Lionshead Pilsner | Lion Brewery, Inc.

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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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Ratings: 480 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of jaltland
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head.

Has a crisp pilsner aroma with mild spiciness. Cereal grain and steel are strong too.

Taste follows nose into grain and very mild, floral hop profile. Metallic aftertaste and light spice.

Almost too easy to drink as the glass is almost empty by the end of the review. Highly carbonated.

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Photo of JDWEX1117
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of troegaarden
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of weaselchew
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of garuda
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of blackened1339
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jniagar1
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of touchmeimsac
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of mdillon86
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SMM0606
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of CowsCanBark
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, good old Lionshead. I used to party all the time, it was a great beer for the price, and still is. At $14.55 for a 24 pack, 12 oz. bottles, can't beat it.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Average. Pours a piss yellow with a two-finger head that quickly dissipates into nothingness. Zero lacing left as I drink.

Smell: Blah, corn, rice, barely a hint of hops. Little bit of malts.

Taste: A little bit above average, especially considering the smell. Sweet, but not overbearingly so, watery, but also not overbearingly so. Corn adjuncts, light hops, light maltyness. Really no bitterness at all.

Mouthfeel: It's a light body with mild carbonation, really easy drinker.

Overall: Average taste and overall beer, but it's great for the price, and is certainly better than Bud, Miller, or Coors.

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Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sachsenfreude
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of mikesgroove
2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ale yellow with no head to speak of what so ever, really just a clear, over carbonated mess of a look for me. but a trudge on. weak grains, touches of light corn and bready notes abound here, again not that i was expecting a ton of wonderful flavor here, but it could have been more then the wet cardboard that i got. clean and crisp, light feel worked for the style and it went down smooth

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.17/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was handed a can during a brewing session.

Poured a little darker than usual, but nothing spectacular. Fizzy head that disappears.

Smelled strongly of corn. Im guessing thats the main grain here. Characteristic sweetness.

Nothing really special here. No hops, sweet adjunct grains (mainly corn). The tastes really just kind of flash on the tongue and disappear quickly.

Easy to drink, but nothing special.

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Photo of Dodt
3.63/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

decide to try something different at the ball game , since the majority of the stand was Malternatives. i thought i give a lions head a try. not trying to make it this review like goldielocks but it wasn't to grainy or corny . the smell was just right. for the price it was just right.

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Photo of shealoftus14
3.04/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Was a cheap beer but not too bad of a beer either. Pretty smooth and not too light. By no means is it one of my favorites, just a descent beer to get when I have no money. The smell was alright and it gave off a little bit of an aftertaste. I would prefer it over most light beers but definitely no one I would get often. Also it is much better out of the bottle then can.

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Photo of PhageLab
2.95/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Clear yellow brew, minimal head which disappeared. No lacing.

S - Crystal malts, some corn, and maybe straw, perhaps. Very light on the nose.

T - Hard to describe. Very watery, with some faint nodes of grass hops and crystal malts.

M - Light body, sharply carbonated, watered down finish.

D - Not offensive by any means, just not much here in terms of flavor.

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Photo of metter98
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that faded away, leaving only a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of corn and grain in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit thin (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer goes down easily but nothing really stands out in the taste that would want me to try another.

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Photo of Bartrash
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not quite sure if this can be called a beer or not. Smells of any fine watered down American pilsner. The taste is odd in that it is sweet with a hint of what I would call grapes. It ends with somewhat of a bitter note but just a little. The appearance (along with price) is about all this has going for it. Cannot complain though it is always there on a hot day when I have no money.

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Lionshead Pilsner from Lion Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 480 ratings
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