Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #227
Ranked #30,137
2.63 | pDev: 28.52%
Mar 17, 2023
Aug 25, 2001
Notes: Stroh's American Lager is a full-bodied beer that upholds the Stroh family's rich brewing tradition and the Detroit spirit. Brewed in Milwaukee, WI with American grown Galena and Cascade hops, Stroh's American Lager delivers an excellence in taste that is balanced to perfection.
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Reviewed by The_Snow_Bird from Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
If you are not strohs then you are not drinking cheap beer! This is my go to when I’m going out to a party and am looking to crush a bunch. Very watered down, just something to drink on a social occasion
Feb 23, 2023
Rated: 1.43 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I get what others are saying, for the style this really isn't bad. Its real cheap at least but definitely not "piss water" as some would say. Craft breweries have packaged and shipped way worse products that this one.
Sep 20, 2022
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I will always be confused when fellow reviewers give these adjuncts abnormally low reviews. You are comparing against the style, not what you think makes you look like a cool beer reviewer. This particular brew is perfectly fine for the style.
Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
This beer was the big boy on the block when I was in high school and first time in the service. Drank a lot of this at that time and liked it. Now not so much but it would be better than nothing, I guess.
Aug 20, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by jkh15 from Michigan

Mar 26, 2022
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Rated by Spencer96 from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
To me tastes similar to Pabst in my book still a light and easy drinking beer.
Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 2.53 by smi69 from New York

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Kevinski from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Has a nice slight floral hop to it. Similar to Hamm's not in taste but in character. It's not your average mass produced AAL that tastes like wet cardboard but has a flavor that makes you look forward to the next can.
Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

2.79/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12oz can enjoy by date Oct 24, 2022 into a wooden shoe. Wooden shoe?
L: Pours bright light yellow with big bubbles and a lightly soapy bright white head that falls fast. Carbo retention is fair. Light lacing.
S: Light malts, grains, gentle white bread, light caramel.
T: Subtle bitterness, light corn, grains, a light & pleasant grassy overtone.
F: Relatively soft & light bodied mouthfeel with a clean, medium length moderately drying finish.
O: As an iconic American adjunct lager, this beer has a nice balance overall. It is lighter in nature, slightly crisp and is alright in it's style. Drink it ice cold. Very crushable.
Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by neenerzig from Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, pale medium golden color with lots of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continually rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking white head that's initially well over an inch thick when first served. After a few minutes, it settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some nice cluster swirls of film layer surface foam. Good lacing here too. Not a bad look at all. Aromas of some bready malts some herbal and floral notes that I assume are the hop aroma. The taste is pretty much the same, w/ some bready malts followed by floral, maybe some slight hints of corn and or rice, and herbal notes w/ slight hop bitterness. No bad tasting adjunct off-flavors or awful metallic off-flavors here. The flavor, while not great or even that prevalent by any means, seems to suit this beer just fine for what it is. Certainly one of the better tasting beers of this style that I've had. It doesn't even start tasting terrible as it warms up a bit. Has a crisp, yet smooth, light bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way a beer of this style should be. Has a clean finish and decent aftertaste. Not too shabby, but not great to me either. This beer is exactly what it is trying to be. Refreshing on a warm summer night here in Cleveland, OH.

Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by wl2bill from Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Not the Stroh's of old. I was disappointed in how it had changed. I have been looking for this brand for about a decade and finally found it an hour from home. Once past my disappointment I rated the beer I was drinking. Nothing much different from any of the others in its class. It is a good drinkable beer when you want just a plain beer. There are plenty of others in this category that I don't have to travel to get. I will still buy it when I see it for a change in the fridge. It does have a little uniqueness but not enough to go out of my way for.
Jul 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Kronikles

