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Stag - Pabst Brewing Company


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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 25.83%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: winomark on 11-02-2003)
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Photo of ahking


2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Paid 2 bucks for a can of this beer at a bar in Illinois. Had never even seen this beer before the other day (then I saw it again the next day in a market -- 12 pack bottles!). Pours a deep golden color. Zero head retention or lacing. Smells grassy. Taste is typical for a adjunct beer (corn and/or rice). Great can design, however....gold can with a 8 point (or so) buck on the front. Comparable to PBR, Milwaukee's Best, etc. Nothing special, but has an appeal to it....

Serving type: can

03-23-2005 05:53:52 | More by ahking
Photo of dmowen


3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

For Me this beer is a blast from the past. Stag dissappered from our area about 30 years ago. Found it on a recent road trip to the STL MO. area; just had to buy some and bring it home. I found that it pours with small head of foam that rapidly dissappers. Goes down real good and seems be a great thirst quencher; something that would be great to enjoy after a hot afternoon of yard work or ect. It does have a slight metallic taste that lingers but not unlike that I have experianced in other like beers. Would love to try Stag in a bottle Over-all I enjoyed the case I brought home and look forward to my next trip to STL.MO. I will indeed buy more.

Serving type: can

03-13-2005 16:55:58 | More by dmowen
Photo of AtLagerHeads


2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally brewed by the Stag Brewery in Belleville, Illinois, this rebirth under the Pabst/Heileman banner is true to the original. As noted it is the ubiquitous working class beer that once was a major alternative to the Busch-branded beers in the STL region.

A deep yellow body is surmounted by a qucikly disappering white foam head. Lots of adjunct in the nose and flavor; not objectinoable, just unimppressive. A good lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2004 18:06:46 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of swamiswamu


3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm shocked to only see a few reviews of this. It is nearly ubiquitous here in STL. Nonetheless, there is nothing remarkable about this beer. It is a classic working class adjunct lager. It pours golden and clear, with a healthy, quickly dissapating corn-fueled head. The taste is grainy and largely metallic out of the can, go figure. It is a great thirst-quencher and that's about it. IMO a good pomo hipster alternative to the cliched PBR.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2004 22:33:40 | More by swamiswamu
Photo of GeoffRizzo


2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A yes, the half-quart can, an early 70's throwback, with the gold coloring and intimidating deer presence staring you in the eye - an opaque yellow hue, with a champagne appearance - absolutely no head, yet tons of carbonation. A very delicate grainy aroma. Malts are definitely in the body, with a metallic and grassy body. Very thin bodied, yet un-offensive, in fact a bit of a thirst quencher. Some hop detection in the background. Very little character and weak bodied, but one that definitely does not offend, a half-way decent lager when you compare it to those in its class.

Serving type: can

12-23-2003 03:56:27 | More by GeoffRizzo
Photo of winomark


2.23/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Serving type: can

11-02-2003 13:38:19 | More by winomark
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Stag from Pabst Brewing Company
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