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Stroh's - Pabst Brewing Company

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489 Ratings
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 28.74%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-24-2001

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Photo of Misflt
2.51/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Okay, Instead of the same old adjectives and rant's against this beer I will let you folks know about Stroh's. I worked there for 22 years. Its a macro-brew. Nuff said? Its like expecting Forest Gump to give a Nobel Prize winning dissertation on the Quark and its relevance to String Theory. Anyway....

As for the flame brewing..... All I can say is Bwahahahaha!! Our brew kettle's, the big beautiful beasts they were, were far from flamed up like our banjo burners at home. No, we had one single, laughable little burner under the kettle. It's flame was the equivalent of 10-15 candles. That was the extent of the fire brewing. 99.999% of the cooking process was steam injection.

On to the claim of ingredients on the can/bottle. Yes it was Traditionally fire brewed with malt, barley, water and hops..... catch that.... Traditionally, meaning past tense. No, it is not still brewed with ONLY Malt, Barley, water and hops, it USED to be. That's called "Market Speak" It is made with Corn Syrup, malt, water and hops. I know, I used to hook up steam hoses to rail cars and pump the sticky mess into storage inside the plant's Brewing Department.

It was good beer for the price. In today's market, the home brew people would love Stroh's, It used Cascade hops and kents Golding. It is hoppy for a macro brew with heavy citrus notes, think grapefruit, in the back end. It is a world better than the watered down water AB puts out as light beer.

I will be letting a few more secrets out about other Stroh's Beers in other reviews. ;)

Photo of 98green
1.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's no worse than anything else at the price. Why not drink the Detroit version of Bud?

Photo of EverettHervey
1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

True story: In college, I purchased a 12 pack of Stroh's. I could only drink three of them. I gave the next six away to one person at a time (because no one would take a second one). I ended up pouring the last three down the drain after a year in the fridge. Make of that what you will.

Photo of Reds76
2.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -60.6%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

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1.68/5  rDev -33.9%

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1.79/5  rDev -29.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of pariah_peels
3.12/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of OhioLimoncello
2.65/5  rDev +4.3%

Used to tend bar 30 yrs ago, and still carries the same taste and characteristics today. Was a very popular pour in the 'rust belt' region, mainly used to chase the after shift 'shot and a beer'. The price is about the same today as it was 30 yrs ago (I bought a 15 pack of cans for $8.49 in October 2014). Given that, it has weathered inflation better than most beers.

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1.2/5  rDev -52.8%

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2/5  rDev -21.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

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1.2/5  rDev -52.8%

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1/5  rDev -60.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Light corn grist, faint hops, near toffee like malt. Light bitterness, coupled with corn cob. Ever so faint diactel but not too bad, I've had dirtier lagers but can't call it clean. Light bodied watery brew. Overall, this is an ok adjunct lager.

Photo of indianabeerman
3/5  rDev +18.1%

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Stroh's from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.