Brewed by Lao Brewery Co (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Vientiane, Laos


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beerlao Gold brewed with specially selected Saphire aroma hops. A premium beer from Beerlao family.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1192) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Can at world expo. Aroma caramel grain. Tastes like a more fully and sweeter. Slight boozy. I love you beerlao.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to KL. Grainy nose, very light sweet fruit, fairly clean. Very pale yellow straw color. Moderate grainy initial, some sweet malt lightened up with rice, and a light rising of hops in mid and final. Thin-medium body. Okay. Grain abounds, along with the rice notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle brought back direct from the brewery by my wife. Drank on the patio on a 32 degree C. day in Kyoto. Light malt nose with a bit of citrus, herbal hops. Not bad. Rather bright golden color, low head. Reasonably nice malt flavor, nothing off, citrus, grass. Light and crisp. Good hot weather beer. Not so interesting, but drinkable and nice. Does the trick that it aims to do.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
olliejobbins (1447) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
640ml bottles of this whilst in Laos. donít recall it being any different from normal beerlao which is similar to others. oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Tim Webb (283) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
640 ml bottles at a couple of places in Laos. Oh dear. I thought the first bottle was a dud but sadly it wasnít. Not a patch on the regular Beerlao Lager Beer. Tastes like it saw Namkhong (the Heineken pitch) and thought, hey, you can make a less tasty beer and get more money. Same old same old, international pretty stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (725) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
640 ml fles. Vanavond gedronken in een goedkoop restaurantje in Vientiane, de eerste keer trouwens dat ik de gold ben tegengekomen in twee weken Laos. Schijnbaar wat exclusiever dan de standaard beerlao, in ieder geval wel iets duurder. Pilskleurig met een snel verdwijnende kraag. Weinig geur en eigenlijk ook weinig smaak, wat zoetig met heel weinig bitter. Ik vind de standaard beerlao lekkerder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2012
You could expect something better than regular Beerlao, but itís not. Anyhow, not bad at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (5668) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Gold it is, in colour i guess. Or clear fuzzy yellow. taste minimal, I think less notable than the regular beer lao. Harder to find but not really worth the effort. Drank in a big bottle from the corner store on an overnight sleeping bus to Vietnam and maybe that was my problem - nothing too distract me from absorbing the non-existent taste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2011
I couldnít pick much of a difference either. Clearly some more spice character running right through the palate which is probably enough to lift above the standard Beer Lao. Indeed this is somewhat better upon reflection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle@Hotel. Tried it next to the normal Beerlao but the difference was very little. Probably the Saphire hops they used, which arenít strongly present but making it a little less refreshing.

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