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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
70
okay

175 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 25.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +1%

08-17-2014 01:20:18 | More by tdm168
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 18:14:41 | More by JoeMans
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.04/5  rDev +36%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Slightly hazy golden body with an orange hue. Foamy white head with good retention. A few lines of lacing, and random spots, if that.

Aroma: Malty and sweet, a subtle touch of dried grass.

Taste: Really malty, sweet, clean. A touch of dried grass in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth.

Overall: Really impressed. This tastes great and has a great mouthfeel. The ABV is hidden very well!

08-02-2014 12:16:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -32.7%

07-20-2014 22:33:55 | More by XmnwildX12
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dansushi

New York

3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-13-2014 01:08:51 | More by dansushi
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eric5bellies

Australia

2.8/5  rDev -5.7%

Well it's a hot day here in Colombo, not sure how we will go with this one

A - Pours a clear golden colour with a white head that reduces quickly.

S - small amounts of grains, malts and sweetness

T - up front some decent grains, then the malt kicks in. Up to then it's ok but a severe booze flavour overwhelms the palate.

M - light to medium body with low carbonation

O - this is really just a strong lager. With such a beer it's hard to mask the alcohol and sugar. They have masked the sugar but not the alcohol. Would not seek out again.

06-27-2014 12:00:50 | More by eric5bellies
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huntermop

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2014 20:52:11 | More by huntermop
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +34.7%

05-17-2014 00:08:48 | More by tommy5
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dextermcgurk

New York

2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

05-03-2014 22:39:28 | More by dextermcgurk
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sweemzander

Illinois

1/5  rDev -66.3%

04-21-2014 23:10:05 | More by sweemzander
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

03-25-2014 23:10:40 | More by Thedrizzle
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drpimento

Wisconsin

1.28/5  rDev -56.9%

Oh my god, this is one of the all time worst beers! I poured it a bit too cold which should have benefitted this, but its quality shown thru. The beer reeked of sweet solvents. One taste and I almost retched; had to dump it and wash my mouth out. If you want somebody to leave your party, give them this beer.

03-18-2014 13:34:36 | More by drpimento
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Copernicandream

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

I'm a little jaded with this review but I guess my impulsiveness serves me right. Its called Imperial, the bottle is black, and I've had Lion Stout before and enjoyed it. So Lion Imperial to my surprise... is a pilsner.

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...

03-08-2014 00:07:44 | More by Copernicandream
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nickdank

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

03-06-2014 05:27:30 | More by nickdank
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mdfb79

New York

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-03-2014 16:07:08 | More by mdfb79
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Kansas

3/5  rDev +1%

03-01-2014 19:25:11 | More by mountaincoffee
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2013 04:37:33 | More by jaydoc
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

10-15-2013 03:39:31 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev +1%

10-08-2013 17:37:12 | More by harpus
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-03-2013 22:53:14 | More by koes0024
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

09-15-2013 00:01:18 | More by dmorgan310
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Jdra

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

09-11-2013 19:58:32 | More by Jdra
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +43.1%

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Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-22-2013 02:20:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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Illinois

3/5  rDev +1%

08-18-2013 20:38:26 | More by IronTom
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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
70 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.