White Stag
Tooheys Brewing

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Tooheys Brewing
American Adjunct Lager
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2.46 | pDev: 13.01%
Dec 15, 2014
Jan 22, 2009
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Reviewed by SmashPants from Australia

3.07/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Format: a light brown 345mL bottle with a standard Tooheys label.

Appearance: pours a fairly light yellow in body with moderate visible carbonation. A half-finger white head hangs about for a time before dropping to a thin cap.

Aroma: light grains and a slight touch of hops. Not much different to your normal Australian lager, which is actually a bit rare for a low carb.

Taste: quite a light flavour of those standard macro Aussie lager grains and a touch of hops. Not much bitterness.

Aftertaste: a touch of bitterness in the finish, but not much. Drops away fairly quickly.

Mouth feel: pretty good for a low carb - light in body without being watery, with a decent amount of full carbonation to bring what little flavour there is forward.

Overall: of all the low carb, macro 'standard' Aussie lagers I have had this is probably one of the best. Kind of like revelling in your discovery of having one of the best venereal diseases though, isn't it? Average price at AU$45 a case, but really, I'll just take a full-strength, full carb beer since there aren't really all the many carbs in beer compared to kilojoules (which are the part that does the damage with beer). Low carb is a very misleading marketing ploy to - as far as I can tell - simply make beers less tasty.
Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 2.68 by Gsmack

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 2 by Julian4077 from Australia

May 11, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by jjkatter from Australia

Dec 28, 2011
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Reviewed by MillRat from Illinois

2.13/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Gift from a new client in Taiwan. At least this was among a sampletthat included a Chimay, and a Kronenbourg 1664, so I'll ascribe this to his lack of experience or not knowing what beers I might like.

Label boasts "refreshing - low carb." Well, so is water. I'll keep a glass of that handy too for comparison's sake. At least this has a head on it, for a few seconds at least, and the color is actually a quite respectable gold. Of course, that could just be food coloring, too.

Grainy aroma, distinct corn aspect to it, though not the "cooked corn" smell, more like an ear fresh off the stalk. Little else there but a prickliness from the cabonation. No surprises for the taste buds, barely even woke them up. There's a little bit of beerlike flavor, little malt, kinda hop-like bitterness to balance a grainy sweetness, but all far too subdued.

Finishes just a little more bitter than the water, and a little heavier, too. Could I session this beer? From a simple gastrointestinal aspect, yeah, but my taste buds would mutiny.

That said, if I were at some sort of event where the other liquid refreshment choices were less attractive than choosing from a selection of the BMC light lagers and this one, I'd have to give White Stag the nod over the other light lager options. It would not take much, though, to make one of the other types of liquid refreshment options more attractive than this and the other light lagers.
Jul 25, 2010
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Reviewed by LittleCreature from Australia

2.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Apperance - 2.0
Pours a finger of loose white head that quickly reduced to a thin layer over a clear gold body.

Smell - 2.0
Slightly sweet, a little diacetyl butterscotch and grain. Inoffensive.

Taste - 2.0
A slightly metallic flavour and a whisper of grain and husk. Quite dry with hardly any bitterness and no hop flavour. Not horrible, but very bland.

Mouthfeel - 2.5
Light to moderate carbonation, a little watery.

Drinkability - 3.0
Only for those who like their beer without flavour.

OVERALL - 2.15
A boring low-carb beer, but who's surprised?
Aug 12, 2009
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Reviewed by laituegonflable from Australia

2.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a pale amber colour with reasonably dense white head, medium thickness, with aimless but forceful carbonation all up the glass. Impressive, but typical, white lacing - I'm convinced this is more from adhesive chemicals they use than any residual sugar. Decent, but pretty standard look.

Nose has a distinct carbonated aroma, quite dull yet acidic, with maybe a light sweetness that is quite banana-esque. Don't get excited though; it's very plain and simple. Not unpleasant enough to be bad, however. Just a bit blah.

Taste somehow does have a banana character to it, unpleasant though, slightly sweet with a light milkiness to it as well. I can only assume this effect is created by malts and adjuncts that are lighter in body, to lower the carb content. Has a sharp, unpleasant chemical hang that is still not too potent to render this undrinkable, but it's still noticeable. No hops of which to speak, maybe a slight grassy character on the mid, but hardly distinctive enough to remark upon. An odd flavour, but again, very simple. Mouthfeel is watery yet sharp, and yet a lot milder than most Australian lagers.

Overall, I don't like this, and what's more, I can't see most bogans enjoying this frothier offering from Tooheys, but frankly it could have been a lot worse.
Jun 24, 2009
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Reviewed by jarmby1711 from Australia

2.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A little surprised that I was the first to try this offering.My review wont encourage too many others I shouldnt think.
It looks pretty well like you would expect .Light to mid gold , crstal clear and very bubbly.
Smells of tank water , which in itself isnt too bad , ut when it comes from a bottle labelled beer it is a tad disappointing.
The taste is bland tothe point of testleless , however they have waved the essence of sweet malted European LAge over , whatever they brew this in , to give it an inkling of flavour on the back of the palate.
The mouthfeel is ok being btter nd clean.
Inoffensive and characterless.
Another low carb offering that is tasteless.
I am concluding that low carb = low flavour , albeit that even this companies carbed up beers are bland
Jan 22, 2009
White Stag from Tooheys Brewing
Beer rating: 2.46 out of 5 with 8 ratings