Dewnans (12) - LAOS - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Nice to find something other than Beerlao in Laos - although this is made by the same brewing company (LBC). This brew is slightly stronger (5.5%) and is clean tasting. The palate can have a slightly metallic first impression, but this soon mellows into a smooth but not overly complex flavour. Not easy to find even in Laos.
UPDATE. Lanexang has been modified somewhat over recent times. It now has an alcohol content of 5% (rather than the earlier 5.5%), and it has lost its early metallic taste.
I understand that it is now being marketed in rural areas of Laos, and is very dificult to find in Vientiane or other major cities. It is worth seeking out.
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2011
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smell reminds me of my worst days of teenage binging, not in a particularly reminiscent way. Average taste, aftertaste borders on bad. Big bottle in a bar in Luang prabang. Stick with regular beer lao for a lager, or better - the dark
skoisirius (1559) - Earth, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another weaker lager from Beerlao’s empire. Honestly, Beerlao itself I really think is great...but the few other lagers they make are fairly weak, taste the same, and are fairly watered down. That said, different choices while in Lao are a LIVESAVER for a beer geek ;).
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@SomeHotel. After a few weeks of advertisements for this beers I happened to find it in the last hotel were I stayed (Pakse city). Like all Lao Brewery beers an OK beer. Light, bitter and more hoppy than the regular Beerlao.