Lao Brewery Co (Carlsberg) Reviews




Nick0979
3.2
Beerlao Gold
One of Asia’s best beers in my opinion although horrendously expensive here in Vietnam. Good lashings of malt, hops, apples and rice plus other assorted fruity flavours. Quite a refreshing, crisp beer with a bitter, yet moderately sweet palate and a slightly sharp after taste. Retains a modicum of superiority over the original Beer Lao and goes wonderfully with a hearty Vietnamese or indeed any heavy Asian meal.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

tfontana
3.4
Beerlao Dark
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Appearance is clear, dark copper with trace sparkle, minimal off-white head, quickly fading to ring, with fair lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, fruit, English hops. Taste is fruit, caramel, English hops. Palate is light-to-medium bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation, and malty, sweet finish. Overall, good for the style. Enjoyable but not complex.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

jbruner
2.8
Beerlao Dark
Pours a clear brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild caramel, but mostly clean rice lager. Taste follows with a clean bitterness and mild grassy note. Decent for what it is, but probably not gonna drink it again.
Friday, August 05, 2016

kdd230
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Small bottle in Vientiane, Laos. Pours a pale golden yellow. One finger white head that lingers. Aroma of hops and rice. Some sweet citrus taste with bitter hops and yeast. Medium body. Light and refreshing on a hot day. Unremarkable with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Monday, July 11, 2016

kdd230
2.5
Beerlao Dark
Small bottle in Vientiane, Laos. A rather nice reddish brown colour with a minimal light brown head that disappears quickly. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma with coffee and chocolate. Malty taste with coffee. Light and sweet.. An easy drink and good for a dark lager from Asia. The extra strength helps.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

YantarCoast
2.5
Beerlao Lager Beer
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is corn and malt. Taste is the same, with rice too.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Lore
0.7
Beerlao Lager Beer
Clear gold3n colour, mini.al white head which disappears promptly; aro.a of grains, maybe some mini.al herbs and metallic notes; taste is the same; bad lager
Thursday, June 30, 2016

PanMarek
2.4
Beerlao Lager Beer
Sweet hop/malt nose. Pours light golden with thick white foam. Crisp, active carbonation with medium body. Slight skunk that the hoppiness balances out. Another good beer for the heat and humidity.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

monk191
3.4
Beerlao Dark
Much better then we would have expected. Tastes more like a craft beer then a domestic. Pours a nice dark black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth with a bit of carbonation, some coffee and chocolate and a bit of vanilla not bad at all! Had in the bottle.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

adamnowek
2.2
Beerlao Lager Beer
Got it for the country tick. Aroma is hay. Taste is somewhat sweet with a spicy little finish, but it’s imbalanced on the former.
Friday, May 27, 2016

LazyPyro
2.4
Beerlao Lager Beer
330ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with a minimal white head disappearing immediately. Aroma is typically grainy but has some good malt character to it. Taste of typical pale malt, grainy, corn, some hops. Watery. Average. Probably better with spicy food, or on a really hot day.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jabah
2.5
Beerlao Dark
Above average for beer from Asia. For the style though, perhaps just below average. There is some caramel malt and bready flavor in there, but the balance could be better.....with some mild sour in there. I would have had this out in Indonesia given the limited choices there....but not something I would really look to here. Decent strength though and worth the try.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ron
2.2
Beerlao Dark
This bottled beer poured a medium sized very fizzy off-white head. Transparent orange body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet malt with some caramel, dark fruits and metal. This is a rather blah tasting beer, but is country # 47 for me.
Thursday, May 19, 2016

aleigator
2.6
Beerlao Dark
Pours a clear, amber-orange color, with a soon collapsing, bubbly head. Smells of grains, rustic bread and toffee malts, with an earthy, slightly perfumy note. Has a pleasantly light body, with a malty flavor profile to it, enriched by the beers bubbly carbonation. Tastes of a bakers chocolate, earthen foundation, together with a faint coppery note, which introduces more and more toffee to the palate. The toffee quality turns slightly sticky during the finish, with a refreshing, slightly metallic carbonation. Turns a tad one dimensional sweet, solely relying on the malts, while producing a nice earthiness, adding some depth.
Monday, April 25, 2016

