solidfunk (8951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Kind of like a light dark beer, if that makes any sense. Not super dark, a fairly thin taste. Drank in a 350 ml bottle in Luang Nam pha at an outdoor market GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Coffee brown with a good head. Mildly roasted on the nose with a bit of grain and hay. Medium nectar with good carbonation. Mildly sweet with nuances of hay dried brown fruit. Decent bittering on the finish. dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle. Alcohol, sweet treacley smell. Roastiness like a stout, but overall more of a scharwzbier. Tastes relatively cheap. Fairly sweet and treacley in texture with a slight bitter alcoholic burn on the finish. Think Ill stick to the BeerLao douglas88 (9180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to GT. Pours a dark copper color with a large beige head. The aroma is nice toasted malts and cherries. A smooth sweet flavor with some biscuit, light glue, nutty and some fruit. Quite decent. I could drink a bit of this. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Thai supermarket. After tasting the horrible Beerlao light lager, this was a bit of a positive surprise. Pours a deep mahogany body with a big cloudy off-white head. Nose is malty tones with slight hints of cardboard, without overpowering stuff like the lighter versions tend to. Taste is caramel malts, light roastiness and hints of dusty hops. Nicely balanced, despite certain flaws this is a rather OK brew from Laos. Surprisingly enough.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pours a very nice deep red brown with a large tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel and light fruit. Flavor of light roasted malts, light chocolate, and tea. Not good, but also not too bad. OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pretty much just a pale lager that’s not...pale...Light notes of caramel and pale malts. Grainy and bready on the nose and taste. Quite drinkable and different but not the best by any means. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2016 Continues to drink well and weighs in at a surprisingly strong 6.5%. Good roasty character with a layer of chocolate although the malt a little less than I remember. I can ’feel’the pale lager base but there’s no denying a very honest adherence to a Schwarzbier style. The abv helps fill the palate out. (55tbt in Phuket supermarkets) Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Dark brown-red colored, little yellow head. Caramelly and chocolaty, sweet aroma with some biting grainy-perfumy notes. Medium bodied. Flavor is more on roasted and dry side, some dark chocolate here as well. Dark chocolate lasts in somehow bitter aftertaste, some wort tone here as well. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Chevy Chase WIne and Liquors 330ml ($2ish): Pours a darkish amber color with a white head. Aroma is not very powerful, but there is some caramel lodged in there. The beer itself is kind of sweet, but still manageable. Easy drinking for sure, perhaps also because it is lacking in complexity. Some of those macro ugly flavors, but also a touch of hops here and there. Not a bad beer, if not the most inspired.