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Lionshead Light - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 26.69%


Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: maek228 on 06-24-2005)
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joeshmo39

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +36.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2008 03:21:03 | More by joeshmo39
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DrinkaBeerandPlayaGame

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +15.9%
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/

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 20:48:44 | More by DrinkaBeerandPlayaGame
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: can

09-23-2012 11:36:02 | More by dbrauneis
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A friend of mine gave me a 6-pack of this the other day. Poured the final bottle into a pint glass for review. Pours a pale, translucent gold with fine lace on top. No head or lace left behind on the glass. Nose is of cheap grains and freshly-cut honeycrisp apples. The mouth is crisp and thin. Very light, not surprisingly. Very sweet beer. Light apple juice, mild corn, sweet finish. This drinks like flavored water, and it is refreshing. I'll give it that. Decent enough to wash down some wings or something, but nothing I'd stock the fridge with on a regular basis.

My favorite part of this beer was the pictorial riddles under each cap. Nice little touch to an otherwise boring beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 16:12:32 | More by Onenote81
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jsdunlop

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 04:59:24 | More by jsdunlop
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: can

02-16-2011 01:02:34 | More by MirkoCroCough
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The CANQuest (TM) rolls on, thanks to my having gotten the hang of resizing photos for submission. I have a bunch of CANs that I was holding in abeyance until I could get a picture uploaded since they look better unopened, IMHO. This was one of them. CAN you dig it?

The Crack & Glug left me with a finger of bone-white head that was disappearing pretty rapidly as I typed. Color was a medium golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very corn-adjunct filled, but nothing new or disturbing about it. Mouthfeel was medium with a very mild sweetness on the tongue. It was obvious that it was a diluted version of a standard AmeriCAN Adjunct Lager. The finish had a corn flavor that did not do anything to enamor me to it. I understand that this type of beer appeals to a large segment of the public, but it just left me kind of cold.

Serving type: can

01-24-2011 21:48:27 | More by woodychandler
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assmandugle

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 04:55:10 | More by assmandugle
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +8.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 22:51:12 | More by philbe311
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into pint glass.
Color is a clear and light yellow/gold with a nice fizzy head and alot of bubbles. Looks like a typical light pale lager. Smells of corn, cooked vegetables and bubblegum. Tastes of corn and some sweet malts. Very little hop presence. The tastes vanishes immediatly, leaving a clean finish. Mouthfeel is fluid with moderate carbonation. Pretty good for the style and at $12.99 for a case of cans, it's tough to beat.

Serving type: can

10-18-2010 13:54:07 | More by JunkYardJake
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bundy462

Texas

3.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 01:15:24 | More by bundy462
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 01:44:59 | More by schoolboy
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is crisp, rather mild, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 15:51:07 | More by tone77
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riversider76

New York

3.28/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 20:13:47 | More by riversider76
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 14:09:20 | More by alleykatking
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 02:23:16 | More by deapokid
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TheDeuce

New York

2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pointless beer, essentially a Lionshead but more subdued in every area. Being that the regular Lionshead is a fine cheap lager which is better than it's expensive alternatives I would (grudgingly) recommend this to those who are trying to get light beer drinkers to look at more craft like beer. Still, I think its pointless, life is too short to drink light beer.

Appearance-hazy golden, minimal head.

Smell-subdued tone of grains

Taste-watery but fresh, like any light beer, it doesn't taste like crap which is a plus but that I suppose is because it is tasteless.

Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth and light, like it isn't even there.

Drinkability-Could definitely throw a few of these back on a hot day, but then again I could do that with a regular Lionshead as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 19:25:34 | More by TheDeuce
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HugoGrim

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Really not much different from the standard version, but obviously more subdued all around. It's nothing special, but for a local beer at $10 a case I don't mind drinking it when I can get it fresh. The drinkability is incredible as well.

All in all it's not a bad choice when you're just looking for an inexpensive beer to drink a ton of.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 00:57:26 | More by HugoGrim
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears a very pale golden highly carbonated bubbles rush to settle after a vigorous pour white head forms dwindling quickly leaves uneven specks of lacing down my pint. Aroma light sweetness cooked veggie tones carbonated water mineral character wispy herbal hop gasp. I'm liking the bottleneck saying purity, consistency, and tradition all important but nothing to due with the taste of Lionshead Light deluxe pilsner...light trickling sweetness comparable to any other big brewers go with a light beer this one however has some light malt sweetness, cooked veggie notes, mineral water character pretty clean with a lingering grainy Wilkes Barre Lion brewery flow low hop bitterness pretty clean herbal hop touch. Mouthfeel is carbonated water texture very light with bitey turbid carbonation kinda rough on the back of the throat. Drinkability another one of those value beers with character definitely drink this over BMC anyday but for a good beer it's light lager, not much to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 03:15:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 22:21:44 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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cxg231

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +26%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 20:49:58 | More by cxg231
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why I am reviewing this - other than that I have some in my fridge from the recent visit of a friend who likes to play mindless drinking games and there are only five other reviews - so what the hell. Color is a clear, pale yellow, some foamy head but no staying power. Honestly, it smells like crap. Most macro lagers, light or otherwise do, but still I hate the smell of macro lager. Taste is pretty decent, actually; crisp and clean, light bodied, nothing terribly offensive. $10 a case - can't beat that.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2007 03:27:30 | More by number1bum
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LX302

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +11.5%
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?

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 16:33:22 | More by LX302
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

As far as light beers go, Lionshead Light offers great value. It's got more flavor than many others with a nice grainy maltiness. It pours an attractive golden body with a nice white head that holds pretty well and leaves some minor lace at the outset of the glass. The aroma is generic "beer", but that's to be expected. It's light bodied and crisp; and nicely balanced with a firm, underlying bitterness and some mild background hops. It's far from the best beer that the Lion makes, but it's nicely done and the price cannot be beat!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 22:00:23 | More by NeroFiddled
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maek228

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2005 21:33:40 | More by maek228
Lionshead Light from Lion Brewery, Inc.
71 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.