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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Malt Liquor
Biyagama, Sri Lanka

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lion Imperial Lager from Sri Lanka is specially brewed to achieve its high alcohol content. The finest natural ingredients deliver a rich, smooth taste and refreshment. Enjoy its bite.

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3.2
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Tasted 11/9/08. 330ml bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. Actization brings about a finger with of billowing bone white head. Aromas of cereal grains and subtle esters. Touch lemon candy. Decent aromas. Medium bodied with a surprisingly pleasant first sip. Sweet and smooth with an odd Frankenberry Marshmellow flavor. Sugary malts and moderate effervescence. Rather tangy, bitter finish.

2.8
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2008
[bottle - 330 ml] Clear golden color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of grains and hops. Flavor is rather malty at the beginning with a very small alcohol presence, an even smaller hop bite, and a light warming effect. Finishes sweet. Does not taste like 8.8% at all.

2.8
bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle from Total WIne in Roseville. Darker gold color with a 3-finger white head. Aromas of grain and spicey hop. Medium body with creamy carbonation. It’s certainly different. It shows heat. It is grainy. It suggests a malt liquor in effect, but a top end version. Interesting.

3.1
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a straw color with a thin white head. Some cloudiness, but looks more like a dirty cloudy, than a tasty cloudy. Aroma is light and grainy. Flavor is sweet grain and malt, with hints of raisin and dried fruit. Not much alcohol flavor for an 8% brew. Palate is medium bodied, kind of dead. Overall a drinkable beer, but not one of my favorites.

2.5
douglas88 (9570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle from College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a small white bubbly head. The aroma is mostly skunky corn and grains. The flavor is pretty much full of sweet corn and other adjuncts, a sour mash, and skunked flavor. I’m not sure how fresh this was, but it was just a OK lager.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a frothy to rocky and retaining white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain-caramel, grassy, some spicy hops. Taste is sweet grain-caramel, grassy, secondary spicy/herbal/earthy hops bitterness. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

2.2
scottw86 (1178) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Poured a clear yellow/orange with a large white head. Aroma of apple juice and rice. Taste is pretty sweet with some hops. The finish isn’t too great, and you can tell there is more alcohol.

3.4
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2008
12oz bottle marked as 8.8% ABV: Clear gold pour with a smallish head that dissipates. The aroma is malt forward with heavy notes of fresh dough, wet hay, wildflower honey. The body follows the same flow, lots of sweet malts. The ethery alcohol whispers in the background, hinting at this being a heavy hitter. Interesting style that is done well here.

4.3
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
This is a tasty, nicely balanced strong lager that is very smooth and easy to drink while maintaining good flavour and body throughout. Dark gold, it has a big, off-white head that slowly shrinks and leaves a little lace. The aroma has bread, grapes, raisins, fruit , vanilla and riesling. It’s sweet and fruity (esp. grapes), with fresh sweet bread/bakery character and with a spicey, zesty quality. A pleasant, mild hop character balances the malt.

2.6
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of corn, some straw, alcohol. Tastes of dry malt and some hoppy hints with a boozy finish.


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