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Lionshead Light - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
70
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 26.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maek228 on 06-24-2005)
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5/5  rDev +71.8%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +71.8%

Corpsehoagie, May 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +71.8%

Justing610, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +54.6%

iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of joeshmo39
4.05/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is not something you drink by yourself or even for "pleasure." I recently purchased a keg for a party I was having involving guests of less than discriminating taste (ie. me and some college friends). This beer pours a hazy yellow as usual and looks like your typical American macro. The smells reveals little, though the taste offers it's advantages. It definitely lacks that stinging sweet nastiness of other college brews like natural light or keystone. Imagine virtually any other dime a dozen light beer except less offensive and with somewhat more going on. The effects the morning after are also much better. I think it's even better than coors light, miller lite, and bud light and of is about half the price ($52 for a 1/2 keg) Goes down like water of course.

In summation, definitely pick it over the big 3 light beers for parties or other sessioning situations, but stay away from it under all other pretenses.

joeshmo39, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of UncleNeighborChris
4/5  rDev +37.5%

UncleNeighborChris, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of cxg231
3.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Not a remarkable beer by any means. Little to no head retention when poured into a glass, and the beer itself is an odd shade of yellow straw. Inoffensive macro-brew style odor.

Mouthfeel is a bit limp, but the taste is fuller and more developed than most macro-style light beers. Drinkability is thru the roof. You'll be thru a sixer before you know it. Does not have the adverse day-after affects associated with a lot of the other macro-style beers.

This is not a great beer, but it is a very good alternative for those times when you want to save a little bit of money and still have a crowd-pleaser. Football gatherings, working in the garage, etc..

I used to think that Koch's Golden Anniversary was the best inexpensive beer out there. Lionshead Light takes that banner at just $10 a case.

cxg231, Feb 05, 2007
Photo of schoolboy
3.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't normally drink, let alone rate beers like this, but this was gifted to me and I was in the mood for nothing strong, and this fit.

And it's not bad. Not good, to me, but relative to the style, it beats most of the big brewery lights. It has a little more character.

It's probably harder to get this kind consistency than in stronger tasting brews. I doubt I will ever buy this, but it's unlikely I'd buy any light beer.

schoolboy, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can into kolsch glass.

Not bad. Nice golden yellow dusk color.

Smells like Beer.

Nice mellow beer flavor. Muted frosted flakes with a faint hint of hop. Alcoholic dollar store apple juice maybe.

Like flat seltzer water. Just a bit of fizz.

Easy to drink and not offensive. Much better than any mass light beer. Cheap too.

MirkoCroCough, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of jsdunlop
3.48/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't believe I'm actually pouring this one into a glass...
Pours out golden with a minimal white head that diminishes quickly to a faint layering. Aroma is grainy, light citrus, and creamed corn sweetness. Tastes very mild, grain husk, some light malt in there, surprisingly it doesn't have that nasty corn sweetness that I noticed in the smell...Bit of a citrus twang thrown in also, but very hard to find. Mouthfeel's light and with good carbonation. Overall, it's a damn good light beer.

jsdunlop, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of DrinkaBeerandPlayaGame
3.43/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When trying this beer I poured from a cold bottle into a chilled glass. Lion Head Light is an under appreciated beer coming in at roughly $13 per case.

You get a light amber color which is crystal clear and typical of light Ales. The aroma reminds you of movie theater popcorn, which can be good or bad, depends on what you like.

Coming in at 3.9% ABV, this is a respectable number, considering the price. Taste is quite powerful for a "light" ale and can be quite pleasing to your pallet. Although the only taste you get is of hops and that "hint" of popcorn, this beer does not suffer from the watered down effect that most light beers fall under

Overall I like this beer alot and I appreciate what it does for the price

And as an added bonus if the games you are playing suck you can always solve the riddles provided on the bottle cap.

If you would like to see our original beer review click the link below
http://www.drinkabeerandplayagame.com/lions-head-light/

DrinkaBeerandPlayaGame, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.33/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This one is getting it’s price worked into the rating against my better judgment. For a 24 pack of bottles, $11 for this caliber of beer is nothing short of amazing.

Looks a bit bland as a washed out gold with a hint of dirty brown and orange. the head was a lively white froth that fell to a collar.

Smells of dried out sweet corn, and a bready yeast that reminds me of a college party house basement. There’s also a snap of something dry and hop-like.

Tastes of corn bread and a touch of dry mushrooms that spikes in hop intensity midway through, but then falls to a musky, sticky baking yeast that makes me think I just ate a slice of tasty bread.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a light tingly carbonation. This also seems a little on the sticky side.

So, if I put my pen down and just take a good pull on this one, I’m a happy man. This is a very easy to drink beer. Although what I say about the flavor is a little disparaging, the best part is, is that it has a firm, clearly stated flavor that is far from offensive. Again, at $11 a case, this one’s magnificent.

