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Lion Lager - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
69
poor

103 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 19.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited visit their website
Sri Lanka

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001)
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Reviews by olacub:
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olacub

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale lager - small head that got out of town quickly, with little or no lacing.

S: Grassy, a touch of sweetness on the nose.

T: Not much going on here. Some noticeable malt up front, flattens out to bland in the finish.

M: Thin and lifeless.

D: I suppose I could knock back several of these, if I didn't fall asleep first.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 19:14:48 | More by olacub
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3/5  rDev +3.1%

07-03-2014 20:03:32 | More by eduardolinhalis
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Well after a lot of walking around In Colombo I sure felt like a beer. I found this on tap at The Taphouse in the old Dutch hospital

A - pours a clear golden colour with a white frothy head that retains well

S - small grain not much else

T - plenty of grains up front with a slight zesty note on the mid palate. The finish is a little sickly

M - light body with medium to full carbonation

O - on a hot day this beer serves its purpose

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 12:08:07 | More by eric5bellies
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

05-31-2014 19:45:15 | More by endless1408
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Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

04-09-2014 17:51:05 | More by BJSmit
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

03-22-2014 22:25:33 | More by afsdan
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Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-01-2014 18:48:20 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-16-2013 02:46:21 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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Audio_Phile

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

09-02-2013 01:36:49 | More by Audio_Phile
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migwell

Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My feelings about this beer are related to the fact that I've now spent several years in Southern Asia, where the available beers range generally from barely tolerable to dreadful. I suspect that
Lion Lager, compared to the finer international examples of this style, is nothing very special, and yet in this region of the world, it stands above the rest as something both palatable and desirable.

Additionally, Lion Brewery puts out the truly world class Lion Stout, again influencing my judgement of their lesser product. This is a fine enough, European style lager, drinkable and refreshing in a hot climate.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 22:28:46 | More by migwell
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3/5  rDev +3.1%

08-15-2013 07:21:04 | More by intoxabroad
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle from The Cave bottle shop, Glasgow (£1):
Light golden amber colour and very clear bodied with a thumb sized, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the glass as it goes down.

Sweet malt aroma with some corn and basic adjuncts. There is some some grassy hops and a definite grainy base to the beer. Quite light and refreshing with little evidence of any skunky aroma.

Bland to begin with although there is some sweet malts and grain with a touch of corn. I also got some light, grassy hops and a very slight touch of bitterness right at the end.

Light, almost thin bodied with some touches of sweetness and clean, well carbonated feel to the beer. It had a surprisingly refreshing taste and wasn't all that bad.

A pleasant surprise with no skunk or other off-flavours making themselves known. The beer was definitely a light one but also quite refreshing too making it an easy beer to drink. It's still a mass produced lager but it is a good one when you rate it alongside similar beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 15:33:39 | More by flyingpig
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.76/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Well, one of the best Foreign Stout has a Lager brother. Could this be a good idea?

A: Pours hazy golden, bit pale. The light white head is massive, but sinks rather quickly. Decent lacings.

S: Clean malt, with some bitter hops. Rather mild in smell. A bit sweet. Rice?

T: There is malt, a bit sweet, there are bitter hops, a bit mild. Even some floral hops way in the back. But everything is kind of mild and boring actually.

M: Aftertaste is short but a bit sour. Body is on the lighter side, while carbonation is strong and offensive.

O: Lion Stout is fantastic, Lion Lager is boring.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 14:28:45 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Sparky44

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.1%

03-26-2013 00:53:31 | More by Sparky44
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-08-2013 23:22:12 | More by ejimhof
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2013 04:42:49 | More by cliff1066
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-29-2013 14:15:53 | More by matjack85
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

12-31-2012 00:35:40 | More by Damian74Shensky
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-12-2012 11:34:34 | More by zonker17
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djwhit24

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-21-2012 01:49:48 | More by djwhit24
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TheMadStork


3/5  rDev +3.1%

04-28-2012 15:31:37 | More by TheMadStork
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2012. Picked up cheap from a local off-licence. The label claims that this was first brewed in the 1880s to slake the thirst of English tea planters.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A golden-amber colour with low carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam with a thick, creamy texture; it lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with an offensive stale note of corn, overcooked veg and stewed leaves. None too pleasant.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of grain, overcooked veg and stewed hops. A mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy, with light tingling. Faint astringency. Aftertaste of bitter stewed hops/veg.

A bog-standard macro lager, though it doesn't smell too nice. Bland flavour of weak malt and corn; the only plus is it's pleasing smoothness. Falls far short of the standard set by Lion Stout - incredible how the same brewery can produce two beers that are miles apart in quality. Give it a miss.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 20:40:40 | More by jazzyjeff13
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy pale golden color with an inch thick white head that lingers for a few minutes. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet, grains and corn, and pale malts.

Taste - Pale malts, sweet corny flavor, grains, and a very light bitterness. A bit watery.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall - This was better than I expected. Not bad..

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 04:13:59 | More by jsisko01
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canoehornpoint

Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a nice golden/amber with no head at all. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle smelled very good. Slight european noble hop aroma. This seems to be agressively hopped but is not very pleasant or balanced. I think this is the kind of beer you love or hate but nevertheless it does not seem to be of high quality. do not recommend.

Dumped it and got something else.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 01:22:58 | More by canoehornpoint
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OldTime

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

04-08-2012 19:15:41 | More by OldTime
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Lion Lager from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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