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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoctorDog on 06-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,329
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
216
pDev:
24.58%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of bushbeer75
4.2/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz brown bottle

Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilnser had a clear gold body. A 2-finger white bubbly head was formed. The head held well and shrank to a foamy lacing that clung to the walls of my pilsner glass. The smell was clean, of fresh cut grass, bready with citrus notes. The taste follows the nose with a sweet finish but enough hops to keep the pilsner balanced. The mouth feel is light-medium to medium. crisp and smooth.

Lion's Imperial Malt Pilsner is one easy drinking Euro Strong Lager especially for the abv. Nice job Lion...I am a fan!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow color with a slim white cap of a foamy head. Dissipated eventfully to leave a mild stringy sliding lace.
The aroma had some crisp sweet biscuits, grassy hops, alcohol whiffs, and a mild lemon scent - somewhat perfumey.
The flavor crushed all of the previously mentioned aromas together to create a fair perfumey, boozy and herbally sweet aftertaste. Biscuits back this up too.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a mild sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Booziness is there, but not as distracting as I thought it was going to be since I tasted and smelled it.
Overall, not a bad Euro Strong Lager, maybe again.

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Photo of YvesB
1.53/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.29/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.67/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: crisp, semi sweet malt, herbal notes.
Slight perfume nose. Pale gold semi clear, with a tight bubbled head small lace. Lite body. Delicate sweet version of a lager.

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Photo of Beginner2
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice strong lager goes great with steak and green beens

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Photo of Isaacknows
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Go Buy SomeNow

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Photo of Dave_Treat
2.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of _Christina_
4.3/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hrodebert
4.2/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azpittil57
2.37/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.18/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An average lager at best, but note the higher alcohol content. Reminiscent of a Bass Ale, but has a very watery mouthfeel and no aftertaste, Might be better suited for the Indian Ocean climate where it was brewed for, and enjoyed as a decent summer quencher.

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Photo of dar482
3.19/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer offers Corn Puffs, cereal grains, with honey and bready sweetness in the middle. The beer is smooth and creamy, yet deceptive in its ABV. The finish lingers with more sweetness, yet without being cloying.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not sure is this is a tad old. Seems like it might be. Kind of a sweet aroma that resembles wine and/or mead. There is a base of malt.
Darker gold color and largely clear. Smallish white head that laces some.
Reasonably complex, esp. for a pils. Also a heavier feel for a lager. Still holds both the wine and mead character. More than average drying. Feels big in mouthfeel, taste and alcohol response. Alcohol is not hot in any way. A bit of a perfume character that comes from the wine character.
An interesting lager. Kinda' tough to drink alone as it is quite rich, therefore some food would be helpful.

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Photo of WoostaBia
3.48/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MCBigGame
2.54/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Penrodeo
3.91/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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