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Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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210 Reviews

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Reviews: 210
Hads: 707
Avg: 2.48
pDev: 50.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 113 | 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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Photo of SDWNDR
4.92/5  rDev +98.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

For a basic, go-to American-style lager, Lone Star stands alone at the top of the list. Easily drinkable with a good taste and mouthfeel that pairs perfectly with brisket, steak, hunting, tailgating, etc. Lone Star won't be found at the top of most beer snobs' lists, but it remains an excellent American-style lager and holds a proud place as a staple of this Texan's fridge.

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Photo of nfatoots
4.7/5  rDev +89.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a can. Consumed from said can.

I was being grilled by a couple of company men, and I decided to at least get a beer run out of it. Finally, the sixer of tall boys was placed in front of me. These brews are best enjoyed in dreams that happen in a locked box inside of your head.

Lone Star may also be enjoyed alongside one Reginald Ledoux, on your porch in Carcosa, or in pursuit of the King in Yellow.

Be warned - at the end of every sixer, there's a monster.

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Photo of Pigs
4.25/5  rDev +71.4%
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!

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Photo of eolson
4/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've never me a beer I didn't like (except those bearing a Lite or Light in their name). Some are better than others, and some are really good, depending on what your definition of good is. I've had the good fortune of spending 22 years in Uncle Sam's Navy so kind of got to try a lot of brews in their local environs. Lone Star is not that bad. At it's price point it's pretty darned good. I'm not much for smell, look, all the flavors etc. Like Tom T. Hall, "I Like Beer." Asked a friend of mine, a brew master in a micro brewery, what sort of glass or stein was best to drink from. His reply was "The bottle it came in." So that's how I drink it. From the bottle it came in so don't ask me what it looks like. I don't have any idea how to rate it other than spend three hours digging in the dirt in the hot Texas sun and you'll love it. Goes good with BBQ, beans, and good music.

I don't know where anybody got the idea it was brewed in California. They obviously have never read the label or been to Fort Worth, Texas. Head north on I35E through Fort Worth and the brewery is on your right.

Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music:


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Photo of tesguino
3.83/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The national beer of texas, the slogan of this beer give honour its name appearance and taste is good , smell low in the average, but easy drinkability and special for bbq and buddies meeting, in sunday, or soccer game with any snacks; very recommendable.

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Photo of nekronos
3.77/5  rDev +52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ALmost the same than Schafer, I do not know, but I think they are now belog to SABMiller, maybe they are still being free at some range. It was good, for a BBQ party, but since we do not got them in Mexico, it was booring, and annoying at the end. And I would have a lot to say about the can, but I prefeer not.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +51.2%
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.

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Photo of sayerofthelaw
3.72/5  rDev +50%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not going to break this beer down and review it piece by piece, it's just a simple beer that's meant to be an easy drinker. There aren't any notable hop or malt flavors in it, but it's smooth and refreshing, the type of beer you want at midnight in Texas when it's 82 degrees outside. It's cheaper than the more popular domestic light beers and it tastes better.
Lone Star is my favorite session beer and that's all that I expect from it, it isn't a bad beer at all.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.68/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lone Star has a thick, white head, and a very clear, highly carbonated golden appearance. Aroma is faint to nil, but a very slight grain smell can be detected. Taste is mild and light, yet pleasant. It has a stereotypical American-style lager flavor, not unlike Busch. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Overall, this is a satisfying beer, but not particularly unusual. Drinkability is very good; a lawnmowing or cookout beer. I like it. NOTE: I bought this in Texas- it is not sold in Louisiana. I drank this in a beer glass poured from a 16 oz. can.


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Photo of Spiderhouse
3.67/5  rDev +48%
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.


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.

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Photo of bastardface
3.67/5  rDev +48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Lone Dtar beer is another favorite of mine. Besides the little puzzles on the bottom of each bottle cap the beer isn't that bad. I was surprised that it is made by Pabst brewing. Lone Star has to be the best beer from this brewery, atleast by what I've had. The smell is not impressive but it is easily drinkabe. You can have quit a few without being annoyed by it. At has a little bitter bite toward the end of a drink. It tastes slightly hoppy and grainy. It is a step above bud light and Coors Light. Pretty good dud sud.

