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Lone Star Light | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.85%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
- Lone Star Light mimics its full-bodied counterpart with an award winning premium light taste. This beer retains the complimentary ratio of barley, cereal grains, and hops of its parent brand, but offers this taste profile at a reduced alcohol by volume percentage. For maximum flavor and zest, this beer retains the level of hopping and carbonation found in the full-calorie version. Heck, we like our light beers big and bold, just like the state of Texas.
- ABV% 3.85
- Calories 111

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 11-02-2002

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4/5  rDev +70.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +60.3%

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3.63/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lone Star Light has a medium, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and thin lacing left behind. The interesting aroma is initially of a strong grain husk character, but this fades to a pungent, sweet, grainy, beer smell, which is more pronounced than what one typically encounters in light lagers. The flavor is also stronger and tastier than what is typical for this style- sweet grain, some corn, barley, and a touch of balancing hops all work together for a nice presentation. Mouthfeel is mostly light, and Lone Star Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and enjoyable. This is a mellow, good beer. Light beer enthusiasts should love it!


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3.52/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another national beer of texas; i buy in HEB stores, they named this beer "the official beer of HEB", this is a little better than its sister, malt an hops are presentin its smell, low fermentation, taste is equilibrated and wide, a little yeast, aromatic aroma, mouthfeel is over the average. try with most of mexican food, direct from the can or in a pilsner glass; 90% recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev +49.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +49.6%

Photo of Premo88
3.5/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(Feb. 12, 2018 best-by printed on bottle neck)

L: clear yellow, SRM 2-3 tops and so clear it looks like air in the glass, yellow-tinged air; pushes up quickly-dissipating head of white foam that eats at itself like a gose head; bubbles everywhere, and they push up a constant fluffy collar and most of a skin; fun to watch; not stick or lace

S: stale grain, sour grain, yeast everywhere ... loads and loads of dusty yeast; as it warms, hints of cracker malt show up, subtle and lightly sweet

T: grain, stale grain, big corn note midswallow through the finish and it's not creamed corn but real live corn; lots of yeast; over time it gets some of that American adjunct lager housepaint note many of them have ... hard to describe ... might the yeast mixing with other notes

F: that lightweight/heavy carbonation combination us soda drinkers grew to love; it's over carbed of course, but I still like it a lot ... helps cleanse the palate

O: the grain flavor is much, much more prominent than I expected, and while the nose isn't worthy of worldwide acclaim, every now and again you can pick up a pinch of barley malt sweetness; it's a bit watery and lightly medicinal at times, but for the genre and 3.85% ABV, it's fantastic. I don't expect much from an American light lager, and this one easily surpasses those expectations.

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3.5/5  rDev +49.6%

Photo of lanechaffin
3.3/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a darn good light beer. It compares favorably with Coors Light, imo. It is very similar to Natural Light. Has a surprisingly clean, fresh taste. This is the light beer I've been drinking lately- it is significantly cheaper than Coor Light, and you know why pay a lot for a light beer?

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3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of tone77
3.07/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of corn. Taste is also of corn, a good bit of sweetness to it. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall, as far as light beers go, this one is not so bad.

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard light beer. Not much taste.

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3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The much-ballyhooed “National beer of Texas” now has a “light” version. I could say that it needs to be reviewed in the proper context, that this is not craft beer, nor does it portend to be.

But its “light” beer and while regular Lone Star is an inexpensive, generic macro lager meant to be drunk in the Texas heat, at a BBQ/Pachanga, chili cook-off, tubing on the Guadalupe, etc. This is further watering down a macro lager.

If it’s free and/or there’s nothing else available, buckle up.

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3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

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Lone Star Light from Pabst Brewing Company
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