Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2011
I had this beer poured from the bottle while in Luang Prabang, Laos. The beer had a dark brown color with a very small off-white head which quickly disappeared without cling. It had a grainy, malty aroma with some touches of earthy hops as well. The flavor was slight sweet and malty, but also had a strong bitter grainy component. It had low carbonation and very little fizz, and was fairly smooth with a light, wet mouthfeel. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a medium to dark amber with a nice tan head and decent lacing. This is actually way better than I expected though still nothing to get excited about. I have yet to try an asian beer that I really like but this one is (slightly) better than most and one that I can actually get through a whole bottle of. It still has that skunky rice taste but it also has more of a malt taste to cover some of that skunkiness up. CH-303 (2229) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2011
Appearance: Medium brown, clear. Fizzy with good amount of off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, with fruit and malt.
Taste: Smooth, quite sweet with alright fruit and malt.
Info: 330ml bottle, 14/10-2011
JorgeLee (2110) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Bottle. Sweetish dark lager, mid-brown colour, fairly smooth, ok. Would be a nice change to the pale lagers over there but don’t really see why it has to be so strong for the flavour/style.
Re-rate, noodle bar in NYC. Adjuncty but kind of pleasant sweet maltiness, satisfying bite. My previous score was harsh. pineypower (3322) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Dmac. Pours out an odd rootbeer color with a strange whispy head. Aroma is of caramel, old sugar, and some bread. Taste is some light caramel, sticky sweetness, stale bread, light malt. Meh
dmac (6255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle from Cranbury Buy-Rite. This was pretty horrible. Here are my notes word for word "skunk, plastic, alcohol, pennies, od mouthfeel, dry finish, creamy, lots of bread, grains, dark bread...BLAH"
That about sums this one up. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Clear dark rubied brown, loose off white foam. Aroma is nutty, metallic, malty sweetness. Taste is lightly sweet, thin, slightly metallic, but not offensive. Palme (4807) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
0.33l bottle courtesy of ClubGonzo. Thanks man! My first ever beer from Lao, and my first american dark lager! This one pours a clear deep deep red-brown body with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is dark fruity, notes of dark malts, malt extract, chocolate paper and some caramel. Light but not thin-oily mouthfeeling, average carbonation and quite medium-bodied. Tastes light sweet and quite malty. Also some notes of ripe dark fruits, some thin caramel, medium bitterness and it ends nice and malty. There’s also a somewhat mild smoky note wrapping it all together. Nice dark flavors. Thanks Stian! Or as they say in Laos: .. Well, actually I don’t know what they say in Laos, but I’m sure you get the picture. glennmastrange (2867) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Light to moderate grain and nutty aromas for the malt, faint herbs for the hops, with notes of port wine, brown sugar and fruitcake. Head is average size, fizzy, dark off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively carbonation and a metallic finish. This American Dark Lager starts off well with a good aroma but the taste and palate had some off notes to them. gunnfryd (14869) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, malt. Medium to thin body. Boring beer.