Darkmagus82 (441) - - MAY 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BA Transfer -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance - A very pale straw yellow color with white head that fades very fast. Not a great look for a brew, but standard for a light I would say.
Smell - Not a whole lot of odor, but a it of corn sweetness followed by a bit of maltiness.
Taste - The taste was actually more pronounced then what would have been originally expected. A sweetness from the corn and a bit of maltiness, but again more pronounced then the average light beer.
Mouthfeel - Much thicker then expected for the 3.2 % abv with a good level of carbonation.
Overall - A bit better for then the average light beer.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours pale golden with a thin white head. Aroma of light grains and malts. Flavor is much the same. Very slight hop finish. On the palate this is crisp and clean and actually not all that bad for a light beer that is only 96 calories.
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow color. GBof A PA-on tap-pours a white head and pale yellow color.
douglas88 (5786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Listed as Ground Hog. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet grainy and honey nose. The flavor is basically a thin decent pale lager; sweet and grainy, some light spicy hops perhaps. OK.
DirtyJerd (61) - Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As far as light beers go, Straub Light is right up there. While the flavor is not as powerful as one would like - it is somewhat expected from a light beer. Still has a nice taste with a clean aftertaste. And with no preservatives, you don’t need to worry about those hangovers in the morning.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I'd have to give this a higher score in Appearance if it wasn't for the too pale yellow color - It did have a decent head and the lacing was just fantastic for such a light beer. Flavor was sharp with carbonation up front, a thin sweet malt, and a lightly peppered hop bite at the finish. Surprisingly not horrible.
Earlier Rating: 3/25/2003 Total Score: 0.9
Thin, almost to the minimum of Mich Ultra proportions. Barely any taste at all - a tiny bit of sweetness and that's all. At least this is not like the movie "Groundhog Day" - you'd have to drink this beer over and over again. (the label was neat though)
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
As "Ground Hog Brew". Sharp beany hops and gaseous carbon dioxide aroma. Light, but no skunkiness. Pale straw clear color, with wispy white head. Light bodied, crisp, with medium-heavy carbonation. Carbonic tingle the whole time you drink it. Mild flavors. Decent sweetness but not much malt character. OK hops but more carbonic acidity than anything. Beany after. For a light beer, it’s actually pretty good. Certainly fresh and it’s clean and crisp at the finish. Wouldn’t want to drink it all night, but it was refreshing.
jokerman (4) - Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Wow this is a REALLY light beer.
Fizzy water with just a hint of actual beer taste in the background.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
horrible pale yellow appearance wtih no head. flavor has no discernible malt character wtih a slight crisp hop finish. an awful beer
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma grainy nose , hint of wet blanket , slight hint of DMS. Very slight hint of hops. 4-
Appearance pale golden with good sized white top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : light bodied. Slightly buttery with better cleaner finish. Just touch of hop in there.