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Brewed by Lao Brewery Co (Carlsberg)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Vientiane, Laos

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marduk (3829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
330ml bottle (thanks Aresh). Deep caramel color. Small size, bubbly yellow head, stays. Minerals, malty, sweetish , caramels, faint sour notes in aroma. Sweet, caramel, hop extract in taste. Faint nutty aftertaste.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
FatPhil (10612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
330ml bottle - Thanks Aresh!
On pouring, quite a bit of haminess, but in the glass itís just a bland dark lager, probably only worth 3. Actually, only 2, as itís a bit like minerally water. Looks a nice rich red, small off-white head. Taste is a horror, nasty minerals. Finish is bitter and minerally, drying. Actually this is pretty nasty, itís just in the horror zone. I had hoped this would be a palate cleanser, but itís horribly acidic!

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Aresh (32) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
Grassy aroma, extremely sweet taste. Bit flat aswell. Atleast the bottle and beer looks decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1321) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Bottles in Laos in the past. Most recently a bottle in Bangkok restaurant. Pours dark reddish brown. Clear. No head. Aroma is malts and toffee. Smooth malty taste. Barley and maybe even some yeast. Quite good but watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark copper brown hue with tan head that settled. Aroma is bready, grain, cereal, toffee, caramel. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a clean finish. Overall this beer is ok.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Tropical Vienna lager with stable, sticky, off-white head and clear copper colour. Sweetish caramel aroma, popcorn, cooked rice, iron, some grassy hops. Simple taste of caramel sweetish malts, sourish rice touch, bit metallic, very low hop bitterness in the finish. A bit bland but interesting nonetheless.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at a Thai restaurant. Brown amber with a fine head. Nose of caramel and grass, rather faint. Light, grassy flavor, caramel. Crisp tropical feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neorej80 (326) - - AUG 13, 2014
South-East Asia is not a fantastic place for beer, although there are some pretty good ones. This Lao beer is one of them. Dark, smooth. A nice white head, good roasted flavours and some chocolate / caramel flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
singaporebob (2) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
An interesting - but strong - beer. To my mind its a very pleasant "burnt malt" taste. Dark brown verging on black with little head, but a very full flavour. Body is more largerish, but plenty of punch. LBC is a 50% state owned 50% Carlsberg jv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled from Grocery Outlet. Malty and somewhat sweet up front. A bit of roastiness in the finish. Maybe a little watery at times, but still a pretty clean beer with a decent amount of flavor.


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