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Stroh's | Pabst Brewing Company

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586 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,795
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
586
pDev:
27.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 586 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.64/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was my go-to beer while is was available in my locality. Cheap, as a beer should be, smells like a beer, tastes like a beer, and so on. Yes, the fire-brewed gimmick is probably not something that contributes to the taste, but the blue can is cool, and I have never regretted cracking one open. Perfect with a three-dollar frozen pizza for us poor folks, or for when you are hosting a big party and don't want to spend too much on the beer. I wish I could have one now. The last time I saw these is when I was in Michigan ten years ago. Glad to know that it is still around.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenHoppy
2.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.36/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
2.79/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of baldy00
2.38/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CHCAsheville
2.26/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am rating this based on the Stroh's of my youth. Growing up in Western PA, Stroh's was actually a tastier, more malty beer than the other local offerings. And it definitely was sharper and more carbonated. It was a great beer for the 1970s.

Today, when I can have Bell's Two-Hearted Ale whenever I want, Stroh's seems more like a malty Canada Dry. I would only drink Stroh's today to take a trip down memory lane.

Additional comment: I would say that Stroh's of the 1960s-1970s was the Yuengling of the late 2000s-early 2010s. The beer to have after mowing the lawn, or a taste-upgrade to the usual dorm beer. I still have a couple of Yuengling's in the fridge... but they won't be replaced. Same with Stroh's. Too many other better beers.

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Photo of White_Whiskey
2.12/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of daliandragon
2.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I remember the commercials from my youth in the eighties just because they were so weird. I mean, what the hell does "fire brewed" mean anyway? There were a few people in college who drank it regularly but for me the only interesting fact about Stroh's was that it came in fifteen packs, before they were cool. Anyhoo, I'm reviewing it.

This looks okay but doesn't smell like much, just grainy and sour. It tastes bland but inoffensive. Honestly, for the style and price this is a solid, quaffable beer for camping, softball, or barbecues. Glad I rediscovered it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RHBIII
2.91/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Good carbonation, nice white head, tastes smooth.

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Photo of dd53grif
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought as a tribute to my youth (before there was craft beer).

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Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dbrauneis
2.67/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Schlitz74
2.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a fairly carbonated beer with a nice white head, there is little to no lacing on the glass. There is nothing special about this beer.

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Photo of 94rocker1
3.68/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
2.27/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of nater919
1.19/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chackman151
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mpt2222
2.64/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beergoot
3.57/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

After many years, I've found this beer again while visiting Ohio.

It has the look and smell of many adjunct lagers. The taste actually is a couple of notches above most examples of the style, a little maltier and grainy with a nifty hop presence.

And if I'm not mistaken, the current offering is small batch brewed in Detroit (the bottle label address reflects this) and is only distributed around the Michigan and Ohio area.

Welcome back, old friend...

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Photo of DanGeo
2.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tbill1993
2.91/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Let's be honest. If you are drinking Strohs, you know what you are getting into. It's not the best, but it's great as a easy drinking beer that can get the job done after 10. Plus it tastes way better than bud light.

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Stroh's from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 586 ratings
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