Lion Lager | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Sri Lanka
lionbeer.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Undoubtedly the best selling among our mild beers, Lion Lager has a 4.8% alcohol volume and is credited as a great thirst quencher. Golden roasted malt in colour with a hint of fruit and caramel flavouring, it is very slightly sweet with less hop notes. The attractive labeling is in sophisticated black and gold, showcasing our strong but watchful golden lion as the king of the savannah, symbolising visionary leadership and power.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,372
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
131
pDev:
17.93%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
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Photo of SoPeL
2.69/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire123
3.09/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GarthT
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ntanp91
2.65/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jroof1
2.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.86/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Spike
2.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dar482
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer offers familiar International lager flavors of creamed corn, light fruitiness, cereal like malts, a light bitterness and lingering sweetness on the finish.

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Photo of ordybill
3.73/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Cary, NC. This beer is a clear golden color with a fairly large white head. The aroma has a slight citrus smell with some grass and hops tossed in. The flavor is full of malt with some hops. Overall, a decent beer. I believe this is the first beer I have had from Sri Lanka.

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2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Review: Bottle of Lion Strong Lager 8.80% ABV

A Gold medal winner in 2012 from the Monde Selection, the Michelin Guide version of beer, the lager came in some pretty impressive imagery, the bottle showing a very intimidating lion face. I guess signifying strength and prowess. Perhaps his name is Cecil?

part 3 003On Pour we have a dark golden colour, with a nice sized white head that dissipates quick enough, leaving pretty good lacing . Looks decent, like a proper beer.

Got a very fruity aroma, an apple and a lot of sweet smelling malts. The smell was quite strong, all that fruit!

For a lager that is 8.8%, it was very well hidden, not feeling the true strength at all.

There is a very fruity taste to this beer, very overpowering. The taste lingers in the mouth, very sweet with a good grain taste. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Interesting beer alright, could actually be a decent session beer considering the ABV. as it was very easy to drink. I had four of them, and was fine! (I think!).

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Photo of metter98
2.77/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving specks of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of corn adjuncts and floral hops are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel syrup.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and also has slight hints of sweetness and bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and goes down easily. It's not very flavorful, but could be considered a lawnmower beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Penrodeo
2.31/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.56/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When in #SriLanka. This is actually pretty tasty while on the beach, swimming in the Indian Ocean. I had a Carlsberg right after, and this crushed it. Clean malt bill and a touch of bittering hops. Looking forward to drinking this all week in the heat of Bentota.

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Photo of skywizzard
3.04/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottled and purchased from premium home shopping service Ocado
Nice looking lager
Slightly tangy, not great but drinkable & preferable to most big name lagers

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Photo of kamilgracki
2.24/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Very watery and light lager

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
2.94/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Mediocre aromas of big fruitiness and moderate pale malt and earthy hop notes; with poor balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with a decent malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a pretty mediocre pale lager style. Good balance and solid robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink. Not bad, but not all that enjoyable either.

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3.4/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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Lion Lager from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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