Lone Star Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.65%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
- 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

Added by stirgy on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,274
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
813
pDev:
28%
Bros Score:
2.09
 
 
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1.3/5  rDev -48%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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3.75/5  rDev +50%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoveGame
2.61/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Texan here. I used to get this stuff back when they did dollar beers at my local Cefco. I miss that tbh.

Compared to most American lagers, it definitely tastes darker, bolder, and heavier, but generally speaking it's nothing special despite having nothing inherently wrong with it. Try Tarantula Hawk if you want a real taste of Texas.

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2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.74/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at La Kiva Restaurant and Bar in Terlingua, TX.

This one pours a very light straw yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like absolutely nothing. Maybe some corn but this smells like lightly corn-themed water.

The taste is crisp, and there’s some corn and grass, but there’s basically nothing here.

This is crisp and fairly clean, so at least it has that going for it.

This is your typical shitty regional lager.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.06/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AngEo
1.64/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.32/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Taste like metal.

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2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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1.94/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.46/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sb001103
3.51/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A lot of people don't like this beer and I can understand why. It's a very heavy beer that sometimes sits like a rock in your stomach. I, however, can't get enough of it. I am currently in college, and its a decent beer for the price.

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2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.71/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.53/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.99/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know I've rated this before and just haven't typed up my notes, but here's a quick rating for a can:

The self-proclaimed national beer of Texas (whatever that means) tastes exactly like you'd expect, which is neutral and crisp. Cheap 6-row anchors this insipid lager, with neither corn nor rice evident at all in the mix (which is pretty respectable in any beer of this style).

A tailgate beer for the hoi polloi that won't please the discerning drinker. Lone Star has its place, but at best it's king only of the peasants. I'd reach for one over the comparably watery Miller, Budweiser, and Coors, but at this price point I'd probably sooner take a Simpler Times - or even Pabst's own Ballantine XXX. If we're reviewing to style, it's hard to knock this one...it's a competent adjunct lager with a light body and I could see a frat boy crushing a suitcase of this with ease.

C (2.93) / AVERAGE

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12.06.17 impression from a can:

Clear pale copper body colour. Frothy white head with a soft appearance. ~8 minute retention.

Aroma is redolent of corn adjunct, 6 row barley, and cheap floral hop character. Suggests a neutral beer with no off-notes but little flavour.

Taste is neutral, never letting its adjunct show too much. Not grainy or boozy like many inferior expressions of the style. It's surprisingly balanced for an adjunct lager, but then it's quite simple as well. 6-row barley and corn adjunct provide the bulk of the flavour, but it's shallow and brief in terms of depth of flavour and flavour duration, respectively.

It's a drinkable brew I could skull a can of if I had to (though its blatant overcarbonation might slow me down) and it would make for a good barbecue beer, but it won't dazzle discerning drinkers and I'd sooner stick to Schlitz Gusto or Miller High Life if a budget adjunct brew is what I'm after.

As it warms, I do get a hint of a metallic off-flavour, but it's hardly noticeable and consumers should drink this one cold anyway.

High C / AVERAGE

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2.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.18/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3.02/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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2.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chupame
5/5  rDev +100%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I ever drank

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Photo of Edani95
2.57/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It's a cheap standard beer but where i'm from I can get a 6 pack of the 16 oz cans for 4 bucks, so I guess the quality speaks for itself.

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2.46/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.52/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 813 ratings