Stag Beer is an European style lager. It is a pale golden straw colour with a rich head formation. It is a light-bodied beer brewed with sugar as an adjunct. Stag has a dry finish, which results in a crisp flavour, clean finish and very little aftertaste. Aroma tends to drift towards fermented ester fruitiness, with a gentle yet assertive hop bitterness. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
The experience of drinking a GUINNESS® is pleasantly complex. The taste of the alcohol in it is cleverly disguised and while there is a definite bitter quality to the stout because it is brewed with extra hops, it is very smooth. Prolonged shelf life because of the hops is an added bonus.