Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Lion Brown is a deep amber beer with a nutty, biscuity note. Its hoppy nose is balanced with a hint of sweetness which refreshes the palate.

CapnStabbin's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - SEP 29, 2009
Wellingtons local beer and its nothing to be ashamed of. Aptly named, it is very brown indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erica1 (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
Nectar of the Gods! There is nothing I dont love about Lion Brown. My only concern is that I cant find bottles in the Wellington stores anymore, devestated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coz_h (1) - hawaii, USA - APR 6, 2012 does not count
I grew up on this beer ( I also grew up in NZ born and raised), and the last time I consumed a large quantity was when my boss won the lottery when it first started in NZ, I even owned a t-shirt, lion brown more of a beer, I wore that t-shirt day and night...sigh... what a beer it was, the times I spent with this beer, wow what a sweet memory! can anyone mail me some over by any chance?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mitchyboy1900 (2) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
Nice cheap easy drinking beer pours amber colour malty caramel aroma taste is mildly sweet malty flavour with a touch of bitterness at the end

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of metal, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry metallic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
745 ml bottle. Pours amber. Quite carbonated but not much head going on there. Aroma is of caramel then raw malt kinda reminded me of silage on the farm. Easy drinking sweet beer. Gets the taste buds going. In some respects very similar to and in some ways easier to drink than a coke. One of the better draught beers I have come across.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
a little bit of sweet malt, which added a little to the flavour. otherwise more of the old fizzy water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
The head is medium, the body brown. It smells darkmalty, candis. The taste is candis, bit bitter, caramel darkmalty.10/8/9/8/9/8

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2013
Easy drinking, and possibly better than Tui if its cold. No real malt character or hop profile, so Im not a fan. But it has a place, and that is easy cheap drinking beer. So I give it two stars for doing what it set out to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2447) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Lion Brown Draught 4.0% 330ml bottle [NZ. Brewing, Auckland] BB 8/2014 from Countdown in Dunedin Pours amber with a moderate, sudsy, off-white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: some light bready malts but mostly herbal/grassy hops with a touch of fruit. Smells more like an ESB than a brown ale. Flavor: Mild; a touch sweet up front and mildly bitter by the finish. Not as flavorful as one might hope. Feel: Very smooth, medium-light body; good, soft medium-high carbonation. O: a decent and typical but unremarkable NZ beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2012
330ml can. Pours yellow with a brown tinge, medium white head. Smells of alcohol and yeast, doughy. Taste is a small amount of hops, fairly average.

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