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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
caplinlee (37) - - AUG 18, 2013
Bought in a shop in Sri Lanka. I brought this beer home from my holiday to Sri Lanka but unfortunately about 25% of the beer managed to seep through the top into my suitcase. As it was a 625 ml bottle I still had a fair bit to taste. Anyway, I wasn’t a great lover of it however despite it being the strongest beer I’ve ever tried I didn’t think the alcohol was overpowering and this was more than drinkable. So although not a thumbs up from me It’s still the best strong beer I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (596) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Butelka na Sri Lance. Kolor jasnozłoty, klarowny, piana duża ale niezbyt trwała. Aromat karmelu i słodu.Smak lekko korzenny, trochę owoców.Bardzo dobre wykończenie, trochę alkoholu i mocnych przypraw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
330ml can in Colombo. pours a clear amber. aroma is sweet grain, malt, caramel, wet cardboard. taste is sweet, grainy alcohol. not the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dzhigga (283) - Kirov, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2015
Can. Honey-like color with medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity, light alcohol aroma. Taste is lightly sweet, with huge amount of alcohol. Difficult to drink, especially it’s strange to drink this beer in Sri Lankian hot weather. Bad one. Beer for fast-drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinking_77 (60) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Review: Bottle of Lion Strong Lager 8.80% ABV A Gold medal winner in 2012 from the Monde Selection, the Michelin Guide version of beer, the lager came in some pretty impressive imagery, the bottle showing a very intimidating lion face. I guess signifying strength and prowess. Perhaps his name is Cecil? Pour we have a dark golden colour, with a nice sized white head that dissipates quick enough, leaving pretty good lacing . Looks decent, like a proper beer. Got a very fruity aroma, an apple and a lot of sweet smelling malts. The smell was quite strong, all that fruit! For a lager that is 8.8%, it was very well hidden, not feeling the true strength at all. There is a very fruity taste to this beer, very overpowering. The taste lingers in the mouth, very sweet with a good grain taste. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Interesting beer alright, could actually be a decent session beer considering the ABV. as it was very easy to drink. I had four of them, and was fine! (I think!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
smells like caramel and butter, Pale gold gold with a huge white head that isnt going anywhere.... tastes like nothing id expected.... tastes like raspberries and coconut and cream, i kid ye not! has a slightly spicy peppery finish, really very nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kristall-König (2560) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
Geruch helles Malz, leichte Fruchtnote, spritig. Antrunk süß, helles Malz. Mitte süß, helles Malz, Getreide. Abgang süß, klebrig, muffig. Nicht gut.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Clear dark golden colour, dissipating white head. Alcohol aroma, malts, corn, quite herbal, cabbage. Sweet flavour, malts and alcohol. Sweet finish, lingering grains.
(from 33cL bottle @ Procrastinated Spontan Gent Tasting 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, apple. Flavour is fruit, malt, apple, alcohol. Boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2021) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2014
Couleur dorée orangée, forte mousse blanche. Nez malté, fruits jaunes, mauvais alcool, fructose. Gout malté, fruité, mais notes alcool brulé et fructose.

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