pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured clear and golden with a nice light foamy head.
Smells terrible, typical green bottle skunk smell.
Tastes better than the aroma would suggest. Carbonation is somewhere between light and medium with a lingering veggie/skunky aftertaste.
This is your typical tasteless macro lager. I was given two as a gift and I’m not sure if the second will ever make it out of the fridge.
mmmbeer (1287) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz. bottle served in shaker (an additional point will be added to the overall score because I like the bottle)- poured a transparent slightly thin yellow color, medium carbonation, 3mm white head formed and tried to lace to an extent. Aroma of a light malt with corn and rice, and a touch of hops. Hits the mouth with a thin body, malt has some sweetness to it- at least it isn’t skunk!, middle holds up well, finish has a kiss of the hops. Not too shabby for my last beer before RBWG- give me break, I’m trying to quit smoking and anything near the sight of beer makes me smoke!
ronaldtheriot (1443) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lucky Buddha has a medium, white head and a just slightly hazy straw appearance, with little brown flecks floating about and a decent amount of lacing. The aroma (green bottle) was happily not skunked, but one gets sweetness, white bread, and a kiss of the hops. Taste is lightly roasted barley, bread, some paper, sweetness, bread crumb, a touch of pleasant bitterness, and there are other obscure flavors which I can’t pin down (honey?). Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lucky Buddha Beer finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and easy drinking. This is a delightful lager. RJT
gunnfryd (11921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, apple, hay. Boring beer.
roccoooo (5) - - JAN 4, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cool bottle light flavor not much aftertaste but its a attention getter i liked it will buy again
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an average yellow with a nose of skunky buttered malt. Flavor is skunked butter, with light floral hops in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Cool bottle.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Novelty bottle was probably the highlight. The beer smelt and tasted too sweet for my liking. Small head, golden colour. Plenty of better options available.
mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle thanks to cavie. pale yellow with a white head. nose is skunked, dry corn, water, not so good.
Tabednar (139) - - DEC 16, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12.17.2011 - Houston, TX
Awesome bottle. Not much to the beer. Somewhat similar to a Heinaken.
edgeofblade (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled in green, but remarkably not skunked. Impressive bottle. Honey malt aroma and flavor with very little to no hop aroma or bittering. Sweet malt-liquor finish, not overtly cloying.
I’m told, it’s typical, even good, for a Chinese-style lager, as served in China. -Source... my Chinese in-laws.
I’ll call it good, and it will fill the hole in someone’s palate, even mine on certain occasions. And I might even be back to it several times. Just not a beer I would drink every day. Try it... you’ll do your best to find something wrong with it...