Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer - The Lucky Drink Company
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3.58/5 rDev +32.1%
I love it when my local, in-person trader, tone77 stops by! I get spent CANs FFT Jeff Lebo, new CANs for me and bottles that I might never have bought myself, but which I always get a kick out of seeing in the box/six-pack holder/bag. This is certainly no exception!
I began with a heavy-handed pour since I was anxious to empty the bottle and begin rubbing the Buddha's belly for good luck. This resulted in two fingers of dense, puffy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. It began to fall as I rubbed, leaving behind some nice lacing. Color was a pretty Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light grassiness, which I can appreciate, just so long as corn is not also present as an adjunct. Something was slightly off with respect to the nose, but corn did not seem to be the cause. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, approaching medium. The taste was kind of grassy with a slight tartness, but as long as no corn was evident, I was happy. I have been mislead before and not been happy as a result. Finish was semi-dry with a light maltiness to go with its inherent grassiness. I found it pleasant and probably a good candidate for a lawnmower beer. Enlightenment was now mine!
08-13-2014 00:52:11 | More by woodychandler
2.96/5 rDev +9.2%
11.16-oz bottle into Pilsener glass
A - large head of white foam over a crystal-clear body of straw yellow, visible carbonation is moderate, decent web of lace
S - very grassy with a slight fruitiness
T - malt sweetness, light fruitiness, rice, grassy hops, dry finish
M - smooth light body with moderate carbonation
O - Lucky Buddha is a mediocre pale lager at best. Worth picking up one for the bottle, but I would not buy again.
07-31-2014 23:01:56 | More by lwillitz
3.5/5 rDev +29.2%
I tried this at the Mandarin Bistro Chinese restaurant in Bloomingdale, IL. $4.75 for a 330ml green bottle in the shape of a laughing Buddah. A very cool looking bottle, but I'm sure you can buy it for less at a liquor store. The beer used to be made in Australia by the Lucky Drink Co., but it is now brewed and bottled in China.
The beer poured a clear medium gold color, but only made a ½-finger of white head that dissipated in under 30 seconds. There was some lacing, but it was minimal.
Pleasant smell despite the green bottle - no skunk at all, thankfully. Saaz hop aroma with some grassy notes and mild malt.
Tastes pretty much like a typical adjunct (rice) lager, with a little lemony touch and some sweeter than normal malt.
Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
This is a decent, light, Asian lager that goes well with any style Chinese food.
07-30-2014 02:28:58 | More by matjack85
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
64 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.