Stag | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by winomark on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
25.24%
 
 
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Photo of winter_beard
5/5  rDev +61.8%
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 +46.6%
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 +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of raisin
4.65/5  rDev +50.5%
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 -0.3%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.01/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KACK1533
2.21/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This beer reminds me of that one guy who says you'll like something, even when you know it's complete shit. I've run into that guy. That guy told me that this was the best beer in the world. Sheepishly I took his advice and drank this. That first sip tasted like broken dreams. By the middle of the beer, regret had taken its place. By the end of the beer I saw my dreams collapse, lying shattered and broken; crying out to be held. Only nobody would hold them, so they died of loneliness. I feel bad for those dreams, because they will never come back. My god, I've driveled on too long. Overall, this beer wasn't that bad.

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Photo of firkingroovin
2.12/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ordybill
3.49/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is big on grain and rice(?). The flavor is your basic AAL with grass, grain and some mild hops. Overall, a fair AAL.

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Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Where did I misplace that urine sample? Oh, that's just Stag. It's pale yellow like a bodily fluid.

Smell - Cereal grain are noted in liquid form.

Taste - At first, I am made to think of sparking water as there is nothing bold about this one. Cereal grains make an impression. There is a little grass that dries up quickly. It is neither bitter or sweet.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation brush the "taste" off of the tongue.

Overall - This is a pretty middle of the pack American Adjunct Lager. I have had better.

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Photo of DL2449
4.2/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't add anything to prior reviews. For what it is, it's very good - not merely drinkable/tolerable but actually enjoyable. I moved from Illinois some years back and always grab a few cases on my way back east. Because that never lasts long, I welcome any recommendations from those who enjoy Stag of of nationwide beers that are comparable.

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Photo of YippieitsRyan
3.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Still tastes aufully good! Steak taters and gravy!

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Photo of zaraspook
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Don't care for at all

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Photo of kingjohnh
2.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IPA1978
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Slewzeus
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Middy
3.27/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's my grandfather's beer. He added a shake of salt into every glass he got down at the tavern.

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Photo of bearrunner44
3.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It took a very hard pour to produce a decent head, and it didn't last for very long. Negligible lacing left behind. The color is a clear, pale gold- pretty much what you expect with this style.

Smell: Lightly sweet grain aroma, with a very slight touch of grassy hops.

Taste: Middle of the road grain and corn flavors, not overly sweet or dry. Finishes with a tight dryness. A very slight hint of grassy hop flavor lingers on the tongue. I started drinking it nearly ice cold, but it actually tastes better as it warms a bit. The sweetness of the grain and the dryness of the finish seem to be more balanced at higher temperatures.

Feel: Medium-bodied, with a bright and tingly carbonated bite.

Verdict: A fine enough no-frills lager. It doesn't leave a lasting impression, but it gets the job done- and I really like that you don't have to drink it at ice cold temperatures to enjoy it. It'd be perfect for a summer cookout.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

One of the most underrated macros.....my dive bar go to.

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Stag from Pabst Brewing Company
3.09 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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