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Stroh's - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
61
poor

466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 28.52%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-24-2001)
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Reviews by skizziks:
Photo of skizziks
2.93/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Night of the macros round 3. Strohs has been my macro of choice for years and I have been amused to find many other BAs feel the same. I'll see how this stands up to High Life and Bud tonight.

12oz. fridge temp can into a room temp weizen glass. Bright white head rises maybe 2" and quickly falls to a bare skim with a little sticking on the sides. The beer is yet again a pale straw, very clear, very much like the Bud. Looks a little more even if possible.

Aroma starts with grain and has some cooked corn mixed with it. Faint herbal and lemony hops lurk in the back. Further inspection reveals some bread crust and a little medicinal phenolic. Overall aroma is weak but easily the strongest of the three.

Flavor starts a little watery, hits with some carbonation, then grain husk and its associated astringency. The hops make a very brief appearance before being shown the door by a horde of scrubbing bubbles. The astringency ties into the creeping bitterness that builds to a dry yet slightly sticky finish.

Mouthfeel is a little sticky but the beer is predictably light bodied. Carbonation is a little heavy handed but not too bad. It improves on the Bud by providing some flavor for the carbonation to contend with. I tend to go with the Stroh's simply because there is some flavor to experience even if it isn't very good. My comparison tonight reinfoces this idea but I may be more prone to buying High Life for occasions of easy summer swilling.

skizziks, Mar 12, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.45/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Left this one in the can because these beers all look more or less the same and I have decided the can is the proper serving vessel for the macro lager. Aroma is faint and barely existant. Woah, taste is not though! This stuffs actually good!

This is a very malty brew for the style and has a slightly buttery wheat bread taste balanced by a zippy bitter that slides in smoothly and leaves a crackery finish. It is mid bodied with a soft carbonation that slowly creeps in intensity, and drinkability is limited only by a full feeling in the gut. This may be the best macro lager I've had.

JudgeRoughneck, Jun 17, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +36.7%

Greenmosheen, Jul 14, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.4%

SuomiHobbit, Dec 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of smptenor
3.4/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

appearance. Has a yellow pilsner look with a 1 finger white head.

smell.- has a cheaper beer smell but the light wheat smell kind of makes me like it a little bit.

taste.- tastes like a heavier wheatier pilsner beer. is a bit heavier in the wheat taste than PBR.. Kind of tastes like a cheap thirty pack but really isn't that horrible. is a good session beer to get drunk on.

mouth feel- a little bit of carbonation but feels great on the tongue and mouth.

Overall this is a great beer to get drunk on. It is not a horrible thirty pack like a natural light but it is not a fantastic beer either. I do like Milwaukee's best ice better but this is god for the price and I'll buy it again because I definitely like it better than bud light.

smptenor, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jakester
3.6/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with a buddy of mine. (Abita Turbodog)

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a one finger head of white foam after a strong pour. Looks kind of fizzy. The head eventually drops to islands and a ring with decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is on the grainy side, with definite DMS right there. In a beer like this, though, that is a common trait and kind of pleasant. Smells crisp and clean, with some light spicy hops way in the back.

Tastes like it smells; crisp, clean, light pilsner malts, and some residual sugar. For the style, this is pretty damn good. There is a light hop bitterness to this to balance the sweetness. Aftertaste is slightly grainy and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is crisp and tingly from carbonation. There is a sweetness here, but the beer is definitely crisp. The finish is crisp and on the dry side.

If you review this beer objectively, according to style, this is pretty damn good. No off flavors whatsoever, and one of the tastiest "macros" I've ever had. Maybe the fact it's an all barley malt beer has something to do with it, but if you're looking for a good macro, this would be the one.

jakester, Aug 26, 2005
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1.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Spotupfor3, Jun 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yikes. The fire-brewed disaster. Nearly clear, with a hint of yellow. Paper, metal, ash, and bum urine in the nose. Bizarre sour/metallic taste throughout (must be the fire-brewing). Just terrible. You are high if you think this beer is anywhere above a "D-"

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

jiffymon, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +46.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

New a guy back in the day that swore by this stuff, all he drank. I have a bar light up in my place of this stuff. Yellow beer, sudsy white head, more than your average adjunct, but it goes the way of the dodo right quick. Lager yeast, corn aroma, smelled worse.

Not much going on here, barely a malt and hop presence, balanced in terms of its sweetness. Maybe a little more bitter than most in its style. Seems like the stuff gets sold over brand loyalty moreso than uniqueness of the product, most comparable to Coors banquet beer I'd say.

A decent mass produced beer, dependable for some mass drinking where you don't want to bother wasting your $ and palate on high end brews after you're already trashed.

I wonder how many people referenced '30 pack of Stroh's, 30 pack of ho's' in their review?

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of ADR
2.38/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ah, the "fire brewed" beer of champions...

Light clear gold, slightly darker than straw. Refuge adjunct head of big, thin bubbles and no lace generation. Malty aroma, a little corn husk in character. Flavor profile is based on maltiness, a little Karo syrup non-descript, but fairly smooth and inoffensive. The finish falls down to me, not really hoppy, but a metallic bitterness that might actually indicate that but that's also emphasized by too much CO2 that tends to shove it back up your nasal passages. OK beer, not a favorite. Sorry, proc... ;>)

ADR, Jul 15, 2003
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2.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Stroh's in a can, why not let's do this...appears a golden clear bubbly quote, unquote beer look to it with large heavily carbonated bright white head floating above body dwindling at a moderate pace leaves some nice patches of sporadic lacing around my Duvel chalice...sorry Duvel. Aroma is heavy on the cooked veggie quality often described with these types of brews, mild corn sweetness something gives me the notion that there's just a touch of mild hop herbal quality going on which says alot when compared to most American light lagers. Taste not overly sweet definitely ridden with adjuncts but it's somewhat enjoyable combo of mild sweetness with corn and rice finish and a light herbal undertow of hop flavor not much bitterness of course but balanced and finishes with a touch of offness grainy/metallic combo...while the drinkability of this brew is solid all around "American" or "old timer" beer I'm proud to still be able to drink this over Bud, Miller, Coors just to be different, sometimes you get enjoyment with that as far as the mouthfeel goes it's light bodied heavy with the carbonation prepare to say excuse me honey...and yeah I know this one doesn't smell as good as my usual IPAs but come on our grandfathers drank a version of this beer.

WVbeergeek, Nov 06, 2006
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3/5  rDev +17.2%

schoon, Jun 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.9%

brianplatt, May 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -21.9%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -51.2%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one out of a mystery beer machine at the bowling alley in Evansville, WI.

Took it down straight from the can. Not a ton of flavor, some corn and grain. Nothing overpowering. Light bodied beer with plenty of carbonation. Went down smooth. Could drink a lot of these without a problem.

richkrull, Feb 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev +17.2%

hydroplaner, Sep 04, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.4%

acurtis, Jan 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

dcbeers, Oct 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -60.9%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

JamesStreet, May 27, 2013
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Stroh's from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.