RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stag Beer has been brewing “Golden Quality Since 1851.” At the 2001 Great American Beer Festival, that quality was recognized with the Gold Medal as the Best American-Style Lager. Just more proof of what Midwesterners have been saying for years, “Stag Beer makes thirst a pleasure.”

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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rader58 (933) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 oz can at Waldo Pizza. Pours clear, light straw in color. Aroma of dough, grain. Flavor is sweet bread, citrus, grain. I can’t believe I am saying this, but it really isn’t that bad.


1.8
dekester1 (371) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Poured a light yellow-gold with actually a decent head that faded to lacing. The appearance was the highlight of this stuff. Smell as of grains and cheap hops. Taste was similar with a heavy grain (corn) flavoring followed by a slightly sour mild hop finish. Overall, tastes very similar to Pabst's Schmidt beer offering. Relatively low quality lager that could possibly work as a lawnmower/yardwork thirst quencher in the summer.

2.7
beer_rookie (706) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Picked up 24 oz can in St. Louis. Thanks for the memories!

Pours a very clear pale straw color. Very carbonated. About two fingers white head, good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is not a lot. Corn, probably and that's about it.

Taste is corn probably. Sweet. Mildly metallic.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Metallic. Not bitter, but an odd aftertaste, perhaps a dirty feel.

Overall, it's not bad. I like the can, I won't say what I thought when I saw the can. But hey, it is what it is. I wouldn't buy it again, but if you see it I would recommend getting it because it does have limited distribution.

2.4
balloonbuffoon (739) - - JAN 20, 2017
"Apr0317" imprinted on the bottom of a 24floz can purchased for ~$1.25 in the St. Louis area. Consumed several times in the past, for this review 01.20.2017. Stag webpage states an ABV of 4.6%. Poured into a standard pint glass. In brief, the main characteristic separating this beer from other macro-style American pale lagers is that it is less sweet. There is a bit of diacetyl flavor too. While it ain’t great, it ain’t not too shabby either for what it’s worth.

2.4
JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2016
12 ounce can. The beer is a clear yellow with a velvety head of white foam. The aroma has notes of corn husk, vanilla, and dried grass. Taste is sweet, grainy, and corny. Medium body, moderate carbonation, almost creamy in mouthfeel. Almost as though it’s a nitro beer.

2
Mapinguarify (79) - SERBIA - MAY 26, 2016
Light, light, very light lager. It’s like you drink water. Not bad, but it’s just beer for hot summer days.

3.5
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
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.

1.6
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Tall boy can (courtesy of Patrickctenchi and his never-ending quest for fine Pale Lagers). Corn/barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Light barley malt and straw aroma. Very light body.

2.6
Patrickctenchi (6807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
16 oz can: Clear, light gold with a tall, sudsy, white head. Sweet corn, barley malt aroma. Taste is sweet....the same players.....corn, barley malt.....and a little bit of light, light fruit.... Not really bad at all....I have a soft spot for old, classic "macro-type" lagers....PBR, Hamm’s, Blatz....for what it IS, it’s exactly right.

4.1
GunnyMeyer0369 (1) - Okawville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
Stag is a good, drinkable and no nonsense beer. It’s not going to overwhelm those into craft beers. It’s not for those into light beers either. But it’s highly respected by those around Southwest Illinois as a beer that tastes much better than it’s price range normally would

2.8
Finhead (1845) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Clear, yellow pour with a soapy, white head. The sweet aroma has corn and wheat. It has a light body with thin texture, average carbonation, and a very dry finish.


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