Stag | Pabst Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by winomark on 11-02-2003

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Photo of plaid75
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 ounce glass bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - A fantastic classic and classy looking logo. Looks exactly like a beer should.

Smell - Sweet grains with a mild earthiness beyond it. Not much, but more than nothing.

Taste - Starts off worryingly sweet, but quickly transitions to a pleasant and mellow bittersweet.

Feel - A nice creamy mouthfeel that I don't think I've ever gotten from an AAL before. This is a great beer to drink.

Overall - For a beer I've never heard of before tonight, I'm incredibly surprised and pleased. This is honestly really good, and I hope I can find it more easily around my area.

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Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant straw gold permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a frothy 2" white foam collar with fair to poor retention

S: Moderately low DMS (canned corn), traces of sulfur, and a hint of corn sweetness lead the aromas

T: Light corn sweetness and light cracker flavors dominate. Hops are low allowing a residual sweetness to remain with traces of DMS and faint apple

F: light and moderately creamy with above average carbonation and a very slight touch of astringency on the finish

O: light with a faint dash of flavor that is not potent enough to completely hide the fermentation character

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gas stations are some tempting places. And for 2 bucks for a big ass can? what can go wrong.
Poured a crystal clear yellow with a finger of head that actually stuck around, no lacing and a couple of bubbles pop up from the bottom. Aroma and taste are both light(big surprise eh), hints of cereal type grains, some sweetness and hops? theyre definitely there somewhere, as theres a slight earthy spice in the taste. Drinks easy and overall its almost as good as PBR. A pizza and sweat beer if Ive ever had one

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Photo of gmark
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Stag is a very popular beer in my area. It is a solid AAL beer, great taste, clean finish with no bad aftertaste, and the best part is it is cheap! Considering the taste and the price, it is 5!

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Photo of 22Blue
2.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear light straw color. Thin bubbly white head dissipates instantly leaving nothing but a ring of foam along the outside of the beer. Beer is extremely effervescent at first, but continues to have bubbles course upwards.

Aroma has notes of grains, a touch of sweetness, a hint of pine betrays the hops in the beer.

Flavor is very light - almost non-existent. Hints of grain, a light sweetness, with some subtle piney hop notes on the finish. Almost no bitterness whatsoever.

Feel is light, crisp and vivaciously carbonated.

Overall this is a solid AAL. When fresh it does offer a nice subtle hop character that provides a depth of flavor not often seen in AALs. For the style, I will happily enjoy a few of these.

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Photo of kopper65
4.2/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the best of the budget brand beers I have ever tasted. Love Stag! Great beer for just kickin' back and watching old monster movies on the tube. Or for chillin' in the backyard on a hot summer evening.

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Photo of mghtg6
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass. A thin white head drops quickly with a small amount of lacing. Moderate carbonation streaming in the glass. Pale clear straw color, very mild grain aroma. Flavor of lightly toasted malt & bread dough, maybe a hint of hops. Finish is crisp & refreshing. Nothing that either excites or offends with this one.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear yellow with a finger and a half of stark white head. Good head retention with no lacing left behind. Aroma is apple, yeast, rice, and pine and herbal hops. Flavor profile is herbal, pine, and floral hops with a hint of apple and yeast. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a crisp finish. Overall, a solid AAL that drinks smooth and crisp with a good amount of flavor.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Chris1907
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This (Stag) is one of the best American lager beers out there. For what it is truly a great beer. This beer is a tasty and thick lager, it is also flavorful very good. This is an absolute 5 an awesome beer in the style (American lager). A great lager and cheap. Samuel Adam Boston lager may get the hype I've had them both... but this is better no doubt.

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Photo of JohnCooper
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love me some Steak Taters And Gravy!!

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Photo of MizzouBrew
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

My favorite cheap American lager of all time. Moved to Southern Illinois five years ago and had never heard of it. Look, its nothing special, just a super clean easy cheap beer that just happens to taste better to me than all the others. I'm gonna miss it when I move away.

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Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of winter_beard
5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look |5| Best can design
Smell |5| Like a spring-fed river
Taste |5| Golden delicious
Feel |5| Like a real man, finally
Overall |5| The perfect Stag

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Photo of PFDR0054
4.53/5  rDev +48%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have been lurking on this site for years and never have rated a beer, so I figured my home town beer would be the most fitting beer to use to post my first review.

Look-Golden, this beer looks like Friday night family movie night watching my father slam them back because he worked all week in the strip mines and he deserved this golden easy drinking beer.

Smell- Nothing over powering, some cereal, a hint of sweetness even if this is one the most diabetic friendly beer out there.

Taste- This is an easy drinking beer that actually has flavor. It is certainly not an IBU 90 but it isn't the typical cheap tasteless water down adjunct beer either.

Overall- This is the beer of our fathers where I am from. It is available on tap in every bar, you can buy a 12 pack for $8 or less at every gas station so when I go home to the St Louis area this is always my go to beer.

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Photo of porters4life
4.01/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.75/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of raisin
4.65/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent lager. A lot of people will turn their nose up to a cheap beer but Stag really is great.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is much better than a lot of its peers, i wish i was a little more prevalent out there. nothing wrong with it at all. a pretty appearance of bright golden, perfectly clear, and softly heady, with great carbonation, although dont waste your time pouring it, this one is best served right from the can, ice cold. no metallics in here at all, no copper penny thing, to tinge, no stale, no sweet, even if there are adjuncts in here, its pretty dry and clean compared to the field. just a shade stronger than is customary in the style, and really pretty easy drinking overall, refreshing, even a little malty in the center. for all the bad beers in this style, this is the least of a number of great evils i reckon. more body than most too, this isnt the least bit watered down tasting, and i appreciate that. not sure why the can says its from wisconsin if its being made in california, but i dont really care about the business behind this one. a long way from craft lager, but a nice middle ground between that and the worst of the worst out there. if its been awhile, i implore you to give it another chance...

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Photo of crow
3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Stag from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 183 ratings