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Photo of Dajtai007
3.62/5  rDev +46%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being a avid craft beer drinker, you need to have a beer that you just have everyday. This is my beer just for that purpose. I've probably had every top notch beer made in the world, but this always sits in my fridge. Its a good cheap beer that does its job well, quenching my thirst after a long day of work. Then I will dig deeper into the fridge and pull out something else to sip on. Its good for what its worth.

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Photo of greggwllms
3.6/5  rDev +45.2%
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

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Photo of lanechaffin
3.6/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's spritzy, kind of light, and sometimes taste better than other times. It isn't great but it isn't bad and served cold it sure hits the spot. I've always thought it could be a pretty big money maker if they'd market it a little better.
Had a case this past weekend- now Lone Star comes with a RED PULL TAB...with a little white Texas star on it!! How cool is that haha. This beer really isn't half bad. I guess its fresh cause the cans are new...maybe Lone Star will keep up the good work.

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Photo of MadTown1000
3.6/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought it specifically out of wonderment that Lone Star Beer actually exists - I thought it was made up. Very light gold color - looks like Miller Lite, which probably isn't too surprising. Poured from bottle into a glass, it foams up to about a 2 inch head, which fizzes down to a thin white foam over about a minute. Not much smell to speak of. Tastes like you'd expect from a standard American lager but it has a slightly hoppy aftertaste on the back of the tongue that makes it stand out a little bit from the crowd. Not spectacular, but pretty good for the style. Certainly inoffensive. I could potentially buy it again as a barbecue beer.

Edited to increase drinkability score. This stuff does go down like water.

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Photo of beerdiablo
3.6/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The much-ballyhooed “National beer of Texas” needs to be reviewed in the proper context. This is not craft beer, nor does it portend to be.

This is an inexpensive, generic macro lager meant to be drunk in the Texas heat, at a BBQ/Pachanga, chili cook-off, tubing on the Guadalupe, etc.

I don’t recommend seeking it out if you can’t get it in your town but if you’re ever in Texas and you’re given a choice of BMC and there’s Lone Star available, order one and enjoy the company you’re with.

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Photo of danieltothemax
3.55/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was cheap! I like that when I buy some beer. It tasted alot like Budweiser. Cheap beer is usually terrible, but this wasn't that bad. I drank a 6pack tonight and I'm glad that I did. I found out my girlfriend was ex-girlfriend had been f---ing me over with some metal-head kid, and i was depressed. The Lone Star solved my problems at least for a short period of time. I will buy it again when I am depressed and feeling suicidal. Thank you Lone Star.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.53/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I grew up with this stuff around. I had an older brother who had some friends that were big Lone Star drinkers. Since I was underage and clueless, I drank this stuff too. This is the first time I have really reviewed it since then, so let's go back in time...shall we?

Appearance: Pours a very clear slightly reddish golden color with a thick and tight 1/4" head of white bubbles. There are many bubbles rising to maintain the head and give it an almost Champagne look. A minute or so later there are still quite a few bubbles rising. The

Aroma: It actually has some aroma to it. There is some malty sweetness here that is almost reminiscent of a Helles. There is a slight metallic hint to it. A very slight hop aroma along with a dry graininess that you get as you go deeper into the beer.

Taste: The flavor is malt driven also. It definitely has a dry and attenuated kick to it, but there isn't really enough hops in it to balance the sweetness as it finishes. It leaves your throat feeling like it just took a big swig of water, but there is some sweetness there just to make it stick a bit on the way down.

Opinion: Well, I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. It actually has some flavor and body to it without being all adjuncts. I believe that there is still a bit rice in here to lighten up the body, but I don't think that it is approaching the 30-40% that you get with AB's products. There is just far too little hops here to even make it a Helles. I was disappointed in the finish.

**Note** As I am supposed to, I am reviewing this beer against its style. That is why it is scoring so high because this is probably one of the better macro brews.

