bkurtz (1009) - - OCT 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
DutchDrebus (4929) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from my old stash @ parents home. Amber colour, huge beige head. Smells malts, slightly caramel, sweetish. Tastes caramel, malts, sweet, hint of liquorice. Medium body, soft carbo.
Quack-Duck (8861) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Heinrichs 3000 Super-Getränkemarkt Kornwestheim. Brown with an off-white to beige head. Malty, hints of dried fruit. Shy hints of alcohol.
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark Vienna has a nice taste of hard roasted malt, good notes of dark chocolate and a little hint of coffee. It tastes a bit of a sugary sweetness and have little character of a dark mild ale. Hop bitterness is very discreet. It is a successful dark storage leaning close to the Czech types, which obviously has been the inspiration for this stock. Tasty and lovely.
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a local Asian restaurant. Poured a slight clear, dark amber color with a pretty large off-white head. Aroma was sweet malts, light toasted notes - light Vienna lager character. Light toast, caramel. Okay, probably one of the best of these kinds of beers you’ll get at a non-craft Asian restaurant.
smaynard6000 (814) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with small tan head. Malty aroma of cereal notes and biscuit. Sweet malty flavor. Medium bodied. Not bad.
danielyabu (1363) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
average frothy offwhite head, creamy after a while. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear sparkling thin light brown body. aroma: light hoppy, moderate malt, light coffee, apple and honey. if and ff: moderate bitter sweet (hops, malt and honey). palate: medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish. leve aquecimento alcoolico. sabor frutado. dulçor acima da média. 30s
ThirstyBird (2252) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is brown sugar, toasted malt. The taste is brown sugar, toasted malt a little chocolate. Light+ body with average carbonation.
wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - JUL 24, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Tad Lo, Laos. Clear amber-brown colour with a small head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavour is sweetish with caramel and poor malt flavour, medium bodied. A waste of time but the food was amazing and it worked.
seymour (1707) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at a cool Thai restaurant in Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia. Poured from 12oz brown into a shaker glass, a clear copper colour with moderate offwhite foam, a litle lace. To be honest, the menu simply read "Beerlao" so I thought I was ordering just another macro pale lager. I was pleasantly surprised when it poured so dark and exhibited some rich malty aromas and flavours. Caramel, toffee, molasses, sweet but not sticky or cloying, with a measured hoppy balance. Light body, strong carbonation, nice round mouthfeel. It finished drier than I expected, but with some subtle fruity and caramelly aftertastes. Pretty good stuff, especially paired with spicy green curry. I would gladly order it again.
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in (multiple) Thai restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.
Aroma: Malt, Cereal, Grain, lil’ fruit, sweetness
Appearance: Dark, amber, very small head
Taste/palate is same as aroma, with a bare hint of alcohol in the back.
It’s a sweet amber lager. There are worse choices though as there is nothing super off-putting. It’s just a bit boring.