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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner
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BA SCORE
70
okay

167 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 25.34%


Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited visit their website
Sri Lanka

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoctorDog on 06-11-2009)
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LuckyBrewer

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3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Beer: Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner
Style: Imperial Pilsner
Brewery: The Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC
Location: Sri Lanka
Website: http://www.lionbeer.com/
Serving Type: 12 Fl.Oz.
ABV: 8.8 ABV

Pour: Smooth pour with a even pilsner head.

Smell: This pilsner smells very malty once you get into it, but at the beginning it has a crisp hop smell to it as well.

Taste: I was really excited when i bought this beer, it comes in a really nice box and the guy from a great liquor store recommended it. I am almost at the bottom of the first glass and it is tough. I enjoyed the first half of the beer and now it taste a little to malty. I did some traveling in the UK last summer and many of the beers tasted like this, it was good with an Indian meal but it doesnt taste as good over here in the states.

Drinkability: The first half is indeed much more drinkable then the second half.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 01:15:23 | More by LuckyBrewer
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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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