ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
judas (3) - California, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
..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.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
littletrail (2) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Moderate hoppy aroma. Huge frothy white head, good lacing but mostly diminishing. Clear yellow body. Moderate acidic flavor. Light to medium and vatery palate.