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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
littletrail (2) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andresantos7 (1) - Toijala, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
best beer of south east Asia love it, drank it a lot beerlao ftw, wish you could get it in Europe

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2012
If you ever expected something like this, you are a real believer. These Lao people know how to make a really good beer, and they’re sooo proud about it. Simply Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dewnans (12) - LAOS - MAR 28, 2013
It is reputed that Beerlao includes rice in its brew, and there is something different here - perhaps a hint of sweetness that you don’t normally get in a lager. The beer pours well, with a good lace and has a pale yellow colour. It is the "national treasure" of Laos, and is consumed in vast quantities everywhere within Laos. In Laos it is usually served in 640ml bottles, but I have seen it in 330ml bottles both in Laos and in Australia. The beer has (as indicated above) a slightly sweet flavour. Whilst this might sound that it might cause a bloated feeling, in Laos it does not - as proven by significant market testing. This might be due to the warm weather. I know of one or two people who (over time) can find that their bodies react badly to Beerlao, with stomach pains etc... This has led those rather rare exceptions to have to moderate their consumption - or at least switch to other beers. However, this should not be a concern for tourists, as the reaction (if it occurs) is only after prolonged exposure (e.g a year).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrock (16) - Shepparton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2007
Great smell, look and flavor. Beautifuly fizzy over the palate. Ripper beer! Wish i could find this in Oz... ill have to go back to Lao and stock up! Best Asian beer beating out a selection from the land of the rising sun. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hair-old (185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Talk of the town from the folks from Laos.The low rating are from old stock and brewery shills): Micro bubbles make a pillow soft white head that welds to the glass for an hour.The spicy hops mixed with neutral rice remind me of an extinct Andecker product from Pabst.A 5 star product from this corner of the globe.A very interesting brew that should be seeked out .H.C.Foods in Commerce,Ca.Coded date):If Carlsberg owns this it would be there best brew.People from Laos enjoy a good brew to have such a refreshing product.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
I didn’t expect a lot from this but was pleasantly surprised. Yellow with some sweetness and a honey like flavour. Quite a dry finnish and left lots of lacing. Well balanced with a quite smooth texture. A nice surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 Tasted in Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Savannakhet, Pakse, Tad Lo and Don Khong, Laos...as opposed to every other rater here

Golden colour. Grassy-fruity hop aroma. Some light pale malt notes. Full body. Moderate bitterness (20 IBUs). Grassy hop note is well balanced by clean pale malts. Well-made. An example of what the pale lager style can and should be. Not that it will blow you away - it probably won’t, but it is an excellent example of its style. Ten days in Laos and I didn’t get bored of it at all. Compare that with my one-night fling with Singha...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerwrecker (1) - USA - AUG 25, 2009 does not count
I define Beer Lao as a light carmel brew with a sweet malt, and flavour rice grain that when poured gives off a foams that delivers a aroma of wheat, rice grain, and sweet malt that qickly disspate into the air, enriching it’s surrounding and adding a crisp to your taste buds. Provided beer lao comes in a soft amber bottle that’s ambient to any environment. Enjoy !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1227) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Beerlao has a thick, white head, an initially clear, yellow-golden appearance (which, when one swishes and pours out the bottom third, has lots of little brown flecks floating about), with streaming bubbles and a bit of lacing down the glass. The aroma is of sweet, mild barley malt, and the taste is of sweetness, some sourness, sugar, malt, cracker, paper, grain husk, alcohol, and a touch of hop bitterness to balance it. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and the finish is crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer. Try some! RJT


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