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Stroh's Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
54
awful

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.05
pDev: 30.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

dcall384, Oct 31, 2013
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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some corn. Taste is virtually non-existent. Maybe some mild notes of beer, extremely week. Feels light in the mouth and has poor drinkability. Overall I was unimpressed with this beer.

tone77, Feb 20, 2011
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1.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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DEC09 2013 printed on the can, possibly a "born on" since Miller brews this.

Very pale dull canary yellow color, bright clarity and rapid carbonation. Clumpy soapy foam with some dish soap lacing. Looks boring.

Smells like a musty old dishrag, nasty.

Tastes better than that thankfully, some apple from the yeast, vague crackery malt. Dry aftertaste, thin and watery, bland. A real dumbed down lager, no structure or nuance at all, cheap buzz is all it is, at least it's not pretending.

As an aside, i've only spotted a couple old Strohs signs around town, but they're pretty cool actually, if you are into old breweriana.

emerge077, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +70.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stroh’s Light has a thick, stark-white head and a clear, slightly bubbly, golden appearance with even a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, with light, sweet grain. The flavor is similar- very standard light beer taste. Bitterness is practically nil. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Stroh’s Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. For a light beer it’s excellent. Overall pretty good.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 03, 2012
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1.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz. can, best by date on the bottom reads April 01, 2013, so I'm a few days late here, but that's nothing to cry over. Just learned from BeerAdvocate that this is a Pabst product, with a dismal 3.00% abv, not listed on the can anywhere, which is probably for the better. Landed the random bundle 15 pack on sale for $4.99 at the local beer store.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a clear, see-through, faint yellow colored glass of water with about two fingers of fizzing white head that settles down to a layer of foam covering the top. One of the palest sickest yellow colored beers that I've ever beheld.

S - Smell consists of cheap dusty malted barley, carbonation, and corn adjuncts.

T - Thin & light-bodied. Some corn kernel, wet cardboard, and water.

M - Feel is clean, light, smooth. Virtually nothing here.

Overall, you already know what you're getting yourself into with this one before you even pop the top. This is quite possibly the "lightest" or, the lowest abv lager that I have tried yet. On the path to becoming a non-beer, or beer flavored water. With that said, it isn't nearly as foul or disgusting as heavier malt liquors like Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity. A fairly inoffensive, light lager that achieves what it is trying to do. I've got 14 more cans of this swill to mull it over also.

Pabst Stroh's Light ---2/5.

mfnmbvp, Apr 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -51.2%

DrMindbender, Oct 01, 2014
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1.73/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

GOOD: In the flavor there is not a lot to say, simply is not very bad, with a marked consistency of corn and fizzy; with the food is acceptable.

BAD: The color is a ugly yellow; the smell is evil, refreshing on one hand, but with old essences and carbonation; have little body with a current and common foam.

roddwolff, Mar 06, 2009
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3.18/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Stroh's Light is the ultimate boating beer. i understand it may not be the best of all beers but for a 13.99 30 pack on a super hot day on the beach/ boat i dont think you can find a better beer. cans are great for the environment and crush small for stowing away. cans float when unopened so they are easily thrown out to a swimming friend. ever want to drink a beer while tubing? well this is the beer for the job. plus the watered down taste keeps you hydrated. and stroh's light compliments on the water vodka sours, well!! any way unless you are on the boat with friends, stick with a better reviewed beer because stroh's just doesn't cut around the house drinking, unless you are on a bender and want to drink twenty beers for some reason.

BLACKOUT0213, Mar 15, 2009
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1.5/5  rDev -26.8%

LooseMoose1978, Feb 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a: pale golden color with about an inch of white head that dissapears much faster than the not light version, little lacing
s: watery corn grains, some hop presence not very strong
t: corn grains, kinda sweet little hop presence
m: light to medium bodied fairly highly carbonated not overly though

overall i recommend sticking with the not light version it is much better than the light

happygnome, Apr 05, 2007
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2.1/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color and as close to clear as I’ve ever seen in a beer, with a large white head that fades very quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

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

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of adjuncts. Then some light malt sweetness comes in with a very mild hops presence in the background. The after-taste is lightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down very easily and not filling at all since there is not much to the beer, very mild kick, it’s exactly what you would expect of the style, this is a poundable beer because it’s so light but it would not be the first light beer I would choose.

TheManiacalOne, May 05, 2011
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2.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured with a two finger head which dissipated within 30 seconds to a very thin pale white ring. Just a little blotched lacing around the side of the glass when tipped. Color is light yellow a 3 on the SRM chart. Not a whole lot of flavor, so not good, but nothing displeasing. Maybe a good beer to slam back after an afternoon of yard work. I can't complain too much as the price is good n cheep. I would not recommend it to any serious beer drinkers, but after a few of the good stuff, this would pass for beer.

beerprovedwright, Aug 12, 2010
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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
54 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.