Lone Star Light - Pabst Brewing Company
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1.8/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
12-07-2013 01:52:14 | More by ChestSplitter
3.64/5 rDev +56.2%
Lone Star Light has a medium, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The interesting aroma is initially of a strong grain husk character, but this fades to a pungent, sweet, grainy, beer smell, which is more pronounced than what one typically encounters in light lagers. The flavor is also stronger and tastier than what is typical for this style- sweet grain, some corn, barley, and a touch of balancing hops all work together for a nice presentation. Mouthfeel is mostly light, and Lone Star Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and enjoyable. This is a mellow, good beer. Light beer enthusiasts should love it!
11-14-2013 17:06:08 | More by RonaldTheriot
1.68/5 rDev -27.9%
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.
09-24-2013 02:26:38 | More by kojevergas
Lone Star Light from Pabst Brewing Company
60 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.