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Lion Lager (Sri Lanka)

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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Premium Lager
Biyagama, Sri Lanka
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Water; Barley malt; Hops, Yeast.
We’ve been brewing Lion Lager in Sri Lanka since 1881. Lion Lager is made from the very best ingredients - it’s malty, refreshing, and natural tasting. This is a beer of character for people of character.

ABV ranges from 4.1% to 4.8%


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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
loco_gallego (177) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Blonde dorée, translucide. Mousse blanche peu persistante. Au nez bof, avec une touche métallique. Côté céréalé. En bouche houblonnage acceptable, rendant une balance acceptable. Ca va elle se boit malgré un nez assez infâme...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nevalainen (153) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
A Can 0,3 l 4,8%. Clear Golden color with tiny head. Aroma is malty. Difficult to say what else. Taste is medium bitter, but nothing saying. Still ok to drink.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
martin00sr (980) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Clear, light golden. Small white head. Malty, skunky, farty aroma. Sweetish, light bitter, grassy and grainy flavour. Light, watery finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (3573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Can @ Vinterslaget på Østersøen, Sønderborg. Pours clear golden with small but stable white head. Clear aroma of yeast and malt, with some hoppy notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with malty and estery notes. Bittersweetish aftertaste. Acceptable for the style, but probably better on a hot day in Sri Lanka than in Denmark.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Can, 4.8%. OK aroma, mildly bready. Clear golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is bready and watery with a mild, slightly rough bitterness. Has a bit of maltiness, especially in the finish. Better than expected.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superspak (2919) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Mediocre aromas of big fruitiness and moderate pale malt and earthy hop notes; with poor balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with a decent malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a pretty mediocre pale lager style. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink. Not bad, but not all that enjoyable either.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
330ml served in a tumbler glass. Standard Lager beer. Nothing special, mainly if compared with their excellent quality Stout. Disappointing. [BA Review @ 7/3/2014]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2446) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
Orange very small white foam ring. Strong barley aroma and fresh malty taste. Short lasting aftertaste. (Paris 201411)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"the malt in this brew is pleasantly sweet, which just barely saves it from being yet another substandard entry in this catergory. small floral hop presence as well. nothing great, but not bad either."

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ngejo (380) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.


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