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Stroh's - Pabst Brewing Company

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183 Reviews
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Reviews: 183
Hads: 535
Avg: 2.79
pDev: 46.95%
Wants: 20
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-24-2001

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.76/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stroh's has a medium, white head and a very clear golden appearance. Carbonation is medium to high. The aroma is typical for an American-style lager (subdued to nonexistent). The taste is more delicious, fuller, and balanced that others in its style class. A relatively higher hop bitterness is noted. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Stroh's finishes crisp and refreshing, with a nice bite to it. Overall, I'd say this is a well-made ASL lager, and I'd recommend giving it a try. Stroh's is NOT sold in Louisiana. I bought this six-pack on a road trip in Maryland in June, 2010.


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Photo of divineaudio
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

can into a pokal.

pours a pale golden yellow and totally transparent. a big fluffy white head rises and falls to a thin film. spotty lace.

smells like stale bread and a little hops.

tastes of pale malt sweetness, some light grain and a little (very little) hop bitterness in the finish. not much going on here.

body is light with enough co2 to feel prickly on the tongue.

goes down easy. could have quite a few of these on a hot day and not really notice. much less offensive than other examples of the style.

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Photo of hmk22
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I drink Stroh's I think "meh." There's nothing to hate nor anything to love about it IMO. It seems to be disappearing from my parts
-- it's only sold by one supermarket chain, in 15-packs for $8.99 -- making me wonder whether it will be discontinued a la Oldsmobile. It has a drier taste than most American macros -- not rice-y and sweet -- but fewer hops than most of us would like.

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Photo of ericj551
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stroh's pours a clear straw gold with a thin head that disappears quickly. Dry graininess dominates the aroma, not too much else there. The flavor is crisp dry and a bit grainy, with a surprising decent amount of bitterness. No hop flavor to speak of. Just another cheap lager, but I think it's a hair better than average.

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Photo of zimm421
2.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Appears a clear yellow with a fizzy white head that stays around longer than expected.

Smells of corn and wheat and some malts. The taste is similar and has a nice bread flavor and is what I've come to expect from and adjunct lager. There is some sweetness, but not too much, as well as a very slight touch of bitterness from the hops, but that disappears quickly.

Mouthfeel is sticky, with a below average amount of carbonation for an adjunct, and overall nothing special. This is something I could drink a few of on a party night. Something cheap, but still is far above average for the price. Probably won't buy it ever again, just something the roommate grabbed on a whim and thought I'd give it a try.

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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of tempest
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 30-pack from Shangy's for, well, not much, to share with friends that enjoy cheap beer. I was pleasantly surprised to discover I could actually enjoy a can. Sure, it tastes a little like cooked corn and white bread, but it's smooth enough without any off-flavors (I figure DMS/corn adjunct is acceptable for the style). It's simple, it's kinda tasty. It's not... that.. bad. I said.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale golden color pour with a two finger short lasting foamy white head , high carbonation . Aroma is lightly sweet with some actual hop notes , faint but thewre . Flavor is much the same as the aroma a nice tiny hop note in there , crisp clean finish and mouthfeel , light body , very sessionable and non offensive for the style.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
2.89/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of hooverw1
3.47/5  rDev +24.4%
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!!

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.85/5  rDev +38%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of jekpc
3.88/5  rDev +39.1%
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.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.18/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of Ottertude
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of GordonQuid
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of biggred1
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Photo of BDIMike
3.45/5  rDev +23.7%
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.

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Photo of hustlesworth
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.63/5  rDev +30.1%
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 -

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Photo of cokes
3.34/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
2.65/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of tone77
2.92/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of riopelle12
2.93/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Stroh's from Pabst Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.