hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Not a style I care for much, but amazed how much better it is than a macro version.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a sparkling, light to medium yellow with nice carbonation and a very small, white head that fully diminished. The aroma had moderate bread, pale malt, cracker and biscuit; light hops; and slight corn. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and slightly sour. There was pale malt, a little corn, a little cracker, white bread, biscuit, light sour malt and a slight hint of hops. The light to medium body was watery and then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and slightly metallic finish.
$1.25 can, kinda nasty-looking, crusted over with something, from Beer Run. Pours very pale golden with a white head. Aroma of corn chips, wheat. Flavor is corn, dry wheat, airplane glue. It’s actually not horrible. Is it good? No, but it’s drinkable. oxfordny64 (2) - - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
This is the best *cheap* beer I’ve ever had in my life. It’s my go to. My old friend. If you’re expecting something fancy or nuanced or whatever, this ain’t it. If "mouthfeel" is a word you use without a sense of irony, you probably won’t like this beer. Great. It’s not for you. I don’t have money to enjoy what beer culture has deemed "good" or "trendy," so for a poor guy like me this is some pretty good stuff. GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Full 4 oz pour from a can at Spacebar, poured by DCLawyer. Thanks Jason, thanks. Took an ounce or so and poured the rest back into DCLawyer’s can. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of dish soap, corn, malt, wheat. Tastes of corn, wheat, malt. Light body with a dry finish. gripweed57 (2719) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
12 ounce can. Let’s call a spade a spade. This is a cheap beer. At $8.00 for a 12 pack of 12 ounce cans, this is as inexpensive as it gets for a local brew. It looks god, a bright honey gold color with a clinging lace. It has a grainy malt nose. Thin bodied and lacking any real flavor. But it is easy to quaff and is still better than what the Mega Breweries have to offer. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
I’m not sure there is a better cheap-ass beer on the market today. Crisp, clean, slightly sweet, subdued bitterness, refreshing. Good for what it is.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns. Very rubbery smelling. Golden with thin dissipating head and no real lacing. Tastes like watered down lager. kevsher (2) - - SEP 10, 2015 does not count
My friend brought me Lionshead once for a football game. I had never heard of it so, what the heck, I took a try! I opened the top and took a big swig and not to my surprise, this beer was delicious. Basically all beer is. My friend directed me to look under the cap and there I found a tricky little riddle. We finished out twelver and figured out all of the riddles. Some are really easy, but there are tricky ones too! I have spent the past few months drinking Lionshead trying to figure out and collect all of the riddles. I lost my job, girlfriend, social life, and most of my family but I have finally collected all of the riddles that they have manufactured. Great product, definitely will buy again. tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Aroma: cereal, grass,
Appearance: clear gold, white head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish.
Lawnmower beer. ChadPolenz (1843) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
It’s hard to believe that breweries other than the major macro conglomerates still put out adjunct-ridden cheap pale lagers. There’s really no reason for them anymore – everyone like craft beer now and these type of beers pretty much all taste the same. What’s the point of a brew like Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner Beer? If it were actually flavorful it’d be a different story, but this is actually rather foul-tasting.
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2015
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, I’ve reached a point where I’m 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? It’s 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 it’s not enough to salvage the rest of the palette. Perhaps if it were fresh (and I’ll 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, it’s not spastic per se. There is a slight starchy flavor that lingers, but it’s easily overlooked. At only 4.5% ABV this would be a refreshing, sessionable brew if it actually had any real taste to it.
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.