Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by elNopalero:
2.48/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Lone Star: It’s been called ‘the national beer of Texas,’ although given the history of its production that may be more a result of corporate consolidation as regional mass-produced lagers became sold off, consolidated, or went under until what remains is more a brand than the actual beer (from what I understand). In San Antonio it’s readily available at just about any dive bar and conjunto beer joint--and if it’s not then pick another place to drink. Honestly, the most appealing thing about this beer is that it’s cheap—usually cheaper than the BMC, even when they’re on sale. Other than that it’s exactly what you’d expect in a mass produced, fizzy adjunct lager.
For my 50th review I poured 6 oz. of Lone Star from a tall boy can into a taster glass (for review purposes). Then I shotgunned the rest and crushed the can on my forehead. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
The beer starts out with a lot of soapy foam but it dissipates quickly into a thin line of tight bubbles. It’s a clean, clear shade of yellow straw. I’m sure I’m not the only person who has compared the color of Lone Star (or adjunct lagers in general) to urine, but it eerily similar in this instance especially.
Fortunately, its smell doesn’t resemble its appearance. However, unfortunately, I get a lot of musty ‘old bar’ aroma on the nose. No hops or malts to speak of, just dank stale beer smells. I know they still Lone Star on draught but I can’t remember when the last time I had it in a pint glass was, but I think that this is a reminder why. Pour a good craft beer into the proper glassware and the aromas becomes such a part of the whole enjoyment of it; pour a crappy beer into the same glassware and you become aware of how off it smells even before you drink it.
Speaking of taste, it’s a light tasting beer, no body to speak of, with a bit of sweetness on the palate. There’s enough carbonation in this for me to say: Watch for beer burps afterwards.
Drink it cold, for as it warms up the flavor (what little there is to speak of) drops off. Completely.
Serving type: can
09-13-2011 19:07:32 | More by elNopalero
More User Reviews:
3.05/5 rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Out of all the readily available adjucts out there, I find this one to be the least offensive to the senses. I'm rating this on style, not personal preference. But actually, I wouldn't turn one down if offered. If I go to Lonestar steakhouse for dinner, that's usually what I order. Even though I'm a beer snob, I still have a soft spot for an easy drinking american lager. This one fits the bill perfectly. Way underrated. And millions of Texans can't be wrong.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:59:07 | More by crazyfoMostout
4.25/5 rDev +72.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Punk Rock Girls & Lone Star Beer!
I like this beer. It was never really available for me when I was younger since I was not living near Texas, at all. But I have grown to drink and love it. It's cheap which is so awesome. It's refreshing which is so awesome, again. It's great to drink all night and all day which is the best awesome. I get it when I can find it. I enjoy it when I get it. Lone Star is a Super Star beer!
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 19:18:38 | More by Pigs
Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.