4/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stroh's was the first beer I ever tasted back in 1973. Of course, your first ever beer of any brand leaves little to be desired. I tried many beers but I always came back to Stroh's. It had a smooth mellow taste that I could not find with any other beer.
Now, today (7/23/21) I was finally able to find the "new" Strohs (been looking for 2 years to find a retailer within a days drive) and I hoped for the best. I'll have to admit, I was hoping for that Stroh's beer of the past to be resurrected but I was disappointed. Then I focused on the Stroh's beer in front of me and I found it to be an extremely well balanced brew. I gave it 4's across the board because it's deserving of that. It's better than 95% of what's out there. Bring back the old tried and true Stroh's and I will give it 5's across the board! In the mean time, I will continue to drink the Stroh's thats in front of me.
Southwest Virginia Stroh Lover
Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by krzystof2020 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 2.93 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I got a cube (30pck) of this beer from my local meijer store . It poured a clear golden with fizzy white head to start which dissipated quickly and left zero lace.. the scent had grain notes.. the taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with typical grain flavor. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a fine gets a bad rap....
Mar 29, 2021
Rated: 3.15 by JBARIS from North Carolina

Mar 15, 2021
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
I believe it tasted better in the '80's, but still not a bad summer cooler beer.
Better than most AAL's, but not all.
Feb 17, 2021
Rated: 2.39 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 2.9 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 3.58 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 1.58 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can stamped AUG 3120 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 4.5% ABV. The can is now blue again and labeled as Classic. Also states the Stroh Brewery Milwaukee, WI, which is just wrong, but I digress. The beer pours bright straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes rather slowly for a budget AAL and leaves a fluffy ring and some lacing. The aroma is mild, corny and grainy in nature. The taste is semisweet, corny, with a hint of movie theater popcorn and a moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and an undry finish. Overall, good AAL. Could be a lot better with a few more days of lagering to let the yeast finish it's work, but a good value at $18/30 pack.
Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 2.27 by mamaraza from Texas

May 07, 2020
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Reviewed by CWINS65

4.5/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great American Lager! One of the best traditional brews in our history! I buy it regularly and still enjoy it. Much better than the average American gas station beers.
Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 3 by nitter from Ohio

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 2.59 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jan 07, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by riceshoes from Utah

Jan 03, 2020
Rated: 3 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by SargeC from California

Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark golden straw with a thin white head.
Sweet grain smell with light malt
Grain and barley come together well for this lager. Much better than colors, bud light and other Aal’s
Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz can - Stroh's American Lager, JAN0620; purchased cold single at SL... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: brilliantly-clear, yellow-amber liquid; loose, fizzy, foam sponge on pour, crumbles quick... razor thin collar remains, only a couple tiny boogers of lace

S: relatively peppery and toasty on its leading edge, with a note of (corn) syrup lingering in the back... after a minute or two, a bit of spicy, desiccated lemon peel hop pokes out... overall intensity fairly weak

T: again, a bit of bitter hoppiness up front?, with toasty grain and subtle burnt corn notes dominating its dry finish... malt moves forward as it goes... more of a robust grainy punch than a typical AAL - in fact, it really just tastes like a drier, toned-down craft Bo'Pils... spicy, Saaz(?) bitterness lingers awhile, lovely!

F: delicate sizzle, but no bite... bit more body and residual drag than expected, bordering on malt liquor?... cut finish, spicy warmth humming, well-tailored attack

O: I can't recall ever having encountered this before, had to grab one... is this a reinvention or alternate recipe released under the Stroh's name?... wish I would've known - would enjoy regularly having at least a sixer of this on hand (1555)
Oct 08, 2019
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Reviewed by west-florida from Florida

3.67/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
( Original Fire Brewed )Loved the Original Fire Brewed Stroh's ..drank a river of it with friends late 70's while attending U of Michigan ---that's all anyone drank
Cany you still purchase the Original Fire Brewed Stroh's ? if so where ?
Aug 28, 2019
Rated: 2.83 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 2.75 by DFred from California

Jul 06, 2019
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Rated by y2kawakami from Hawaii

2.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
skanky chug from flint`
Jun 16, 2019
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