Lone Star Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #238
Ranked #31,023
2.57 | pDev: 28.4%
Jun 16, 2022
Oct 19, 2001
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Notes: - Lone Star Beer uses the finest hops from the Pacific Northwest with hearty grains from the Central and Northern Plains. Malted barley and corn extract combine to provide Lone Star with nature's finest ingredients for brewing. Lone Star's ingredients give this beer its full natural flavor. The choicest hops lend complexity and aroma to this beer, and its proprietary mashing regimen creates the perfect balance of alcohol, body, and character.
- ABV% 4.65
- Calories 136
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3.97/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a completely clear, medium golden color iwht a bright white and soft head. SRM of 6. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of pale malts, bread malts, bread yeast, and some corn adjuncts in the middle. Yeast on the finish. (3.75)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of pale malts, corn adjuncts in the middle. Some bread and yeast. More adjuncts, corn, carbonation to finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Stronger carbonation. A yeasty and full mouthfeel to finish.

Compared to Miller High Life 6/16/22: Pours a darker color, stronger aromas. More yeast, bready, corn adjuncts. Less smooth simple pale malt. Less carbonation and sweeter.

Compared to Venice House Lager 6/16/22: Pours a darker or paler, clearer appearance. More pale malt aromas, less sweet biscuit. More clean, pale malt. Lighter and cleaner. Simpler.

Overall: This one exceeded my low expectations. Nice pale, bready malts and yeast here. Bready, yeasty, full-bodied and maintains a nice bread flavor. I'm not sure why I expected less, but this one dranks pretty well. I'll seek it out again sometime for another review (Rating: 3.97)

Jun 16, 2022
2.75 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Jun 12, 2022
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3.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

Looks like a beer, tastes like a beer… just not a very good one. Like, in between a classic Budweiser and a Busch Light.

May 27, 2022
3.54 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Apr 28, 2022
3.09 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2022
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2.72/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by sjrider from California

Drank from can - guessing it looks like fizzy yellow beer cuz that’s what it smells and tastes like. At Lucy’s in Austin day drinking and listening to music playing it served the purpose.

Mar 18, 2022
4.4 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
2.68 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Jan 15, 2022
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3.52/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear pale yellow with soft head.

Smell is crisp and floral with notes od crackers, citrus and wheat dough.

Taste is light and crisp, a bit crackery and floral. Notes of wheat dough and some citrus. Soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin, well carbonated.

Overall, a refreshing, easy to drink lager. Just what it intends to be, I think.

Dec 15, 2021
2.86 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 10, 2021
3.09 by travelguy from Ohio on Dec 10, 2021
2.43 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 22, 2021
4 by wildman69 from New York on Nov 14, 2021
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3.23/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
by BroBobby70 from Texas

16 oz. Can poured into Imperial Pint glass
Look: Nearly transparent yellow, 3-finger head that reduced quickly to thin film. Medium carbonation, some lacing
Smell: Crisp sweetness, some cereal
Taste: Hint of banana? Taste lines up with aromas, a little bitter on the finish
Feel: Nice mouth feel, carbonation stays
Overall: The taste and flavor are what I expect from an adjunct lager but the lack of bubbles, head or lacing is disappointing. No complexity.
Pair with fast food, pizza, or just drink ice cold on a hot day.

Oct 10, 2021
3.29 by TrojanRB from Texas on Oct 09, 2021
3.05 by Kubishark from Maryland on Oct 08, 2021
2.98 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Sep 08, 2021
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3.55/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Classic chill hazed gold with a moderate white foam head settling to a thick blanket leaving chunky, spongy layers of lacing on the glass.

This is almost like a wheat beer, but lighter. It even has hints of banana esters, but at least omits the phenols of a hefeweizen. Still, it's sort of confusing.

Having this straight out the bottle while sitting on the front porch of the gun store at Ten Bits Ranch, the chances of line contamination are nil, but I have no frame of reference for this brew otherwise. I'm actually surprised I've never had this beer during any of my several other trips to the Lone Star state, so I'll just have to take this as it is. Until next time, that is!

Jul 29, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by RaulMondesi from California

I think we have a nice and fine perfectly good beer here. No, it’s not Steve McQueen as Jr. Bonner; and no it’s not Mrs. Texas posing next to a steer. It just does the trick like the Rangers couldn’t in the 2011 World Series.

Giddy up.

May 20, 2021
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3.43/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Realmens from Texas

Despite what the retail may portray its a surprisingly tasty beer. This is a beer that makes craft heads say at least it aint bud light. With a great price point it's hard to have a negative standpoint. Has more flavor than your average lighter beer so expect a little more calories than a michelob

May 16, 2021
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1.81/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by Sigmund from Norway

12 fl. oz. bottle, in the Houston tent at the ONS 2008, Stavanger. Golden colour, low head. Moderate sweetish fruity aroma. The flavour is very bland, slightly sweetish with minimal hops. Poor.

