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Lone Star Bock - Pabst Brewing Company

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Lone Star Bock
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BA SCORE
61
poor

54 Ratings
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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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Photo of zero
1.1/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Purchased. Poured into pint sized glass. Really wanted to like this or at least find it acceptable. Big disappointment. Saying Original Lone Star is much more better tasting that this says a lot. Tastes like melted candy corn. Avoid at all costs, no matter the cost.

zero, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev +27.7%

Dougology, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of BrettBowerman
2/5  rDev -14.9%

not good

BrettBowerman, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of McAfee85
2.75/5  rDev +17%

McAfee85, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of gsumers
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

gsumers, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of emergency_beef
1.75/5  rDev -25.5%

emergency_beef, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of kgrichards
3/5  rDev +27.7%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of RobTheKnob
2/5  rDev -14.9%

RobTheKnob, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev +17%

LXIXME, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of barryjg
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

barryjg, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of ChanceK
1/5  rDev -57.4%

ChanceK, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of OgreSanchez
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

OgreSanchez, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of cam12
2.75/5  rDev +17%

cam12, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of DillanWeems
2/5  rDev -14.9%

DillanWeems, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of raffy313
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

raffy313, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Jame515
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jame515, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of rpenterics
2/5  rDev -14.9%

rpenterics, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Wservati
3/5  rDev +27.7%

Wservati, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of jmbranum
1.76/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

(Purchased from the sketchy Citgo on Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen, Texas.)

I wanted to like this beer. I appreciate the Texas Bock beer tradition (which frankly has little to do with the German Bock tradition, but is still makes for better than average convenience store beer), so I wanted to like this beer.

But... I can't recommend it.

The bottle design is clever (obviously meant to mimic the Shiner Bock design with the Goat but with a different color scheme - black, white and gold) and it pours tolerably well into the glass (with a minimal bit of head but way too light of a color in my opinion), but it goes down hill from there. Upon the bottle, one catches a really off aroma. Maybe a bit of skunk mixed with soggy mildew. It is not the worst smelling beer ever but it comes close.

Flavor is just odd and muddled. A little bit of grain (but of course cornyness), a tingle of maple (one of the aspects I liked), and a strange aftertaste. Lingering cloying sweetness coupled with skunkyness.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

Overall, this beer was disappointing. But hey it is still better than the average American macro beer. If they labeled it as "Crappy American Beer" I would have given it a best in class. It certainly ranks up there with Coors. But wait, it cost almost $10 for a sixer. Bleh!

jmbranum, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of pgfault
1.18/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Paid $6.25 for a 6. Initial one cm head dissipates quickly. Nose is somewhat sweet. The initial taste is dreadful. It tastes closer to PBR than other low end corn bocks such as Shiner. There's nothing resembling Bock taste in this. This is a far cry from the previous LS Bock from the 90's. The brewers actually took pride in that brew. This one is simply another nasty swill from Pabst. What a shame that they put a Lone Star label on this.

AVOID.

pgfault, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of blastoderm55
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

blastoderm55, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
2/5  rDev -14.9%

Amerikon, May 27, 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

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

Aroma:
Faint. I get some sweetness and caramel.

Taste:
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
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Lone Star Bock from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.