RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A smooth rich amber american lager brewed by american crafstmen in the allegheny mountains.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma very faint aroma , malty , fruity scent , hint of barley.
Appearance not very dark , amber shaded brew with light fizzy top..
Flavor and Palate : Mid bodied , slight creaminess , golden and hint of darker malt behind. Underdeveloped work.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft: Poured a dark reddish brown with an off white head, served too cold for much of an aroma, but once it warmed it was of light caramel malt and some nuts, flavor was definitely lacking, but there was some sweet malt, and a hint of bread, and quite a bit of water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
mike5326 (1726) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
This is the best of the straub beers. Its name is decieving. The beers color resembles that of an amber. The beer caries the same taste of their light and premium beers. Just a Tad bit better brewed. Its has a buttery nutty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
pours a very small off-white head , fair lacing , cloudy body, and a fine amber color. smell of grain malt,. very refreshing for a dark beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a minimal light beige head that faded to a thin ring very quickly. The nose is very unclean, theres a lot of grainy and husky malt with some creamed corn undertones. The flavor is pretty light, just a bit of corn sweetness and light caramel with minimal hoppiness. Light to medium bodied with very fizzy forced carbonation. Decent enough to finish the whole bottle, but I wouldnt want a whole case of this sitting around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Amber color with a thin dissipating white head. A little malt in there and pretty bitter. Great session beer. Im a fan.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2009
OK, I really wanted to like this beer. Its from a small brewery in Pa, making beer for years, has a decent "cult" following, and is surviving amongst the industry giants. Sorry to say, nothing all too good to report on this one. Pours a dark, amber color with some reddish hues. Tan head that doesnt last too long, and it appears to be somewhat fizzy - more like a root beer than a beer. Not much nose to speak of, what is there is a light malt fragrance. The flavor is somewhat like a weak root beer with a light touch of hops. Very thin for a dark lager. Straubs has been around for quite some time, and my guess is that if they really wanted to, they could make an excellent dark beer; but alas, this is not it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBeerFanatic (1050) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours a golden amber with a quick to fade white head. Aromas of light toffee, caramel, some nut, touch of grain and hop. Flavors are mild of light caramel, hops, and grain. Watery. Sort of just plain bland. Sort of refreshing and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
12 ounce bottle thanks to Jeff. Pours a deep amber color with a medium white head- not exactly dark! A sweet grainy nose. Loads of sweet glue-like grains, caramel, light hops. Quaffable and decent. Watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. I was pretty impressed by this beer. A sort of a domestic twist on Newcastle Brown Ale. Way too sweet for a Dark Lager but charming leaving out conformity to the style.

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