littletrail (2) - USA - MAR 27, 2008 does not count
Its so good especially in the heat of Lao I cant believe its rated so low. Its flavorful, clean and clear flavor. There is little to no bitterness or detracting aftertaste. The Lao are and should be proud of the quality of their beer. Too bad I pay 12 dollars for what would cost me 2 in Lao. andresantos7 (1) - Toijala, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
best beer of south east Asia love it, drank it a lot beerlao ftw, wish you could get it in Europe Saurononline (136) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 4, 2012
If you ever expected something like this, you are a real believer. These Lao people know how to make a really good beer, and they’re sooo proud about it. Simply Awesome. Dewnans (17) - LAOS - MAR 28, 2013
It is reputed that Beerlao includes rice in its brew, and there is something different here - perhaps a hint of sweetness that you don’t normally get in a lager.
The beer pours well, with a good lace and has a pale yellow colour. It is the "national treasure" of Laos, and is consumed in vast quantities everywhere within Laos. In Laos it is usually served in 640ml bottles, but I have seen it in 330ml bottles both in Laos and in Australia.
The beer has (as indicated above) a slightly sweet flavour. Whilst this might sound that it might cause a bloated feeling, in Laos it does not - as proven by significant market testing. This might be due to the warm weather.
I know of one or two people who (over time) can find that their bodies react badly to Beerlao, with stomach pains etc... This has led those rather rare exceptions to have to moderate their consumption - or at least switch to other beers. However, this should not be a concern for tourists, as the reaction (if it occurs) is only after prolonged exposure (e.g a year). ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
Aroma- Not much there maybe some grain and rice
Appearance- Pours the traditional Asian beer clear pale yellow color. Had a nice thick white head
Taste- Had a nice flavor of malt and grains, a little thin on the flavor side. but still pretty good.
Palate- A light bodied medium carbonated beer. Has a dry finish
Overall- My first beer from Laos, not bad. I would drink this again