wombat23
2.2
Beerlao Dark
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours amber and clear, with a messy white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is more sweet malt and caramel. Low bitterness. Not much going on with this one.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cimbasso
1.7
Beerlao Lager Beer
A golden-coloured lager with a white head. Slight corn syrup aroma. Taste is thin and in unmemorable. Sweet, slightly syrupy taste, with a bland rice-based flavour. Little bitterness. Quite forgettable.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

darbeer75
2.3
Beerlao Dark
Aroma: fairly typical for lager with some underlying malt Appearance: dark amber with fluffy white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Taste; firehose of malt with nothing else; sickeningly sweet; Palate: medium body with fluffy white head; Overall: Not good; would not buy again.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

MBlessing
1.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Klares gelb schöner schaum kaum geruch fürchterlicher getreidiger Geschmack
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Blairgus
3.2
Beerlao Dark
12 Apr 2016, bottle. Dark Amber, clear some steady bubbles. Nose is sweet, caramel syrup. Ned/thin body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, caramel, cherries, sticky sweet. Actually not as bad as I expected. Certainly a sweet Vienna lager but still rather nice.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UDBeernut
3.3
Beerlao Dark
Bottle from total wines, pours dark with tan edges, quick light tan head. Mostly biscuit and roasted malt, slight sweetness. Light to medium body.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

gopherfan99
1.6
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; slightly herbal of malt and wet cardboard; taste is slightly sweet with malt and cardboard; finish has some bitterness; meh... pale lager...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

smcolw
1.4
Beerlao Lager Beer
Gold color and clear. Little head and no lace. Grainy corn macro aroma. Some stew to the nose. Lots of corn to the taste. I give some credit for the presence of hops thin body and elevated carbonation.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

RobBestwick
2.7
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle. Fresh hay/straw aroma. Typical golden lager appearance with a medium white head. Flavour is pine and biscuits. Fairly dry with a short bitter finish. Unremarkable lager.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

DrNosha
1.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Aus der Flasche inSingapur. Hellgelb und klar. Schöner heller Schaum. Sehr getreidiger metallischer Geruch. Geschack süss und getreidig. Typischer Reisbiergeschmack.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ADfan
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Typical lager pale yellow color with a small head in the glass. The nose has some grain and a metallic to it. Taste is pretty thin with some grain, herbs. Drinks like water.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

RichardGretton
3
Beerlao Gold
Bottle@Laos. Golden beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly bitter and yeasty, and the flavour is yeasty and dry with gentle bitterness. Overall an average lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

RichardGretton
3.5
Beerlao Dark
Bottle@Laos. Browny beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is malty with some bitterness. The flavour is bitter with malty and mild roastedness and yeast. Overall a reasonable dark malty lager.
Monday, February 29, 2016

madmitch76
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
15th February 2016
Bright clear gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is light, fairy dry and has medium crispness. Thin dry pale malts, sweetish. Sweet floral mid. Some suggestion of something fruity at the finish. Not great but it doesn’t get to offensive territory.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

danielyabu
2.8
Beerlao Gold
Small frothy white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Clear dark yellow thyin body. Aroma: honey. Initial flavor: light sweet. Final flavor: light sweet very light bitter; short duration. Palate: metallic finish, lively carbonation, light medium body, watery texture. Slight resemblance to a Bohemian Pilsener places it a little above the Brazilian commercial average. 4s USD1
Monday, February 15, 2016

mile
1.7
Beerlao Gold
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel with faint - light notes of vegetable/herbal hoppyness. Body is light, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and light cardboard with faint hoppyness. Finish is short, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, light caramel and cardbord, light metal, faint - light notes of vegetable/herbal hoppyness. Light-bodied lager with caramel and faint hoppyness. Really nothing special.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

mile
2.1
Beerlao Dark
Bottle. Amber, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, some sugar and caramel, faint roasted malt. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint roasted malt. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel, faint roasted malt and chocolate. Light-bodied and caramel sweetish dark lager from Carlsberg - lacks bitterness.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

