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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & cans; Filtered.
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.


1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a golden body with a small weak bland head. A slightly bitter mouthfeel and very grainy with a tastes of salt and eggs. Another check off the beer passport.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. Thanks, after4ever! Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Corn and cardboard in the aroma and taste. This hasn’t been a good day for pale lagers.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
after4ever (6725) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
330. Thanks, Maria! Crystal clear light gold. Light white fizz. Stale wet cardboard nose. Light, watery body. Cardboard and artichokes...man, these busted pale lagers from little countries do certainly go wrong in depressingly similar ways. Yucch.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
judas (3) - California, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
I bought a 22 oz bottle of Beer Lao with 1 US dollar from a street vendor while in Luang Prabang. Sat... sipped... the sun set over the Mekong in a blaze of orange with the siiluette of fisherman returning with the daily catch and small boats languidly hauling rice across the river. This is sacred place and this is their beer. Better than the sum of its parts. The best beer in SE Asia.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
..well, a cleansing Asian rice beer, good with really spicy food. Pale, light, and refreshing, good water, and no nasty aftertaste like a shit american beer. Not bad, but really not my style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
Gold with a white head. Faint malt aroma. Taste has a little biscuit and sweetness, which is ultimately overwhelmed by a most off-putting artificial sweetener bitterness. Otherwise, it’s the same old pale lager, found throughout the world.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
littletrail (2) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
Its so good especially in the heat of Lao I cant believe its rated so low. Its flavorful, clean and clear flavor. There is little to no bitterness or detracting aftertaste. The Lao are and should be proud of the quality of their beer. Too bad I pay 12 dollars for what would cost me 2 in Lao.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2008
This stuff is everywhere and everone loves it... and to be honest you could do find a lot of countries in the world with worse national brand pale lagers. Its simple, but I find myself being able to remember the taste as much as any really special beer I’ve tried. Its pale with a nice white head. Very clean, dry, grassy aroma... same flavour and a dry, slightly bitter finish. There are hop flavours too, but you’d be doing very well to pick hallertau (as they advertise). Outstandingly drinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Moderate hoppy aroma. Huge frothy white head, good lacing but mostly diminishing. Clear yellow body. Moderate acidic flavor. Light to medium and vatery palate.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a medium white head. Bready aroma and taste. Boring.


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