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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle Aroma-Mild malt and hops scent. More corn and alcohol than anything else. Not much to speak of. Appearance-Standard lager clear golden color with a quickly disappating head. Flavor-Why reproduce mass production style lager with a higher alcohol content? idk but if this is what you are after than more power to you. Palate-Bitter alcohol with metallic tones. Overall-If you want to get drunk quick and you like the taste of the mass produced lagers this is the beer for you. It is not the beer for me however.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Off spoiled aroma in bottle but, in the glass it has a little sweetness added to the olfactory. Smell comes on with slight hints of strong ale. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance. Has the feel of pale lager with some above average whisky added. I frowned upon lion stout so I was not looking forward to trying this because the label looks just like lion stout. For 8%, you certainly can taste the alky but it is not very abrasive, not quite in the face. Has a recently manufactured plastic hose taste that comes and goes. I know this is in the pale lager style, but it is certainly a malt liquor. Cheap american malt liquor finish. You know, the same as a strong ale but cheaper. Better than Lion Foreign Stout.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours a pale, golden color with no head to speak of. Smells like sweet steel and alcohol. Tastes metallic, hints of creamed corn and booze. Thin and watery, avoid.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
First of all this is not a normal pale lager, it is definitely a european strong laber style. Pours a clear pale gold with minimal head. Aroma sweet corn and malts. Flavor very very alcoholy and abrasive, kinda reminding me of rubbing alcohol. Drank this around a bonfire which was perfect setting for it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours light gold with a large creamy and frothy white head. There is no lacing but the head does stick around for the whole beer. Looking at the glass it is sparkling and very thin looking like a pale lager should look. There is a slight grassy and citrusy aroma with a little alcohol aroma. Takeing a taste there is a slight citrusy taste along with a hint of banana taste. The body is light with a watery texture and lively carbonation. In the finish: There is a metallic finish along with a alcoholic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Pours a fizzy yellow color without much head at all. Bananas and apples in the aroma. Very sweet tasting beer with a lot of apple juice. Surprisingly not offensive.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
This pours a dark gold with a one finger head that fades quick. Has a bread-corn hint on the nose. Taste is different. Not much of a lager flavor, more of malt liquor? Finish is harsh and bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
The aroma was fruity with a grape note when first poured into the glass. A strong grape juice (like white grape juice) character dominated the aroma with wafts of strong alcohol. Some caramel lurked behind and a light bready character. In the glass the beer was crystal clear golden but lost all head in an instant and barely even traced at the glass. The flavor was malty and strong with alcohol. There could be no doubt that this beast is here and is going for your throat with the entire pride backing him up. Caramel and a lightly spicy hop nature was notable, but alcohol ruled the day. The body was medium full and with a low level of carbonation the beer was not creamy on the palate. The alcohol was notable in the aroma and flavor but was surprisingly restrained in the warming that came after consumption. Not my first choice for an Imperial Pils. 330 ml bottle.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
So this imperial "thing" has carried over to Sri Lanka. Bring it on! Light golden color with a full off-white head. Dust malt and corn aromas. Hints of alcohol mix with the corn. The longer this one warms the worse it smells. Light floral sweetness couples with pale malt and light corn syrup. A somewhat sharp middle with a lightly acidic/acetic bite that carries to the finish and linger. Full bodied and sort of silky. Finish is simple and just has a grain induced light alcohol sweetness. A malt liquor by any other name...

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Lighty skunk smell with a sweet honey color. Very light watery taste with a little malt and hints of grain.


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