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Photo of Spikester
3.5/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My daughter brought me an 18 pack of cans from Texas. Brewed in Fort Worth, TX.
Poured clear gold with not quite two fingers of white head. Recedes to a ring of white in less than five minutes.
Some spots of lace, not much.
Smell is some bread and a whiff of hops.
Taste is pretty good for the style. Mostly barley malt upfront with a good amount of grassy herbal hops at the end. More hop flavor than I expected.
Mouthfeel was smooth and well carbonated. Finish is sweet then light bitterness. Not overly dry.
Overall a surprisingly tasty main stream American lager. The best by date is only 30 days from expiration too. This would be a fine hot weather beer. "The National beer of Texas."

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Photo of xduderx
3.45/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We just recently started getting this beer again in Nashville so I ordered a longneck at my local bar.

apperanace = drank from a bottle but I'm imagining it's the typical pale color with heavy carbonation

smell = very pleasant with a little bit of hops aroma

taste = surprisingly crisp and refreshing with some definite hops undertones. very inoffensive and VERY similar to stag and pbr

mouthfeel = very light bodied and refreshing

drinkability = very high. this beer goes down easy and isn't too filling. it won't win any awards, but it's definitely one of the better american macros.

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Photo of NOOGIE
3.45/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My constant search for all beers Pabst, I found this gem in Illinois. Poured into a mug, 12 oz bottle I can see this is gonna go wrong when the date says 07!

Apperance: Quick pour, foam appears, 1/2 finger of foam. Carbonation is still good, which suprises me. Foam sticks around for a while. Normal stained yellow color.

Smell: Classic Pabst smell, corn, grains, alcohol, and a bit of hops, nothing to bad.

Taste: A lot like a Pabst, but less bitter. Not as smooth. Tastes of grains and alcohol, and water.

Mouthfeel: Above average stays wet in your mouth, nothing offensive left.

Drink: Very easy, good for days like this. Just like a Pabst.

Overall good, I'd buy it again, but not for $15! Also there are some writings on the bottle caps.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.43/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Don't mess with Texas.

Poured out Texas-cold into a pint glass. Typical light golden color with a thin, hardly lasting head. The main thing I smell here is corn, with a little bit of grain. Taste is an overall sweet. Not a whole lot to this. Kind of a good thing considering some bad flavors that can be had from a macro lager. Some grain flavors, but the palate is washed clean relatively quickly and there is no aftertaste to speak of. Very clean and refreshing. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is relatively mild for its style. Considering the fact that this is so damned clean and the mouthfeel is relatively mellow, this has excellent drinkability.

Pure. Texan. Beer.

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Photo of Damian
3.43/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 fl oz. (355 ml) bottle purchased at Hillside Wine & Spirits, Medford, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, deep golden yellow. A frothy, bright white, one-finger crown topped the liquid, but it quickly fell to a thin ring. Tiny streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

Dry, powdery, lager yeast notes dominated the aroma. Grainy with mild adjunct notes. Pretty ordinary and fairly non-descript, but decently clean and crisp.

Pale malts and cereal grains were noticeable in the flavor profile. Lemony, wheaty and somewhat tart in the center. A hint of grassy hops appeared in the crisp, dry finish. Overall, surprisingly tasty for the style.

The mouthfeel was solid. Medium bodied. Smooth, creamy and fluffy with a lively, finely beaded effervescence.

Lone Star Beer is a refreshing and relatively flavorful American adjunct lager. All in all, definitely a notch or two better than most beers of this style.

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Photo of boblog
3.42/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good American Lager. Not great. Not awfull. Fairly cheap. Clean aftertaste. Not as bad as many people think. It is worth its price. The most intresting part is how many times the bottle mentions Texas."Dont mess with Texas" "Serve Texas cold" Texas bla bla. Oh well pretty decent beer.

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Photo of joshuadlight
3.41/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had a couple while waiting around for a table at a restaurant last night. Clear and yellow with a fizzy head. Whaddya know? Its exactly what I was expecting. Not a lot in the nose, but the taste isn't offensive. This beer is fizzy and refreshing. Makes its name for being very cheap and very drinkable. There is a time and place for a beer like this. It is what it is.

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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.