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Lionshead Light | Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States
lionbrewery.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maek228 on 06-24-2005

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24
Ratings:
70
Avg:
2.98
pDev:
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 70
Photo of tone77
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is crisp, rather mild, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is not the worst light beer I have had, but nothing special.

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Photo of riversider76
3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a very fluffy white head. Little retention and no laceing. Aroma is of bready grainy malts.Not bad but weak. Body is thin and carbonated. Taste is grainy with a bit of a buttery finish. Crisp and refreshing. Not bad for a light.Decent session beer. Very inexpensive.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- This is a very light and watery looking pale yellow color. Not as pale as other light beers but a couple shades darker. One and a half finger white head comes and goes rather quickly. No lacing on the glass at all.

S- Big sweetness to this one in the nose. Grainy smelling along with light bready notes. Nothing special but a little more than your average BMC product. A light hop forward smell in the back end also teases you as it gets lost in the sea of sweetness.

T- This of course is muted more so than than just the regular Lionshead Pilsner. The sweetness in the aroma comes throughout the entire beer with this one. Sickly sweet grainy character comes and goes through the entire beer. Light bready notes under this one. Light grassy taste midway through the sip. Light crispness from light hopping at the tail end.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for style but a little too much for me. Crisp and clean tasting in the mouth. Sweet adjunct taste left on the palate and in the aftertaste. Very watery feeling as well while in the mouth...and fizzy.

D- This is a very drinkable beer that I had no problem putting away. Good beer to drink over BMC if given the choice. Nothing special but then again it is nothing too terrible as well.

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Photo of joeshmo39
4.02/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is not something you drink by yourself or even for "pleasure." I recently purchased a keg for a party I was having involving guests of less than discriminating taste (ie. me and some college friends). This beer pours a hazy yellow as usual and looks like your typical American macro. The smells reveals little, though the taste offers it's advantages. It definitely lacks that stinging sweet nastiness of other college brews like natural light or keystone. Imagine virtually any other dime a dozen light beer except less offensive and with somewhat more going on. The effects the morning after are also much better. I think it's even better than coors light, miller lite, and bud light and of is about half the price ($52 for a 1/2 keg) Goes down like water of course.

In summation, definitely pick it over the big 3 light beers for parties or other sessioning situations, but stay away from it under all other pretenses.

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Photo of deapokid
3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

In my time as a Philadelphian, Lionshead has become the old standby for nights in desperate need of booze with an empty wallet and an unforgiving bank account. It doesn't offer the exquisite flavor of a Belgian or the delightful experimentation of an American micro, but it does get you drunk, it tastes better then Budweiser and it keeps my mind off of my low-paying job and overwhelming amount of college loan debt.

Pouring out in a sweaty yellow with high carbonation and zippy flavor, Lionshead light offers enough personality and taste to get you past its weaker qualities (gritty mouthfeel, odd aftertaste, general banality) and is definitely there for you when you need a night of drinking without the cost of high-quality suds.

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pointless beer, essentially a Lionshead but more subdued in every area. Being that the regular Lionshead is a fine cheap lager which is better than it's expensive alternatives I would (grudgingly) recommend this to those who are trying to get light beer drinkers to look at more craft like beer. Still, I think its pointless, life is too short to drink light beer.

Appearance-hazy golden, minimal head.

Smell-subdued tone of grains

Taste-watery but fresh, like any light beer, it doesn't taste like crap which is a plus but that I suppose is because it is tasteless.

Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth and light, like it isn't even there.

Drinkability-Could definitely throw a few of these back on a hot day, but then again I could do that with a regular Lionshead as well.

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Photo of HugoGrim
2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Really not much different from the standard version, but obviously more subdued all around. It's nothing special, but for a local beer at $10 a case I don't mind drinking it when I can get it fresh. The drinkability is incredible as well.

