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


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dewnans (12) - LAOS - DEC 2, 2012
Forget the idea of a western style dark beer, thick and heavy. This is a dark lager for South-East Asian conditions. It has more flavour than the lighter "beerlao" lagers, but not so filling that you need to release the trouser belt a notch. A pleasant but not overpowering taste. If you are looking for a heavier beer in Laos try the ABC stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JakobBKK (11) - Bangkok, THAILAND - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a small head and little lacing. Aromas are sweet, caramel and malt. The taste is a caramel and very little bitterness. All in all a decent dark beer that is very easy to drink. By far one of the best beers in Southeast Asia!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Smaczne piwo o brązowo-czerwonym kolorze. Ciemne piwa egzotyczne są jednak trochę przesłodzone ale mimo to niezła ciekawostka smakowa

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (4956) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 6.5%. Dark reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Unusual aroma, marzipan / artificial almond flavouring, some caramel and rice. The flavour has some caramel malts, but is not very sweet. Hints of almond essence again. Esoteric, but not a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
0,33 l bottle from Ambrosetti, Berlin. Clear deep copper body with a with a dense tan colored film. Caramel nose. Caramel and a little toasted bitterness. Medium body, Lightly overcarbonated. Papery bitterness lingers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5157) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared bottle, thanks to Abemorsten. Pours clear dark amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is grainy,perfume and paper. Taste is dark caramel, moderate sweet,light roast and liquorice. Medium palate. Lingering caramel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (782) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2012
Much better than the local Indochinese lagers, this is still a poor beer. Too watery, with hardly any aroma. The "black beer" taste is over diluted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - OCT 9, 2012
Poured dark brown with a smallish head. Sweet malts. This is type of cheap beer I like mix with a cheap corn lager to give it some taste when there is nothing else available like in Latin America and parts of Asia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with average, frothy, minimally lacing, off-white head. Grainy and minimally strawy aroma with underlying, decent notes of red berries, decent cesspit overtones. Taste is minimally sweet fruity, notes of red berries, dry notes of fruit parings in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (614) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
This good looking dark brown beer is kinda sweet. It is one of the most unique lagers I've tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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