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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Lionshead is a classic Standard American Lager Crisp, clean and slightly dry with some residual sweetness, it is as refreshing as it is thirst-quenching.

We use the finest American two-row and six-row barley and corn; domestic hops add just a touch of bitterness.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chad9976 (1385) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Its hard to believe that breweries other than the major macro conglomerates still put out adjunct-ridden cheap pale lagers. Theres really no reason for them anymore everyone like craft beer now and these type of beers pretty much all taste the same. Whats the point of a brew like Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner Beer? If it were actually flavorful itd be a different story, but this is actually rather foul-tasting.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. It was bottled on 11/12/15 and cost only $1.29 ($0.11 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark gold color with a clear body. Plenty of consistent carbonation visible. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which retains and laces remotely well.

Smell: Familiar cheap adjunct lager aroma of corn and stale grain. A slight sweetness, but not enough to save it.

Taste: Knowing what I do about beer, Ive reached a point where Im actually surprised when a beer tastes bad and not from brewing flaws like diacetyl, dimethyl sulfide or acetaldehyde. A beer like this is deliberately designed to taste this way why? Its just a mildly sweet malty slurry flavor with a noticeable corn water taste (maybe it is DMS after all). No metallic character, though I notice a tanginess on the finish and a bit of a bile-like flavor right as it goes down. To be fair, there is a faint amount of sweetness here, but its not enough to salvage the rest of the palette. Perhaps if it were fresh (and Ill readily admit this bottle is rather old), it might make a difference; but for now this is just plain bad. Ick.

Drinkability: Despite the name, Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner Beer is most definitely not a pilsner by any standard definition due to the use (and overt nature) of corn. At least it has the body and mouthfeel of a pilsner, though. Thin, light body with a watery texture. Though always bubbly, its not spastic per se. There is a slight starchy flavor that lingers, but its easily overlooked. At only 4.5% ABV this would be a refreshing, sessionable brew if it actually had any real taste to it.

Score: 2/10

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
Clear golden body, medium sized fizzy white head that quickly dissipates, leaving behind nearly no sign of lace. Nose shows florals, light citrus, and grainy cereal and cracker. Flavor is similar with that typical macro pale-lager corny character. Medium to light bodied, lively carbontion, light sweetness, macro-metallic finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draft. Clear pale yellow color, champagne bubbles. Aroma of peppery straw and paper. Taste is wet paper, straw.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle rating from backlog notes. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy, corn malts, grass, pretty much macro mass produced taste, purely a tick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - SEP 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-31-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a deeper straw, light amber color with a billowy two finger pure white head. The head fades rather slowly over time, leaving only a very nice level of supper foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is lighter overall, but consists of a slightly bready and corny smell. There is a bit of a caramel aroma mixed with some notes of a light fruit and musty aroma as well. Taste The taste begins with flavors of some caramel sweetness, a bit of breadiness mixed with a decent amount of a corny sweet flavor. As the flavor advances some lighter fruit flavors come to the tongue along with a bit of a musty grain and papery taste as well. There flavors take the taste to its end, leaving a somewhat musty grain and sweeter taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The feel is quite appropriate for the style and makes for an easy drinking brew. Overall Nothing fantastic, but for the price and as a session beer it is a good go to on any occasion when drinking is more a background activity.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (460) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Ive been living out in North East Pa, so Ive been drinking quite a few of these. Drank from the bottle. Aroma of generic beer, a lot of carbonation. Not a bad alternative to the world of light beers. Plus I feel more like a Rasta when drinking it!

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jflopsu (807) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours a light yellow with heavy carbonation. Has a faint aroma of malt. Taste is watered down malt and light fruit taste. The kegs usually taste a little like a burnt cigarette to me.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2817) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Had to try one these "Cheap" lagers from the east, a favorite among the local college populace. Faint grain aroma and taste, bland palate and finish. Typical pale lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kmlen87 (22) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Decent drinking all night beer. Goes down smooth. Is really cheap. Nothing special, but has ancient hieroglyphics under the cap.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
vilsack1987 (24) - - MAY 20, 2014
For a cheap beer its not to bad. Great for alcoholics on a budget and college kids. Look for the riddles under the bottle caps.


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