Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 27.64%
Wants: 21
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.65% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 10-19-2001

- Lone Star Beer uses the finest hops from the Pacific Northwest with hearty grains from the Central and Northern Plains. Malted barley and corn extract combine to provide Lone Star with nature's finest ingredients for brewing. Lone Star's ingredients give this beer its full natural flavor. The choicest hops lend complexity and aroma to this beer, and its proprietary mashing regimen creates the perfect balance of alcohol, body, and character.
- ABV% 4.65
- Calories 136
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Ratings: 655 | Reviews: 211
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Photo of Tarzan1
1.8/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

Lets not kid anybody. This isn't very good beer. It used to be back in the early 70's but a lot of things have changed since then. When I can find it, and that's not very often, I drink it because of the nostalgia effect. I put on some Jerry Jeff , close my eyes and imagine myself 40 years younger driving my 56 Chevy Sedan Delivery around Texas listening to AM radio and going into Austin on occasion to hear some good music at the Armadillo. For that alone its worth the price and the hangover.

Photo of JustinPStewart
1.72/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Lone Star, its name and also its rating

Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This poured a pretty and hazy pure yellow in color with a decent white head.

Smell - The grain is very powerful at the nose yet there's an appealing softness to it that's actually quite inviting. That light Pabst sweetness is in here as well and reminds me of rock candy.

Taste - The grain stays soft at the taste and blends well with the beer's sweetness. The flavors work well together and manage to keep this beer non-offensive.

Mouthfeel - This light-bodied lager has a mild but firm carbonation with just the slightest hint of dryness at the finish.

Drinkability - This is not bad at all for a semi-macro beer. There's nothing offensive in here, which is more than I can say for most AALs, and everything is in balance. Nice to finally get this here in SoCal.

Photo of Todd
2/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember drinking this when I was trying to get a 25oz mug at Bukowski's in Boston. We had to drink 99 beers. This was one of them. Everytime I went in there I would procrastinate, dreading the day that I would have to drink it. My thoughts were confirmed when I did. Hard to swallow and ultra-bland.

Photo of Jason
2.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz twist brown long neck bottle, the word “Texas” is on the bottle six times. No freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear yellowish straw colour, thin white lace struggles to stick around.

Smell: Clean and grainy aroma, not much else at all in the nose.

Taste: Tremendously crisp with a lightened down smoothness, light bodied. First of is a mildly cloying sweet maltiness is thrown on to the palate, what little hop there are have a hard time keeping it in balance. Even though it is sweet the malt profile is weak so that shows the hops are just there to balance. Graininess is throughout and lingers far into the finish.

Notes: Bland lager, same as any other macro brew in the US. No need to recommend this beer being that the big three in the US do a fine job of making beer just like this and selling it for less.

Photo of Rifrafboy
2.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very pale in color. Pours with a dry white head which exits quickly. A very dry beer. Hop taste is strong, with a pronounced aftertaste. Faint hints of burnt corn. This is not bad for a cheap beer. Serve ice cold if possible.

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: medium head, medium carbonation, clear, light yellow

Smell: lime, wheat, malt

Taste: lime, wheat, malt

Mouthfeel: smooth but crisp--due to carbonation which is highly present,sweet

Drinkability: For the style I think this is highly drinkable--certainly better that Coors/ Miller..There is a bit of sweetness which made this stand out. On my own scale, I would give this a D+/C-. It is however, an above average adjunct lager. I could certainly drink six or more if I was in a macro drinking mood.

Photo of magictrokini
1.63/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Just terrible. Smells old, tastes flat. Pours a darker yellow with a short, bubbly head. Aroma of corn and dirt, not earth, dirt. Taste is sour and bitter, very metallic, and old. I only knew one guy that loved this beer. He was from Corsicana, TX. I later found out this was a dry town. Possibly to keep this beer away?

Photo of JB3323
3.25/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I didn't think it was awful. A decent beer sitting out on patio in Texas.

Photo of far333
3.34/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored with a lumpy white head of tight bubbles. Aroma is corny, a little sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but bubbles tingle the tongue. Flavor is also corny, a little biscuity, but not so far as to say malty (probably because there is little or no malt). Difficult to tell if there is a fine hop presence, or if it's just the tingle of the carbonation. Finishes pretty clean. Not too complex, but not offensive.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.86/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yellow beer, thin, fizzy. Nothing beneficial or positive to say about the appearance. Smell was industrially sweet, nothing special or existant in terms of hops or malt.

Taste, relatively easy to drink, off putting bitterness, grittiness to the beer, which takes away from its alleged drinkability, or thirst quenching properties. Almost entirely corn based I would guess.

At some point, these retro beers re-emergence jumps the shark. Maybe it was long ago.

Why is Lone Star made in Illinois these days?

Photo of ADR
1.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow, a little darker than a Budweiser. Ivory Dish Detergent head that doesn't last longer than a 15 second TV commercial. An odd aroma that's similar to old socks. The foot wear theme continues in the malt impression, other than that, corn syrup. Typical macro hops, an afterthought. Drink this stuff cold and thirsty, its unpleasant at warmer temperatures.

Photo of Brenden
1.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Well, this isn't all that much different from any other macro. It's even worse from the can, though.

