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Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Reviews: 213
Hads: 721
Avg: 2.48
pDev: 50.81%
Wants: 23
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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: 213 | Hads: 721
Photo of LWG1970
3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden Yellow color.

Smells like Corn and citrus

Taste almost like PBR. (Since it's brewed by them, makes sense)
Kinda sweet, Malty taste.

Better in Bottles. Be sure to check dates. PABST sometimes sells old beer.

6 pack of bottles was $5.99 VERY hard to find here. But worth a try.

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Photo of BeanBone
2.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A crystal-clear golden body capped by two fingers of fluffy white head that burns off quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Lemony hops over a relatively rich grainy malt body. Somewhat promising so far.

Flavor: Up front, a dash of spicy and lemony hops. Underneath, a relatively rich cereal-grainy backbone. It’s much maltier (well, grainier) than it is hoppier, but doesn’t feel unbalanced. Just a little sweet grain in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a clean finish.

Drinkability: Like every beer in this category, drinkability is there in spades for those that enjoy the flavor.

Verdict: I’m sad to say it, but Lone Star is a piss-poor representation of Texas beer. It’s has a bit more malt bite than most of it’s competition, but at the end of the day it’s just another in a sea of faceless beers in this style.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.37/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looking to get to 500 Beer Karma...so close. This is the only thing in my fridge to review right now...Lame.

The neck of the bottle says something about April 04 2011...like it really matters.

The cap twists off quite easily with a quiet and quick fizz.

A - The pour yields a very loose white head that dissipates almost immediately. There is some depth to this fizzy yellow beer, but only the smallest amount.

S - a light smell, malty, touch of green apple - do they use Budweiser's yeast for this?

T - Very light again, no lingering effects on the palate to speak of, enters with a lightly tart apple flavor and leaves with a light malty finish.

M - light and smooth, a touch dry on the swallow.

O (D) - well It's better than I expected. I don't think it's very good. Attempting to review to style.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.86/5  rDev -25%
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?

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Photo of beerprovedwright
1.92/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One finger head of pure white, dense foam, which lasted less than a minute, leaving a few bits of lace on the side of the glass. Color is a 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Clear with lots of micro bubble action. Smell is of cereal grain and that is about it. Taste is not much there, flavors of corn, wheat and a touch of sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is almost water, save the zing from loads of carbonation. Cheap beer for days working in the yard, but there are a lot of those with more flavor and less cost.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
2.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Smells like sweet corn and grain. However, sweetness does not jump out of the taste. It has high carbonation. It tastes like really cheap bread. It has an interesting bitter taste that is refreshingly different from the corn sweetness in most beers of this type. But still, it mostly just tastes like a mouthful of soggy off-brand bread.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
1.2/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance - No head. White lace. Dead pale straw body with no visible carbonation.

Smell - No smell other than a very slight corn scent.

Taste - No off flavors. Then again, no real flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel - Water.

Overall Drinkability - This beer has no redeeming qualities other than the fact that it tastes like water, and it is conceivable that someone might want to get drunk while drinking water, so this would be the solution to that need.

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Photo of Urbancaver
2.33/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a piss yellow with a decent amount of pure white head. The frothy head hangs around forever. Smells pretty bland. Some light maltiness and sweetness but no other smells. Tastes... blah. Not awful but really nothing to say. Its a bit thin and the corn is prominent but its fairly decent overall for the style

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Photo of mdunman
1.83/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.1/5  rDev +25%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
2.38/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.18/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of chillmunity
3.35/5  rDev +35.1%
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.

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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 keeganfrank
2.2/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.34/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.06/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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Photo of JMad
2.01/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Photo of jwhancher
2.74/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.33/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
2.7/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of LacquerHead
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of tone77
2.8/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of bort11
3.18/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

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Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev +21%
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.

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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.