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Stroh's Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.11
pDev: 27.96%
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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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tesguino:
Photo of tesguino


1.95/5  rDev -7.6%

Good for the noon, bad for my stomach,

i try this with my favorite mexican snack "botanas", and is the worst combination that i do;

cheap, beer, 2.59 dlls the sixpack;

try from the direct from the can, its color is like piss;

40% recommended.

12-18-2008 17:24:42 | More by tesguino
More User Reviews:
Photo of wattoclone


3.5/5  rDev +65.9%

09-12-2012 15:14:05 | More by wattoclone
Photo of avisong


2/5  rDev -5.2%

05-09-2012 02:42:41 | More by avisong
Photo of bewareOFpenguin


1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

Another bad purchase by mistake. Tastes unbelievable watered down. It still gives you diheara, but without the calories. I think the water used in the brewing comes from a bad stream in Mexico.

10-22-2002 11:19:54 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Photo of erialbill

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2013 12:38:22 | More by erialbill
Photo of tone77


2.4/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

02-20-2011 14:47:37 | More by tone77
Photo of emerge077


1.98/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

03-16-2014 22:45:39 | More by emerge077
Photo of blue-dream


1/5  rDev -52.6%

09-03-2013 01:13:34 | More by blue-dream
Photo of GDPete


1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

10-11-2013 20:59:09 | More by GDPete
Photo of rogerthegill


1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

04-01-2012 20:53:51 | More by rogerthegill
Photo of Bighorn


1.75/5  rDev -17.1%

06-30-2012 02:20:59 | More by Bighorn
Photo of vwbus7

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +42.2%

06-26-2014 01:54:34 | More by vwbus7
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2/5  rDev -5.2%

12-01-2013 18:25:02 | More by user785335
Photo of CraigTravor


1.25/5  rDev -40.8%

07-20-2014 06:02:08 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.5/5  rDev +65.9%

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.


10-03-2012 20:52:19 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of mfnmbvp


1.98/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

04-17-2013 20:44:23 | More by mfnmbvp
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1.73/5  rDev -18%

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.

03-06-2009 16:28:58 | More by roddwolff
Photo of BLACKOUT0213


3.18/5  rDev +50.7%

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.

03-15-2009 06:52:13 | More by BLACKOUT0213
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North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -28.9%

02-04-2013 01:40:32 | More by LooseMoose1978
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2.5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

04-04-2007 23:27:30 | More by happygnome
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Rhode Island

2.1/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

05-05-2011 01:31:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of beerprovedwright


2.05/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

08-12-2010 18:36:05 | More by beerprovedwright
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2/5  rDev -5.2%

06-14-2013 01:42:17 | More by Purp1eOne
Photo of Jerone


2.7/5  rDev +28%

Pours a light straw color, quickly fading white head and lots of bubbles.

Smell is faint but of grain, corn and some hops.

Taste is grainy in the middle and finishes with a bit of hops. Nice to actually have hops in there, finishes slightly dry. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated, refreshing.

An okay beer, worse than a regular Stroh's but better than the average macro but not better than anything else.

01-04-2012 15:09:11 | More by Jerone
Photo of granger10


2.03/5  rDev -3.8%

This just doesn't match up to the regular offering from Stroh's. Nice billowy head but the color is very light. Everything here seems to be a muted version of the regular, which has somewhat muted characteristics itself. Watery and a bit bland. Slight grainy notes and not sweet or dry. Drinkability is decent but this beer makes me belch a lot. More than any other macro. Odd. Stick to the regular.

09-09-2005 14:05:14 | More by granger10
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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
56 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.