Lone Star Bock | Pabst Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by twiggamortis420 on 11-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +107.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good beer! Really like the flavor and has a good bock taste. Not on Shiner Bock's level but very close and a few dollars cheaper! Well done Pabst!

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Photo of Darwin232
3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was great for the price at the time. In my opinion tasted better than Shiner Bock and was half the price.

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Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev +24.5%

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2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of McAfee85
2.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of gsumers
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of emergency_beef
1.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of kgrichards
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of RobTheKnob
2/5  rDev -17%

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2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of ChanceK
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of OgreSanchez
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +14.1%

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2/5  rDev -17%

Photo of zero
1.12/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Purchased. Poured into pint sized glass. Really wanted to like this or at least find it acceptable. Big disappointment. Saying Original Lone Star is much more better tasting that this says a lot. Tastes like melted candy corn. Avoid at all costs, no matter the cost.

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Photo of raffy313
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jame515
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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2/5  rDev -17%

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3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of jmbranum
1.74/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

(Purchased from the sketchy Citgo on Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen, Texas.)

I wanted to like this beer. I appreciate the Texas Bock beer tradition (which frankly has little to do with the German Bock tradition, but is still makes for better than average convenience store beer), so I wanted to like this beer.

But... I can't recommend it.

The bottle design is clever (obviously meant to mimic the Shiner Bock design with the Goat but with a different color scheme - black, white and gold) and it pours tolerably well into the glass (with a minimal bit of head but way too light of a color in my opinion), but it goes down hill from there. Upon the bottle, one catches a really off aroma. Maybe a bit of skunk mixed with soggy mildew. It is not the worst smelling beer ever but it comes close.

Flavor is just odd and muddled. A little bit of grain (but of course cornyness), a tingle of maple (one of the aspects I liked), and a strange aftertaste. Lingering cloying sweetness coupled with skunkyness.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

Overall, this beer was disappointing. But hey it is still better than the average American macro beer. If they labeled it as "Crappy American Beer" I would have given it a best in class. It certainly ranks up there with Coors. But wait, it cost almost $10 for a sixer. Bleh!

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Photo of pgfault
1.2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Paid $6.25 for a 6. Initial one cm head dissipates quickly. Nose is somewhat sweet. The initial taste is dreadful. It tastes closer to PBR than other low end corn bocks such as Shiner. There's nothing resembling Bock taste in this. This is a far cry from the previous LS Bock from the 90's. The brewers actually took pride in that brew. This one is simply another nasty swill from Pabst. What a shame that they put a Lone Star label on this.


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Photo of blastoderm55
1.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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Lone Star Bock from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 56 ratings