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


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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed in Laos with hand picked indigenous rice varieties, spring water originating from the foothills of the Himalayas, Hallertau hops, German yeast and French malted barley.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfan22 (2) - TOGO - DEC 29, 2006 does not count
Best beer in Asia. Best when consumed in Asia. Don’t try it back at home. You will be disappointed, (or pleasantly surprised).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle. Pale gold with a small head. Aromas are grain with some buttery notes. Grassy and metallic hops. Flavours are gritty grain with dry, metallic notes towards the finish. Very watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
[Tasted locally in Thailand.] Had some ?expectations?, but I don’t know why. A little hoppyness, otherwise nothing to write about.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2006
Can. Another lager to drink in Cambodia. This is not good but not bad either but way to thin for my taste. In my opinion is Angkor Beer a better lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle. A clear yellow color with a white head. An aromatic straw mustiness. Slightly sweet but typical for the style. Rating from notes. Thanks to Nuffield for this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2006
From a 330 ml. brown bottle with a packaging date on the front label. Poured a clear lager golden with a small foamy head that quickly settled into a thin lacing. Aromas of lemon grass and sweet grain malts, pretty simple. Good carbonation with a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of pint glass, and a crisp, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. For me, a bit strange tasting, sweet grainy malts with a slight metallic edge, a lemon grassiness hoppiness that mingles with a sugary maltiness, and a lemon and grainy metallic finish with the metallic flavor lingering a tad too long. I’ve read about this lager and now I have try it, o.k. drinkability, I will try again with southeast asian food sometime, but this will not be a regular purchase for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle, 66cl. This beer poured a pale gold, with a pure white head which didn’t really linger. It had a standard aroma of rice and hops, particularly rice, though this only revealed itself when warmer. The taste was very clean - rice and hops, really quite malty, something which remained in the aftertaste accompanying a slight bitterness. The palate wasn’t as watery as most Asian lagers. This beer is highly prized in Asia, and its hype far exceeds its quality, perhaps because its the only beer you can get easily in Laos. It does go down extremely well on a hot day though and there is nothing offensive in there...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Brown bottle. Mfg Date June 30 05. Very light aroma of malt, corn and yeast. Very pale golden color with creamy white head. There’s definitely lacing. A bit sweet, very carbonated, pretty thin. I’d put it in a class with Budweiser or Central American light lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2006
The bottle I bought of this was on the discount shelf at the local LQ store. Mfg date was Dec of 03!!!! 3 years aged didnt make this beer any better...or worse though. If i was ever in Laos, I would drink it again, otherwise no. Nothing special to speak of, tastes like every other beer ever made, so ill pass since it runs about 3 bucks a bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
330ml bottle stamped Mfg Date Aug. 08, 05. Poured a medium golden color with a larged sized white head. Aromas of grain, light grass and sweet malts. Tastes of grain with a honey sweetness. Body was thin and watery.

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