Brewed by Lao Brewery Co (Carlsberg)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Vientiane, Laos


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pianotu (67) - USA - AUG 18, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 25, 2016
Thanks kajser! Shared with him and ogivlado. Bronze-copper body, off white lasting thick head. Empty aroma, vague maltiness, grainy. Empty taste, sweetish, vague clean maltiness, creamy. That’s it. Nothing else. Impressively light for 6.5%. Nothing great about it, damn drinkable, better than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from H Mart pours caramel brown and clear with a short and quick head. With a mild skunky undertone the aroma is lightly malty in the way of dark caramel syrup and tootsie rolls and oxidized in the way of copper pennies. Light bodied and watery, sweet and malty with fizzy carbonation and a lightly bitter finish. This bottle was pulled from a cooler, but is showing the effects of age and transport and is not in its best shape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bevinbell (1) - - SEP 24, 2016 does not count
Solid Asian lager, great mouth profile, crystal malt flavors, light hops. No rice fillers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dj (574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle, 330ml, from a 7-11 in Bangkok. A clear brown colour with a small quickly-diminishing head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt. Flavour has malt, a little caramel sweetness, but not much else. Moderate carbonation. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (727) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Appearance is clear, dark copper with trace sparkle, minimal off-white head, quickly fading to ring, with fair lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, fruit, English hops. Taste is fruit, caramel, English hops. Palate is light-to-medium bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation, and malty, sweet finish. Overall, good for the style. Enjoyable but not complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Pours a clear brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild caramel, but mostly clean rice lager. Taste follows with a clean bitterness and mild grassy note. Decent for what it is, but probably not gonna drink it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdd230 (35) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Small bottle in Vientiane, Laos. A rather nice reddish brown colour with a minimal light brown head that disappears quickly. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma with coffee and chocolate. Malty taste with coffee. Light and sweet.. An easy drink and good for a dark lager from Asia. The extra strength helps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Much better then we would have expected. Tastes more like a craft beer then a domestic. Pours a nice dark black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth with a bit of carbonation, some coffee and chocolate and a bit of vanilla not bad at all! Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabah (397) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Above average for beer from Asia. For the style though, perhaps just below average. There is some caramel malt and bready flavor in there, but the balance could be better.....with some mild sour in there. I would have had this out in Indonesia given the limited choices there....but not something I would really look to here. Decent strength though and worth the try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ron (3616) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2016
This bottled beer poured a medium sized very fizzy off-white head. Transparent orange body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet malt with some caramel, dark fruits and metal. This is a rather blah tasting beer, but is country # 47 for me.

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