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!
egreener (9) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found in 12 oz. bottle at an import bar in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pours dark with a creamy foam head that lingers. Malty, caramel, with subtle hint of fruit. Came back to the bar at least 2 more times for it because most of the commonly found beers in Vietnam are extremely light and slightly flavorless and I prefer a hearty darker brew. Same price as the light local stuff (35000 VND or $1.66 USD)
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 I’ve ever had. On reflection it’s 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.