All in all it's not a bad choice when you're just looking for an inexpensive beer to drink a ton of.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears a very pale golden highly carbonated bubbles rush to settle after a vigorous pour white head forms dwindling quickly leaves uneven specks of lacing down my pint. Aroma light sweetness cooked veggie tones carbonated water mineral character wispy herbal hop gasp. I'm liking the bottleneck saying purity, consistency, and tradition all important but nothing to due with the taste of Lionshead Light deluxe pilsner...light trickling sweetness comparable to any other big brewers go with a light beer this one however has some light malt sweetness, cooked veggie notes, mineral water character pretty clean with a lingering grainy Wilkes Barre Lion brewery flow low hop bitterness pretty clean herbal hop touch. Mouthfeel is carbonated water texture very light with bitey turbid carbonation kinda rough on the back of the throat. Drinkability another one of those value beers with character definitely drink this over BMC anyday but for a good beer it's light lager, not much to this one.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This one is getting it’s price worked into the rating against my better judgment. For a 24 pack of bottles, $11 for this caliber of beer is nothing short of amazing.

Looks a bit bland as a washed out gold with a hint of dirty brown and orange. the head was a lively white froth that fell to a collar.

Smells of dried out sweet corn, and a bready yeast that reminds me of a college party house basement. There’s also a snap of something dry and hop-like.

Tastes of corn bread and a touch of dry mushrooms that spikes in hop intensity midway through, but then falls to a musky, sticky baking yeast that makes me think I just ate a slice of tasty bread.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a light tingly carbonation. This also seems a little on the sticky side.

So, if I put my pen down and just take a good pull on this one, I’m a happy man. This is a very easy to drink beer. Although what I say about the flavor is a little disparaging, the best part is, is that it has a firm, clearly stated flavor that is far from offensive. Again, at $11 a case, this one’s magnificent.

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Photo of cxg231
3.65/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Not a remarkable beer by any means. Little to no head retention when poured into a glass, and the beer itself is an odd shade of yellow straw. Inoffensive macro-brew style odor.

Mouthfeel is a bit limp, but the taste is fuller and more developed than most macro-style light beers. Drinkability is thru the roof. You'll be thru a sixer before you know it. Does not have the adverse day-after affects associated with a lot of the other macro-style beers.

This is not a great beer, but it is a very good alternative for those times when you want to save a little bit of money and still have a crowd-pleaser. Football gatherings, working in the garage, etc..

I used to think that Koch's Golden Anniversary was the best inexpensive beer out there. Lionshead Light takes that banner at just $10 a case.

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Photo of number1bum
2.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why I am reviewing this - other than that I have some in my fridge from the recent visit of a friend who likes to play mindless drinking games and there are only five other reviews - so what the hell. Color is a clear, pale yellow, some foamy head but no staying power. Honestly, it smells like crap. Most macro lagers, light or otherwise do, but still I hate the smell of macro lager. Taste is pretty decent, actually; crisp and clean, light bodied, nothing terribly offensive. $10 a case - can't beat that.

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Photo of LX302
3.3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yes, for $10 a case of bottles and the puzzles on the bottom of the caps. It's a fun beer to drink.
Taste is better than the big brews and close to other PA brewery beers. Good when company is coming over and your serving food.
All in all hard to pass up when you stop into the distributor.
It's not the best beer out there, but what do you want for, did I say $10?

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.56/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

As far as light beers go, Lionshead Light offers great value. It's got more flavor than many others with a nice grainy maltiness. It pours an attractive golden body with a nice white head that holds pretty well and leaves some minor lace at the outset of the glass. The aroma is generic "beer", but that's to be expected. It's light bodied and crisp; and nicely balanced with a firm, underlying bitterness and some mild background hops. It's far from the best beer that the Lion makes, but it's nicely done and the price cannot be beat!

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Photo of maek228
3.13/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Lionshead has a light offering? I just had to buy a case and see what is up

Appearance: Pale straw yellow...lots of carbonation.

Taste: Crisp as all get out...some roasted veggies and cereal malts are in there....finishes with light hop aftertaste. Typical light beer. Tastes like Coors Light...but alil better

Mouthfeel: Crisp and carbonated

Drinkability: Primetime session beer

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Lionshead Light from Lion Brewery, Inc.
2.98 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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