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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.


chickenflea's rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
12-oz bottle. Aroma - Strange. Apple vinegar. Yeast. Spices. Alcohol. Appearance - Looks promising. Clear and golden with billowy white head. Taste - Huge malty sweetness, almost syrupy, medicinal, some caramel notes. Pretty boozy. The seeming lack of hop bitterness to offset the intense sweetness is a bit problematic. Strange side notes: metal, balsamic vinegar, cough syrup. Palate - Medium bodied. Overall - The most bizarre beer I have ever tasted. I am not quite sure what the brewers were trying to accomplish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7555) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Coxs 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/IPs...well, it was a great little beer, Ill take an admin slap for it if Im wrong!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Rated on 1-17-2011 (Bottle) This beers 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2774) - 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.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
drpimento (2220) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ColovianTrader (270) - - FEB 13, 2014
Light caramel, grain, apples and lemongrass. A musky aftertaste detracts from this one. Alcohol is well masked. More flavorful than your typical lager, but not as crisp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (533) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12oz bottle, light golden orange in appearance. Scent of sour grains. Taste is sour apple, yeast and grain, a bit sweet. Alcohol pretty noticeable as well.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (10904) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (877) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
A sweet fruity aroma, and a sweet fruity flavor with a creamy warm alcoholic mouthfeel. Color is amber with a white head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 oz. can shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Looks almost like champagne on the pour, a very pale yellow with big bubbles and a quick fizzy white head. Notes of pils and pale malts, sugar, straw, grape, and apple. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Meh.


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