Lionshead Pilsner | Lion Brewery, Inc.

Lionshead PilsnerLionshead Pilsner
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Lionshead PilsnerLionshead Pilsner

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by psugrad98 on 11-01-2002

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of psusarahkate
2.1/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is my first beer review ever, so I thought I'd start with a simple beer like Lionshead. I was first introduced to Lionshead my sophomore year at Penn State. Being from PA, I often see this beer at parties. It's cheap and decent tasting (considering it's inexpensiveness and sessioning ability). Most importantly, it's a crowd-pleaser! Each cap has a riddle on it with pictures, and you try to decide what phrase the pictures mean. This beer does not smell good (nor do I think it was even meant to be smelled). What does it smell like? Well, the only good descriptor I can give is that it smells like beer. It smells like a frat house the day after they had a big party and spilled a lot of Natty on the floor. It pours an orangeish-gold, very clear, no head. Its taste is very watery with mild carbonation. It has more beer taste than other session beers like Miller lite, Coors lite and Bud lite, but less than a regular Yuengling. Also, its mouthfeel is very light too. This beer is a good choice IF it's used what it's meant for - buying, serving, and drinking in bulk. One of the better session beers out there. People at your party will think "Thank god, not another party with only Bud Light... Oooh a puzzle!"

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +38.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours bright golden (a slight shade darker than average) with a large foamy white head that descends very slowly and holds up pretty well. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of cornbread, a hint of grainy malt and some non-descript hop touch.

The taste is sweet -- corn and a slight touch of husk. A hint of non-descript hops balance sweetness in the abrupt finish.

The feel is oily, rather slick, but smooth. Light-bodied and easy to drink.

Overall, it's you average/typical adjunct lager, on the sweet side. Not bad for what it is, and rated as such. Inoffensive, there are worse "lawn mower" beers out there for sure.

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Photo of mikeg67
1.73/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a short lived white head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is sourdough and hint of hops. Body is light and smooth. Taste is sourdough, some sweet malt and cooked vegetables. Finish is short and sour. I don’t understand why college kids by cases of this crap.

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Brad007
2.73/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ahh, another adjunct lager and I still have that sixer of 'Gansett in the fridge.

Pours a light gold/yellow with a frothy head. I like the color. It's not so flat.

Aroma is crisp and actually full of hops. Hmm. Is this a Pils? Pretty damn close to it with a good dose of baked bread on the nose.

Taste and mouthfeel are WATERY! Sure, there's still that hint of baked bread but nothing else. Wow. At least the bottle was cheap.

Close, but no cigar.

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Lionshead Pilsner from Lion Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 5.9% out of 100 with 475 ratings
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