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


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RATINGS: 436   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Poured a clear yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma was very sweet, malty grainy. The flavor was pretty sweet and grainy as well. Light body and a light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2006
Woohoo - another country. Thatís where the woohoos stop. Itís an Asian lager so you know what it looks like: pale gold with busy carbonation. The 0.5cm head shows fair length. Thereís a whiff of buttery diacetyl, adjuncts and wet cardboardy malt, plus a more appetising lemon note, but thereís nothing to set the heart dancing. Itís sweet-tasting, mildly bitter and a bit chalky. The carbonation is just about right - smooth but with a light spritz in the swallow. Thereís a vague maltiness but the dominant impression is of sugars and adjuncts. This is better than many regional rivals in that itís a passable hot-climate thirst quencher. However, itís remarkably characterless - probably the closest thing to a US macro that Iíve come across outside the States. (330ml bottle; 4.6% abv Australian imported version; bb 27/1/07)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2006
Hop maalt aroma. Crystal clear amber colour with fiar head and lacing. Sweet hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate. This beer is a lot better when purchased at the Lao Tabacco Compnies beer garden for the price of 4000 kip for 1 litre of Beer Lao.or .80 cents for a litre of beer. Now thats what I call good value. It is also very good when you are sitting at the sunset bar at around sunet looking out over the Meekong River into Thailand.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2006
Yellow colored, little white head. Sweet, lemony and mildly spicy aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Sweet start in flavor, aftertaste is mildly fruity and sugary.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2006
My first Lao beer. Macro in appearance; orange amber hue with a very thin head. No lacing to speak of. Industrial nose, adjunct character, a touch stale (despite BB Jan 2007). Disappointing palate, more stale, pongy flavours, not much penetration. Beer leaves a slightly sticky, sugary coating on the palate that reminds of other cheap macros not applying much malt.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottled (brewed 06/05/2005)
Pale golden, small white head. Light diacetylic, harsh grassy hops in the aroma. Harsh, sweet malty, rice is evident. Quite typical low quality tropical lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Choos (601) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
The beer was very bad and my friend Brianna agrees to and I do too. THE END Aroma: metallic, very light malt and lagery sulphur notes. Appearance: pale gold perfectly clear with a soap bubbly head and some lacing. Flavour: malty with a slight fruity/apple. Palate: thin and bubbly.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Having lived in Thailand for several years Iím always game to try new SEAsian beers. I had heard from friends that this beer was quite OK which goes to show friends can be wrong. This beer had almost no redeeming qualities weak flavor that was oddly sweet for a lager. Makes Thai Leo yummy by comparison and I hate Leo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
Really very little to redeem this sub-standard lager at all. For a reasonable SE Asian lager have a Tiger instead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2006
The head is pretty awful. An acceptable lager, however, in that itís drinkable without being disgusting or heavy. Of course, once is enough for me. Brought from Laos, thanks mom.

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