j12601 (12698) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Toast and a touch of roasted malt on the nose. Gentle malt and a touch of roast. Slightly nutty, toast, more malt. Finishes with a slight sweetness and roasty malt. Decent and easy drinking. Pleasantly surprised. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasty, some sugary malts, molasses and licorice. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet, quite roasty and a bit bready. Overall quite nice. jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
Deep dark cola coloured body with a frothy, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, metal and a touch of coffee. Medium-bodied; Toasted malt flavour with a good nutty and earthy bite, some metal and alcohol soon afterwards and a sweet finish. Aftertaste is nice and robust - earthy and nutty, but still very sweet and potent. Overall, a very nice beer to break the monotony of the typical lagers you see here. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Pencil Supermarket in Phnom Penh, Cambodia earlier in the day for 3500Riel (US$0.90) sampled on 03-April-2012. kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle at a Southeast Asian alcohol tasting. Thanks Nimrod. Clear dark amber with a thin white foamy head. Malt. some grain, a little sweet, toasty aroma. Delicate bitterness. sweet caramel notes. Light body, balanced, toasty finish. Decent. luttonm (6486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
12oz bottle from Euro Market in Queens. Dark ruddy brown, tight foamy head. coppery metallic hazelnut malt. Sweet musty malt body. Quite tasty!
XJR (3) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
A simple uplifting dark beer very suitable for balmy tropical nights as a change from a world of pale Asian lagers. It pours to light tan creamy head which falls away to a light lacing. The nose is one of scorched caramelized coffee bean and quite pleasant. It has a lighter than expected mouth-feel. The foretaste is reminiscent of burnt bread crust and light yeast which falls-off to an a brief after-taste of raisins and oranges. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark copper brown hue with tan head that settled. Aroma is bready, grain, cereal, toffee, caramel. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a clean finish. Overall this beer is ok. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Enjoyed at a cool Thai restaurant in Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia. Poured from 12oz brown into a shaker glass, a clear copper colour with moderate offwhite foam, a litle lace. To be honest, the menu simply read "Beerlao" so I thought I was ordering just another macro pale lager. I was pleasantly surprised when it poured so dark and exhibited some rich malty aromas and flavours. Caramel, toffee, molasses, sweet but not sticky or cloying, with a measured hoppy balance. Light body, strong carbonation, nice round mouthfeel. It finished drier than I expected, but with some subtle fruity and caramelly aftertastes. Pretty good stuff, especially paired with spicy green curry. I would gladly order it again. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - APR 12, 2016
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. hman43 (1612) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
It is dark amber in color with a white head. It has caramel flavors, clean lagering, and a light floral presence.