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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

166 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 166
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 24.92%


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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Reviews by rsdaugherty:
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rsdaugherty

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2.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – 3 finger almost white head, while fizzy still had nice retention, a slightly hazy golden with brown notes, scattered lacing to a pillow layer 3.5
S – Mildly sweet malts and a blend of herbal citrus grassy characteristics, slightly astringent 3
T – An off citric sweetness, mild alcohol, finish becomes a dark sweet bread like menagerie of tastes that leave me hanging, infected bottle crossed by mind, did not enjoy 2.0
M – light moderate body, a bit thicker than I expected, no vote on if the ample carbonation added or detracted 3
O – An odd tasting malt pilsner I will not seek out again, characteristics of cider, unless you seek this style I would not recommend, finished the bottle and won’t be returning 2.5

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 03:28:38 | More by rsdaugherty
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A: Golden yellow with moderate 2 fingers of head.

S: Grains. Some floral hops but very mild.

T: Cereal grains and sugar, plus extra sugar, with some sugar. A subtle smokiness. Hops are nearly absent.

M: This is a pilsner? It's a little thick, somewhat syrupy. The beer is flat, essentially without carbonation.

O: Meh. As I said, I thought I was buying the Imperial Lion Stout. I won't get the pilsner ever again. I've had so many better and cheaper pilsners...

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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
70 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.