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Lionshead Pilsner - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

386 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 20.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: psugrad98 on 11-01-2002)
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Reviews by BigDaddyJohn:
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

2.86/5  rDev -1%

Don't want to spend too much time rating a beer like this but here it goes:

Bottle: Couldn't find a born on date. Poured into a Pilsner glass.
Pour: thin white head that dissipated in <1 minute.
Look: Standard golden color you would expect from a Pilsner. Lacing is faint and doesn't hold on glass.
Taste: weak, but better than a BMC.
Finish: not much here either, better if you quaf it!.
Overall: not terrible (but not the "Deluxe Pilsner" the the label trumpets) but I paid $5.89 for a sixer. I expect more beer for my hard earned money. Add $2 and get a really good craft is my suggestion. In it's defense, it wouldn't be bad to pour a couple back on a hot SC summer day. Forget, serve very cold.

03-30-2013 20:43:51 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

05-02-2012 14:50:44 | More by DavyJones
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StoutHearted

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +5.5%

As a born-and-bred Northeast Philly gal, I was raised to respect Yuengling as the beer to drink when there's no beer to drink. However, this beer has all the proper credentials of a decent beer standby. The color and smell won't impress you- you'll think of Pine-Sol with its lemon acidic smell. But it goes down surprisingly well. It maintains a repectable head, but the cynic in me says that even the most sadistic of soldiers can afford a snazzy uniform. Forget the lemon smell and the Coors dressage, this beer was made for chuggage when its cooler older brothers Yuengling and Sam Adams are MIA, hot-rodding with hot chicks in fancy convertibles. This beer may earn its stripes with the college crowd, but I think it's handy to have around for cooking seafood and bragging to your younger brother that you still "got it."

10-12-2006 03:25:51 | More by StoutHearted
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -7.3%

08-19-2014 00:54:52 | More by GameOfBeers
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -30.8%

11-25-2011 08:08:21 | More by TimoP
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Seems like I’m really gettin’ jiggy wit’ the Lion lately. I recently found a case of this in the cellar that got lost in the shuffle about a year ago. I’m quite surprised at how well it’s held up. The Lionshead Pils is a very inexpensive beer and very popular with the lawnmower and baitcasting crowd. It looks ok in the glass, nice golden color although the head was gone in an eyeblink. It has a nice malt aroma. The flavor is well balanced generally light and the finish has some staying power. It's very drinkable although one would probably want something better for an extended session. For $10 a case, this is a good deal, for sure.

02-12-2006 19:31:21 | More by BeerIsland
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

08-07-2013 17:22:41 | More by KolbMarley
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured into a pint glass,not much head quickly diminished into a white ring around the glass. A straw to light to golden color,clear not very tempting.
The aroma was fruity, bisquity,a bit toasty, slightly fruity,not a lot of hop presense.
The taste was fruity, sweet, grainy,slightly metallic.A tart finish.
Mouthfeel was thin,dry,not well carbinated,almost flat.
This beer was lacking in flavor and taste,very dull,with not much character.Left a lot to be desired.

10-11-2006 02:15:55 | More by jcdiflorio
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

09-12-2012 14:51:11 | More by wattoclone
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

08-19-2013 17:41:44 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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TheKwameYeboah


3/5  rDev +3.8%

06-17-2014 19:24:11 | More by TheKwameYeboah
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doremite

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

07-15-2013 14:59:44 | More by doremite
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Lionshead on draft was a pretty decent experience. I haven't had this beer before but it was clean, refreshing, and it hit the spot after a full dinner and some heavier beers earlier in the night. The beer was definitely a step up above the BMC crowd, and a really nice affordable option to have late in the night when you've already had 5 beers previously.

