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Stag - Pabst Brewing Company

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 25.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: winomark on 11-02-2003

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1.76/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to jsh420 for this.

Pours a clear fizzy yellow color. White head is fairly decent. Nose brings some light grain and a bit of corn. The taste is really more like creamed corn and the grain character almost goes entirely away. Feel is light. Really not a good beer.

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1.95/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - as clear as yellow can be, with only thin the cirrus-esque wispy remnants of what could've been head, the carbonation is as scarce as the head, but present

S - the malty sweetness i'd epxect from a macro lager, uncomplex and basic, yet a stately simplicity

T - definitely among the unworst american macro lager, a quality malt big up front flavor, sweet almost appley, then...wait a minute....is that?...it is?....real hops in the back of the sip

M&D - smooth and easy down when cold, almost sickly sweet though, i could definitely see drinking this on the porch with my father, despite the cans 1970's nostalgia

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2.02/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wow, a near-miss for The CANQuest (TM)! I got several of these, passed one onto tone77, drank one and somehow did not review it and fortunately had one in reserve. No time like the present, especially as CAN # 400 looms on the horizon.

From the CAN: "Golden Quality Since 1851".

The Crack & Glug was a stunning success, netting better than two fingers' worth of foamy bone-white head with good retention. Man, but I could smell cereal adjuncts immediately! No need to lean in for a sniff, but I did so anyway, just to stay in practice. The smell of adjunct-driven lager is becoming old hat to me now, but it is still not the most pleasant of odors. It makes me think of the bad old days, sitting in smoky bars, drinking cheap draft beers, getting into bar fights, picking up loose women ... Well, that last bit wasn't too bad, but some of them were improved by copious amounts of cheap draft beers. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium with a fruity, grape candy-like taste on the tongue. Wow! Is this beer THAT cheaply made?!? I got this from some real disasters early on and was surprised to taste it here. Finish was slightly sweet, but the combination of cereal and grape made this one a beer that I would not slip into my worst enemy's cooler when he was not looking, let alone put it in mine. MUCH better AALs out there, believe me.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow. Short head with slight retention and little to no lacing. Smells of adjunct in a lager. Fits the style. A crisp body with a dryness to the aftertaste. Low carbonation and tastes of adjunct in lager. Overall, not a real good beer.

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2.23/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow with a nice frothy white head.

Aroma: Quite bland, with a maize/rice nose that is slightly sweet.

Taste: Lots of carbonation, but almost no flavor. Somewhat metallic.

Mouthfeel: Dry and unimpressive. Leaves an unpleasant "canny" flavor.

Drinkability: This is the beer I cut my teeth on, so I try to keep this one around whenever possible. Thanks to my dad for all the memories surrounding this beer.

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Stag from Pabst Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.