biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Probably my favorite Asian lager. Tastes of honey, malt. Sweet and very interesting, and quite drinkable. A bit more ’rugged’ considering the floaties and somewhat unrefined taste. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2013
A fizzy pour with a finger and half of head on a hazy, light straw colored body.
The aroma is nice. Honey and floral for the most part.
The taste is grainy with mild bitterness and a touch of honey sweetness.
A soft texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
It’s a euro pale lager unlike any I’ve had. Quite aromatic and good flavor. Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 Appearance - Poured it into a pilsner glass. Bright golden lager with about an inch foamy white head. A much better color than I expected, compared to the typical Asian choices out there. Nice lacing down the glass as I quickly polished this off.
Smell - Nice hop character, must be the Saaz hops, leads to a nice light and sweet aroma.
Taste/ Mouthfeel - There is a nice balance of malt and hops that linger throughout the beer. According to the website they use a huskless barley malt that supposedly makes this less astringent, and adds to a smooth finish.
Drinkability - This was a pleasant surprise considering where it is from and the other beers from the brewery got some pretty bad reviews, thank god we get the Lhasa Export and not the local stuff. This was clean, crisp, and had a nice balance of quality Saaz hops and local malts to make for a solid beer experience. The fact that they use the local water probably adds to the clean refreshing taste as well. HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Aroma is a hay/basement mixture. Slightly cloudy golden color with a white head that settles quickly. Taste makes up for deficiencies elsewhere. Very smooth flavor.... mildly sweet. Light to medium-bodied with a oily/creamy texture. Soft carbonation, coupled with a long, pleasant finish. I would repeat this beer while recommending it. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2010
This is a simple but eminently drinkable and refreshing lager. No funky flavor, light and smooth. I downed three of these in no time. Quite nice.
William_PDX (1) - USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
This is a nice lager....fresh....will be a great Summer beer.
I am almost never a lager drinker - but, I will buy this one!
Not to mention the good things the brewer does for charity in Tibet and other places! obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Sweet and surprisingly complex aroma of honey, hay, and even toffee is prominent. Milky golden, full of floaties, thin head. Medium body, sweet honey flavor initially, finishes grassy. Good stuff. ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Lhasa Beer has a thick, foamy, white head and a somewhat murkey, bubbly, golden straw appearance, with some sticky lacing sheen and lots of little brown chunks floating about. The aroma is of quite sweet, syrupy rice and honey. Taste is of dank, old rice and sweet bread, with a strong overall barley malt flavor and a nice mild hoppy background. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, and Lhasa Beer finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and different. Overall, this is a very good and interesting beer. RJT dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle pours gold with a hefty, soft, white head. Aroma shows some cereal, corn, and that oh so pleasant perfume that Saaz is known for. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is light-moderate with soft carbonation. It’s not rocket science, but who wants to think all the time?? I would have no problem putting back a few of these on a hot summer day. ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Thanks to chickencoop for this bottle
Appearance is clear pale yellow with an off white head that falls to a skim. The smell is of nice delicate sweet malt with a light hop bitterness noticeable. Also a slight fruitiness. The taste pretty much follows the smell. The fruitiness is a little more pronounced. Dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty tasty.
Mouthfeel is quite nice. Body is on the heavy side of light with a slight oily feel. Active carbonation - pretty smooth.
Overall I was pretty happy with this lager. Very drinkable and tasty.