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Stroh's Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
55
awful

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.08
pDev: 28.85%
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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Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -3.8%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev +20.2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev +21.6%

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.

TMoney2591, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of emerge077
1.98/5  rDev -4.8%

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
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.1/5  rDev +1%

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
Photo of woodychandler
2/5  rDev -3.8%

CAN you believe it? Yet another beer to add to the CANQuest!

I got an easy finger-and-a-half of foamy bone-white head that actually looked like it might hang in briefly until it suddenly collapsed like a souffle. Wow! Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light cereal sweetness but not much beyond that. Mouthfeel was light, kind of effervescent, but without much flavor at all. Finish had a slight dryness, but not much flavor. This was blah and ho hum. I remember disliking original Stroh's as a kid, but here there was nothing to like or dislike. It was too light and airy for my taste.

woodychandler, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of mothman
1.85/5  rDev -11.1%

Poured into pint glass.

Pours about 1 finger of fizzy white head. Fades down instantly. No lace. Color is a ultra clear straw yellow.

Aroma: Hardly anything but some grain and corn.

Taste: Pretty much the same as the aroma but with some grassy hops. Very light flavored.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, bland. Very light and not a ton of carbonation. Ends with a dry grainy aftertaste.

Overall, nothing I would every buy. This is not a winner. There is hardly any flavor to this beer at all. Light, so I could drink a lot... if I was forced to.

mothman, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -3.8%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of tone77
2.4/5  rDev +15.4%

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
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev +20.2%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of threedaggers
1.75/5  rDev -15.9%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
2.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Light slightly sweet malt aroma that is somewhat pleasant. Small head that is very short lived. Light yellow gold in color. Initial taste is somewhat bitter and that goes from front through back, but additional malt taste comes through in middle and end. The bitterness combines with dryness in the finish, which isn't all that enjoyable. Overall lacks smoothness, although does contain some lager crispness. Excessive carbonation to mouthfeel. If you have to drink it drink it cold.

garymuchow, Nov 08, 2001
Photo of buckyp
1.5/5  rDev -27.9%

buckyp, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of thekevlarkid
2.03/5  rDev -2.4%

Out of a can this beer was a pale golden color with lots of rising carbonation and a short-lived, eggshell white head. The retention and lacing were little to speak of. The aroma was of pale malt, corn and rice and a hint of aluminum. The flavors were quite similar with the adjunct grains being dominant and the aluminum wrapping it up. Not very pleasant and hardly anything to write about. The body was light, the carbonation medium/high and the mouthfeel frothy. Meh.

thekevlarkid, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +68.3%

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
Photo of 2beerdogs
1.75/5  rDev -15.9%

2beerdogs, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of mentor
2.4/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

mentor, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of budgood1
2.33/5  rDev +12%

very clear pale straw yellow. minimal head and adjunct smell. taste is somewhat crisp and clean with a very light body. not much to the hopping. goes down easy like light swill should.

budgood1, Mar 28, 2002
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
1.5/5  rDev -27.9%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of granger10
2.03/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

granger10, Sep 09, 2005
Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -3.8%

avisong, May 09, 2012
Photo of CraigTravor
1.25/5  rDev -39.9%

CraigTravor, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.75/5  rDev +32.2%

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.

Frozensoul327, Jan 20, 2003
Photo of mfnmbvp
1.98/5  rDev -4.8%

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
Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.4/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 02, 2003
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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
55 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.