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


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xXbaptisteXx (178) - - JUN 22, 2014
Odeurs d' épices douces, raisins secs, fruits de la passion. En bouche pas très gazeuse... Avec un goût assez plat je ne serait pas trop l'identifier...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Bottled 625ml. Appearance: It pours a fully golden beer with a decent average sized white head. Nice lacework. Aroma: Grapes, white bread, cork, nutmeg, apples and rice. Flavor and palate: Rice, apricots, cork, apples and grapes showing up. Champagne-like. The alcohol is very well hidden. Some lemongrass sneaking in? Medium to full bodied. Pepper appearing with the swallow. Huge amounts of grapes, apples and white bread in the finish. Overall impression: A pleasant surprise. This beer is underrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (597) - 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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (3728) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle at home, 330 ml. Into a stemmed glass. ABV 8.8% Pours a really deep golden yellow colour beer, with two finger of white head. Thick density, average retention. Medium lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet, lots of malts and the alcohol already present. Not bad, but after a while it starts to smell kind of medicinal and that’s not so good either. Taste is also very sweet and malty. Grass, strong alcohol -not so obvious on the tongue but notable once has gone down-, grains. Medium thick body, carbonation good but towards the low side. Although nothing impressive but still manages to taste better than the local supermarket strong beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (753) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Fles van 625 ml gekocht bij de wineshop in Dambulla, Sri Lanka. Gouden kleur, plakkererige kraag. Aroma en smaak zijn niet erg aanwezig, vooral wat zoetigs. Het smaakt in ieder geval niet waterig en de 8.8 % doen hun werk ;-)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt and some hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, foamy, white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt and hops. Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Malt and hop finish. 8.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($2): Purchased this as Lion Imperial Lager, but the alcohol content is 8.8% so I guess it is this. Pours slightly orange color with a quickly dissipating white head Aroma is sugar, alcohol, and something vaguely akin to a Belgian Strong Ale. Taste is really sweet. It has a bit of burn, and a finish that tastes like a generic lager, but only ever so slightly. For what is essentially malt liquor, this ain’t bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Clear golden with a dense, off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweetish malty aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet and sticky brewing cereal. Somewhat fusty. Alcoholic finish. 291208

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