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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
70
okay

178 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 25.34%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

JuicesFlowing, Aug 02, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

eric5bellies, Jun 27, 2014
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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.

drpimento, Mar 18, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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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...

Copernicandream, Mar 08, 2014
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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
70 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.