Brewed by Lion Breweries - NZ (Lion Co.)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Lion Brown is a deep amber beer with a nutty, biscuity note. Its hoppy nose is balanced with a hint of sweetness which refreshes the palate.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - SEP 29, 2009
Wellington’s local beer and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Aptly named, it is very brown indeed.

Stimpy73 (1) - Bluff, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2017 does not count
This is a cracking brown ale from Lion, its strong colour and rich aroma is very inviting, and it has a very old school kiwi beer taste, rich and full, caramel and malty flavours, with a slight bitter aftertaste, a pleasant change and great as a winter beer camped out in front of the rugby. A kiwi classic, well done Lion please keep brewing this beer.

thebeerpundit (3) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
Although this beer is consumable, you have truly hit dire straits if you are resorting to buying this. Best consumed from a 330ml can and served ice cold.

tombutlin (316) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2016
Oh god I hated this as a young man, with no sense of taste, little money and little choice. Have a Lion Brown or stay sober. Scores 4/5 for appearing brown and carbonated, just like the label says

XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
A "way too big" bottle. Pours clear dark gold, minimal cap. Aroma of watery malt, banana. Taste is sweet. Palate is slick on the tongue and not much that lingers except a weird sweaty aftertaste.

timesniffer (2) - auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
tops beer dude best in an ice cold 440 can ,and you can buy them in a 18 box...cher

Mitchyboy1900 (2) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
Nice cheap easy drinking beer pours amber colour malty caramel aroma taste is mildly sweet malty flavour with a touch of bitterness at the end

chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Lion Brown Draught 4.0% 330ml bottle [NZ. Brewing, Auckland] BB 8/2014 from Countdown in Dunedin Pours amber with a moderate, sudsy, off-white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma: some light bready malts but mostly herbal/grassy hops with a touch of fruit. Smells more like an ESB than a brown ale. Flavor: Mild; a touch sweet up front and mildly bitter by the finish. Not as flavorful as one might hope. Feel: Very smooth, medium-light body; good, soft medium-high carbonation. O: a decent and typical but unremarkable NZ beer.

KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2013
Easy drinking, and possibly better than Tui if its cold. No real malt character or hop profile, so I’m not a fan. But it has a place, and that is easy cheap drinking beer. So I give it two stars for doing what it set out to.

Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
745 ml bottle. Pours amber. Quite carbonated but not much head going on there. Aroma is of caramel then raw malt kinda reminded me of silage on the farm. Easy drinking sweet beer. Gets the taste buds going. In some respects very similar to and in some ways easier to drink than a coke. One of the better draught beers I have come across.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
The head is medium, the body brown. It smells darkmalty, candis. The taste is candis, bit bitter, caramel darkmalty.10/8/9/8/9/8

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