Lone Star Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

BA SCORE
61
poor
776 Ratings
THE BROS
51
awful
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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:
149
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BrianLC1990
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Commuter
4.38/5  rDev +75.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingBiscuit
2.8/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Premo88
4.03/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(Oct. 31, 2016 best by date)

L: small head off light pour, 1 finger of white foam, no sticking or lacing; lots of activity in glass

S: grain, sour grain, light sweetness ... almost fruity

T: grain, corn, good amount of malt sweetness ... cracker malt ... no hop presence but a good mix of grain and light-malt flavor

F: crispy clean, easy as it gets

O: Lone Star's been in my life to one degree another for almost all of my 44 years on this rock, so it's hard to cut the bias out here, but I love it ... hadn't had a Lone Star in about four years, and I'm shocked how much malt flavor is in it; for an AAL, it's the best I've tried, and I do actually like a few; this beer is going back in my rotation to stay

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

Poured into a shaker pint glass but I drank the other 11 were consumed from the can and tasted even better than the score in this review.

Look: Crystal clear light golden waves of grain. Slowly rising bubbles create and hold a white cap. Little or no lacing.

Aroma: Metallic brew tanks. Aluminum. Sweet rice adjuncts. Cereal grains.

Taste: Watery and metallic with beautiful grainy sweetness that makes it taste just like BEER.

Mouthfeel: Slightly carbonated and light.

Overall: The best cheap adjunct of all cheap beers I've consumed. And the fact that someone had to mule this to me two states away makes it even better. Love it.

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Photo of wc94wc
2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of moundbz
2.77/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Clay1010
1.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Winston3737
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tylerstravis
2.86/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of acmurphy696
1.61/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

My nephew bought a six pack of this for me after drinking it following the first season of True Detective. It's not bad as lagers go, but I probably would never have bought it on my own.

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Photo of Dools9
3.07/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
2.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.13/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had much worse.

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Photo of Squire123
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Another one resurrected for the name.

Having spent some time in Texas I remember this from way long ago. Yes, I've tried it somewhat recently, one of those hope triumphs experience moments, and other than marketing can't see why they bothered. Fizzy, light color AAL with some malt, some hops (and I mean some as in little) in an undistinguished package that drinks well enough in the chasing food sense.

Not really bad, not really good, cool label, useful for a theme cookout.

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Photo of zzachm18
3.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | 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

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

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.56/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Love and War GV.

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Photo of hophugger
2.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of twillingthenoz
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cbcrunch
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.24/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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

Lone Star Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.5 out of 5 based on 776 ratings.
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