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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

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 14
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-11-2012)
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2012 00:26:27 | More by kjkinsey
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spycow

Illinois

2/5  rDev -14.9%

01-17-2013 06:34:16 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev +9.8%

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...

11-28-2012 21:48:03 | More by TMoney2591
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev +17%

03-07-2014 23:23:03 | More by LXIXME
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.7/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

11-11-2012 19:53:59 | More by twiggamortis420
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev +27.7%

11-12-2012 14:33:44 | More by cdwil
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Pegasus

Texas

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
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.49/5  rDev +48.5%

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.

RJT

04-19-2013 18:14:04 | More by RonaldTheriot
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HardTarget

Texas

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
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

04-17-2013 01:36:06 | More by JohnBender
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Jame515

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-12-2013 23:53:29 | More by Jame515
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

04-21-2013 01:14:11 | More by Kahlerbock
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kew

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-11-2012 19:56:49 | More by kew
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zbooks

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2012 19:54:14 | More by zbooks
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OgreSanchez

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-02-2014 23:52:40 | More by OgreSanchez
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +17%

11-19-2012 17:15:58 | More by ChaseTheAce
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mjurney

Texas

3.39/5  rDev +44.3%

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.

04-27-2013 07:14:31 | More by mjurney
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tubeyes

Texas

3/5  rDev +27.7%

12-02-2012 23:38:41 | More by tubeyes
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harrylee773

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

02-19-2013 02:28:28 | More by harrylee773
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

01-13-2014 00:48:23 | More by Shafaegalo
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raffy313

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-14-2013 04:38:50 | More by raffy313
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blastoderm55

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

06-09-2013 18:55:37 | More by blastoderm55
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

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
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-21-2012 19:55:03 | More by NeverSettle
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-02-2014 18:30:29 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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Lone Star Bock from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.