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Lion Lager (Sri Lanka)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - 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."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ngejo (317) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crlnts (306) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. Clear yellow. Thin disappearing white head. This is glorified water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Calisky (853) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur dorée, mousse blanche qui disparait. Nez leger malt, vieux fruits mauvais.. Gout pas bon de malt plastique et vieux cartons.....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a clear yellow beer with low head. Nose is on over ripped fruits. Aroma is on wet paper, very watery, dry toasted malt, boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Disappointing. Nice mouthfeel, but thin on flavour - the cereal honey straw hop notes fade away to uncertainty almost immediately. How can Lion produce a world beating Stout, yet a below average Lager?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Crisp lager nose, pale yellow body and big lick of a white head. Decent enough carbonation helps carry a generous and dry amount of barley and crispbread across, but this just drys out to a manky malt and unremarkable finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17Beer (41) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2014
From a bottle on the porch of the Galle Face hotel in Sri Lanka. Good clear golden lager. Light grassy aroma. Slightly complex sour corn and floral notes.A perfect accompaniment to super hot curry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Has notes of butter in it, light bread. Moderate sweet flavor. Moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Can off the coast of Mexico on 21st March 2014 (on MS Balmoral, a Fred Olsen cruise liner). One of many strange cans available at a ’beer festival’ on board the ship. Typical lager/pilsner: golden, clear and clean looking. Bright body with a white fading crown on top. Usual almost odourless lager aroma, some grains and hops maybe but it still gets a low score for the smell. Taste wise it didn’t do much, more malts than hops, refreshing but bordering on tasteless, certainly bland and lacking in flavour in my eyes.

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