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Stroh's Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.13
pDev: 27.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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 BLACKOUT0213


3.18/5  rDev +49.3%
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.

Serving type: can

03-15-2009 06:52:13 | More by BLACKOUT0213
Photo of roddwolff


1.73/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Serving type: can

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


1.95/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

12-18-2008 17:24:42 | More by tesguino
Photo of Mistofminn


2.83/5  rDev +32.9%
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.

Serving type: can

12-13-2008 04:01:02 | More by Mistofminn
Photo of 1fastz28


1.48/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

my cousins came to town from indiana and brought this filth, here we go!!!

it looks about as close to water as any beer i've ever seen, hardly has any color to it and a head that looks like dawn dish soap, just barely anything

smell is pretty bad, just an overload of corn and water, no presence of hops and or malt, what did they make this out of?

taste is awful. or rather the lack thereof, just a watery, mess of corn just avoid, good lord

the only possible positive i can see, is was near broke, and needed to a beer on a super hot day, i could drink these, because i'd be avoid dying of thirst.

Serving type: can

10-24-2008 00:03:31 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of baos


2.83/5  rDev +32.9%
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.

Serving type: can

09-24-2007 13:22:45 | More by baos
Photo of frankbro


3.25/5  rDev +52.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-13-2007 21:09:09 | More by frankbro
Photo of happygnome


2.5/5  rDev +17.4%
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

Serving type: can

04-04-2007 23:27:30 | More by happygnome
Photo of ahking


2.33/5  rDev +9.4%
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?

Serving type: can

06-18-2006 21:14:01 | More by ahking
Photo of granger10


2.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

09-09-2005 14:05:14 | More by granger10
Photo of mentor


2.4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: can

08-12-2005 07:34:27 | More by mentor
Photo of AtLagerHeads


2.4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: can

04-02-2003 16:42:43 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.75/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2003 07:51:55 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

1.33/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

To quote Homer Simpson: "Hello taste? Taste? Where are you?" Regular Stroh's is a pretty good economy macro in my book, but its light counterpart is very weak. I don't expect too much out of light beers, but I was somewhat expecting this to at least taste like a watered down version of regular Stroh's, but it fails at that.

Stroh's Light pours a pale straw color with noticibly active carbonation. It formed a decent foamy white head that disappeared very quickly. The smell is sugary sweet, with some mixed grains and husks (typical light beer smell). The mouthfeel is very thin, fizzy, and seltzer-like. The taste had some mild grainy sweetness at first, but is extremely bland. Make that Coors Light bland. What makes this fouler than Coors Light is that this stuff has the added distinction of having a wet paper like taste to it that heavily reduces the drinkability. There is almost no aftertaste, although some cooked veggie taste arises. Absolutely no alcoholic warmth to this one, as well.

If you want a Stroh's, stick with the full flavored version and avoid this stuff. This is a light beer that is actually quite difficult to chug down because of the paper taste. (BTW, this tastes a little better directly out of the can, for reasons I can't explain).

Serving type: can

12-13-2002 00:35:50 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of bewareOFpenguin


1.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

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


1.7/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Unlike its big brother, regular Stroh's, which is a good American macor, I found Stroh's Light to be a rather bitter tasting, watery beer. It doesn't have the caramel taste present in its big brother. I'll stick with the regular Stroh's as my chepie.

Serving type: can

06-21-2002 06:48:43 | More by proc
Photo of budgood1


2.33/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

03-28-2002 17:13:04 | More by budgood1
Photo of garymuchow


2.2/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2001 22:43:41 | More by garymuchow
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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
56 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.