Firestar (4) - - SEP 21, 2017 does not count LowBrau (140) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium-brown color, minimal off-white head. Light to medium-bodied. Somewhat tart. Toast aroma along with malt and a hint of caramel, smoke, licorice, and soy sauce.
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2010 Total Score: 2.7
When I poured this amber/light brown beer, I was taken aback by an unexpected whiff of skunkiness. The aroma’s a little bit roasty, a little bit caramel, and only a little bit skunky. Tastes a little bit bitter and faintly sweet. Creamy, but not rich. To tell the truth, I was pleasantly surprised.
This is an excellent drinking beer. It is low in sugar, high in taste, and reasonably priced. It is pretty smooth. It has flavor but nothing that sticks with you long after you drink it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone irishfist18 (16) - - APR 4, 2017
Outstanding lager..bready malt up front.just the right hoppy finish.nice ruby color..definitely one of if not the highest quality lager out there.blows yuengling away.straub should be crowned PA’s best brewery UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Free on tap at the Homewood Suites in Du Bois, Pennsylvania Commonweath of. Pours massively foamy... I think I was the only drinking beer and getting the daily foam treatment. Foam did settle to beer quickly. Pours burnt sienna, translucent. Some toasted malt, hay, balanced sweetness and bitterness. Light body. Inoffensive in every imaginable way. Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can. Pretty much what you’d expect visually ... yep, it’s amber. Fizzy head. Sweet malty aroma. Fairly thin body, and really not much to this all around. Fairly "macro" character, just the lightest lick of caramel. (#5842, 11/9/2014) Darkmagus82 (2303) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-19-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head has a fair amount of retention and eventually fades to give a light to medium amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is of a caramel malt, brown bread, some roasted aromas as well as a light herbal hop smell.
Taste – The taste starts with a nice roasted malt and caramel taste. As the flavor advances some light hop flavors of an earthy and floral nature come into the taste. As these hops come into play, the caramel sweetness fades some but the malt taste retains its strength. In the end a roasty and lightly sweetened hop flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average for the abv with a carbonation level being average to above average. The roastiness would be better enhanced by the slightly higher then average body, but the thickness of this brew was not bad none the less. The average to above average carbonation level makes it for an easy drinking, slightly exciting to drink brew. Good for the style and abv.
Overall – A great session amber brew. Easy to drink, not adjucty beer with a pretty good taste and feel.
cagou007 (1213) - FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Pours copper with a thin tan head that rapidly vanish. Discrete aromas of roasted malt, coffee and... cupboard?! Better on tap, with some orange peel aromas. Dry finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Amber colored body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Toffee, bread, corn, sweet cereals. Medium to light bodied, smooth carbonation, moderate sweetness in the finish. jb (3413) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Malt and grain nose. Sweet honey palate, a bit on the boring side. Got in PA while visiting State College, sat in Ron’s fridge for months, and thankfully he returned it! MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12 oz bottle from unknown origin in Pitsburgh. Somewhat disappointing but just like Straub, good enough for everyday drinking. beerme31 (705) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear rich amber color, thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, ave carbonation, slick texture, mild sweet quick finish. I thought this was a real nice lager, good flavor, smooth, and sessionable