Watery, semi-sweet, most void of any character. Unoffensive. Not bad for $17 for a 24 pack.
mike5326 (482) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer is their average beer. It has the exact same characteristics as their light. It has the same buttery nutty taste.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale straw colour. Aroma of corn, with possibly some fleeting grassy hop. Sweet, watery palate. Finish of corn and water. Not awful, just empty.
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.