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Brewed by Siamsato Brewery
Style: Specialty Grain
Bangkok, Thailand
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 0.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.65   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sato is a traditional northeastern Thailand (Isan) beer style that has been made for centuries from starchy glutinous or sticky rice by growers in that region.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
c0fein (259) - Helsinki, - DEC 19, 2013
Big bottle from 7-11 @ Koh Lipe, Thailand. I can’t drink this all.. This is like cheap white wine. Wooh.. Not remind beer at all. 2 points for nice surprise when pouring this to glass, first smell and first tasting :D

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martyh01 (1) - Bangkok, THAILAND - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Hi all well i have read your comments and would say this is NOT the village Sato that one is cloudy and very sweet made in 3 days after adding some yeasts to sticky rice. This one by comparison is good at 8% cheap by the way they say it can reach 14% as the bath varies i drink it very cold it is then drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
czlowiekwiadro (301) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
to nie jest piwo! to wino ryżowe. dość podłe. bez gazu, smak i zapach jabola bez dodatków smakowych, ale i bez siarki na dnie. tańsze i mocniejsze od piwa, a i jak się schłodzi jest dość pijalne. w każdym razie warto spróbować przy wizycie w tajlandii.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Oops didn’t know this was rateable (no hops or malt)... bought it last time I was in Thailand, and it’s absolutely THE worst beverage I’ve ever had, the village rice whiskey is far superior. The perfumy rice smell you get in sakes etc is just rotten here. Malt liquor of rice wines. My wife grew up on rice wine and couldn’t believe how terrible this is. Sorry for entering a rating months after I drank it but a 0.5 is a 0.5, this is not something I’ll forget anytime soon.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
MRMedellin (214) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 3, 2014
I thought it was a regular beer, but it is too far from there. The only thing that make you think is a beer is the bottle. When is poured in glass a clear translucid liquid like water without any head or carbonation is seen. The aroma is even worst than the appearance smells like a damaged cider or a really really bad apple wine. The malt or hops aromas are absent. But when is tried the things get really really bad, a bitter sensation like vinegar flood the mouth, making almost impossible to enjoy it. I usually don’t throw a beer no matter how bad could be, but this one is too rough for me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ineedbeer (973) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a glass while in Thailand. Aroma is slightly tart and vinous. Light floral note along with an aroma that isn't quite sulfur or poopy diaper but similar to both. This thing is funky and I am a bit scared. Opens with only a faint hiss. Pours a slightly cloudy, very pale yellow, almost the color of slightly yellow water. Faint forced head that quickly recedes to nothing. This beer is pretty much still. No lacing and medium legs. Flavor is thankfully slightly better than the aroma. A lot of vinous notes with a light acidity. Some fruitiness that reminds me of a dry white wine. Some alcohol in the finish. Light sweetness and faint bitterness. The putrid character in the aroma comes back a bit in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation. Medium tannic astringency with moderate alcohol warmth. Overall this is definitely one of the worst things I have ever rated. I have heard the locals sink it with club soda so I will give that a try, but damn this is bad by itself. It will get you drink though, a I question how clean the alcohol is. Tastes like there are higher Fidel alcohols. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jorn69 (1410) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
@ Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand. Flaska från 7-eleven, Saladan, Koh Lanta. Det är alltid kul att prova nya, lite udda och annorlunda sorters öl, men är det här verkligen öl?! Det finns absolut inga likheter överhuvudtaget med öl, varken i doften eller i smaken! Det ser ut som vitt vin och det doftar precis som vitt vin med en rejäl sötma. Smaken är ännu sötare (riktigt sött) och det är väldigt mycket blaskigt, vitt vin även i smaken. Här kan man snacka om vinösa toner, Loa! Det här kan bara bli lägsta möjliga betyg!!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
flying_pig (1059) - SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
640ml bottle for 25 Baht on Koh Lanta, Thailand:
Smells like cheap wine. Nothing but alcohol and sweetness. It’s grainy & horrible.
The colour is slightly cloudy looking water with tiny bubbles of air in lieu of a head and nothing else.
Tastes of sweet, carbonated water with lots of cheap alcohol thrown in and lots of grain as well. There was an alcohol burn to it and touches of sugar but nothing other than that.
Light & grainy and with an almost water like texture. There is a strong alcohol kick that isn’t hidden at all and makes the beer seem stronger than 8% abv. There is also a burning sensation as it is swallowed.

Nothing like a beer at all and I’m still dubious as to whether it actually is one or not, regardless of what I read online. A disgusting drink that can only be available for local alcoholics to drink and for budget backpackers to try once & never go back to again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 22, 2013
It looks like a bottle of beer; it can be found at the bottom shelf of the 7Eleven fridges in Thailand, together with all the other beers; and it is technically a beer. But it does not please as a beer should. Aroma of a pillow that has been blown chunks the night before. Tastes and looks like regurgitated rice after an acute case of dysfunctional pyloric sphincter. Supposedly it should be better enjoyed with ice or mixed with soda, but I’d rather drink pure soda or chew ice cubes. Not for the beer lover, but I can guess it will be very succesful among backpackers and ravers, wasting themselves through the night, all the way from Chiang Rai to Phi Phi.

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