Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear brown beer under a solid and long lasting pale beige foam; very buttery aroma with notes of caramel and cola; sweet and medium-bodied; initially velvety mouthfeel but with a late earthy tartness; dry aftertaste of butterscotch and vegetables - cloying and unpleasant
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. The bottle looked nice. That’s where it all ends really. The flavour was a little malty and metallic. There is nothing on the palate.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of caramel, metallic notes, dried fruits and malt.Flavor is sweet with some metallic sourness.Medium body, metallic finish, average carbonation. Not very pleasant.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Date: April 6, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery via Halftime Description: Dirty brown pour with nice head that faded fast. Aroma is malt and same with the taste. Aftertaste is not very good at all. Not sure the style is captured correctly on this one, but I guess if the beer sucks who cares right.
climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark larger with a bit more flavor than the regular beer Lao. OK for something different in Lao, but that is about it.
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.
tomer (1490) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 4, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom, small bubbley head, clear light brown colour, aroma of almonds and dark malt, with some metal traces, flavour of dark bread and metal, foul unpleasant bitterness, quite watery. Not quite good.
pianotu (65) - USA - AUG 18, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Same tinge of carbonation as the regular lager. Root beer color, very slight toasty flavor, initial bitterness and no sign of any sweetness. Good watery drink to wash down spicy food but not much else.
WheatKing (1129) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well I enjoy the Beerlao Pale lager despite not caring for that style much, and I love love love Viennas, but unfortunately I think they dropped the ball on this. It’s hard to swallow it down, really. Nice that they tried, at least.