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


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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
From a twelve ounce bottle - Pours a clear pale yellow. Below average carbonation, and lacing. Smells of mild malts and mild hops…maybe some rice? First sip is surprisingly lighter than expected , some mild bitterness. Weak malt backbone. On a whole not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pours gold with a white head. Smells earthy and peppery with splashes of slight fruit. Tastes of light malt and some peppery hints. Some hints of bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2008
All I can think is that the "spring water from the Himalayas" would taste better than this. Still a good beer to have with most of the spicy Laos food.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Golden. Very little head. Fizzy. Aroma: Not much. Odd. Rice? Taste: Not very nice. Some hops. Unpleasant aftertaste. Info: 330ml bottle, 22/3-2007

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2008
Light gold with a thin, quickly diminishing head that leaves quite a lot of lacing. Pleasant enough lager aroma with a bit of grass. Flavour uninspirng but nothing unpleasant. OK with food but won’t be buying again.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
after4ever (6814) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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