Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer | The Lucky Drink Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
64
poor
167 Reviews
THE BROS
70
okay
Read the review
BEER STATS
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
588
Avg:
2.68
pDev:
48.88%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
219
For Trade:
0
Lucky Buddha Enlightened BeerLucky Buddha Enlightened Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lucky Drink Company
Australia | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DogFood11 on 04-06-2007

View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 167 | Ratings: 588
Photo of Chyren
1.18/5  rDev -56%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Transparent yellow with whit foam and bubbles

S: Grassy, sweet, grain, weirdly metallic, just strange.

T: Grassy, cloying, grassy, adjunct flavors of corn and rice syrup… just plain bad. Horrid. It's like... rotten or something (and no I don't mean to imply the beer has gone bad, I think this is how it was meant to be). It literally is making me cringe with every sip. I think I need a doctor.

M: Bubbly and coating yet somehow thin at the same time. Feels like drinking fermented high fructose corn syrup.

O: No. Don’t do it. Don’t be fooled by the cool bottle. Want an Asian beer, get some Asahi or Tsingtao or Tiger. Thing is, I've had adjunct lagers that were drinkable (such as Mickey's) but this garbage is just unbearable. Ugh, it's coating my mouth like some kind of undissolvable oil.

 809 characters

Photo of bhest71
1.28/5  rDev -52.2%
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!

 352 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.31/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured super light bright yellow lager with a small pure white foamy head with light retention. Aroma of adjunct and fusel alcohol is not very enticing. Taste is also dominated by adjunct with light fusel alcohol notes. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not just bland but actually quite bad.

 305 characters

Photo of Suds
1.61/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From an interesting green, Buddha-shaped bottle, this beer is pale yellow with no real head. The aroma is sulfur and grain. The taste is slightly salty, and sweet. No real malt or hop character. Not appealing at all.

 220 characters

Photo of Stewart-Louisiana
1.67/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a light international lager. It uses rice along with barley malt to make it lighter, which is reasonable in a Chinese beer. But, no beer lover would want to drink this stuff. The bottles are beautiful. I bought a second six pack just for the bottles to decorate a window. Of course, green bottles, especially for an import, means drink it fast and keep it in the dark or else instead of no taste you get skunked beer. It will be too late when bought from most stores. If you for some reason actually like the beer then buy it in cans - which they do produce. But the best part is the bottles, so you can't win.

 619 characters

Photo of laituegonflable
1.71/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pale saffron-coloured with medium-sized head, quite a fair amount of lacing. Lots of carbonation. Looks decent but not great.

A lot of unpleasant yeast and pride of ringworm on the nose. Light and ricey malt. Ever-so-slight hint of spice. That's either a mistake though, by me probably but if it's there, by the brewer. I can't imagine it being intentional.

A lot of malt and sticky yeast on the palate. Yuck, indeed. I could tell from the nose that this taste would be poor and sadly, I was correct. A lot of sticky bready yeast and a horrible adjunct flavour, palate is short but with a lingering unpleasant hang, and mouthfeel is viscous yet watery with nothing to recommend it.

 683 characters

Photo of Murrhey
1.71/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the little Buddha bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A-No head, pale golden hue. Good carbonation. Clarity is high.

S- Skunky, light malts and grains. Grassy.

T- Grass, golden malts, wheat.

M- Super light with overcarbonation.

O- Smell sucks, taste is meh.

 285 characters

Photo of womencantsail
1.74/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Ugh, was it Bobby or Patrick that shared this beast? Either way, you suck.

A: The beer is a pale straw color with a short lived white head.

S: A distinct aroma of cigarettes and skunk. It's quite vegetal with plenty of corn. There's a bit of garbage water to it which only makes things better. Strangely, some grapes and corn syrup.

T: At least the flavor isn't quite as atrocious. Straw and corn are the biggest contributors. Not much in the way of cigarettes, though there still is some old vegetable smell to it. It's also sort of watery.

M: Very light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Yeah, the bottle might be cool, but this beer is not good at all.

 673 characters

Photo of macrosmatic
1.74/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.16 oz. anthropomorphic green glass bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Clear and straw-colored with a small white head and modest visible carbonation.

S: A very strong sulfur up front, maybe a bit skunked, with some grainy and pilsner malts underneath. Honestly smells quite unpleasant.

T: Light pilsner malts and corn adjunct sweetness. It is less sulfurous and skunky than the smell, just overall pretty tasteless. It does have an undesirable metallic aftertaste after the swallow.

M: Light, watery body. Low alcohol presence, and adequate carbonation.

O: Poor, very poor. I wouldn't recommend this to even a macro lager drinker. Avoid.

 685 characters

Photo of ryane
1.84/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear, very pale straw color, nearly no head, very small amount of lacing

S: skunk

T: A skunky fuller Bud with some diacteyl

M: light, carbonation could be a bit higher

D: Little bit sweet, very skunky, not something I would ever buy again, mainly got it for the bottle

 285 characters

Photo of PorterLambic
1.89/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Pours a pale honey color with a quickly receding white, fizzy head. No retention, no lace.
Smell is slightly sweet, hops, malt and a floral note.
Taste is tortilla chips, hops, malt and a sweet note. Balance is decent.
Weak bodied, watery, under-carbonated, slightly drying. This is basically a somewhat more flavorful version of any megabrew light adjunct lager. Nothing to recommend it.

 388 characters

Photo of jimdkc
1.91/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another purchase due to the interesting green Buddha bottle. I will probably re-use it to bottle mead or cider... I may buy a few more, just for the bottles!

