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Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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578 Ratings

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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)
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

Stevie_Janowski, Jul 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

HRamz3, Feb 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

rderedin, Sep 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

CreightonSM, Apr 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

butlermattj, Sep 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

ACircusHeart, Mar 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

Amp, Dec 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

wsc3, Jan 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

vinny21bal, Dec 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

chrishensley, Jun 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

LaughingZebra, Jul 04, 2014
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2.03/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light golden color with a snow white, artificial looking head - though a decent layer remained to the bottom of the glass. Lots of swirling carbonation, actually quite pretty, modest lace. Very slight aroma of grain and faint hops. Taste is very smooth, begins with mild sweet malt flavors, which then fade to very mild hops and a clean finish. Overall, this beer seems rather weak; the type of beer that European visitors are wont to complain about. There is nothing terrible about Lone Star, but its not much more than water.

Package reviewed was a 16 oz can.

Pegasus, May 30, 2002
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a clear straw or gold color, the head is off white, average in size and the lace adequate. Nose is clean and crisp, dominated by the malts. Front is malt and somewhat sweet, the top thin, the finish is pertinently acidic, passably hopped, dry aftertaste. Beats dying of thirst, but just barely, not a beer I fancy.

Gusler, Nov 06, 2002
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"Serve Texas cold" on label. Is that different than any other state's cold? Whatever...

It pours pale golden yellow with a fizzy head that eventually vanishes. Typical of style.

The smell is of corn adjuncts. Sulfurish/chemical with only a vague hint of grain.

The taste is of sweet grain and cooked corn. Not unlike so many macro-brews, but lacking even compared to so many others. Watery finish.

This is watery and has quite a bit of a fizzy character.

Even in style, this is pretty bad, though not the worst. Still, why bother...

jwc215, Apr 12, 2007
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

How could I go to Texas and not at least try Lone Star? It met my expectations in that it really wasn't that good. It was a fairly typical macro lager. It poured a star-colored yellow with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Smell was light a bit of malt, some corn, and that was about it. Taste followed suit. A bit of malts, corn, adjuncts most likely, and that was about it. Maybe a tiny hint of hops, but not much more. It was clean and crisp to drink though, and went down very smoothly. Still, I wouldn't exactly recommend drinking this, though, you'll find there are some places where it really is your only option.

YonderWanderer, Mar 12, 2008
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

had one of these for the first time last night. I was seeing Captured! by Robots last night & thought I would give it a try. drank right out of the bottle in the bar, its wasn’t the ideal tasting saturation, but one I imagine the PBR people are fine with.

Ice cold, crisp fizzy malt sourness. ever so slight hop presence, just enough so you guess there might be some there. feels like flat stale club soda in your mouth, & what flavor there is gone almost immediately upon swallowing.

is inoffensive enough to be palpable. is bland enough to be forgotten.

would pair well with camels & NASCAR.


Ave, Oct 22, 2003
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. The national beer of Texas that I sadly have never had before. A buddy left a few in the fridge so I figured I would review.

A: Typical light lager coloring, very little to no head. Carbonation apparent.

S: Sweet malt on the nose, slightly skunky, not very good at all.

T & M: Ugh, not good. I've had light lagers that had more flavor. Just not much there at all. Some twinges of sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel incredibly watery.

D: Not offensive, but there are definitely better macro options out there.

elniko, Sep 14, 2008
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2.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Obtained as a leftover at the office. 12oz bottle with what I'm assuming is an expiration date of 4/10/11, based on Pabst bottle dating. So, on to the "National Beer of Texas". Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Light yellow. As close to transparent without being water. White fluffy head that stays around for a few and leaves some sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Barely anything going on here. Touch of husky grain. A bit sweet.

T: Follows the nose exactly. Guess any hops have faded after one year of "aging".

O: Guess it's not totally fair since I tried an expired bottle. After trying 100+ Texas beers, I would say this beats Shiner's Ruby Redbird and that's about it. Well worth the money I spent.

videofrog, Oct 01, 2012
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2.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is my dad's favorite beer. Poor bugger. He can drink it all day long and seemingly never even get a mild buzz. The best thing you can say about this beer is that it's cheap. Even better for me, it's always free at the folks' place. It's always a choice of a Star or a Miller Lite... Lone Star gets the vote from me ... for what its worth.

ebraun, May 29, 2002
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2.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Red, white, and gold aluminum can.

Smell: Musty and beige. No interesting olfactory notes.

Taste: I finally figured out what that sweet Lone Star aftertaste reminded me of- those awful orange marshmallow "peanuts" we ate as kids. It also leaves an unpleasant stale residue in your mouth after a couple of cans.

Mouthfeel: Loose, watery, elevated CO2.

Overall: On the positive side, it is cheap and no worse than other mass produced beers. The excessive sweetness can amplify the hangover. If you're visiting in Texas go for a Shiner instead.

Dongregorio, May 13, 2014
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2.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours an ultra-clear pale straw color with nearly no head to speak of. There is a massive amount of carb action racing to the top, but still no head. It has a sweet corn and a fresh-cut grass smell to it. The top of the taste is a carb bite that nearly burns like a Coke product and has a twangy lemon and earthy grain taste with hops nearly being uninvited to this ill-fated party. It is thin and watery and aside from that carb bite, it has no character. Could have been an easier drinking swill, but the bite burns so it takes away from the only thing this beer could have had going for it. I’m embarrassed that this is called what it is. Cheers anyways!

BeerAngel, Jul 26, 2003
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2.16/5  rDev -12.2%

misternebbie, Sep 02, 2014
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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 02, 2002
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2.17/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Round up yer little doggies and bring 'em on over to the trough for some corn water. One of the great fizzy yellows so successful at the bank and not so successful in the tasting room, this is one of the pale yellow, white-headed beers that we admired in our youth. Typical macro lager with not much to offer but price and great advertising. Watch out for the corn silks!

AtLagerHeads, Apr 10, 2003
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2.17/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

BeardedBoffin, Jan 01, 2011
Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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