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Lionshead Light - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
70
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 26.8%
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
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!

NeroFiddled, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of mdfb79
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mdfb79, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

woodychandler, Jan 24, 2011
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 Latarnik
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of tone77
2.98/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

tone77, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Holland, Jul 05, 2013
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 mdillon86
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of twenty5
1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

twenty5, May 12, 2013
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 bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

bonbini26, Jan 11, 2012
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 Onenote81
2.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

Onenote81, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
2/5  rDev -31.3%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -31.3%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of number1bum
2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

number1bum, Jan 25, 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 nrs207
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

nrs207, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of rydev24
2/5  rDev -31.3%

rydev24, Mar 02, 2012
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 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 mattreitz49
2/5  rDev -31.3%

mattreitz49, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev +3.1%

BamfBacon, Feb 17, 2013
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Lionshead Light from Lion Brewery, Inc.
70 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.