Stroh's | Pabst Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of SickGnar
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear pale yellow with a good size head and a few rising bubbles. Leaves some lacing and keeps a ring for a ways down.

S: Rather faint sort of corny grain. Not really malty nor sweet. Maybe some faint cooked veggies. Not picking up any hops.

T: Now this is quite a bit better than the nose. Yeah it is a pretty bland sweet adjunct grainy base, but it is reasonably well balanced by some pleasantly herbal hops.

M: Medium body with a just barely firm CO2 that makes smooth drinking. Not bad at all.

D: Hop character in an American lager? It has a decent body and mouthfeel. Looks okay and tastes okay, but does fall down a bit on the nose. Still, it is a fair bit better than many others at its price and more than a few above it.

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Photo of huxcrunner
2.73/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a-pale yellow color not small amounts of white head that fades fast really no lacing

s-grassy and very hint smells of malt not strong aromas

t-nothing to write home about not bad for the price i paid for it not really bitter little bit of sweetness for an aftertaste, seems kinda watery

m- lighter body crisp mouthfeel

d-overall not very good beer but not terrible for what was paid, if your looking for a beer to just get trashed on or need to be economical this would be a good one to consider... trust me im an engineering student

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.12/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with about two fingers of light, airy head that quickly dissipates. Liquid is bright gold and seems to have a bit more color than most adjunct lagers. Odor is grassy and mild, don't notice much from the malts. Tastes like grains or grass, fairly dry for this style. Stroh's is crisp and easy to drink, not too sweet and not sour or stale. If you're looking for a brew to buy in mass quantities for a party, you could do a lot worse.

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Photo of alabencki
3.72/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is good old, classic, Michigan beer. Brewed in Detroit until 2000, after the Stroh Brewing Company was bought out by Pabst.

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

It looks like your typical American Adjunct Lager. Very pale, white head that recedes within the first minute and a half to two minutes.

Smells of pale malt, lager yeast and some corn adjunct.

Tastes fairly crisp. Almost a clean lager flavor, with little adjunct detected, but there was some there. Very refeshing, with very faint, almost undetectable hop presence.

The mouthfeel was very light and watery, but still a very crisp, clean taste.

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Photo of tapman
2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light straw with a 2 finger head. Adequately carbonated. moderate head retention.

Pale malt and super-clean yeast. Small, sweet hop aroma that gives it a not unpleasant sweet corn aroma with a hint of tang.

Pretty sweet. Very small bitterness and not metallic. A hint of sour apple tang. Very light. Flavor is only on the palate for a little while before it washes away.

Very thin, though not complete water like a michelobe ultra. Not over-carbonated.

Better than many others (anything bud except for the new wheat, which might be better).

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Photo of mothman
2.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a mini weizen/pint like glass.

Pours 1 finger of light off white head. Color is a clear straw yellow. Head fades down, but manages to leave some light lacing. Active carbonation in the glass.

Aroma: Grains, corn, and blandness. Some light grassy hops but not much here.

Taste: Pretty much identical to the nose. I really can't tell much of a difference other than it being slightly creamy.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, creamy, and blank. Lighter bodied with a larger amount of carbonation. Ends with some grain flavors. It also ends very dry.

Overall, there just isn't too much to write on a beer like this. Not a lot of flavors here, no surprise. Not something I plan on drinking again, but I could if I had to.

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Photo of necrat
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a straw yellow color with a huge head, which disappeared quicker than the other adjuncts I tried.

It had a little more aroma than the others too. That said, it didn't have MUCH of an aroma.

It tasted like a pretty standard adjunct lager. A little corn, a little wheat, average.

Left a clean and dry finish to the mouth.

