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


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RATINGS: 426   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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2005
Bottled. Sampled at Delirum Café, Göteborg. Pale golden colour. Clear alco nose, along with honey. Obviously rice gave this beer its profile. Pretty clean mouthfeel, but thin body. Alcohol shows off in flavour. Not much to write home about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
330ml bottle from Tang Bros. in Paris. poured a nice golden with a thin white head. Aroma of corn with a little something extra. Falvor was well balenced sweet with a bitter finish. some herbal presence too. A nice lager. I actually talked with an expat in paris who had lived all over south asia, and he confirmed that this is as good as it gets.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Light gold body with a sizeable head. The aroma is grainy with raw potatoes and carrots. The taste is earthywith more raw carrots and some celery. There is also some bell pepper. The body is thin and a little sweet. An ok pale lager, but could use more character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7091) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle 10.17.04. Clear bright golden pour with a very light layer of white head. Corn husk, grain, and veggie funk provide a weird and not-very-enticing aroma. Light-bodied and rather fleeting from the taste buds. Flavor was odd... slightly old corn, floral hops, and pears were present, and even some berries on the finish. Yes... I found lots of stuff in there, but nothing was particularly fresh or pleasant. However, I did appreciate the atypical character from the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2005
Bottled. Yellow coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma with notes of malts and corn. Flavour of malts and corn with fruity notes. Watery palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
Bottled. Pours a lifgt golden, with a white head. Aroma is slightly malty, and just a bit hoppy. Taste is sweet, and with a small hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Hugely husky, grainy, cereal malt aroma but mercifully not skunked. Clear golden body with low white head that diminishes to ring. Very sweet, grainy though fairly hoppy in flavour. Some herbal hops and fair finishing bitterness. Light body with moderate carbonation that doesn’t last very well. Bottle sampled with muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
Couleur blonde très pale, faible mousse blanche s’effondrant aussitôt. Arômes extrême de DMS, choux et maïs bouilli à leur meilleur sans aucun doute. Saveur de grains dont la fermentation n’est pas achevée, DMS encore et toujours. Faiblement houblonnée en finale. Texture aqueuse, corps dont la densité semble égal à celle de l’eau. Désolant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
330 ml bottle shared with Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and tiggmtl in a hotel room in Ann Arbor, MI. I noticed this on the shelf at Bello Vino and couldn’t resist, been looking for this for ages, I knew it would be so tasty, mind-expanding and transcendent and...another boring Asian lager from a country that can’t yet brew? Well, it pours light, clear and stable amber-yellow with a touch of residual head...ooh, lots of DMS in the nose, cabbage and asparagus, yum...body perhaps just a tad more palatable, sweet corn, grainy, not too horrible ice cold but rapidly sticky and gross...final touch is some yummy metal at the finish. Well, at least I’ve heard the food is good in Laos...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2005
My first Laotian lager, hurrah! A profile of a big cat is featured on the cap, and in miniature on the label. 11.125 ounces, rather odd..Brewed & bottled by Lao Brewry Co, Ltd., Vientiane Lao, P.D.R...but let’s forget about the bottle and pour out the contents. Very pale and pure yellow appearance, with a crisp, swiftly departing snow-white head above. Aroma....smelly, stinky, skunky..not good, spoiled vegetables and bad water...phooey, me no like. Taste: harsh initial appearance in the mouth, sharp and citric, big carbonation, but not redeemed by flavor, or mouthfeel, or anything at all. It’s wet, and it’s alcoholic, and it contains a grain or two more flavor than Bud Light..., ... but, honestly, this falls squarely into the must avoid category. Unless you’re a cuckoo bird like me, who just HAS TO TRY IT! You build your own heaven or hell...guess which one this is...? post script...halfway in, it’s not so bad...maybe I warmed up to it?

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