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Lone Star Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

Lone Star BeerLone Star Beer

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495 Ratings

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 27.35%

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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Photo of JISurfer

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I like this stuff. Sure, it's not Olympia, but it's not bad. I thought I would try it, because I've had bros suggest it for a cheap thrill. Cheap? Kind of. $5 a sixer. It was the usual yellow color with a white head. The taste was very hoppy! No, not like a rabbit. Har har! The smell was hoppy too. Not much out of the ordinary for mouthfeel. I may come back to this rhinestone cowboy.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2003 15:09:24 | More by JISurfer
Photo of mickstepp


1.63/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I'm sure Texas has its strong points but beer sure doesn't seem to be one of them. On a recent visit to the northern suburbs of Houston I was forced to drink many a bad beer, this one included. The choices were the usual national macro swill and local macro swill. I went local but gained nothing for the experience. The same yellow fizzy crap that I associate with AB, Miller and Coors. Utterly lacking in taste and character. Texans apparently think of themselves as rugged individualists but their beer is wimpy.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2003 19:05:51 | More by mickstepp
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was quite surprised to see this stuff in New Jersey. The label says "Lone Star Brewing, Ft. Worth, TX." The stuff used to be brewed in San Antonio at the Pearl brewery, but now that Miller brews Pabst's brands, they moved it to their Ft. Worth facility. The label has all different kinds of Texas sayings on it, almost in a way that it is being marketed to non Texans. Texas is a great state with a proud people and rich history, but I don't see how this stuff fits into it.

Lone Star pours a light gold color with a thin fizzy head that disappears very quickly. To be blunt, the smell reminded me of animal urine. Some grain and a hint of alcohol in the nose as well. The mouthfeel is watery. The taste struck me as very odd. Sweet in a way, but I could best describe the malt and grain profile as: 1. Burnt orange (as if somebody threw an orange in a BBQ pit) 2. Burnt corn or 3. The burnt plastic container containing the above two things. Some mixture of those 3 things is the best I could describe it. Little bit of hop dryness in the finish. Aside from the initial "burnt" motif, this beer is on the bland side. The aftertaste is definately of burnt corn and a little bit of alcohol. The beer finishes with minimal alcoholic warmth.

My suggestion is that if you follow the label and drink this "Texas Cold" and quickly, it is somewhat tolerable. I had to try this seeing how it is somewhat of a novelty seeing it in central NJ, but I won't be rushing to buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 23:26:49 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

an every so slight step above stuff like bud and corona. looks and tasted watered down. no flavor or character here. not a very good beer, but if i have to suck back garbage on a hot summer day, i'd rather this than the afforementioned bud or corona.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 18:00:47 | More by guinness33
Photo of feloniousmonk


1/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The label states, "Pure Texas Beer" and "Don't Mess With Texas". If "Texas" is as weak as this "beer", I can kick "Texas"'s butt with hands tied!
No head, dull pale "color". Dry vegetal aroma. Nothing. Tainted water. There is nothing remotely resembling beer here! Why would anyone want to drink this? It doesn't even try to be beer! Finish? None! Body? None! Hops, malt? Nope! Texture, there is none!
Given to me as a sample by a beer salesman. I don't quite trust him anymore.
Worst Beer. EVER!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2002 17:22:35 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of BeerBob


2.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lone Star “The National Beer Of Texas” pours an amarillo from a russet glass bottle with a twist off cap. Head was about two fingers with a firm pour, then settling down to a thin cover of foam. Lacing was slight but very much in evidence.

Nose is a damp grain with some hops along with a whiff of the alcohol. Palate is a light malt, light corn, and a weak bitter hops. No steam roller here, just good old American lager.

Lone Star, a beer that a lot of people in Texas drink each and every day, so “Don’t Mess With Texas!"

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 19:17:42 | More by BeerBob
Photo of bditty187


2.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The nose is foul, stale, like cardboard and old gym socks. When “fresh out of the refrigerator” cold the flavors are subdued, mainly malt, the hops are absent. Awfully pale, light gold in color, artificial-looking white head… disappeared rather fast. The adjuncts don’t seem that out of control. Overall, really bland, simple… no need to drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 16:03:51 | More by bditty187
Photo of Gusler


2.05/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2002 06:52:03 | More by Gusler
Photo of ADR


2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow, a little darker than a Budweiser. Ivory Dish Detergent head that doesn't last longer than a 15 second TV commercial. An odd aroma that's similar to old socks. The foot wear theme continues in the malt impression, other than that, corn syrup. Typical macro hops, an afterthought. Drink this stuff cold and thirsty, its unpleasant at warmer temperatures.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2002 06:02:52 | More by ADR
Photo of EagleTalon


2.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Very clean! Virtually no aroma, very little taste, except for a dry american lager bite. Easy to drink! The bottle says "serve Texas-cold". OK...what is that? Texas is damn hot, so I take it that this beer is supposed to be served ice-cold to cool you down. This beer is made to do one thing: cool you off. It doesn't stray from it's mission by trying to have any discernable beer "character". Oh, yeah...the bottle also says "don't mess with Texas".

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2002 20:13:36 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of psugrad98


3.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium yellow in color with thin head. Crackery fresh tasting. Very crisp and average in flavor and mouthfeel. Goes down very easily. Tasty on a hot day with a big T-Bone!!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2002 20:33:48 | More by psugrad98
Photo of Bighuge


2.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very light golden color with a carbonated white head that fizzles down to nothing in 5 seconds. Slight malt and very slight hops on the nose. Fizzy mouthfeel. Not a lot of taste but no off-flavors of note either. Decent for a macro. Fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2002 20:05:14 | More by Bighuge
Photo of BKotch


1.3/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Are you guys kidding me? Is this stuff really available outside of Texas? Ugh! We don't drink it down here, and I recommend you not drink it either, no matter where you are. I wouldn't even water my office plants with Lone Star.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2002 19:14:43 | More by BKotch
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

1.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smells like a Bud, basically tastes like one too. "The National Beer of Texas" is an oxymoron. I think the abv is 5%.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2002 15:58:45 | More by jdhilt
Photo of John

New York

1.7/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Don't be fooled by the implication that this a premium beer. This compares to any other swill, and it's not as good as some at that. Harsh and astringent flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2002 08:37:28 | More by John
Photo of Jason


2.17/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2002 23:24:26 | More by Jason
Photo of htomsirveaux


1.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours with a medium sized white head, a well carbonated beer. Unfortunately that's the best thing about this beer. Clear bright yellow color. Smells slightly sour and cidery. No skunk thanks to the low hopping rate and brown bottle. Light body. Not much flavor beyond some faint watery maltiness. Finishes with a brief sour aftertaste. There might be a hop in there but I couldn't find it. Might be okay if you've just mowed an acre of lawn during a Texas summer and there's nothing else available.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2002 14:45:07 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of gwfrankpsu


1.05/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

You;ve got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!! I was in Austin, Texas a few years ago and a man walked up the the bar, the bartender asked if he wanted a beer. He said, "No, I'll have a Lone Star."

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2001 12:01:10 | More by gwfrankpsu
Photo of Todd


2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember drinking this when I was trying to get a 25oz mug at Bukowski's in Boston. We had to drink 99 beers. This was one of them. Everytime I went in there I would procrastinate, dreading the day that I would have to drink it. My thoughts were confirmed when I did. Hard to swallow and ultra-bland.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2001 08:24:08 | More by Todd
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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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