Overall a OK beer , would be good for a hot summer day.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.76/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stroh's has a medium, white head and a very clear golden appearance. Carbonation is medium to high. The aroma is typical for an American-style lager (subdued to nonexistent). The taste is more delicious, fuller, and balanced that others in its style class. A relatively higher hop bitterness is noted. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Stroh's finishes crisp and refreshing, with a nice bite to it. Overall, I'd say this is a well-made ASL lager, and I'd recommend giving it a try. Stroh's is NOT sold in Louisiana. I bought this six-pack on a road trip in Maryland in June, 2010.


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Photo of divineaudio
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

can into a pokal.

pours a pale golden yellow and totally transparent. a big fluffy white head rises and falls to a thin film. spotty lace.

smells like stale bread and a little hops.

tastes of pale malt sweetness, some light grain and a little (very little) hop bitterness in the finish. not much going on here.

body is light with enough co2 to feel prickly on the tongue.

goes down easy. could have quite a few of these on a hot day and not really notice. much less offensive than other examples of the style.

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Photo of hmk22
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I drink Stroh's I think "meh." There's nothing to hate nor anything to love about it IMO. It seems to be disappearing from my parts
-- it's only sold by one supermarket chain, in 15-packs for $8.99 -- making me wonder whether it will be discontinued a la Oldsmobile. It has a drier taste than most American macros -- not rice-y and sweet -- but fewer hops than most of us would like.

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Photo of ericj551
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stroh's pours a clear straw gold with a thin head that disappears quickly. Dry graininess dominates the aroma, not too much else there. The flavor is crisp dry and a bit grainy, with a surprising decent amount of bitterness. No hop flavor to speak of. Just another cheap lager, but I think it's a hair better than average.

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Photo of zimm421
2.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Appears a clear yellow with a fizzy white head that stays around longer than expected.

Smells of corn and wheat and some malts. The taste is similar and has a nice bread flavor and is what I've come to expect from and adjunct lager. There is some sweetness, but not too much, as well as a very slight touch of bitterness from the hops, but that disappears quickly.

Mouthfeel is sticky, with a below average amount of carbonation for an adjunct, and overall nothing special. This is something I could drink a few of on a party night. Something cheap, but still is far above average for the price. Probably won't buy it ever again, just something the roommate grabbed on a whim and thought I'd give it a try.

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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of tempest
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 30-pack from Shangy's for, well, not much, to share with friends that enjoy cheap beer. I was pleasantly surprised to discover I could actually enjoy a can. Sure, it tastes a little like cooked corn and white bread, but it's smooth enough without any off-flavors (I figure DMS/corn adjunct is acceptable for the style). It's simple, it's kinda tasty. It's not... that.. bad. I said.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale golden color pour with a two finger short lasting foamy white head , high carbonation . Aroma is lightly sweet with some actual hop notes , faint but thewre . Flavor is much the same as the aroma a nice tiny hop note in there , crisp clean finish and mouthfeel , light body , very sessionable and non offensive for the style.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
2.89/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: Pale gold, but not yellow or watery, pure white head, light and fluffy, about 1 finger after a few minutes, doesn't fizzle and die like a lot of adjunct lagers

S: Smells like an average adjunct lager, malt has no distinctive characteristics, some crispness that I'm guessing and hoping is hops, still some adjunct sweetness here

T: About like the smell, starts with malt but gets pretty adjunct sweet up front, almost sickly sweet, definite hop presence compared to most adjunct lagers though, that is definitely appreciated, it just adds a little bitterness to cut that sweetness

M: Not a "light" beer so its not watery, but it isn't too full either, just shy of medium body, and it lacks that overly carbonated feel that many inferior beers have

D: Ok drinkability, flavors aren't great, but easy to drink than many

Notes: I would definitely classify this as a premium american adjunct lager. It is miles above any BMC product in this category. The fact that you can actual taste and smell the hops, combined with the normal beer looking head (instead of soda-like) makes it memorable.

