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: 475 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of garuda
2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of CowsCanBark
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
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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3/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
2.71/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +5.7%
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 +21%
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 +1.3%
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 +1.7%
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 -10.7%
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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Photo of Andreji
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found Lionshead on tap while dining in The Double Crown in manhattan's LES.

The pour is the best part of it since it is a very bright golden looking beer with a generous shiny white head, served in an american pint glass. looked rather inviting right off. but it didn't get much better.

Smell wise, it has a rather soft dullish malt sweetness, maybe a slight boozy hint at some point but it is difficult to explore anyway. The taste is not bad, it is soft and oily, tends to the sweetness but balances out with a discrete bitter feel at some point. perhaps a subtle musty feel at some point but nothing beyond the norm.

Overall not too exciting for an american beer but went well with dinner.

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2.24/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 24 of these as well as another cheap lager
from Byron's Liquor in OKC for a gathering of friends and food.

A ~ Looked like a typical "Adjunct" beer, very light.
Actually A shade darker than PBR

S ~ Nothing to it. Water, Corn, and Maybe a touch of barley.

T ~ More to it than a typical swill beer. Some sweetness, not a heavy hop profile, but enough to get down. Easy to pound, I'm sure, because of how nonthreatening it is, with nice malt, but no real lingering flavor.

M ~ The lack of flavor causes the mouth feel to be one of alcohol
and regret for how dry one's mouth will feel after 3-4 beers.

Overall not terrible, a good by for a BBQ or Bonfire. Better to be supporting LBC than supporting the Big 3.
Especially in OK where all Big 3 products are 3.2, and thus
even more pointless/tasteless...


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Photo of StaEva
3.84/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good, inexpensive beer. Good yeasty wheat aroma with hints of grassiness.

Mild but satisfyinly wheaty flavor. Good yeast and carbonation. Pretty dry on the finish with slight hop bite on the sides during the exhale.

Well worth the money, and for the price, not likely to find much better. Good, affordable drinking beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.17/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Always heard about this beer from my college PA friends, now in Maryland gave it a try at a local store. Purchased a 12 pack for $7... worth a shot.

Pours a light golden color, barely any head to it. Aroma is of light hops and reminiscent of a "BMC beer". Taste is much better though than the usual cheap beer. Little but of fruitiness on the palate and nice mouthfeel and finish. Goes down easy. For what it is, not bad at all... a nice cheap beer to throw back at the end of the night. Priced right and plus, there's cool little puzzles on the back. If you're looking for a cheap beer, I recommend this if you can find it.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This takes me back to college... Not that I enjoyed it there but everyone around me loved this stuff. I guess it's because it was affordable and local to us here in PA. This beer is a traditional lager that pours a golden yellow with a decent head the actually has a little lacing down the glass. This beer is light bodied and not overly flavorful.

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Lionshead Pilsner from Lion Brewery, Inc.
3 out of 5 based on 475 ratings.
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