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Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
59
awful

578 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 28.05%
Wants: 13
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.72% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-19-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Brad007:
Photo of Brad007
2.35/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What a surprise. Another low priced macro lager!

Pours a pale yellow color with a thin head into my glass. Standard color for a standard style.

Sweet and corny with not much else in the way of aroma. There's no mistaking it for anything else.

Taste is watery with lots of sweet corn flavor from the malt. Not quite crisp. Rolls off of the tongue with a "bready" taste.

Mouthfeel is sweet and reminiscent of creamed corn. Somewhat undesirable to me at least.

Mediocre. It offers no redeeming value and it will take you an entire 6 pack to feel a buzz. Lame.

Brad007, Feb 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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.

RoyalT, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of Hoppin_mad
1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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.

Todd, Oct 19, 2001
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Jason
2.17/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Jason, Apr 01, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.85/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Rifrafboy, Dec 17, 2002
Photo of mctizzz
1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

mctizzz, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +54.5%
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.

tigg924, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of dcevans
5/5  rDev +103.3%

dcevans, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of JC333
1.5/5  rDev -39%

JC333, Jul 16, 2013
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?

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of possumteeth
2/5  rDev -18.7%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

IrishGermanAmerican, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -18.7%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of far333
3.3/5  rDev +34.1%
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.

far333, Dec 21, 2004
Photo of Dello
2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of doremite
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

doremite, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.83/5  rDev -25.6%
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?

Beerandraiderfan, May 17, 2011
Photo of ADR
2/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

ADR, Oct 25, 2002
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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

valkyre65, Sep 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

avas, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of JIMTRK16
1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.