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Photo of hooverw1
3.47/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Local bar in town was selling 6 Stroh's in an ice bucket. Figured I'd give it a try. I had been surprised at how well I liked Schlitz. And Stroh's like Schlitz had been bought out by Pabst. I was surprised, had a really good taste, a friend with me said it is much better than Miller or Bud. I have to say I enjoy the Schlitz better for one reason, after a couple of beers the Stroh's was heavier on the stomach. But overall, taste was good and I'd drink it again. 6 cans of Strohs on ice, beats Miller or Bud on tap anyday!!

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.85/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz. can purchased at local VFW for 75 cents poured into standard beer mug.

Golden straw color with supreme clarity.

Smells like beer of this kind.

Light and beery, with a faint hint of hops in the finish.

Very smooth. More still than carbonation sting.

Not filling at all. Good for when you want to get drunk for little money or play flip cup or whatever.

Never had this beer before actually. Tried it because it was extremely cheap, but mostly because at the end of the Stooges live album "Metallic KO", Iggy says "Hey man, somebody threw a Stroh's!". I had to try it and glad that I did.

Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. It's cheap beer after all.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready with flavors of grain and barley along with the typical adjunct & light malt sweetness, but it not as sweet as other adjunct lagers and seems a little more balanced. The hops presence is mild but a bit complementary. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: More flavorful than most others in the style, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representative of a lackluster style, if I were forced to drink pick a beer in this style to drink, this one would be at the top of that list.

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Photo of jekpc
3.88/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have two different standards for evaluating beer. The first involves new or interesting brews and is not applicable to Strohs.The second applies to older brands and American mass brews, and it is to ask whether the beer in question tastes and feels like the first beer I sipped from a crockery mug while sitting on my mother's knee many, many years ago. Does it have"beer flavor" More tha any American beer I know Strohs gets high marks for"beer flavor" and I rate it highly.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light yellow color with a thick head that reduces to a thin ring. A tiny bit of lacing.

S- Some light grain and corn aromas. Some cooked cereal and grain.

T- A light grain/malt sweetness initially with a slight bitterness in the finish. Cream corn/cereal/grain flavor.

M- Light and clean with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- For what it is, I would say that it is highly drinkable. Not bursting with flavor, but it is incredibly smooth and non-offensive.

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Photo of Ottertude
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I do have fond memories of this beer from my college days. Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but it seemed that the fire-brewed beer 30 years ago was better than this beer is today.

This beer poured lemony yellow into my glass. There was a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Smell?? Not much of anything, maybe faint grass or lemons.

The taste was crisp up front with some bitter hops, followed by an alcohol aftertaste and some malt. This beer was fine cold but got unpleasant after I let it warm up after 20 or so minutes.

Mouthfeel was pretty watery, but honestly that is what I expected. At less than $8 for a 15 pack, my expectations weren't all that high. All I know is that this is a better choice than some of the other cheap adjunct lagers in the beercave at the local gas station. And on a warm summer day tending the BBQ grill, this beer does the trick.

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Photo of GordonQuid
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a dimpled pub glass.

Hard pour presented a clear straw colored brew witha one inch head that quickly dissapated to a wisp of foam and no lacing.

Smells of a macro grainy sweetness. Very little hop profile. Just adjunct corn syrup and a wisp of hop.

Taste is crisp and refreshing a slight hop bite and sweet adjuct grain finish. I do detect a faint taste of cara-pil malts.

Not bad to quaf on a hot day.

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Photo of biggred1
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost pale yellow with an airy finger of pure white head. The smell is cereal grain with a whiff of lemony hops. This beer is simple but good, toasted grain, a slight corny sweetness and squeaky clean in the finish. Smooth carbonation and medium light bodied. This beer is honestly much better than any of the BMC light beer crap at a fraction of the cost.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: Golden and clear with a fair head, but pretty standard for the style.

Smell: Some mild scent of hops, but on the whole a somewhat watered down malt smell.

Taste: Pretty bland. It didn't even have much of a bitter kick in the aftertaste. In other words: Smooth, but bland.

Mouthfeel: Very thin and watery.

Drinkability: While this isn't awful, I would prefer something else. There are even other Adjunct Lagers that I feel are better than this one.

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