11-12-2010 03:08:12 | More by Soonami
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dmk91

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

01-20-2013 19:45:17 | More by dmk91
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -10%

No emotional ties to this beer, I've never drank it back in college for insanely cheap prices, but I always like the Stegmaier beers I come across so when jcdiflorio offered me a bottled I jumped on this PA regional staple. Appears a golden clear filtered tone with a bright white decent sized white head, quickly dwindles to leave uneven bands of scattered lacing down my pint. Aroma has a mild sweetness and corn huskiness sort of a grainy character with a touch of metallic mineral quality, shows off a very light hop presence. Taste has dominant sweetness, grainy character light herbal, grassy hops low bitterness finishes with more of that metallic edge, not bad overall. Mouthfeel is light not watery higher carbonation nothing remarkable here to note on the palate this is the type of beer that will make you gaseous. Drinkability...well this is not something I'll search for but if I come across it while looking for a cheap and decent beer outside of the big three this one would entice me, but definitely worth the try just for the rarity.

10-11-2006 17:52:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.43/5  rDev -15.9%

12 oz can with what appears to be a 2012 date stamped on the bottom.
Pours a deep golden color with a short-lived white head.
The aroma is poor, actually just plain bad at first, but improved to poor after airing. The taste is more palatable than the aroma suggests, but that is not saying much. This is a weak flavored lager that tastes like the cheap beer it is. Thin body is a bit watery and astringent.

Think light lager, not "Deluxe Pilsner" as per the can, and you'll be much less disappointed.

12-14-2012 01:00:53 | More by chinchill
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Arherring

Indiana

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-27-2012 15:25:18 | More by Arherring
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Brenden

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -5.5%

The color is a very pale yellow, quite typical for the style. A fluffy head forms on the pour but very spritzy and bubbly; it's no surprise that it's gone within moments.
The smell is akin to a BMC light with perhaps a slightly stronger presence and a gentle underlying sweetness others don't have.
It's sweeter in the smell than the flavor, heavier on grains than other ingredients but with undertones of hops, very subtle malts, and corn husk.
There's the crispness expected but it's a bit smoother than I'd expect. It's quite thin, but not as watery-thin as a BMC light.
I would put this above a BMC light, but most of this style, the weakest and lamest of all the styles, in my opinion, are slightly more flavorful than this.

03-03-2010 19:54:38 | More by Brenden
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +73%

05-19-2012 03:23:17 | More by ksiazewski
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev +3.8%

02-17-2013 16:45:23 | More by BamfBacon
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mempath

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +37.7%

ah, a go-to summer yard work brew! let's see how it goes inside in a tulip...

a: bright golden...looks like one of those rare 'micro' brews by a macro...nice head, full of life, not much lacing...settles fast

s: sweet malt with a citrus punch...but that's ghostly. something tangy sour in the second whiff. still, sweetness dominates. corn, too?

t: ya know, since i am focusing on it, i get a really nice malty biscuit. a swirl in the mouth betrays that almost annoying sweetness in the nose. this is light weight for sure, but there is plenty going on. for the price, this is a bargain. and a gentleman. well, lady. whatever...for what it IS ;)

m: actually very silky...not watery as expected. some body is detected. a swirl makes it foam up, but not an overly effervescent bubbliness to cover up any flavor (or lack thereof!).

i enjoyed the slow-go here with lionshead...but it really refreshes best when ice cold after or during yardwork! nothing 'nasty' here at all.

of course, don't drink it warm...

06-16-2009 23:11:38 | More by mempath
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ChristopherA


4/5  rDev +38.4%

09-22-2012 21:41:40 | More by ChristopherA
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +28%

Appearance: This might be the palest beer I've ever seen. Almost looks a bit like carbonated water with some yellow coloring. For me that's not a bad thing though. The overall combination of this look with the active carbonation and heavy white head and foam makes this pretty nice.

Smell: Nothing special here. Basically clean, beery grain. No problems.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More beery grain with a hint of sweetness as well. I actually kind of like this. Mouthfeel comes across a bit like soda, but is definitely an upgrade over cheap macro lagers.

Drinkability: I could definitely drink a few of these over an hour or two with zero issues.

Overall: A safe, easy alternative to macro lagers.

10-14-2010 21:12:42 | More by tjsdomer2
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -65.4%

12-08-2012 02:18:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -10%

08-23-2014 00:31:38 | More by Mpenders
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Lionshead Pilsner from Lion Brewery, Inc.
68 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.