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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Biyagama, Sri Lanka

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Lion Imperial Lager from Sri Lanka is specially brewed to achieve its high alcohol content. The finest natural ingredients deliver a rich, smooth taste and refreshment. Enjoy its bite.


1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
posty (5) - Crestwood, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2008 does not count
The very mild, sweet, grainy lager aroma is extremely overpowered by the offensive smell of cheap, corn sugar alcohol. Pours a pale yellow/gold with no head to speak of. Tastes almost exactly like Steel Reserve, a very cheap and foul malt liquor styled ’lager.’ Heavy alcohol flavor and bite that masks an overly sweet, underhopped, undermalted beverage of little distinction. Overall, I was extremely disappointed that this came from the same brewery that makes the sublime, almost faultless Lion Stout. You are warned.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Not much aroma. Well, this doeszn’t hide the alcohol at all!! Strong from the star, it gets a little bit better in the end. Seems a bit like a malt liqour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Thought that the very idea of an "imperial lager" sounded interesting, but pour looks pretty blah... light and clear gold color with a slight head that is fizzy and ephimeral. Aromas are apple juice and spice. Flavor is very sweet... almost like a sparkling apple juice or something with a little bit of a spicy side to it and a corn/adjunct flavor. Really not as exciting as I had hoped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Not much head, golden color and the aroma of fruits. Tasted like Grapefruit and flowers. Good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
bottle. clear yellow body with tiny white (fully dissapating) head. aromas of almost a christmas spice, corn, licorice. long finish duration. sweet flavor. alcohol is well hidden, though this one is not for me.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Golden color. Lots of sugar to boost the abv. Alcohol taste is pretty low. Thin to no head. Way to sweet for me.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
i thought this thing was pretty disgusting. Pours out a pale yellow color with nearly no head. aroma was that of corn and grain. flavor was the same but full of alcohol. Did not care for this one at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 18, 2008
Strong and sweet but somewhat greasy, it was plain and not very impresive, but at least it helped me to sleep in my depression. Was nice to have it wihtout troubles.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours yellow, smells bit of hops. Flavor is full for a lager with a sharp abrupt bite at the end. Overall, nice for a lager, not worth the 10 bucks for a 6 pack however.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours yellow with some minor lacing. Thin, fine, white head. Aroma is pleasantly, light and grassy. Moderate thought feel with a sweet, grassy, fruity flavor and a good, complimentary hop bitterness.


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