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Lhasa Beer - Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

76 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 20.97%
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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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jonstep
1/5  rDev -69.6%

jonstep, Dec 30, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Knapp85, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
2/5  rDev -39.2%

jzeilinger, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks goes out to chickencoop for sending me this as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Grolsch Pilsner. Poured straw yellow with a three finger pure white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, skunky hop, wheat, and corn. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, corn, skunky hop, and floral notes. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall I didn't really like this one that much. While there was a lot going on in the flavor and aroma on this one it was just not the right characteristics that I enjoy in my beer. The wheat and corn killed this one for me, but when combined with skunky hops; it basically shot itself in the face. Glad I got to try it, but definitely won't be doing so again.

thagr81us, May 04, 2011
Photo of drpimento
2.48/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this from a few bottles back on the shelf, but the fluorescent tube was nearby. Poured with a small, off white head and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is firstly cabbage, then malt, grain. Flavor isn't as bad. Heavy grain and mildly sweet. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and on the short side. Nice label. Should be stored better.

drpimento, Dec 06, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

DaveHack, Jan 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

animal69, Jan 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Aimeeford, Jul 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

beernads, Oct 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

millerbuffoon, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color lager with a small pure white bubbly head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of light crisp hops is quite subtle with lightly sweet malt notes. Taste somewhat bland with light notes of Saaz hops and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Carbonation is too low for style and this is too boring to be a regular beer around my place.

Phyl21ca, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of megahurts4
2.58/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tibet Lhasa (Export)

Appearance: Straw yellow, medium head, and some lacing.

Smell: Red apples, pears, and slight grain.

Taste: Slight hops, some fruit, corn, and grain.

Mouthfeel: Light.

Overall:
This is an average brew. The fruit flavors are pleasant. The flavor fades fast and a slight alcohol tinge rests on the back of your tongue.

megahurts4, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of MrVonzipper
2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale golden color with a solid frothy with head. Little retention and very little lacing. Not completely translucent.

On the nose there are subtle hints of pale malt, green grapes and whole pear.

Slightly pale floral flavor notes with a faint smokiness. Anybody would know this is an asian lager in a blind taste test. It gives me an odd yet not unpleasant aftertaste like I ate noodles.

Light bodied and easy to drink with medium carbonation.

Overall it's ok. Its light and refreshing. I'd probably never have it again unless I played golf in China and a sexy golf cart girl was slangn' it.

MrVonzipper, Jun 09, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

kmanjohnson, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

cantfindme, Dec 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

warpedrevolution, May 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12 oz. glass.

Appearance: Glowing yellow gold. Not fantastic looking. Looks slightly like an american macro lager. No head.

Smell: Earthy notes. Smell of grass and dirt. Slight floral bouquet with crisp hops. Hints of fruit especially pear and apple.

Taste: Rough barley flavor that conceals the hops. This beer is a tad to sweet. It also has sour qualities that I find discomforting. The beer finishes sweet. Butterscotch Diacetyl flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light. I want to swallow it quickly.

Drinkability: Only slightly better than your typical adjunct lager. The first time I like this I thought it was terrific because there is a blast of flavor. This beer gets wearisome. It just isn't crisp or balanced enough. I'll probably pass up on it for now on.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Feb 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of armock
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from World Market Tracy CA

A - Poured a yellow color with a white head that fades quickly no lace

S - Has a dirty earthy grassy smell

T - Follows the nose its like drinking some dirty grass

M - This beer has a lighter body with medium carbonation to it

D - To me this is an average Euro Lager with nothing really noteworthy going on however its a pretty easy to drink beer but theres plenty of others out there that cost a lot less than this stuff

armock, Mar 15, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to chickencoop for the extra. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden color with a white head and a bit of lacing. The nice brings a bit of pepper and spice, zesty hops, and a bit of light grain. The flavor is mostly grain with a bit of spice and some mild bitterness. Crisp carbonation on a light body. Drinks fairly well, but nothing truly special about it.

Thorpe429, Oct 23, 2010
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Lhasa Beer from Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.
77 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.