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Stroh's Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.05
pDev: 29.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

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Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev +70.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
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.


Photo of Dapperticus
3.5/5  rDev +70.7%

Photo of frankbro
3.25/5  rDev +58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Better for yardwork than the Regular. No real head, big bubbles that break down quickly. The smell is unexceptional but clean. The crisp taste is of malt, hops, and a hint of cereal. Which is unusual, because it only uses malt, but not quite enough. It uses more malt than Bud Regular, that uses rice syrup, instead of malt to raise the ABV. Bud tastes clean because there's nothing there.

Photo of BLACKOUT0213
3.15/5  rDev +53.7%
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.

Photo of vwbus7
3/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of Wudro
3/5  rDev +46.3%

Photo of Mistofminn
2.83/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can

A - Clear golden yellow color. Disappointing head (to be expected). Looks like a typical macro.

S - Smells like a macro. Hint of grains

T - As far a light beers go, this is one of the better tasting. Grain and slight maltiness present, I think I can even detect some hops.

M - Light and watery. To be expected. Good carbonation.

D - It is what it is. Light beer is always very drinkable. Enjoyable? In small doses I wouldn't mind drinking this again.

Photo of baos
2.83/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can

A: Bubbly head that disappears. Yellow macro looking.

S: Kind of metallic and grainy.

T: I always abhor the can taste, but this wasn't as bad as most. Its nice that it isn't super sweet like Bud and Miller. And as far as light beers go this one is way better than most. Old grains and a little malt with the tiniest bit of bitterness.

M: Watery but the body was a lot better than I expected.

D: Had this beer while painting my aquarium stand outdoors in 90 degree weather. It was a nice cool down. The beer has kind of a strong macro malty taste so two was my limit in the noon day sun.

Photo of troobie
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of KJ2013
2.75/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.73/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This stuff is not all that bad. I had a six pack last night and although it does have a watered down character it's not overwhelmingly terrible. There is no head when poured, and has a mild gold color. Reminds me of Bud Light, but a helluva lot cheaper and more flavor.

Photo of Jerone
2.66/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

The Spelunky spree continues, along with the seemingly endless stream of deaths. Figures. This stuff pours a clear pale sallow topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light corn, grassy wheat, and light hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with a grassy, corny sweetness pervading the proceedings. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a decidedly watery feel. Overall, a pretty sad little beer, one that seems to lean closer to water than beer, but one, considering the circumstances, that really isn't quite as bad as it theoretically could have been.

Photo of happygnome
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

Photo of rydev24
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of hogrider
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JPDOG
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.45/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Stick to the real Stroh's beer. This one is a lightweight beer that really doesn't satisfy. The color is pale straw. The head is OK on the pour but backs off quickly with little lacing left behind. The taste is a waste of the legend of "America's only fire brewed beer." Watery and over carbonated it is yellow and fizzy, leaving the drinker wanting something smooth and full-bodied. Take a pass.

Photo of tone77
2.44/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of mentor
2.4/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle obtained from the discount bin of a local liquor store. Pours a one-finger white 'melting styrofoam' head. Crystal clearn and really really light straw colored. Smells very very faint. Hallertauer-type hop floral and sweet tart sugar. Tastes of carbonation and corn over an even fainter honey malty sweet. With searching, I do get some hallertauer-like hop flavor in the back of the throat and in the aftertaste. Wow, there is nothing to this beer. Some hot summer day, after mowing my lawn...when I want something water-like, but not water...this is it. No, I'm not being fasicious, I honestly can see a time and place for this beer. Super thin body and heavily carbonated...to much so, as the carbonation was the primary flavor characteristic.

Edit: Well, well. I swirled the beer to release some carb and the beer tastes MUCH better. The hop flavor is quite noticable and some sweet is even present. Raising the taste from 2.0 to 2.5 (I would have raised it to 3.0, but some cardboard is also detectable) will increase the score from 2.25 to the score you see now.

Photo of ahking
2.38/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light, pale gold color with a good pillowy head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is sweet like candied apple, flavor is similar. Husky and tanins up front but finishes a sweet sour combo. Drinkability is low because of the finish in my opinion. I much prefer a Miller Lite if I had to a macro light somewhere. Probably tasted better when it was brewed in Detroit, eh?

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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
54 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.