voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Less distributed than the normal beerlao that you see in about 100 retail outlets in every street in every town. Pours a light clear brown with a tight white head. I’d say it’s more like a vienna than a schwarzbier... but anyways. Slightly stale aroma, some light toast, caramel and dried apricots. The mouthful is a bit lifeless and plain. The alcohol shows a bit without contributing much to the body, instead giving a vineous note. Its moderately carbonated. Flavour has a touch of sweetness, caramel candy and a hint of bitterness. Maybe a touch salty too. The beer as a whole is as lifeless as an easter egg, but sitting in a unheated restaurant on a near freezing night in Phonsovan... its as close as you’ll get to the warmness of the imperial stout that you want so badly.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark lager. Bright but kind of skunky. Copper pour with eggy head. Grainy Metallic finish.
Serve as cold as humanly possible.
mutz (702) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amberkleurig. Veel kraag die snel verdijnt. Ruikt metaalachtig.Smaakt een beetje moutig een beetje bitter, niet veel body. Niet slecht.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very nice deep red brown with a large tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and light fruit. Flavor of light roasted malts, light chocolate, and tea. Not good, but also not too bad.
MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sam Thai in Merced, CA. Light brown pour. Aroma is light caramel and a little bread. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel and bread. Finish is slightly bitter.
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a nice orange red color with a nice off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and candy. Flavors of caramel malts, candy and straw. Light body, but nice and refreshing taste.
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pub in Kunming. Actually pretty good with some caramel malts and small roasted flavor going on. Refreshing aswell.
McGarnigle (578) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours caramel color, minimal head. A bit too much caramel sweetness without balancing roast or bitter hops, but still pretty good. Can’t feel the relatively high ABV.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Thought this was a Chinese beer until I got home and looked it up. I guess I shouldv’e looked at the bottle a little harder. Pours a clear, pale copper/brown body with a fizzy white head. This aroma was reallly bad IMO but there are some faint caramel malts, but otherwise sour and funky. Flavor isn’t so bad. Semi-sweet, vegetable, malty. Slight hop finish. Thin bodied. Overall not horrible. I’m sure if I was in Laos I’d drink many of these.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Kopparbrun i färgen, smutsigt vitt skum. Doftar sur mörk malt, marsipan och gammalt rågbröd. Smakar rostad malt, söt marsipan, meineralisk, liten bitterrhet.