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Lhasa Beer - Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

72 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.91%
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: 72 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
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jonstep

California

1/5  rDev -69.7%

12-30-2011 02:50:00 | More by jonstep
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illidurit

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

07-05-2013 04:04:36 | More by illidurit
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -47%

01-04-2014 00:06:08 | More by Knapp85
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.4%

01-04-2014 00:07:09 | More by jzeilinger
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thagr81us

South Carolina

2.4/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 14:51:26 | More by thagr81us
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 05:08:13 | More by drpimento
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

01-29-2012 07:53:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

01-04-2014 00:07:28 | More by DaveHack
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animal69

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

01-15-2012 22:03:02 | More by animal69
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Aimeeford


2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

07-04-2014 03:54:44 | More by Aimeeford
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StoicBeast

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

01-29-2012 10:22:58 | More by StoicBeast
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

01-04-2014 00:04:19 | More by millerbuffoon
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 20:30:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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megahurts4

Louisiana

2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 04:08:31 | More by megahurts4
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MrVonzipper

California

2.7/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 01:17:12 | More by MrVonzipper
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-10-2011 01:31:59 | More by cantfindme
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-15-2012 05:43:09 | More by warpedrevolution
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-25-2011 16:35:42 | More by nmann08
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 06:47:31 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-18-2011 06:30:41 | More by duff247
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
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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armock

New York

3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 03:37:12 | More by armock
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 18:50:28 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a pale honey color with a modest head; not the greatest retention but it leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Biscuity, but verges on sweet, with a bit of a lemony character

Taste: Biscuity, with a developing grainy character; not too much hop presence but there is some butterscotch diacetyl in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nothing to get very excited about - who knows how old this bottle might be?

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 00:25:32 | More by brentk56
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks chickencoop.

A. Pours a clear fizzy yellow with a two finger white frothy head that leaves no residual lacing.

S. Grainy sweetness, with a touch of spice, and a bit of fruitiness.

T. Grains and sweet malt upfront with some fruit mid-palate followed by some spice and a slight bitterness on the tail.

M. Thin body with a medium level of carbonation.

D. Not interesting enough to seek out, but decent if you want a nice easy sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 01:22:48 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Lhasa Beer from Tibet Lhasa Brewery Co.
77 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.