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Lone Star Bock - Pabst Brewing Company

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Lone Star Bock
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 28.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-11-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.49/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lone Star Bock has essentially no head, but one can get a thin, beige one if the bottle is swished & poured in. No lacing, here. The appearance is clear, highly bubbly, and amber. Aroma is faint, but one can detect some sweet caramel. Taste is of sweetness, lots of toffee, bread crust, and a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lone Star Bock finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and quite drinkable. For a light-bodied bock, this is nice, and I would say it can be described at being very good.


RonaldTheriot, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of mjurney
3.39/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber-gold color, clear. Lots of bubble rising up. Thick frothy head.

Faint. I get some sweetness and caramel.

Sweetness, some toasted malts, caramel, maple syrup, a little corn adjunct. Bitterness is minimal. Finish is crisp and dry. Body is thin, super-dry, fizzy.

mjurney, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of kjwetherb
3.36/5  rDev +43%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't taste like much in the bottle. Pouring it into a pint glass is the only way to get the maple syrup-y smell and flavor. Once it's poured, it's a nice, drinkable beer. Not too sweet, so it doesn't get old after awhile. Decent beer, especially for the price.

kjwetherb, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

JohnBender, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

harrylee773, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

FrizWhiz, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of ilovemacros
3.13/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was raised on good ol' Lone Star. So, when I saw this I was all excited. I love Shiner Bock, so I was anxious to try this. I was a lil disappointed. Too much of a caramel taste. Kind of grows on you after 2 or 3, but still a disappointment. And for the price might as well buy Shiner Bock.

ilovemacros, Dec 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

tubeyes, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

cdwil, Nov 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

Dougology, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

Wservati, Jul 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

LXIXME, Mar 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

cam12, Nov 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

McAfee85, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apparently this is brewed under contract by Miller Brewing Ft. Worth under contract of Pabst so they can still have the "Brewed in Texas" logo on the beer.

12 oz bottle of this new Lone Star offering pours a clear copper color with a thin, off-white head. Not much for retention or lacing.

Nose is a pretty offensive combination of burnt toast, plastic and maybe at a stretch, caramel. Not good.

Taste is near-burnt caramel with a moderate sweetness. It’s not as bad as it smells, but it is not really all that tasty. It is better than Lone Star and Lone Star Light, but compared to its competition, Shiner has this beat pretty handily. Michelob Amber Bock and AB Ziegenbock taste equally as bad as this, but seem to have more flavor overall. It’s not horrible, but I really can’t see myself buying this again. Perhaps if it had the typical Lone Star price point of 3.99-4.99 per sixer, but at 6.99 (what I paid for it), no way, Jose.

twiggamortis420, Nov 11, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Freetail 2012 shaker pint glass.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

Shiner Bock, meet thy new neighbor and enemy, I guess. I dunno, it sounded all dramatic and shit in my head... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a small bit of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises French toast (lightly syrup-ed) and sweet flowers. Didn't see that coming... The taste holds notes of mild caramel, sweet flowers, a kiss of mild grass, and a vague sense of barley. This would actually be kinda nice if it weren't so painfully bland, as though they were trying only to intimate, to simulate flavor on a basically blank canvas. Perhaps it's a postmodernist statement? The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly slick feel. Overall, an offensively inoffensive beer, if that makes sense. This stuff smacks of a marketing maneuver to get people to pick up something that's not called a light lager but doesn't stray all that far from the light lager template. I could stand to drink this stuff, but I doubt I would ever actively choose to do so. Like I said before, look out, Shiner: your bailiwick is being encroached upon...

TMoney2591, Nov 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

gsumers, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

raffy313, Sep 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kew, Nov 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jame515, Sep 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

NeverSettle, Nov 21, 2012
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Lone Star Bock from Pabst Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.