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Stroh's - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 28.63%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of dpodratsky3
2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: Pale gold, but not yellow or watery, pure white head, light and fluffy, about 1 finger after a few minutes, doesn't fizzle and die like a lot of adjunct lagers

S: Smells like an average adjunct lager, malt has no distinctive characteristics, some crispness that I'm guessing and hoping is hops, still some adjunct sweetness here

T: About like the smell, starts with malt but gets pretty adjunct sweet up front, almost sickly sweet, definite hop presence compared to most adjunct lagers though, that is definitely appreciated, it just adds a little bitterness to cut that sweetness

M: Not a "light" beer so its not watery, but it isn't too full either, just shy of medium body, and it lacks that overly carbonated feel that many inferior beers have

D: Ok drinkability, flavors aren't great, but easy to drink than many

Notes: I would definitely classify this as a premium american adjunct lager. It is miles above any BMC product in this category. The fact that you can actual taste and smell the hops, combined with the normal beer looking head (instead of soda-like) makes it memorable.

dpodratsky3, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of hooverw1
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Local bar in town was selling 6 Stroh's in an ice bucket. Figured I'd give it a try. I had been surprised at how well I liked Schlitz. And Stroh's like Schlitz had been bought out by Pabst. I was surprised, had a really good taste, a friend with me said it is much better than Miller or Bud. I have to say I enjoy the Schlitz better for one reason, after a couple of beers the Stroh's was heavier on the stomach. But overall, taste was good and I'd drink it again. 6 cans of Strohs on ice, beats Miller or Bud on tap anyday!!

hooverw1, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.85/5  rDev +51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz. can purchased at local VFW for 75 cents poured into standard beer mug.

Golden straw color with supreme clarity.

Smells like beer of this kind.

Light and beery, with a faint hint of hops in the finish.

Very smooth. More still than carbonation sting.

Not filling at all. Good for when you want to get drunk for little money or play flip cup or whatever.

Never had this beer before actually. Tried it because it was extremely cheap, but mostly because at the end of the Stooges live album "Metallic KO", Iggy says "Hey man, somebody threw a Stroh's!". I had to try it and glad that I did.

Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. It's cheap beer after all.

MirkoCroCough, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain and barley along with the typical adjunct & light malt sweetness, but it not as sweet as other adjunct lagers and seems a little more balanced. The hops presence is mild but a bit complementary. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: More flavorful than most others in the style, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representative of a lackluster style, if I were forced to drink pick a beer in this style to drink, this one would be at the top of that list.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of jekpc
3.9/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have two different standards for evaluating beer. The first involves new or interesting brews and is not applicable to Strohs.The second applies to older brands and American mass brews, and it is to ask whether the beer in question tastes and feels like the first beer I sipped from a crockery mug while sitting on my mother's knee many, many years ago. Does it have"beer flavor" More tha any American beer I know Strohs gets high marks for"beer flavor" and I rate it highly.

jekpc, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
3.18/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light yellow color with a thick head that reduces to a thin ring. A tiny bit of lacing.

S- Some light grain and corn aromas. Some cooked cereal and grain.

T- A light grain/malt sweetness initially with a slight bitterness in the finish. Cream corn/cereal/grain flavor.

M- Light and clean with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- For what it is, I would say that it is highly drinkable. Not bursting with flavor, but it is incredibly smooth and non-offensive.

projectflam86, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of Ottertude
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I do have fond memories of this beer from my college days. Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but it seemed that the fire-brewed beer 30 years ago was better than this beer is today.

This beer poured lemony yellow into my glass. There was a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Smell?? Not much of anything, maybe faint grass or lemons.

The taste was crisp up front with some bitter hops, followed by an alcohol aftertaste and some malt. This beer was fine cold but got unpleasant after I let it warm up after 20 or so minutes.

Mouthfeel was pretty watery, but honestly that is what I expected. At less than $8 for a 15 pack, my expectations weren't all that high. All I know is that this is a better choice than some of the other cheap adjunct lagers in the beercave at the local gas station. And on a warm summer day tending the BBQ grill, this beer does the trick.

Ottertude, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of GordonQuid
2.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a dimpled pub glass.

Hard pour presented a clear straw colored brew witha one inch head that quickly dissapated to a wisp of foam and no lacing.

Smells of a macro grainy sweetness. Very little hop profile. Just adjunct corn syrup and a wisp of hop.

Taste is crisp and refreshing a slight hop bite and sweet adjuct grain finish. I do detect a faint taste of cara-pil malts.

Not bad to quaf on a hot day.

GordonQuid, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of biggred1
3.23/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost pale yellow with an airy finger of pure white head. The smell is cereal grain with a whiff of lemony hops. This beer is simple but good, toasted grain, a slight corny sweetness and squeaky clean in the finish. Smooth carbonation and medium light bodied. This beer is honestly much better than any of the BMC light beer crap at a fraction of the cost.

biggred1, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.38/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: Golden and clear with a fair head, but pretty standard for the style.

