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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer

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149 Reviews

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Reviews: 149
Hads: 533
Avg: 2.69
pDev: 49.07%
Wants: 20
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by notchucknorris:
Photo of notchucknorris
2.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Yeah, the bottle definitely won me over on this one. "Tractor beam...whooo."

A: Golden and clear with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Pale malts and faint grassy hops with some apple cider as well.

T: Pretty much a much more drinkable version of Bud Light. Grains and some bready malts with some lemon zest. For the style, it's actually not bad. I would take this over a lot of other beers in its class.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Huhzubendah
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Transparent pale golden body with a quarter inch of white head. Rapidly ascending effervescence. Aromas of adjuncts, corn, yeast. Maybe it's me, but I'm not getting the nirvana supposedly found in this beverage. Maybe it's at the bottom of the glass. I don't think I have the willpower to drink that much.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a piss yellow in color with no head to speak of.

Smell - The ricey grain is thankfully quite weak and there's some rotten taffy in there somewhere.

Taste - This isn't repulsive like I thought it was going to be. It has so little flavor you can't really hate it but there's just nothing to it. The rice from the nose kind of turned into moldy grits and that putrid sweetness from the nose is almost absent thankfully. Think beer saki.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with surprisingly little carbonation.

Sinkability - I guess we can thank the Chinese for importing this Australian disaster here to the US.

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Photo of MetalMistress
2.09/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Keep the bottle, toss the beer.

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Photo of ericstites
1.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cool bottle. Bad beer. Not a repeat.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbryan5
2.46/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Sep 2007.

Lucky is actually brewed by Australian Independent Brewers, who specialize in contract brewing. We got our bottle in Sydney, and it's actually shaped like a laughing Buddha. Word is, it'll be making an appearance in US clubs as a "high-end" beer soon. It's actually an Asian-style Lager, brewed with rice, malted barley and Czech Saaz hops.

Pours a pale golden color that's a touch hazy, crowned with creamy white lacing. Soft aroma of pale malts, apples and some spicy Saaz. Smooth and creamy on the palate, very light with a fluffy carbonated mouthfeel. Seems to fall flat somewhere in the middle. Hint of malty sweetness up front with notes of apple, vegetal hints, boiled rice and slight grassy bitterness that gives the beer some backing. Dries out into a coarse hay-like finish.

Fans of Asahi or Kirin beers might enjoy this one. It's extremely easy to drink, the bottle is pretty damn cool and pairing it with nearly any Asian food is a no-brainer since it's so neutral. But it could use a cleaner finish, better hop presence and more carbonation to be a worthy contender within its style--doesn't come across very lager-like.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of dditto2
2.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very light. Not much flavor but, about what I expected. I'm new to ricebeer, it is noticable. I could drink this if the price was much lower on a hot day on the boat. Really cool bottle. Bought it in a mix n match and it was worth it for the bottle alone.

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Photo of petewheeler
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aquazr1
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mattster
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up this beer at the Super L Ranch Market at the Chinese Cultural Center on 44th in Phoenix.

Opened green 11.16 Fl Oz Buddha shaped bottle, poured into Nonic pint glass.

Pours a light straw yellow brew with a slight fizzyness to it - I attempted to pour a head, but no head.

Smell is classic green bottle skunk at first. Further smell is of corn and skunk. Taste is in-line with beers in this style: beer taste. No bad aftertaste, and bubbles are well balanced, but I think I paid $1.50 for the single, and there are plenty of other singles I could get two of with the same taste.

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Photo of chossboss
2.23/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tamlin
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of pat61
3.29/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale straw with a 1” rapidly dissipating head
S: Perfume and light grains, a dash of corn perhaps.
T: Has an appreciable level of malt character for a euro lager with traces of grain sweetness and a very mild bitter finish.
F: Medium light body, medium to medium low carbonation.
O: The beer is probably more interesting for the bottle than its contents.

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Photo of ASEIronMan
3.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml green glass bottle with a BB of May 2013. The bottle is shaped like a Buddha - lucky indeed. Picked up cheap from Morrisons not too long ago; the label states that this was brewed in Qiandaohu, China (though I assume it's the same beer).

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale gold colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of very light malt with faint notes of overcooked veg, stewed hops, a hint of cooked grainy sweetness and the merest whisper of noble hop overtones. Dull.

Tastes of ultra-light malt with a mild dry finish. Notes of weak stewed hops and overdone veg. Slightly sweet. A subtle hint of bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly, with a thin watery body. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of almost nothing.

Meh - pretty bland. Nothing technically wrong here, but it's dull as ditchwater. The only reason to buy it is the cool bottle - the downside is you have to drink the contents. Little aroma or flavour and no depth of character. I propose that this beer henceforth be called Sucky beer. Only get one if you want the bottle for something.

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Photo of Dello
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of glid02
2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Buddha bottle courtesy of pghlee - thanks!

Pours a very pale straw color with a half-finger white head. The head dissipates quickly into a thin ring around the glass leaving hardly any lacing.

Smells of skunked American Adjunct Lager - though I don't think that this beer was skunked. Very pungent.

Tastes better than it smells. Not a whole lot going on besides pale malts, nondescript adjunct flavors and a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is very thin, though not much else was expected. Decent carbonation makes this go down relatively smoothly.

Drinkability isn't good, but it's not terrible. I'd prefer this over a lot of other AAL's once I get past the smell.

Overall this is better than most other AAL's but it's certainly nothing to seek out.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cmwilliq
3/5  rDev +11.5%

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Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
65 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.