May 07, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +79.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by schlitzman from Nevada

Got a keg of lone star really good.

Feb 23, 2021
1.92 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by JPB1231000 from Georgia

Ever heard sumthin like ... 'the WHOLE is better than the sum of it's parts"??? The last lone Star I had was VERY enjoyable!!! I had drunk it before YEARS ago and enjoyed it but this LAST one was GREAT....
My Local Package Store now features a "$1 " rack with some at 2 for 1... I saw the 12 OZ bottle right next to a couple of dented BUD cans so I bought all three for $ 2.50 ... the Lone Star was missing part of it's LABEL....
I had a few of my "go too's", Bud Picante Cheladas in 25oz and later I popped the top on "THE PRIDE OF TEXAS" and lit a Punch Classico cigar....

Feb 05, 2021
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1.17/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
by 1009 from Massachusetts

This beer is appalling. Seriously just atrocious. Pure Texas corn water. You could literally tase the corn syrup. Nothing natural going on here. I mean, my god after one sip I got a headache. Mass produced macro lager beers can be good. This just isn’t one of them. We are striking out in the state of Texas. Nothing but steers and shit beers!

Jan 20, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Pours a nice gold with a three finger head. Smell is familiar adjunct lager...grainy and malty. Taste is also familiar with some corn sweetness and an unwanted hint of citrus but not totally unpleasant. Easy drinking and inoffensive.

Oct 16, 2020
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3.22/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Brook82 from Ohio

Golden yellow color, crystal clear, white, fluffy head that doesn't hang around. Smell of earthy grain, no depth. Taste was non offensive, not too sweet, somewhat dry and balanced finish. Overall, a touch above average for the style. Colder the better. 6 pk bottle $6.99 + tax, best by 12/31/20.

Oct 10, 2020
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1.59/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

Pours a classic pilsner yellow, kind of paler than most, little to no head. Smells like grain, bread & grass. Tastes pretty much follows the nice, has a nasty aftertaste to be honest. Very high carbonation, thin feel to it. There's far better beers to drink out there than this one.

Sep 26, 2020
3.41 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Aug 23, 2020
4.05 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Aug 14, 2020
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3.09/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by singletary from Mississippi

I was finally got to try one, kind of regional thing living in the south, It pours a straw yellow color with very little head that is white. Not much of a smell of anything maybe some yeasty bread to it. The taste is fine about what I though, watery yeast with a mild hop finish. Overall it was what I call a middle of the road beer, not great but a decent one to have on a hot afternoon.

Aug 10, 2020
2.65 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON) on Aug 05, 2020
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3.29/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured at fridge temp from a 12-ounce bottle into a stemless wine glass. Aggressive center pour yielded a finger of sudsy white head atop a pale straw-colored body. Minimal head retention, no lacing. This is MUCH better cold. Aromas of corn, light grainy malt, and wet straw carry over to the palate. Light mouthfeel that becomes watery as the beer warms, due to low carbonation. A hint of tart green apple creeps in at the finish, which is mostly dry. Overall, about what you'd expect from a mass-produced adjunct lager.

Aug 02, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by joeagain from New Jersey

This beer has changed a lot over the years. My first Lone Star was had in the Armadillo World Headquarters back in the 70's when I was stationed out in Texas.
It was malty, but with a good hop bite, and overall, quite a damn good beer for your "average" beer in those days.
Living in New Jersey, I'd see LS come by every now and then over the years, but it always seemed to be getting lighter and thinner each time.
My most recent tasting was on 7/12/20, and the bbdate on the beer was Sept 2020, so it was still quite fresh.

Poured a light yellow, with a head lasting a short time, at which point it resembled a cream soda in appearence.
Nose was mostly sweet malt, with a hint of corn and fresh mowed grass. The malt and corn also appeared in the flavor, and the hops became more subdued than what was experienced in the aroma. The overall taste wasn't bad, just too light overall.
I was hoping for better. The Lone Star beer I had back in the 70's is just a memory now, and I doubt it'll get any better.

Jul 12, 2020
2.56 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Jul 04, 2020
2.32 by mamaraza from Texas on May 09, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Nicholas660 from Kansas

It kinda reminds me of a traditional German pilsner.
Mostly due to the higher hop profile as well as a fairly refreshing crisp flavor.

Being enjoyed from a fridge temp 12oz can dated apr 2020. In Houston Texas

Apr 14, 2020
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
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