Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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Lion Imperial Premium Malt PilsnerLion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner

Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Sri Lanka

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

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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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Photo of wrecknut
2.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very unbalanced and too fruity. Leaves a bad aftertaste.

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Photo of brismit
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SnifterLifter
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Huffs
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of kpelton
4.2/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of TubaDan
1.25/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of superspak
2.44/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mediocre aromas with notes of big fruity/earthy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with poor balance. Way too much fruitiness in the nose. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very mediocre flavor profile with poor balance of pale malt sweetness and some significant fruity yeast ester flavors; with some moderate cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is a bit rough. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really poor strong lager style. Just all around unbalanced and overly fruity in flavor; and pretty difficult to drink with the odd/rough mouthfeel. This tasted really similar to apple cider with all the fruitiness. It was not a drain pour, but it was close.

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Photo of kplooki
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of reaganrvltn
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cambabeer
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Slightly hazy golden body with an orange hue. Foamy white head with good retention. A few lines of lacing, and random spots, if that.

Aroma: Malty and sweet, a subtle touch of dried grass.

Taste: Really malty, sweet, clean. A touch of dried grass in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth.

Overall: Really impressed. This tastes great and has a great mouthfeel. The ABV is hidden very well!

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Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Photo of dansushi
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of eric5bellies
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well it's a hot day here in Colombo, not sure how we will go with this one

A - Pours a clear golden colour with a white head that reduces quickly.

S - small amounts of grains, malts and sweetness

T - up front some decent grains, then the malt kicks in. Up to then it's ok but a severe booze flavour overwhelms the palate.

M - light to medium body with low carbonation

O - this is really just a strong lager. With such a beer it's hard to mask the alcohol and sugar. They have masked the sugar but not the alcohol. Would not seek out again.

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Photo of huntermop
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of dextermcgurk
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of sweemzander
1/5  rDev -66.6%

Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
2.99 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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