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Lhasa Beer - Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

72 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 21.04%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.
China

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed w/ barley native to the Tibetan plateau and Saaz hops.  http://www.lhasabeerusa.com 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2009)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 04:31:30 | More by Fatehunter
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1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

07-05-2013 04:04:36 | More by illidurit
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

05-13-2013 09:54:12 | More by RochefortChris
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Texas

4.14/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this one is growing on me - first time i had it i was not a fan but something about it keeps pulling me back. First off the bottle it comes is in super thick and heavy - great to keep around if you homebrew. for this review i poured this been in a 16oz glass. poured a cloudy yellow with lots of head and a very bubbly body. the foam settled pretty quickly but the carbonation kept jumping. a deep honey smell jump out of the glass. honey light malt and light spicy hops from first swig... goes down slightly sweet and flavor sticks around. delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 00:24:33 | More by titusgroan
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color, with a modest white head, which retains fairly well. The lacing is, surprisingly, Belgian-like. The carbonation is slight.

Aroma: Moderate noble hop presence, with some bread or cracker malt, almost like an understated Pilsener.

Taste: A pleasant and fairly robust noble hop presence pens the taste, again somewhat like a Pilsener. Moderately toasted malt throughout, like biscuit, or a lightly toasted bread. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness, which manages to linger on.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, just a touch thin.

Drinkability/notes: A surprisingly decent example. I began with modest expectations of this beer, but those expectation were greatly exceeded. Certainly woth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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GMB

Japan

3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This bottle of Lhasa Beer announces that it has been imported from the roof of the world.

The beer's body is light golden amber and slightly hazy. The pour fails to produce a head. So does a rigorous swirl at the half-way point. The very slight haziness probably indicates the presence of yeast residue.

The faint nose offers few clues as to the beer's flavor profile. The bottle lists Tibetan barley, Saaz hops, yeast, and "pure Himalayan spring water" as the beer's ingredients. On the basis of this and the beer's appearance, one can expect a mild, spicy flavor from the hops, a crispness from the water, and some complex undertones from the yeast.

The first sip delivers all this and more. The light, sweet malt nicely carries the mild spiciness of the Saaz hops. The yeast contributes flavors of green apple and perhaps a hint of lemon, which beautifully complement the sweet malt and provide a unique and absorbing counterpoint to the mildly peppery hops.

The least appealing aspect of the beer is its feel in the mouth. For the third time, vigorous movement fails to produce any foam to speak of. Alas!

Lhasa Beer does what all good pale lagers and pilsners do: it manages to be both crisp and complex. It perfectly balances sweet, aromatic, and sour flavors, and in doing so distinguishes itself from other beers of its kind. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 23:59:09 | More by GMB
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Texas

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Washington

3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light, clear yellow amber, slight head. Aroma of light fruit, hops, earthy. Appears to be an ordinary pale lager, but sour and hoppy. Light to medium body. No outstanding features. An unremarkable pale ale. I like the idea, but this is a miss.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 20:25:16 | More by LiquidAmber
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scottfrie

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint. Thanks for the tick, Matt.

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with a couple fingers of bone white head. Head quickly faded into nothingness leaving a network of spotty lace down the glass.
S: Light notes of honey and pale grains fill my nose. Actually, honey is rather potent. Is this not brewed with honey?
T: More honey mixed with sweet malts and dry grains. Not exceptionally dry, but still crisp. Not much of a finish or aftertaste. Sweet overall.
M: Medium-light body, surprisingly low but even carbonation, with a very refreshing mouthfeel. Not bad actually. Goes down smooth.
O: Grainy and sweet. Not as terrible as others in the style. I’d have this now and again on a hot day. It is a bit too sweet for me to absolutely love though. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 00:37:50 | More by scottfrie
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SLeffler27

New York

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a modest head and light lacing in a pint glass.

Light hop aroma with spices and equal part sweet malt.

Clean and crisp as expected. Hops are a bit sharp as is the sweetness. This beer oddly had no finish.

No discernible alcohol. Light carbonation and a medium body.

Lhasa is a fine, light flavored beer to be consumed with food, but adds little to the overall experience. Given this style, Lhasa is clearly on the higher end of my experiences. I enjoyed it with friends on a relaxing afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 21:09:31 | More by SLeffler27
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Lhasa Beer from Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.
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