DarkerTheBetter, Mar 04, 2007
Photo of LX302
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yes, for $10 a case of bottles and the puzzles on the bottom of the caps. It's a fun beer to drink.
Taste is better than the big brews and close to other PA brewery beers. Good when company is coming over and your serving food.
All in all hard to pass up when you stop into the distributor.
It's not the best beer out there, but what do you want for, did I say $10?

LX302, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of riversider76
3.28/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a very fluffy white head. Little retention and no laceing. Aroma is of bready grainy malts.Not bad but weak. Body is thin and carbonated. Taste is grainy with a bit of a buttery finish. Crisp and refreshing. Not bad for a light.Decent session beer. Very inexpensive.

riversider76, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- This is a very light and watery looking pale yellow color. Not as pale as other light beers but a couple shades darker. One and a half finger white head comes and goes rather quickly. No lacing on the glass at all.

S- Big sweetness to this one in the nose. Grainy smelling along with light bready notes. Nothing special but a little more than your average BMC product. A light hop forward smell in the back end also teases you as it gets lost in the sea of sweetness.

T- This of course is muted more so than than just the regular Lionshead Pilsner. The sweetness in the aroma comes throughout the entire beer with this one. Sickly sweet grainy character comes and goes through the entire beer. Light bready notes under this one. Light grassy taste midway through the sip. Light crispness from light hopping at the tail end.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for style but a little too much for me. Crisp and clean tasting in the mouth. Sweet adjunct taste left on the palate and in the aftertaste. Very watery feeling as well while in the mouth...and fizzy.

D- This is a very drinkable beer that I had no problem putting away. Good beer to drink over BMC if given the choice. Nothing special but then again it is nothing too terrible as well.

alleykatking, Jan 27, 2010
Photo of philbe311
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Slightly less than a fingers worthy of fizzy white head quickly fades leaving a very modest minimal lacing in the center of the glass... Loads of large bubbled carbonation both rises through out rapidly and clings to the sides of the glass... The carbonation forcefully bursts through the surface... The color is that of pale straw...

S - Slightly more multidimensional than your standard light lager... In addition to the expected corn presence is a slightly floral bouquet and touches of refined perfume... A hint of mandarin oranges and even some slight hoppy undertones...

T - Loads of bready malts... Loads of corn and cereal like grains... A very slight caramel component... Lemon zest... Fairly bland, but far from off-putting...

M - On the light side of medium bodied... A touch of creaminess... A touch of fizziness... Sturdy enough to keep it interesting... Sleek and smooth...

D - A very drinkable and surprisingly refreshing light lager... Not sure this would ever be my first choice, but this is a cheap session brew that has its place in my standard rotation... At roughly $15 per case, the value is undeniable... A great summer or mid-afternoon brew... I was pleasantly surprised...

philbe311, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of deapokid
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

In my time as a Philadelphian, Lionshead has become the old standby for nights in desperate need of booze with an empty wallet and an unforgiving bank account. It doesn't offer the exquisite flavor of a Belgian or the delightful experimentation of an American micro, but it does get you drunk, it tastes better then Budweiser and it keeps my mind off of my low-paying job and overwhelming amount of college loan debt.

Pouring out in a sweaty yellow with high carbonation and zippy flavor, Lionshead light offers enough personality and taste to get you past its weaker qualities (gritty mouthfeel, odd aftertaste, general banality) and is definitely there for you when you need a night of drinking without the cost of high-quality suds.

deapokid, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of assmandugle
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours very light gold and has a small head that disappears faster than anticipated. The taste is surprisingly refreshing at a price so cheap. The taste is pretty straight forward cereal grains sort of has a zest at the end. Feels good in the mouth and is super easy to drink. Good beer anytime of the year.

assmandugle, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of maek228
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Lionshead has a light offering? I just had to buy a case and see what is up

Appearance: Pale straw yellow...lots of carbonation.

Taste: Crisp as all get out...some roasted veggies and cereal malts are in there....finishes with light hop aftertaste. Typical light beer. Tastes like Coors Light...but alil better

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated

Drinkability: Primetime session beer

maek228, Jun 24, 2005
Photo of dbrauneis
3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a can at This Little Piggy Likes Roastbeef in New York, NY

A: Pours a deep golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has about a finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to small patch of very thin film near the center of the beer.

S: The beer has aromas of bready malts with just a hint of corn adjunct along with some light notes of floral and grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate flavors of bready malts with some notes of corn as well. There is a light bitterness which does not linger contributed from the hops and just a touch of citrus rind.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Super easy to drink and a definite session beer. Refreshing and pairs very well with lots of meaty sandwiches - probably would be great for a cook out.

dbrauneis, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of bundy462
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly. Better color than most lights.

S: Like every other light beer, strange sweet maltiness, pathetic muted hop. Hint of cooked veggies.

T: Clean, almost nothing. Muted hop, very crisp.

M: Big carbonation, crisp, watery.

O: Run of the mill light.

bundy462, Aug 16, 2010
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

BamfBacon, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

fiedler84, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Bigtimmy, May 14, 2012
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Lionshead Light from Lion Brewery, Inc.
70 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.