Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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204 Reviews
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Reviews: 204
Hads: 682
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 27.17%
Wants: 21
Gots: 101 | 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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Reviews: 204 | Hads: 682
Photo of JackieTH
3.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

During a recent hunting trip to Texas I drank this exclusively to fit in... ha ha. Had no idea it was from Pabst. And we all enjoyed the little puzzles under the bottle caps.

I guess it's greatest assest is, as somebody else already said, it's not an annoying beer. Drink 1 or 6...and well, it works well enough to quench your thirst. (335 characters)

Photo of Brad007
2.38/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (562 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.18/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Lone Star is a yellowish brew with a little white head. The aroma, to the extent that you can detect it, is sweet with adjunct. More of the same on the light bodied palate. I believe corn is the culprit here. Very little bitterness to counteract the sweetness. As I drink more, the sweet residue builds producing almost a syrup-like coating of the mouth. Cloying appropriately sums this one up. (394 characters)

Photo of chillmunity
3.35/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

As a Texas I want to point out that Lone Star even gets a bad rap in the lone star state, snobbishly looked down upon by Texans who prefer Bud and Miller (which I find pretty hilarious.) I started drinking Lone Star in high school, mostly due to its low price at the time, and it has become sort of a comfort beer for me. I know its not the best beer on the market, but if you want a cold one while mowing the yard in 100 degree Texas summers or to wash down brisket at a backyard barbecue, you cant go wrong with a Lone Star. (526 characters)

Photo of bastardface
3.67/5  rDev +44.5%
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. (524 characters)

Photo of keeganfrank
2.2/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light gold color with little head which dissipates quickly. Lacing doesn't stick around long either. Odor is faint but comes across as dry and grainy. Tastes like watery grains with a very slight hop bitterness. Not the worst brew I've ever had but far from the best. (275 characters)

Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a bad looking beer. Not something to write home about, but not bad. Pours a golden yellow color with a nice white head that sticks around a moment, no lacing. Smells of corn and grass, and a little grain. Tastes of corn and sweet malts, a little hops, and some simple syrup or something. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Drinkability is pretty average too. (353 characters)

Photo of MTNboy
3.06/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is incredibly average at every level except I thought it was an excellent looking beer. The aroma is alright. It is a bit grassy, grainy and a little adjunct but no worse than other beers in this category. It has a brass colored body with good carbonation. A good white head and a little above average head. The flavor is mild and reminds me of the aroma with some malt and hops. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink. (431 characters)

Photo of JMad
2.01/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle to a pint glass...
Pours a golden yellow color with a white one finger had that disappeared pretty quickly.
Smells of corn , malt and a little alcohol.
Tastes kind of like corn too and is a litlle boozy.
This beer is way too carbonated. Drinks ok I guess. (269 characters)

Photo of jwhancher
2.74/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Guy that works at the local beer distributor convinced me to try this one out and buy a case. At $12.99, I figured what the heck. Little did I know that this was brewed by Pabst!!! Ahhh...the sneakiness of those bigger breweries. Why can't they just be upfront with their many brands?

A: A crystal clear light adjunct lager. This one looks particularly lighter than most. Sort of blondish, a real pale yellow. Has good carbonation and a thin film of head that lingers long after the poor.

S: Smells like a PBR. Not sure if I would have made the same comparison had I not found out it was brewed by Pabst, but oh well. Reeks of husk graininess and corn adjunct. Not particularly attractive.

T: Tastes a tad sweet to begin. A little bland. A tad bit of bitterness that finishes. Not particularly bad. Was expecting much worse, but it's actually your average adjunct with extract brewed light lager.

M: Very light bodied. This one is like water. The hop bitterness is not bad at the end.

D: Appears to be a very drinkable beer - one to shotgun, chug, or put in the ol' college beer bong. Not really one to sip & savor. I'll give this one a "C" in this category.

Overall, I was expecting something of a surprise when I initially bought this, became disappointed after I learned Pabst brews this, then was surprised again when it wasn't as bad as I initially thought after learning this was from Pabst. (1,404 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
2.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a can of this one yesterday and opened it up to knock another off the list. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, it was consumed on 08/23/2010.

The pour is a light golden amber with a thin film of white that just barely covers the top for a few moments before settling down into a layer of nothing. Light grains and corn on the nose, but very light and nothing I would really write home about per se. clean, crisp taste, but again nothing that really is standing out for me, just seems to be lacking in nearly every aspect. Finish is just as quick as the start and no real aftertaste to speak of.

Overall it was just another in a lone of light lagers that just lack depth and profile. Not terrible, just uninteresting. (733 characters)

Photo of CHickman
2.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold in color with a foamy/fizzy 1 finger white head that dissipates very quickly and leaves zero lacing.

Smells of corn, malt, grains, faint hops and light lemon. Pretty weak overall nose, consistent with a US macro lager aroma.

Tastes like it smells, of corn, malt, grains, light lemon and some very light citrus hops. Pretty much a standard US lager through and through, bringing with it that very basic beer taste that has a grainy aftertaste but no real distinctive flavor. It's beer that seems to be made for mass consumption that disregards taste.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp with very high and champagne-like carbonation, and an extremely light body. Refreshing and easy to drink, it's watery and kind of boring, and overall an OK beer that's just very dull. (790 characters)

Photo of LacquerHead
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I've had this on-tap, out of a can, bottle, and keg. I have poured this into a Sam Adams pint glass, a large goblet, red plastic cup, American pint glass, and the experience is the same. This beer is just not that good.