The color is the clear, pale yellow one would expect. There's a thin film of a head that still comes back if it's moved around in the glass but doesn't even bother with even the tiny amount of thin lacing I got from the bottle.
The aroma's very faint and all I can get is some grains, perhaps a little corn husk and a musky something. There's an astringent / metallic funk that wasn't in the bottle.
Watery, of course, with most of the flavor being corn husk and grains. Malt is there struggling to be tasted and the hops is just barely perceptible way in the back.
Mouthfeel isn't bad, but not even as good as from the bottle. It's pretty crisp with some smoothness. It's very thin and watery. Body is very light.

Photo of Spiderhouse
3.67/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Consumed straight from the bottle with an assist from my Twang beer salt and the John prine coozy.

A--It sure is yellow. Not much of a head (I've poured this before). Pretty basic.

S--Grits and sugar. Not complex, but it's not supposed to be.

T--I love this lager. For its style (which i think is highly misunderstood and maligned), it's got a great, corny taste with a hint of sugar and a nice level of carbonation. I've had pretty much every AAL on the market, and this is one of the better ones.

M--Average.

D-- I just nailed 3 of these during the USC game, and was quite satisfied. Low ABV, plus great food and beer salt, make this very drinkable. I'll be done with the sixer before the 4th.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.02/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pretty sudsy...almost soapy. Ok head and good carbonation. Straw yellow.

Smell: Roasted malt mixed with corn? Not terrible.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Not bad. Not good. More of the same typical American beer water. Mouthfeel is quite crisp though and very refreshing on a hot day in Santa Fe, NM.

Overall Drinkability: Goes perfectly well with BBQ on a hot day, which is how I had it in Santa Fe.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.35/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear, straw gold body is capped by a frothy head of bright white foam that holds well and leaves some limited, but nice, lace. The aroma is welcoming with a sweet, grainy and lightly floral nose. The body is light-medium and it's quite crisp in the mouth. The flavor delivers a combination of sweet, semi-grainy malt and floral hops balanced by a low-key bitterness that's bolstered by it's crisp carbonation. Some sweet malt lingers in the aftertaste, but it's basically crisp and dry.

Photo of Rootdog316
2.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After reading quite a few reviews, not to many people apparently like this beer. I personally thought it was great. I'd never heard of Lone Star before, especially in the state of Virginia. I bought one not too log ago, served in a bottle, and I gotta tell ya, I really liked it a lot. I think its a perfectly substitute for a Budweiser any day.

Photo of greggwllms
3.6/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Although his beer may not be a Belgian delight, it deserves its place in all of beerdom. As a native Texan I have drank this beer for years. As it has been brewed in many places it has changed over the years, but I like the latest reincarnation the best.

Mouthfeel is watery but crisp. color is light brassy. taste is befitting the style with no outstanding characteristics.

whether you love it or hate it, this one always has a home in my fridge to help through the hot Texas summers

Photo of prototypic
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: It's very clear and light golden in color. Head is foamy and about a finger deep. Poor retention and no lacing to talk about.

Smell: Traditional for the style...very light on the nose. There are some grainy/earthy notes. Very light caramel malt aroma. No hops or alcohol are noticeable.

Taste: It's predominantly grainy. Caramel malts add some sweetness. Very watered down and it has a very slight metallic taste. Again, hops and alcohol are nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied. Carbonation is decent. Slightly crisp. Drinkability is low due to its blandness and lack of flavor. Overall, it's not a good beer.

Photo of tempest
2.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like any good macro, this beer isn't inherently offensive. It doesn't really resemble beer, but it was sweet and smooth enough. The flavor just tasted like malt-infused water in that it had a bland sweetness that didn't taste like any grains in particular. I kept trying to pull more flavors out of it, but it was to no avail. Will say, however, that if I was in Texas on a hot day and someone handed me a Lone Star, I'd drink it.

Photo of Fatehunter
1.84/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured almost a finger of head on a light straw colored body.
The aroma is an unattractive metallic and vomit smell.
The taste has a bitter and sweet note with a lot of metallic overtones.
The texture is crisp with a high carbonation.
Avoid this beer.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
1.94/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not really terrible, just the same standard megabrew. Corny taste, some malt, very little hops. Slightly more complex than, say, a Coors, but otherwise just another cheap beer. I started undoing the screw tops to drop in a dried chile to test my chile beer recipes.

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A Texan beer, unfitting for Texas. Often seen empty cans in dead Armidillo's claws. An all right beer if you are very hot in Texas, but it still tastes like Armidillo urine. Or maybe El Paso runoff.

Photo of mdunman
1.83/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Plain clear amber with a decent head and no linger

S: Stale malt and some sour hops

T: Tastes just the same as Bud/Miller/Coors. Not much flavor other than bad malt and water.

M: Light body with little carbonation

I had to try this at some point now that I live in Texas. It pretty much lived up to its reputation, which is a pretty poor beer.

Photo of russpowell
3.39/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the buckhorn saloon in San Antonio

Pours very light golden & effervescent. Zero head retention or lacing

S: Slight grainy & sweet amlt scents

T: Sweet malt & some grainyness. A little iron & honey follows. Finishes crisp & a little grainy

MF: Medium bodied & slightly over cabronated, go figure

Drinks pretty easy, I could 2-3 on a warm day, way better than BMC, a pleasant suprise; went well with my chopped beef bbq sandwich & jalapeno

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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.