Lone Star Bock - Pabst Brewing Company
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
1.1/5 rDev -53.2%
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.
10-05-2013 04:37:03 | More by zero
1.18/5 rDev -49.8%
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.
06-23-2013 01:59:37 | More by pgfault
1.46/5 rDev -37.9%
Appearance - The small off-white head diminished quickly to a faint ring around the glass; no lace. Nice dark brown in color with excellent clarity.
Smell - Big metallic mixed with burnt coffee and subtle band aid.
Flavor - Some malt sweetness but metallic and burnt throughout; blood-like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light body with medium carbonation.
Overall - I managed to get half way through it before pouring out the remainder. This beer looked a lot better then it tasted, or smelled for that matter. I don’t think the issues that this beer had could solely be put down as 'handling' or 'freshness' issues. The metallic and burnt flavors and smells were so prominent that you'd have to consider the process, perhaps the intent, in the brewing of this beer as problematic.
03-10-2013 04:49:24 | More by Dazfish
1.76/5 rDev -25.1%
(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!
06-23-2013 05:12:55 | More by jmbranum
1.78/5 rDev -24.3%
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Big giant bubbles that form a weak, odd looking head.
Skunky aroma, which is odd for a bock in a dark bottle. Not much else. Maybe a little caramel. Certainly doesn't smell like I would expect a bock to smell.
Taste is less enjoyable. Strictly skunk and adjunct. Maybe rice and corn. Watery mouthfeel. This beer was made to be as cheap as possible and then slap a Texas theme on it to try and compete with Shiner Bock.
Did not succeed.
01-03-2013 03:18:47 | More by Labeorphile
2.03/5 rDev -13.6%
Lone Star Bock is a tan colored brew with a head of foam that features large bubbles that dissapate quickly. The nose on this beer is odd, reminding me of light maple syrup served over frozen French toast.
The taste of this product isn't much better than the appearance. It features the taste of caramel with light smoke and light syrup, with corn and other adjuncts. The body of the beer is weak and watery and there is little if any hop presence.
This beer claims to be bock, but it is actually a very weak bock imposter and it has an artificial flavor that almost seems like fake caramel extract was added to the brewing process to acheive the taste. Some of the flavors I pick up on- smoke, caramel, maple- are normally indicative of a quality product, but not when it is made like this, using who-knows-what to achieve a certain flavor and keep costs low.
If you want a true bock beer, don't bother with this product. If you want an imitation craft bock beer that is sweeter than most beers and drinks like a glass of H2O, then give this product a try.
04-13-2013 04:04:28 | More by BryanCarey
2.33/5 rDev -0.9%
Appearance: Dark amber glass holds a tan head and laces a bit.
Smell: First blush had some malt and a yeast note that reminds me of old Shiner, then all I could smell was a corny DMS.
Taste: Light smokey note, a bit of malt and then the corn flavor gets pretty heavy.
Mouthfeel: Thin body and fizzy carbonation isn't helping much here. Little slick in the finish.
Overall: Not a horrible beer, but not a lot to love here. A pretty standard black lager profile, nothing particularly bocky. I do get a bit of the old Shiner Bock flavor though.
11-15-2012 04:02:48 | More by HardTarget
2.48/5 rDev +5.5%
Appearance: Clear deep amber in color, with a small white head, which soon collapses to a fine layer of foam on the surface, the lacing is thin, fine, and glass-coating. The carbonation is slight.
Aroma: Burnt caramel, smoke, charcoal, and cooked vegetables.
Taste: Opens with a toasted, nearly burnt malt note, this carries throughout the taste, with some underlying notes of cooked vegetables. There is a lingering note of charcoal at the close.
Mouth feel: Thin and watery.
Drinkability/notes: A rather mediocre example of the style. As I recall, the previous version, circa 1990 was better. Zeigenbock has this one beaten hands down.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Sourced: Purchased at the Bru-Thru in Copperas Cove, TX for $7.99/six-pack.
11-20-2012 16:57:04 | More by Pegasus
Lone Star Bock from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.