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Lucky Buddha Beer - The Lucky Drink Company

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Lucky Buddha BeerLucky Buddha Beer

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BA SCORE
63
poor

263 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 23.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DogFood11 on 04-06-2007)
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wieshefe17

Nevada

4/5  rDev +50.9%

07-12-2014 06:12:16 | More by wieshefe17
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ordybill

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Lucky Buddha was a disappointment for me. The bottle intrigued me and I bought a sixer. When I popped the cap on the first one the immediate skunky smell caught my attention. I got past the stale odor and gave it a shot. The beer's flavor matched perfectly with the smell. My next thought was that the beer was old or had been repeatedly chilled and warmed. I am sure the beer sells pretty well due to the bottle shape. but I suggest that anyone interested in this beer by a single first. I am not sure if I caught a bad six pack or that was the actual flavor being aimed for.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 00:13:36 | More by ordybill
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drwatson32

Ohio

3/5  rDev +13.2%

07-10-2014 17:26:03 | More by drwatson32
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barczar

Kentucky

3.14/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brilliant golden color with nearly no head.

Aroma is grainy and slightly skunky, with a touch of floral hops.

Flavor follows suit, with a fairly bready background and definite skunky notes.

Body is fairly light, with moderate to high carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.

The skunky notes are offputting, but the overall background is pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 00:41:46 | More by barczar
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Socplayer5

California

4.28/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It's Heineken without the aftertaste. Very solid summer beer, light, crisp and nice finish. Great beer to bring to a party or an event. It's funny to sit back and watch people react to the bottle. Side note: my girlfriend likes it...quite possibly just because of the bottle. :)

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 17:08:16 | More by Socplayer5
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330 mL bottle picked up as a single at the LCBO, shaped like everyone's favourite bodhisattva; no freshness data provided. I mostly bought this for the bottle and cap, which I am presuming is not all that uncommon of a situation. Served well chilled.

Pours a clear, golden-yellow colour, topped with one half-inch of foamy white head that recedes almost instantaneously. A narrow collar and a few wisps of film on the surface are the only remnants. The aroma is boring and typical of the style; corny sweetness, pale malts, and not much else. This brew is not skunky, despite the green bottle, which makes me doubt the presence of any actual hops.

It tastes better than I was expecting, but that is more a function of the beer's general lack of flavour than anything else. Pale grain malts and rice provide some initial sweetness, but it becomes a little corny and gross toward the finish. A touch of wet hay also comes through, but the sweet corn flavour dominates for the most part. Light-bodied, but unusually creamy for the style, with fairly moderate carbonation levels. Easy to drink, at least.

Final Grade: 2.59, a crappy C-. The only thing Lucky Buddha Beer really has going for it is the bottle, and since I don't need more than one of these I sincerely doubt I'll ever purchase it again. The flavours are not overtly offensive - and that is the best praise I can come up with. Not the worst Chinese beer I've ever had, but I'd still take Tsingtao over this stuff. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:08:51 | More by thehyperduck
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Beejay

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A pale honey or chardonnay color, crystal clear, with a nice soft full head of pure white, the head sticks around for a little while, before slowly falling into itself through it's center. Bonus points for the bottle.

S: Light grain notes, as well as a slight tart aroma in there as well. No discernible hop aroma, but also no skunk coming from this green bottle!

T: Easy drinking brew, some light grain flavor, and some bread notes. Light, but mostly pleasant..

M: Very light, with plentiful carbonation. Slight cling in the finish.

O: Overall this is pretty much spot on for the style, light, crisp, easy drinking, and somewhat boring.. RIngs true to character, and every now and then you have to have one. Beats Budlight.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:32:03 | More by Beejay
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bhest71

North Carolina

1.28/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I picked a six pack up at World Market, mainly because the bottle is cool! It is your typical greenbottle lightstruck lager from Asia. Weak and watery with a slightly skunky smell. It probably would go perfect with a #36 at your local Chinese takeaway. The alcohol is a whopping 4.8. Not sweet and easy to drink. A forgettable beer. Nice bottle though!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 17:14:41 | More by bhest71
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mrcraft

California

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

06-22-2014 02:50:30 | More by mrcraft
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-21-2014 04:18:42 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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vilmaldor

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

06-20-2014 01:12:07 | More by vilmaldor
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3/5  rDev +13.2%

06-19-2014 00:28:55 | More by BeerDreadz
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DoubleMalt

New York

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

06-18-2014 23:25:50 | More by DoubleMalt
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +13.2%

06-17-2014 13:47:44 | More by AngusOg
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cbuckl14

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

06-17-2014 01:24:11 | More by cbuckl14
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gfg0020

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

06-16-2014 18:30:13 | More by gfg0020
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

06-10-2014 20:18:05 | More by Kmat10
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HoppySeb

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-09-2014 19:09:43 | More by HoppySeb
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EN27

Florida

2/5  rDev -24.5%

06-07-2014 00:51:52 | More by EN27
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

06-03-2014 15:30:44 | More by Gregwa
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TheBeerbarian

California

2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

06-02-2014 07:24:31 | More by TheBeerbarian
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +13.2%

06-01-2014 16:00:19 | More by KevinGordon
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +13.2%

05-28-2014 01:49:52 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Extol

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-18-2014 00:18:50 | More by Extol
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AJ_Nungesser

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-16-2014 21:17:49 | More by AJ_Nungesser
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Lucky Buddha Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
63 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.