Pours a very, very pale straw with a thin white head.

Aroma is the worst aspect of this beer. Badly skunked due to the green bottle. This is really the only note you get in the smell.

Taste... What little there is... Is non-offensive light lager. The taste is pretty much overwhelmed by the skunky aroma.

Body is thin and watery. Lively carbonation.

Buy it for the bottle. It's an easy drinker... If you can get past the skunk!

 591 characters

Photo of Ike_Potter
1.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Clear Pale yellow color with plain white head and very light lacing. Skunky smell and an off putting taste. Decent finish but definitely a beer you'd wanna drink very cold but then it's not worth the price

 205 characters

Photo of CraigS119
1.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Something my dad had in the fridge at his place cuz he "thought it was cool." Looks like piss. Smells of pungent apple cider vinegar, faint hint of acid. Tastes like a watered-down rancid apple juice. Down the drain it's going unless my fiance like it! 1/10

What she said: "Wow.. I did not expect that. Very mild, almost no aftertaste. I think that you would say that it's a watered-down beer, but I like it." 8/10

 415 characters

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
1.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L: Looks very clear, golden and filtered lager. Mild white head with no retention.

S: Overwhelming skunky smell, nothing else. Skunk!

T: Very mild flavor, sweet.

F: Low body low carb.

O: Very bad beer in a very good looking bottle.

 238 characters

Photo of flyingpig
1.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very light, straw yellow colour with a thumb sized, bubbly white head and crystal clarity. The head lasts surprisingly well for a pale lager and holds for about a minute before gradually reducing in size but the colour is horrible.

Corn and other adjuncts in this one. It's basic and very much cheap pale lager like, with a very clean and almost metallic finish.

Lots of corn and cheap lager hops in the taste with a sharp, chemical like flavour following this. Again it is very basic but not overly offensive, just lacking complexity.

Very light and watery with a sharp and dry chemical finish and a very sticky feel to it. Not great on the palate at all I'm afraid to report.

Everything about it screamed that it was a cheap and basic pale lager. At a push it could maybe go well with some spicy food but in truth what lager doesn't?

1001 Beers Blog:
http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com

 893 characters

Photo of spree92
1.96/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My bottle says "Brewed and Bottled by Cheerday Brewery Chunan County, Zhejiang, China".
Looks exactly like you expect from an AAL. Pale yellow, white head that goes fast, and lots of carbonation. The only way I can describe the smeel is off. Worse than the Buds,Molson and Labatts. The taste of rotten lemons on my water is equivalent to this. Thankfully, this is such a light beer that it leaves no trace of itself afterwards. Cool bottle, which is why I bought it, but will not be picking up again.

 501 characters

Photo of jdhilt
1.98/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Crystal clear straw color. Good carbonation and very light bodied. Sweet adjunct nose and flavor is similar with slightly sweet corn and grains. Should be drunk after mowing lawn and not while critically reviewing. $4.04 for a 330ml bottle from The Quad Las Vegas, NV.

 350 characters

Photo of RustyDiamond
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12/12/09 stamped on the bottle. Brewed and bottled in China. Poured into a sampler glass with virtually no head. Aroma of virtually nothing...rice? Fizzy taste with a touch of corn flakes or rice. No flavor at all here. Miller Lite puts this to shame, and that hurts to type.

 275 characters

Photo of UnicornProfessor
2/5  rDev -25.4%

Okay, the bottle is really, really cool. The beer isn't bad enough to be a '1', but it's very weak tasting and is better as a second or third beer, something to have when your taste buds are a little numb. Buy it for the bottle (which is currently on my shelf), and buy it only once.

 283 characters

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet JUST BECAUSE.

Look: Crystal clear light golden body with nice rising bubbles. A white head dissipates to a cirrus cloud film. Light lacing.

Aroma: A skunk must have took residence inside this green bottle.

Taste: Thankfully, the skunk did not leave any traces of himself in the taste profile. The beer starts off a bit sweet and malty, some grains and cereal adjuncts for good measure, with a semi-grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body.

Overall: I am delighted that I did not buy a $10 sixes of this. I bought a single bottle for just over $2. This beer is no better or worse than any other green-bottle skunk bomb on the market.

 682 characters

Photo of Taz_Michael
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured down the side of an imperial pint (yes... get over it, Aussies).

A: light golden. No head. Average carbonation. Looks like any other golden lager.

S: like *choke* That beer made in St Louis

T: come on! It came in such a cool bottle, too!

M: like a home brew beer kit

O: don't waste your money on the cool bottle

 323 characters

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
2.01/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was listed as craft beer where we ate tonight and I was thinking "Funky Buddha", which is good craft beer. This is a typical chinese-style mass produced bland lager with rice, and probably the most watery and thin beer I've ever tasted. Beautiful bottle though.

 271 characters

Photo of crossovert
2.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Silly bottle, I had to buy it.

It pours a pale honey gold with a fizzy white head, actually looks good for an adjunct lager.

The smell is light and citrusy, again, suprising.

The taste is awful, it tastes like rotten food with some sake and mineral water for good measure.

 275 characters

Photo of TerryW
2.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's not a good thing when a beer is distinguished by the bottle it came in.

Clear gold with lots of carbonation action. Actually leaves pretty decent sheets of lace. After that it's just a low brow cheaply made beer. Could be any one of a dozen anonymous Chinese or American Adjunct brews. Feh.

 296 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Lucky Buddha Enlightened Beer from The Lucky Drink Company
64 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.