guernica44 (13) - VIETNAM - FEB 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For SE Asia, this beer is the best, for everywhere else, itís ok. This dark, medium-bodied lager has some spicy notes, but is pretty mellow in flavor. Sweet molasses taste, no real head.
Dewnans (12) - LAOS - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JakobBKK (11) - Bangkok, THAILAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
LagerPhan (11) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I drink this beer when I am going home to Laos. I find it is not good like Belgium beer drinking. I think it is better when drinking fresh, but I do not like the fizziness. There is no fizziness in drinking Belgium!
Rukasu (7) - USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best dark Asian beers available. Honey, Brown sugar, Maple syrup
beyondbagot (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2009 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As always tasting beer after a day spent on various long haul busses, tuk tuks and boats it was the best beer Iíve ever had. On reflection itís passable darkish ale and a wonderful relief from the sea of fizzy lager to the south. Pours like a flat coke, slight biscuit taste, wee bit of hops and sweetness
XJR (3) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A simple uplifting dark beer very suitable for balmy tropical nights as a change from a world of pale Asian lagers. It pours to light tan creamy head which falls away to a light lacing. The nose is one of scorched caramelized coffee bean and quite pleasant. It has a lighter than expected mouth-feel. The foretaste is reminiscent of burnt bread crust and light yeast which falls-off to an a brief after-taste of raisins and oranges.
littletrail (2) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is a great beer. I am prety used to the standard beer lao but this is a quality addition to what they do best. Its a little bitter and heavy but it is a great mix of the pluses of most darks I have head with a lot less drawbacks.