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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bhensonb (11491) - 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. Thereís definitely lacing. A bit sweet, very carbonated, pretty thin. Iíd put it in a class with Budweiser or Central American light lagers.

2.4
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9133) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2006
i a fond memory of this beer. not because its good because its not. but i drank about 3 of these sitting watching a serious down pour in cambodia, while having a great conversation with some south african lads while we flipped through illegally burned cds. crisp flavors of thin malt character, slight metallic bitter aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a pale pilsener golden with a small, creamy, white head. Lightly sweet aroma of brewing cereal. Medium body with a slight skunkiness that fortunately is overpowered by sweetish malt and brewing cereal. No bitterness. 170706

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006


The "Lao Effect" is a funny one. After ten days in the jungle coming down from the Chinese border, a fresh pitcher of Bia Lao in Luang Praban is the most heavenly elixer youíve ever tasted. Crystal clear, cold, refreshing and takes the edge off the humid tropical heat. For a minute it almost fools you into thinking that you really donít have food poisoning, and after the second pitcher, you donít care.

On the other hand, when you get it at the 99c store in LA, and realize that itís no better than any other watery, light, boring beer, youíre jerked back into cruel reality.

I think it suffers a little in the can, or maybe thatís just my memories interfering with the real taste of the stuff.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Skunky nose. Starts almost sweet, corny just as bad as Macau beer, hops at the finish. Far eastern countries have trouble making good beer. Bought this only to add a new country to my collection. $1.50 for a 330ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or. Bottle has the ABV at 4.9%.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2006
Abit bready, sweet, but better than many pale lagers Iíve had, drinkable. Got it at the .99cent store for 2/.99! then they realized it was beer, and pulled it! lol. ok drink on a hot day

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Golden straw colour with miimal head. Aroma was grassy with a touch of malt. Tastes thin and somewhat vegetal. Thin and a touch of bitterness at the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2006
5 Apr 2006 - Light sweet hop aroma. Clear amber colour, good head but doesnít retain and a low suds lacing. Slightly sweet, good light hopiness, some maltiness with a hint of light toffee flavour. This beer is better than most asian beers, especially after drinking Carlsberg & Sinha through Thailand. I agree with Lunkie that this beer tastes a lot better when your holidaying in Laos.


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