WingmanWillis
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle from Einstein in Chesterfield. Pours clear gold with a decent white head. Bread and Haymarket station on a winters day on the nose. Taste is malt heavy with a little grass and bread. Not too carbonated. Meh
Friday, February 05, 2016

liquidbread86
3
Beerlao Dark
Bottle in Bangkok. Notes of chocolate and coffee, but not very sweet. Well rounded dark lager.
Friday, February 05, 2016

MaartenRF10
1.8
Beerlao Lager Beer
Proeverij met Shivandragon. De meuk uit Laos. Helder licht goud met witte kraag. Weinig geur. Smaak is heel raar, alsof ze er een stuk bloemetjeszeep doorheen hebben gemikt. Fuck it! Ik ga mijn mond spoelen met zeep! Of wacht. ..dat heb ik net gedaan. Bleegh.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

nausicaaonacids
2.6
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle, Luang Prabang. Only local beer found anywhere. Average lager, bitter and well-carbonated. No distinctive characteristics.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

GuideDogSaint
2.1
Beerlao Gold
My fourth time in Laos and the first time I’ve actually found this. 330ml bottle bought from a supermarket in Pakse. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and cardboard. Sweet taste with some grain. More taste than regular Beer Lao just not sure if it’s a good thing.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

rusos
1.6
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle. Light yellow golden colour small white head. Aroma generic euróager, metallic. Taste is empty, mostly malty, some alcohol, some bitterness. Not good.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

lukka19
1.6
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle shared by Cuso,pale golden color with white head, aroma of honey, bread,medium sweet taste,light bitterness
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cuso
1.5
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Pale golden color with small white head. Malt, corn in aroma. Malt, corn, cooked vegetable in taste. Bad.
Country #121.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Gurthnar
1.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle at our elite tasting. Heavily lightstruck and oxidized. Poor head retention. Sharp astringenty taste, corn. Ewww.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MisoW
1.8
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle shared by Cuso, thanks. Country #96. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of malt. Taste is malty, corny, medium bitter.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

blipp
1.7
Beerlao Lager Beer
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Boy this one has a bit of a stank to it. Tried it right after "Suprema," another shitty pale lager, and this is definitely worse. Old wet grains, soggy cardboard, and a hint of malta goya. Not good.
Friday, January 08, 2016

ArtificialCyst
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Aroma: Honey, bread and malts. Appearance: OK head, pale golden colour. Taste: Honey, bread, minimal hoppiness, no bitterness. Palate: Finish is sweet, carbonation is medium, body is medium-low.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

kaser
2.7
Beerlao Dark
Had this at Down Under in Chiang Mai. Nice malty and watery taste. :). Does the job and super easy drinking. Not bad at all
Sunday, December 27, 2015

kaser
2.8
Beerlao Lager Beer
12 oz bottle at Down Under in Chiang Mai. Watery but very pleasant and easy drinking. Cheers
Sunday, December 27, 2015

ShivanDragon
2
Beerlao Lager Beer
@Bottleshare avond met @MaartenRF10
in dit geval een blikje. schenkt bleek gouden/helder geen koolzuur en witte kraag. aroma van graan, mout, pilsmout, mais, geparfumeerd, iets droog/zepigs en verder absoluut niet bijzonder

Saturday, December 19, 2015

StevieT
3
Beerlao Dark
From a bottle. Nowhere near as bad as I’d expected, some mild caramel and biscuit malt flavours.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fredis23
2.8
Beerlao Dark
Mahogany Brown Color, Big Foamy Head That Lasts And Lots Of Thin Lacing. Light Toasted Lagerish Aroma. Lightly Toasted Malt, Light Bitter and Slightly Sweet. 6.5% ABV but feels a lot lighter. Watery, easy To Drink. Nothing special although considering the region and styles that rules it, this one is quite decent. Worth a Try although I would not go out of my way to seek it.OK
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

King_Alex_II
2.3
Beerlao Lager Beer
Pale yellow color with foam ring. Thin wet malt smell. The taste is wet malty and quite boring. Normal aftertaste. Easy to drink, but special or recommendable at all.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

canddw
2.5
Beerlao Dark
Drunk in Luang Prabang. A dark lager with thin bubbly head and heavy carbonation. Light Smokey nose. Fizzy lager taste with added bitter bite and a caramel undertone. Generic but passable.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Friday, December 11, 2015