DuffMan (9488) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, brought back from Lao by TvM and shared at game night. Colour of long-steeped Red Rose tea, mediocre head that vanishes before two minutes pass. Slightly sour grains, weak caramel, metal. Thank you Tyler for Lao tick #2-- I will now wash my mouth out with a beer.
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
FatPhil (13579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle - Thanks Aresh!
On pouring, quite a bit of haminess, but in the glass it’s just a bland dark lager, probably only worth 3. Actually, only 2, as it’s 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, it’s just in the horror zone. I had hoped this would be a palate cleanser, but it’s horribly acidic!
Aresh (39) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Grassy aroma, extremely sweet taste. Bit flat aswell. Atleast the bottle and beer looks decent.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Alengrin (4427) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Neorej80 (499) - - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
singaporebob (2) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.