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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
This beer really cannot compare to its darker cousin, the Lion Stout. Whereas the latter is world class, this one blends into mediocrity. Surprisingly alcoholic, and more of that alcohol flavor should’ve been disguised. Bready malts, some caramel, with a medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing with poor spotty lacing. The aroma was lightly sweet with a light grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a sweaty yeast and had notes of caramel, honey, a slight fruity ester (apple I believe) and a mild medicinal scent. The taste was lightly sweet and very malty with light hints of caramel and honey from the start, and then had a mild taste of hops slowly work in to the mix with the finish having a mild fruity alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor hung on for an average time proceeding the swallow, with a slight alcohol sweetness and a more pronounced hoppy grain flavor that was left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a light syrupy texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was a somewhat sweet fruity brew that had a good hop and grain taste along with a bold alcohol presence. Basically this was a tasty Pilsner with a kick...

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Street (1) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
Very cidery. It wasn’t horrible but was close. Very strong so it has that going for it if you want strong beer. Thin, no body, hard cider notes. No thanks.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rcasta (830) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 10, 2012
lion, grrrrrrrrrr. smells like a lion from behind. it bursts with crispy malt and flowery hops

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (3505) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Tastes like a cheap lager, which is basically what it is. It’s got a lot of the skunkiness that export lagers have. Meh.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1835) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2012
So much alcohol, such an odd taste. Clear gold with a nice rim head and a thick stripe of lace. The taste begins with malt which gives way to a lightly spiced caramel that continues through the finish. It is heavy, it is filling, it isn’t appealing, so it doesn’t work for me. Not recommended.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Okay aroma, little too floral. Great look, transparent gold body, white head that leaves a good lace. Tastes awful, cloyingly sweet and tastes like perfume. Actually starts fine, but just piles on in the back and leaves a strong aftertaste. Feels okay, but a little thin. AVOID.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours light amber with an attractive white head and a nondescript aroma. There is a slightly fruity pale malt flavor with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3229) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Strong, malty aroma has a sweet, fruity overtone and a hint of honey. It pours a lovely clear amber with a fairly thick white head. Sweet, malty flavor is almost like a cider, but has a good alcohol bite and just a hint of hops. Smooth texture has firm body but lacks fizz. Overall, a nice robust pilsner.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours pale, cloudy yellow. Nose has the first impression of alcohol, followed by some bread, and raisin. Really funky flavors, kind of like drinking an alcohol flavored dirty sock...


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