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


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle @ Home, totally underwhelming. I could have drunk this beer a thousand times and never known it. Nothing wrong with it, nothing unpleasant just nothing that would make me drink it again. To sum it up a yellow watery liquid with no big flavours to drag me back, would not bother to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoufCustom (844) - HONG KONG - AUG 9, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at AJ’s Sri Lankan Cuisine in Sai Kung.

Clear golden orange colour; One-quarter finger head and white foam which last for about 30 seconds; Slight sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Pungent sweet smell of malt, sugar syrup, grains, light citrus and strong straw; Very light sweet taste of strong bready malt, with strong grains, hint of syrup, lemon, strong lime and very strawy grass; Medium body, slick palate; Mouth feel is a fairly low sweet base, very malty premium lager with a very coarsely and bit of ‘raw’ feel. Thankfully, the sugar element is just a touch on the tongue and overall the beer is very lightly sweet. Kinda okay; The raw edge comes from the very grassy and strawy hops, where bitterness is moderate at best but the greasy taste is frankly quite overwhelming right from the start, with a rough and unfulfilled bitter finish; Quite dry after taste, raw and strawy to mouth.

Comments: There’s nothing Pale about this one, it’s definitely a Premium Lager in looks, smell, body and taste. Whereas Nepal’s Mustang is a tad sweeter, this one is too much straw in hop taste but not enough bitterness to balance it. Could have been a decent one but for now it’s a premium lager diamond in the rough, perhaps too tough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a healthy white head. Smells quite sweet and of malt slight hint of lemon. Taste is dominated by malt. Not too watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Aroma: Metal, grain and a hint of lemon.

Appearance: Clear golden body with a thin white head. Average carbonation. Light lacing marks.

Taste: Boiled cabbage, sweetcorn, pale malt and lemon. Quite sweet.

Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Soft carbonation fizz.

Overall: A fairly inoffensive, if uninspiring Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grzesiek79 (3261) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Przecietne piwo, choc za pianke mozna pochwalic, kremowa i twozy wasy na szklance. Moze jest srednio trwala ale ladnie sie prezentuje. W smaku gozej. Zwykle piwo bez aromatu zadnego. W smaku przezadnie slodowe i troche nawet rozwodnione. Wersja Stout byla kapitalna. Tu niestety tego brak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (965) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2013
330ml bottle from The Cave bottle shop, Glasgow (£1):
Sweet malt aroma with some corn and basic adjuncts. There is some some grassy hops and a definite grainy base to the beer. Quite light and refreshing with little evidence of any skunky aroma.
Light golden amber colour and very clear bodied with a thumb sized, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the glass as it goes down.
Bland to begin with although there is some sweet malts and grain with a touch of corn. I also got some light, grassy hops and a very slight touch of bitterness right at the end.
Light, almost thin bodied with some touches of sweetness and clean, well carbonated feel to the beer. It had a surprisingly refreshing taste and wasn’t all that bad.

A pleasant surprise with no skunk or other off-flavours making themselves known. The beer was definitely a light one but also quite refreshing too making it an easy beer to drink. It’s still a mass produced lager but it is a good one when you rate it alongside similar beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dutchbeerpages (1635) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
Strange maltiness in this beer. Darker flavor than other lagers from non beer countries. Oh well, i added a new country to my list. Bought at the Drinks of the World store in zurich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
The head is medium, the body golden. It smells strange, hay. The taste is watery, stale, sweet-hay. Not really my taste. 10/7/7/6/13/7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2013
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.

Bottle, Marksman Tasting, Edinburgh
Thanks to Camertron for my initial tasting of this shite-ner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Bouteille 330ml étiquetée sous le nom "Sinha Lager". De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâle sucrés avec des notes de maïs sucré et de houblon herbeux. Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et légèrement croustillant ainsi qu’une texture légèrement aqueuse aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de grains de malt pâle croustillants avec de faibles notes de légumes bouillis lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi de notes de miel avec des traces de maïs sucré (ou est-ce des traces de riz bouilli) puis en finale l’on retrouve des petites notes amères de houblon herbeux. Post-goût court et aux notes sèches, aux notes amères de houblon herbeux avec des notes de grains sucrés. (2006)

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