Lone Star Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.57/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

i cant believe i have never reviewed this beer, i feel like i have consumed plenty of it over the years. it truly is one of the worst beers in the game, even in the macro adjunct lager game, there are very few beers out there i would choose this over, but folks in texas sure seem to like it, its all over the place! another pale yellow fizzy brew that cant hold a head but has nice clarity and carbonation visible. it has a very metallic adjunct sort of aroma and flavor, tin and copper and even plastic to me, definitely some corn in this, as its got that thin sweetness in the middle, but i get no lager yeast or hops at all here, so there really isnt much depth or character, and it seems so cheap and metallic to me, i just cant get into it. when its ice cold and i pound it i can get through it, but this warms up with the worst of them, sharp and just totally artificial to me, less refreshing than it should be and really watered down in feel despite nice high carbonation. it6s just a beer, but its near the bottom of this class for me...

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.92/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Texasfan549
2.5/5  rDev 0%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

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2/5  rDev -20%

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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Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | 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

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.


05/27/18 can:

Has body.


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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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Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of dbrauneis
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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2.3/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lone Star is exactly what you expect from a bargain-priced adjunct lager. The color is pale yellow with a weak head. Aroma is sweet adjuncts and taste is about the same. The flavor has a notable cereal grain quality, with no attempts to hide the adjuncts. Fortunately, this doesn't have any nasty off-flavors and remains drinkable. You could probably buy worse at the price they sell Lone Star, but you could also do better by picking up some PBR, Stroh's, or Schlitz.

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Photo of mothman
1.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of paulish
2.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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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 TheManiacalOne
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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1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of billab914
2.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of woodychandler
2.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

CAN you dig it? The CANQuest is closing in on # 200! Keep 'em coming!

I was initially looking at two fingers' worth of bone-white head, but it slowly reduced away to wisps. Color was a pretty golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an odd twang, metallic along with a light sweetness. Oof. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with a light sweetness in the mouth. Finish was lightly sweet. Frankly, it was not as bad as the nose led me to expect. It would probably be okay as a lawnmower beer.

The CAN had homages to Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, The Alamo, and the words "Since 1845". It also read, "Texas Born & Brewed".

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