Lone Star Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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61
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776 Ratings
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Lone Star BeerLone Star Beer
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
Ratings:
776
Reviews:
224
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
28%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -20%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of metter98
2.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn and rice seem to stand out in particular.
T: Flavors of corn adjuncts stand out in the overall taste and lend slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to have a lot more drinkability compared to other adjunct lagers as it doesn't have any "off" flavors or skunk in the taste.

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2.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of largadeer
1.69/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Watery, corn flavor and aroma. Zero head, flat mouthfeel. Pretty bad.

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Photo of zeff80
1.96/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear yellow color. Highly carbonated with a white, one-finger head.

S -It smelled of corn, grains and some malt.

T - It tasted of corn and not much else. There was a hint of malt.

M - It was rather dull and bland. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not so good. As far as inexpensive American lagers go, I'd rather have a Stag or PBR.

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

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2/5  rDev -20%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

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1/5  rDev -60%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.35/5  rDev +34%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear, straw gold body is capped by a frothy head of bright white foam that holds well and leaves some limited, but nice, lace. The aroma is welcoming with a sweet, grainy and lightly floral nose. The body is light-medium and it's quite crisp in the mouth. The flavor delivers a combination of sweet, semi-grainy malt and floral hops balanced by a low-key bitterness that's bolstered by it's crisp carbonation. Some sweet malt lingers in the aftertaste, but it's basically crisp and dry.

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2.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with almost no head and no lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grain, adjuncts and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a malt and adjunct sweetness. Then some grain breadiness comes in. There is hops presence is extremely mild and there’s a decent balance for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but kind of watery, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down easily and not too filling only because there isn’t much to the beer, mild kick, decent representation of style, even within the style there are better beers available.

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2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a bottle at Rudy's Country BBQ in Austin, TX

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy bright white head that quickly fades to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: The smell of this beer is almost non-existent... very light notes of corn adjunct malt sweetness.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of adjunct malts (corn and grain) but not unpleasant - there is a light amount of sweetness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery but crisp.

O: Easy to drink and pairs relatively well with the smokey flavors and spices of BBQ. Could definitely be sessionable but would not be my first choice beer for it...

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3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Appearance: Porus a clear, yellow body with a small, white head.

Smell: Cereal, pale malt aroma with a distinct note of sour lemons.

Taste: Light pale malts, sweetish cereal taste. More sourish lemony hints keep gacking up the flavor. Faint floral hops and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly watery.

Drinkability: Could possibly be tolerable, but I'm definitely not digging that sour lemon taste.

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2.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The label on Lone Star contains the following: 'Texas: Born and Brewed', 'don't mess with Texas', 'the National Beer of Texas', 'Pure Texas Beer', 'Pure Texan', 'serve Texas-cold', the star from the Texas state flag (two on the labels, one on the cap), two depictions of the state itself and a row of longhorn logos atop the main label. Excuse me while I check to see where it was brewed. Says right here 'Lone Star Brewing Co., Ft. Worth, Texas'. Why do they make it so hard to discern this beer's state of origin?

Transparent light gold with a moderate amount of big-bubbled carbonation. The head is dirty white, soft, and insubstantial. In other words, it looks cheap. To add insult to injury, it falls to a thin film in minutes and leaves almost no lace. The nose is of slightly sour grain, cooked veggies and a hint of (admittedly decent) lemon peel. Like attempting to smell good by dousing oneself in cologne rather than bathing?

Lone Star is yet another substandard adjunct lager. Or is that a redundancy? A serious shortage of malt leads to a thin, watery mouthfeel and a harsh, metallic flavor that's all kinds of unpleasant, but stops just short of spit-it-out bad. Like many macro lagers, there's a certain corny sweetness, and like a few others, there's a chemical flavor that is unlikely to impress anyone who knows what good beer tastes like. My drinkability rating assumes that it's consumed ice cold. Subtract 0.5 for every 5 degrees of warming.

Lone Star (where is it brewed again?) is lackluster at best. I would hope that its brewers would either go back to the drawing board and come back with some decent beer or make every attempt to hide its origins, not trumpet them from the highest mountaintop.

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3.39/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at the buckhorn saloon in San Antonio

Pours very light golden & effervescent. Zero head retention or lacing

S: Slight grainy & sweet amlt scents

T: Sweet malt & some grainyness. A little iron & honey follows. Finishes crisp & a little grainy

MF: Medium bodied & slightly over cabronated, go figure

Drinks pretty easy, I could 2-3 on a warm day, way better than BMC, a pleasant suprise; went well with my chopped beef bbq sandwich & jalapeno

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.33/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a can of this one yesterday and opened it up to knock another off the list. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, it was consumed on 08/23/2010.

The pour is a light golden amber with a thin film of white that just barely covers the top for a few moments before settling down into a layer of nothing. Light grains and corn on the nose, but very light and nothing I would really write home about per se. clean, crisp taste, but again nothing that really is standing out for me, just seems to be lacking in nearly every aspect. Finish is just as quick as the start and no real aftertaste to speak of.

Overall it was just another in a lone of light lagers that just lack depth and profile. Not terrible, just uninteresting.

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Photo of Jason
2.18/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz twist brown long neck bottle, the word “Texas” is on the bottle six times. No freshness date.

Appearance: Crystal clear yellowish straw colour, thin white lace struggles to stick around.

Smell: Clean and grainy aroma, not much else at all in the nose.

Taste: Tremendously crisp with a lightened down smoothness, light bodied. First of is a mildly cloying sweet maltiness is thrown on to the palate, what little hop there are have a hard time keeping it in balance. Even though it is sweet the malt profile is weak so that shows the hops are just there to balance. Graininess is throughout and lingers far into the finish.

Notes: Bland lager, same as any other macro brew in the US. No need to recommend this beer being that the big three in the US do a fine job of making beer just like this and selling it for less.

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