Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

BA SCORE
72
okay
213 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Lion Imperial Premium Malt PilsnerLion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DoctorDog on 06-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
130
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
24.75%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.19/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.67/5  rDev -10.7%
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 -1.3%
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 +67.2%
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 -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of _Christina_
4.3/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hrodebert
4.2/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Azpittil57
2.37/5  rDev -20.7%
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 +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.76/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +6.7%
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 +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garymuchow
3.33/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MCBigGame
2.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Penrodeo
3.91/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prospero
3.44/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Greywulfken
3.07/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: rather dark gold, bubbles streaming throughout, persistent ivory cap of fizz, lacings lingered down the glass

S: sweet grain and bitter honey, some floral or fruity aromas

T: the grains were apparent and respectable, with a fruitier and sweeter taste than the nose suggested; got somewhat sweetly medicinal on the finish

F: medium-light density and body - smooth, but with an fuzzy tingle

O: I'm gonna go with the notion that I didn't have this as fresh as it deserved, but nonetheless found it reasonably agreeable.

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Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
2.99 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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