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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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
Deep gold with a chill haze. Well, it smells like a champ. The aroma is full of sweet grains and some sour canned fruit stuff. Malt-accented palate with reasonable alcohol. Tastes a bit cidery, but also really sweet, and with some paint-like phenols. It’s going to lose points for a distinctly gluey finish. Not much good in this, time for me to move on.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
(330ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of chemicals, soap, florals, and grass. Flavor of soap, caramel, subtle apple cider vinegar, earth, grass, and light chemicals.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a frothy to rocky and retaining white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain-caramel, grassy, some spicy hops. Taste is sweet grain-caramel, grassy, secondary spicy/herbal/earthy hops bitterness. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle from Total WIne in Roseville. Darker gold color with a 3-finger white head. Aromas of grain and spicey hop. Medium body with creamy carbonation. It’s certainly different. It shows heat. It is grainy. It suggests a malt liquor in effect, but a top end version. Interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (10903) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Ken1. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, sour fruit, yeasty and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with notes of alcohol. 160813

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010

Name: Lion Imperial Pilsner
Date: January 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: light floral hop aroma, hint of sweet malt
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
Can. Pours a strong, dark gold with a substantial, pure white head. Nose of overripe fruit, corn, alcohol, and intensely sweet malts. Flavor is a bit over the top: Huge malty sweetness, almost syrupy, medicinal, some caramel ntoes. Pretty boozy. The seeming lack of hop bitterness to offset the intense sweetness is a bit problematic. Medium to full bodied. Finish is more syrupy sweetness, which lingers for too long. If you like malt liquors, you would probably like this. Apparently I don’t like malt liquor enough, because it was tough for me to get through this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with a large white frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet grassy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with no alcohol bite.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9102) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is a bit lactic and vinous – smells a touch like white wine. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Leans on the sweet side of balance. Obligatory, mild bitterness. Sweet, minerally finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle from total wine. Pours a golden color with an average white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy and some apple juice. Flavor is also sweet, corn, cereal and finishes pretty quickly on the tonue. Not really a high grade beer.


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