Stroh's Light | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.82%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
30
Avg:
2.17
pDev:
28.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of emerge077
1.91/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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, just 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.

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Photo of mothman
1.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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2.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of woodychandler
2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.53/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of tone77
2.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ovaltine
2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of threedaggers
1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of 2beerdogs
1.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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1/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of mfnmbvp
1.96/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of garymuchow
2.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.79/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of avisong
2/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
1.25/5  rDev -42.4%

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Stroh's Light from Pabst Brewing Company
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