Smell: Some mild scent of hops, but on the whole a somewhat watered down malt smell.

Taste: Pretty bland. It didn't even have much of a bitter kick in the aftertaste. In other words: Smooth, but bland.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery.

Drinkability: While this isn't awful, I would prefer something else. There are even other Adjunct Lagers that I feel are better than this one.

civilizedpsycho, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of BDIMike
3.48/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color. There is a massive amount of carbonation that creates a medium-to-thin white head that stays throughout the drink.
Smell is very standard. There is a good mix of malted barley with a good hop smell at the end.
Taste is great for an American lager. The hops and barley work together well. There is a little something extra to the taste, that may have something to do with the fire brewing.
Mouthfeel has a good combination of thickness for a lager, but stays smooth going down.
Drinkability is good for an American lager. For a non-light beer, it has a lighter feel to it than most normal lagers. There is a good, solid taste that keeps you drinking without overwhelming you.

BDIMike, Jul 23, 2009
Photo of hustlesworth
3.08/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

let's see here...

A- adjunct looking white foam, seems to have a better texture than most and it retains itself nicely until i start drinking. very fine bubbles rising through a light straw colored, extremely clear golden brew.

S- banana and pale grains with some nice citrus aromas, notably lemon. grassy, asparagus, corn, and some saltine cracker.

T- crisp and clean, with some more hop flavor than others of the style and a pleasant citrus grain tartness.

MF- fizzy and light with a somewhat sticky feeling.

D- could chug it as a thirst quencher but other than that it's only a hand or two above the big guys.

hustlesworth, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of Bockrules
3.63/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from the can into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a pale yellow with a two finger white head that quickly disappears to a thin ring of lace. Almost perfect clarity and plenty of carbonation. The thin ring of lace stays intact nearly all of the way down the glass and a moderate amount of lacing is left behind.. pretty good for a macro

S - Not a whole lot here, but nothing bad either. A bit of sweet grain smell and a little bit of adjunct corn tones. Typical Macro

T - A few light grain notes up front followed by a sweet corn grit body with hints of hop flavor and a little bit of grassyness. The finish is very dry, leaves a grassy-corn grit aftertaste that slowly comes into existence after the dry finish.

M - Light bodied, but heavier than many of the macros out there. Lots of carbonation.

D - This has now been added as one of my go to cheap beers. I never saw this beer until I moved down to Oxford, OH for my internship this summer. This is a decent summer beer that has hints of a German pils and a sweet looking can. Would I seek this beer out when I'm in other parts of the country?.... hell no, but for the summer it gets a place in my fridge

D -

Bockrules, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of cokes
3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale, shimmering gold with manic streams of CO2. The white cap shows good rise, solid retention, and some spotting lacing. Pretty good show from a macro.
The nose is formed mostly of a mushy huskiness and corn sweetness, a vague vegetal note, and a dab of grassy hops.
Husky, pale malt provide most of the structure, flavor-wise. Corn pops up, of course, and lingers a bit. The vegetal notes stay a ways off in the background. The uppity CO2 and faint-but-genuine hop flavor (dried grass) keep it dry and slaking.
Very light bodied and airy in feel. Yet there is still a crisp structure here. It's totally and brainlessly poundable, and more or less everything a lower/middle rung macro needs to be. Inoffensive and thirst-busting and inexpensive.

cokes, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of WesWes
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light pilsner malt and adjunct scent along with a dry lager yeast aroma. There is little hop aroma to speak of. The taste is below average. It has a weak and watery mlat flavor that's really telling of the amount of adjuncts present. It's a quick drinker with a dry, musty finish. The mouthfeel is below average as well. It's a low bodied beer with tons of carbonation. This is a forgettable brew and very low on my list of top macro lagers.

WesWes, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of tone77
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Very pale yellow color with virtually no head. Not much aroma to speak of either. The taste was very light and watery in the mouth. This is a good beer for chugging on a hot day but not a good tasting beer. At $3.39 for a six-pack, I can't complain to much.

tone77, Jun 05, 2009
Photo of riopelle12
2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

6 pack sold for just over $5.

A: Think and quickly dissipating head, pale golden color

S: Weak, sour, corny

T: Very weak and somewhat sweet flavor, but decent for enjoying a cheap formerly detroit beer and watching the wings

M: Some frothy carbonation that quickly smoothes out along the tongue

D: Could easily down a six pack, but not for enjoying the flavor

All in all, a good choice comparable to Pabst or Miller High life.

riopelle12, May 31, 2009
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.13/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought on my trip to Arkansas, becuase I couldn't find anything different this close to St. Louis.

Poured into a standard pint. Pours a light to medium straw with a small short lived head that dies immediately. Active carbonation climbs the sides of the glass.

Smell is of light malt, smallish fruity and floral hops aroma. Same as usual with macros, seems watered, like beer tea.

Flavor is sweet malt, like a light corn flavor. Might not be corn, but that's what I think of. Hops flavor is a whisper, just barely there and enough to say "there's hops der".

Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy and almost full. Not fizzy and burpy, like most.

A surprising change on the mouthfeel, almost makes this beer feel substantial.

wheatyweiss, Apr 23, 2009
Photo of JToad
3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Getting over a cold, and I didnt want to drink some expensive brews, as I full wouldn't be able to enjoy it, so I grabbed a sixer os Stroh's for something different.

Poured into a standard pint glass, crystal clear and gold. Lots of tiny bubbles, very champagne like. Smells of metallic, light hops. Corn is there, but not as overpowering as Budweiser.

Definetely taste light hops. Very clean and crisp lager. Nothing glamorous, nothing horrible. A solid cheap macro, that is good for tipping a few back. One of those beers when you don't want anything too complicated.

JToad, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of CrellMoset
3.2/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can courtesy of dkachur, poured into a brandy snifter, somewhat inappropriately.

Appearance: Pours a very faint urine yellow, though from a reasonably well hydrated individual. The foamy, nearly pure white head fizzles and fades fairly quickly, and though there is a fair amount of reasonably slow, fine-bubbled effervescence, the beer doesn't even manage to hold onto the thinnest of collars. Not a great start.

Aroma: Sweet, sticky, almost honey-like malts, not too bad, actually - though it's probably all corn - with only the faintest twinge of hoppy grassiness in the background.

Taste: Sweet and a little tart, with that pale, simple, honey-like sweetness that - in all honesty - isn't nearly as bad as many adjunct lagers. Only the barest perception of any hop presence - a dash of bitterness and a soupcon of orange-like tartness that, for the sake of argument, I will assume is imparted by hops, even though it likely isn't. Good for what it is.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, perhaps a little thicker than I'd like, with a fair amount of carbonation. On the whole, it's reasonably fluffy, but a little uneven.

Drinkability: This one is what it is. And what is it is "not very good, but probably average or a little above for the style." So I'll give it that, as well as that it's probably 4% abv or something like that. It's good to try these old world American lagers, though it's sad that they were likely at one point much, much better.

CrellMoset, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of scuppers
2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served at regular temperature (47F) from a pilsner glass.

Looks: straw yellow, decent head, and a little lacing.

Smells: slightly sulfurous on opening, but not as bad as my last sample of PBR. Maybe the Pabst plant has a little sulfur in the water? A little alcohol and grain in the nose. Maybe a touch of maltiness.

Taste: actually a little bit of hops compared to its competitors. Sort of dry first then sweet. A little bit of an aftertaste of metal, like maybe well water. A little hops taste towards the end. Nothing really offensive or overpowering, yet not like Bud / Miller Lite pool water taste.

I'd really like to compare this side-by-side with PBR since they're both Pabst beers. I like this better than PBR.

Mouthfeel: seems pretty fizzy if from the can, but settles down quite a lot in the pilsner glass.

Drinkability - easy to throw back a few.

scuppers, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of Proteus93
2.03/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Another can given by dkachur. What a guy!

A: It's strange how this style looks so identical in almost every way. I suppose that the same could be said for most any style, though. Honestly, though, this one almost looks a little brighter than some others... in some ways, it is kinda true to urine. Quick forming head, just as quick to disappear.

S: There seems to be a rich scent of corn coming from this one, along with a soft grain. It's not a horrible scent, but certainly not great, either.

T: Grains,corn, and a slightly sour flavour, As it warms just the slightest, it becomes rather unpleasant... it was poured just minutes ago and is already showing negative qualities.

M + D: A sharp carbonation, with a bit of foaminess on the way down. Body has a little bit to it, at least for the style. It's unfortunate that the flavour seems to go downhill so quickly. It could have potential as a lawnmower beer, but this is more a choice to simply get drunk and guzzle.

Proteus93, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of prodgerm
2.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is my "Lawn Mowing" beer. Pours very light gold, heads quickly and fades. Slight hops smell and clean taste. After an hour pushing the lawn mower on a hot Summer afternoon two or three of this is a good thirst quencher. Costs only a little more than bottled water.

prodgerm, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of Bitterbill
3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had a Strohs in years..

Bright yellow gold in the glass with a small head of foam, it has a lightly malted flavour with a pretty nice hop bite. Easy to drink and cheap(for here) at $4 a six pack. A pretty good value for what you get, imo, and would certainly pass as a good summer time thirst quencher.

Bitterbill, Jan 25, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on New Year's Day 2009 and poured from can no. 12018-E50503. This used to be available everywhere in New Hampshire but now it is a challenge to find it. However the local distributor must be doing some kind of push because I am seeing more of it. It pours a carbonated yellow tone with fizzy white head that bubbles lively and then slowly diminishes during the course of the tasting. Aroma is grassy and metallic. The taste is slightly bolder than most macros and finishes on the dry side. This is pretty typical of American macros. You either like 'em or hate 'em. This is more tolerable on my wallet at $2.99 a six pack.

puboflyons, Jan 01, 2009
Stroh's from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.