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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (783) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a bubbly golden hue. Very biscuity aroma with hints of caramel like sweetness. The flavor is slightly sweet with a nice earthy grainyness to it. The mouthfeel is a little watery, but the balance is dead on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Undrinkable strong beer with a cloying port-like sweetness from the start and into the aftertaste. Strong alcoholic presence. Abhorrent. Based on the other reviews on here I wonder if the one I got was bad. It wasn’t just bad. It was completely impossible to gulp down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear yellow with fairly large, creamy head. Sweet biscuity aroma. Taste starts ok then goes to chemical astringent. Shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"not nearly up to par with the stout, but i wasn’t expecting it to be. pleasant semi-sweet fruity aroma. taste is similar, with light grassy hops. full bodied, especially given the fizzy cloudy yellow look. fruit and a bit of alcohol in the finish."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (5554) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz. can I think I grabbed this at Dutch’s (from notes). Pours a very pale yellow color with a medium sized quickly fading fizzy white head. The aroma and flavor have pilsner and pale malts, some sweetness, straw, grainy notes, apple. Light bodied, boring, general pale lager/pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Cream. herbal lemon, and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet lemon, milky caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal and alcohol flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle: (labeled as 8.8 %) Pours nearly clear, pale gold with a creamy white head. Slightly sour white grape, grain malt aroma. Lemon, honey, pils taste.....very sweet.. This is really VERY good...seriously....... I hope this is the right rate, the Lion Strong clocks in at 8.8, but the labeling indicates this one...both are SPL/IP’s...well, it was a great little beer, I’ll take an admin slap for it if I’m wrong!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Rated on 1-17-2011 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small white head that mostly diminishes, transparent yellow golden tint, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malty, grainy, corn, floral, sweet, fruity, spicy, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, crisp, malt, floral hops, corn, grainy, some alcohol, and a bit harsh. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. I did not like the harshness with the flavor of this beer and it made it difficult for me to drink this beer let alone enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
At Hops and Props Beer Fest. Not sure why no one likes this. The aroma is caramel sweet, cereal grain, grassy. The flavor follows. The finish is spicy noble hops. Good overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Oh my god, this is one of the all time worst beers! I poured it a bit too cold which should have benefitted this, but its quality shown thru. The beer reeked of sweet solvents. One taste and I almost retched; had to dump it and wash my mouth out. If you want somebody to leave your party, give them this beer.

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