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Lone Star Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
60
poor

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 30.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.88% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-02-2002)
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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Texasfan549, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
1.68/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

6 pack purchased 4 minutes ago for $6.99. 165 calories per 16 fl oz can. "Brewed in Texas." "The National Beer of Texas" - my ass; Lone Star itself is also labelled this, so which is it, Pabst? 16 fl oz aluminum can served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely low. Reviewed as a light lager because the name and label imply it is such. I don't see an ABV listed on the can. Best before 10/21/13.

Served cold, almost straight from the store's fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no (under)carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours about a four finger wide head of white colour. Okay thickness. Pathetic lack of creaminess and frothiness. Zero lacing/legs as the head recedes. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes - which seems decent, but is made more unimpressive when you consider the beer's low ABV.

Body colour is a clear pale watery yellow, and is fairly dull. Transparent/translucent. No yeast particles are visible.

It looks pretty weak. Definitely a subpar appearance. I'm not really looking forward to this one.

Sm: Harsh crystal malts, straw, and barley. Grainy and weak. Any hops are minimal in presence and generic/floral in character. Hints of metallic character. Corn adjunct. Somewhat unpleasant. Lacks character overall; far from evocative. I'm not looking forward to trying this.

No alcohol or yeast character is detectable. A pathetic aroma of average strength.

T: Stale barley, flavourless malts, generic grains, corn adjunct, and straw. It'd be a real reach to say this has any hop character. As generic as can be, this beer lacks any complexity or subtlety whatsoever. Poor balance. There's a bit of cohesion. By no means a gestalt beer. Weak and pathetic. Built poorly, even for the style - which doesn't usually garner high expectations. The entire third act is just dead - empty of any flavour at all.

Low intensity, depth, and duration of flavour. Actually, beers don't get much more shallow than this. There's very little going on here. Watery and vaguely metallic.

No yeast character comes through. Plenty of off-flavours, but to its credit alcohol isn't one of them - but then why buy this? At least other crappy lagers in this price range get you inebriated.

Overall, it's pretty shit.

Mf: Thin, watery, and sort of crisp. I guess it's smooth, but I don't mean to indicate any positive connotation whatsoever. Wet, sure. Unrefreshing. Water hardness is weird. Horrid presence on the palate. Lacks body. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well. Weak and pathetic - that's a running motif here.

Not oily, harsh, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Its crowning achievement is its drinkability; it's practically water and drinks like it. But its low quality makes one reticent to consume it in mass quantities. This is not a beer for beer drinkers. As a "student brew," it has its place - and that may be the nicest thing I can say about it. To be fair, it didn't disappoint; in fact it was exactly what I anticipated - shite.

Don't get me wrong; I'll be killing the remaining five cans - maybe even tonight. A true beer lover resists drainpours. It'd be unfair to call the flavour "bad" or "off" per se; it really doesn't have much flavour. It's just bland and boring. But then, at least badly executed beers tend to try for something or exhibit some inspiration. This is just massly produced crap for the hoi polloi.

Not recommended. I won't be purchasing this again.

High F

kojevergas, Sep 24, 2013
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1.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Well, the national beer of Texas isn't good, but the price adds good points. The taste is smooth, with apples and fizzy; very refreshing; its ok to drink with snacks; the look is awful with a distilled yellow color; in the smell are essences of corn; very little body; i would drink it again only as a gift.

roddwolff, Mar 09, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

GDPete, Oct 11, 2013
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1.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

A somewhat retrospective review.
Drunk straight from the can in September, 1984. Purchased a 24pk case for $4.99. This beer was, and presumably still is, the epitome of the cheaply produced, cheaply priced American adjunct light lager. Taste is water and musty bread and cardboard. Mouthfeel is non-existent. This beer gets a 1.0 on all the objective measures but a 5.0 overall because it achieved its one objective -- an alcohol-delivery system for broke college kids -- flawlessly.

ChestSplitter, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For Macro Smackdown XII I've decided to go with a couple of light macro lagers. This bottle of Lone Star Light will go mano a mano with a bottle of the Steel City's finest, I.C. Light. I liked Iron City Beer better than I liked Lone Star Beer. Let's see if things shake out any differently when it comes to their light counterparts.

Lone Star Light is a deeper, richer, more attractive shade of amber. In fact, its competitor isn't amber at all, but is faded straw yellow. I don't like the head on this one nearly as well however. It's small, dingy white and has very little character. A clean glass doesn't help.

Neither nose really jumps out of the glass. This nose is the weaker of the two and is the less pleasant. It doesn't smell much like grain and is metallic besides. There isn't a whole lot here to get excited about. Texas had better get its ass in gear.

Unfortunately, the flavor takes after the aroma. Lone Star Light tastes like stale grain that has sat too long in a stainless steel drum. In fact, it tastes like a low-alcohol beer more than a light beer. So much for carbs. This offering has 8.3 gm compared to I.C. Light's paltry 2.8 gm. Surprisingly, it's the inferior beer.

The mouthfeels are pretty similar all the way around. They're both light (natch) without quite making it to watery. And they both possess enough carbonation to keep things lively without the beer becoming too buzzy in the mouth. A dead heat.

MacSmack XII has turned into a rout, something that I wouldn't have predicted. It's now official (if anyone cares; I know I don't): Iron City Beer and I.C. Light are superior to Lone Star Beer and Lone Star Light. Well, that's one BA's opinion anyway.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 14, 2007
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1.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Lone Star Light pours a poor yellow color with small head and no lace; Not much for smell but is malty and weak; Taste of corn and rice; Mouthfeel is watery and thin, light body, highly carbonated; Refreshing; Drinkable but nothing else.

A typical light lager.

¡Salud!

fido, Jan 13, 2007
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

valkyre65, Sep 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

avisong, Apr 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

jheezee, Dec 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

JamLand, Jun 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

mgr78704, Jul 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a perfectly clear pale yellow color with a continuously bubble fed fluffy white head. The foam actually sticks around nicely, 20+ seconds or so, not too shabby.

Nose is of faint maltiness and carbonated mineral water. Not much else, certainly no hops or specialty malts. At least is smells clean and non-skunkified.

I reviewed Lone Star regular the other day and did not think anything could be more flavorless. I was wrong. This beer takes the prize for "Most Closely Related to Water" award. To be fair, there are no off-flavors present and the high carbonation level lends some refreshing qualities. At 3.9% is it possible to catch a buzz? I liked the regular Lone Star offering better, kinda like preferring mosquitoes to roaches.

twiggamortis420, Jun 23, 2009
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2/5  rDev -14.2%

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2/5  rDev -14.2%

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Lone Star Light from Pabst Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.