In Texas bars and stores this beer is cheaper then most BMC products; however, in Chicago this beer is priced as if it were a low end premium. If you are not in Texas DO NOT pay too much for this beer. This beer is good if you find your self strapped for cash at a bar, as this will usually be the cheapest.

The aroma is not very strong and no matter the container the head does not stick around for very long and no lacing. It has a slight corn smell to it which shows up in the flavor.

It has that typical mass produced watered down taste and body. There is a slight roastiness to it that makes it somewhat distinctive compared to other macro brews, and it is a little more carbonated than most.

I usually drink this straight out of a 16oz can which is the best way to have it in my opinion. It does not really matter how you drink it, it still won't taste good. For some oddball reason I tend to drink a lot of this whenever I'm in Texas. (1,168 characters)

Photo of tone77
2.8/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of corn. Taste is very mild, almost nothing to this beer. Maybe a touch of malts and corn. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall other than for drinking games, this is a miss. (330 characters)

Photo of bort11
3.18/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. There is a one inch head that drops down immediately to leave little evidence that it was ever there. No lacing at all. Body color is a clear pale straw yellow with a few active streamers of carbonation.

Smell has an initial DMS corn aroma. Either is settles down as it breathes or I have just gotten used to it. After a few minutes there is more of a dry grain and cereal aroma. No hops that I could detect.

Mouthfeel is a smooth light body that finishes clean. This is a beer for hot weather. Not just warm weather, hot weather. I'm talking about a heat index over 100 degrees. (623 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +18.1%
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. (781 characters)

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly I think this beer is a little better than most are rating it. It really isn't all that bad for what it is.

Appearance: I have no idea. I drank it straight from the can as it should be.

Smell: Very sweet malty aroma with hints of grain and breadiness.

Taste: Similar to aroma with malty sweetness with hints if grain/cereal taste. Hop presense is minimal to non existent except for the slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin body with high carbonation.

Drinkability: Not a bad beer at all. Lets be honest they aren't trying to be the next hop bomb or coffeee stout. It is what it is. A simple american lager. I recommend getting these in cans and serving them extremely cold. Great beer for after mowing the lawn. (722 characters)

Photo of corby112
1.93/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle served at the Menger Bar which is the oldest bar in San Antonio. Teddy Roosevelt recruited and started the Roughriders here. Anyway, back to the beer.

Pour a very clean pale golden yellow color with a thin white frothy head that quickly fades Ito a thin lasting ring. No lacing.

Very bland aroma with subtle hops, hints of grass, pale malt and sweet grainy corn.

Fuller bodied than I expected with a subtle dry hop presence up front that lingers throughout over the pale malt and sweet grainy corn notes into a long mettalic dry finish. This beer is about what I expected except fir mouthfeel and since it's 95 degrees here today I wS able to pound this down pretty quickly (683 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.68/5  rDev +44.9%
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.

RJT (553 characters)

Photo of heissebier
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this beer in the great state of Texas. The appearance is pale with a quickly dissipating white head. The smell and taste are not bad for an adjunct lager, but not really noticeable. What stands out about this beer is the smooth mouthfeel and drinkability. (259 characters)

Photo of sayerofthelaw
3.72/5  rDev +46.5%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again. (252 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
2.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

CAN you dig it? The CANQuest is closing in on # 200! Keep 'em coming!

I was initially looking at two fingers' worth of bone-white head, but it slowly reduced away to wisps. Color was a pretty golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an odd twang, metallic along with a light sweetness. Oof. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with a light sweetness in the mouth. Finish was lightly sweet. Frankly, it was not as bad as the nose led me to expect. It would probably be okay as a lawnmower beer.

The CAN had homages to Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, The Alamo, and the words "Since 1845". It also read, "Texas Born & Brewed". (633 characters)

Photo of roddwolff
1.27/5  rDev -50%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: I really prefer to drink in the can because poured in a glass seems urine;

S: Unpleasant notes of corn;

T: Adjunct grains where corn predominate, some aluminum, when is heated worsens the taste;

M: Fizzy;

D: Very bad to drink, maybe if you accompany any snack with it should be fine. (290 characters)

Photo of mwa423
1.33/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Oh no, I am at a great beer bar whwn the song thunderstruck comes on the jukebox. My friends start the thunderstruck drinking game and I realize I am not playing a drinking game with GLBC Xmas ale. Jump to the bar and decide to try Lone Star. AAL, why not? I qickly found out...

A - Pours closer to water then I could imagine... There is very little head and it quickly disappears.

S - cheap. I didn't know that cheap would ever be a wa I would use to rate smell of a beer, but this is closer in smell to king cobra than I want to imagine.

T - Close to biting into the stalk of a crn cob. It's all adjunct here folks, nothing else.

M/D - Goes down about cheap vodka. Come to think about it, it's as drinkable as 9 dollar handles of vodka at the grocery store. (763 characters)

Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.