CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - SEP 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wellington’s local beer and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Aptly named, it is very brown indeed.
Mitchyboy1900 (2) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
chinchill (2720) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Easy drinking, and possibly better than Tui if its cold. No real malt character or hop profile, so I’m 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.
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
kiwianer (3427) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
a little bit of sweet malt, which added a little to the flavour. otherwise more of the old fizzy water.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Erica1 (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nectar of the Gods! There is nothing I don’t love about Lion Brown. My only concern is that I can’t find bottles in the Wellington stores anymore, devestated.
coz_h (1) - hawaii, USA - APR 6, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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?